audio editing and enhancing

Audio Editing and Enhancing

We're an audio production company based in the United States that specializes in audio editing and enhancing. We eliminate or reduce unwanted noises in your recording -- turning it into a ready-to-go presentation. We edit out false starts, verbal flubs (for example, uhs and ums), long pauses and sections you don't want in the final presentation, thumps, crackle, hiss, hum, barking, phones ringing, elongated Skype words, and other annoying sounds. We eliminate or reduce plosives (popped P's), sibilance (distorted "S" in words), mouth and breathing noises. We adjust volume levels and equalization, and we mix in your intro and outro (learn more about intros and outros here). When we finish, we send you a much improved presentation.

What makes us different from other audio editing companies is we offer a thorough editing and enhancing of your recording -- not a hurried superficial job. You can find a cheaper audio editing and enhancing service, but you won't find a better one. In fact, Audiobag edited and enhanced a series of podcasts that won our customer CMI's 2016 Award for Best Podcast.

Key features of Audiobag's editing & enhancing service:

• We eliminate or reduce unwanted flubs and noise in your audio. Let us know in your instructions what you want us to work on. For example, let us know if there's one particular section that needs editing, or if the whole recording needs editing or enhancing. Enhancing a recording (removing hiss, hum, or adjusting the volume) usually requires working on the entire recording.

• Turnaround time is within 2 to 7 business days based on our workload and the length and condition of your recording.

Our audio editing and enhancing comes with a limited guarantee. If there's a problem with the audio we deliver back to you, contact us within 48 hours of receiving our email notification that it's ready and we'll re-examine it. See the details of our guarantee.

We have an easy ordering process. All of our prices are posted online, making it easy for you to make a purchase 24 hours a day. After you've completed your online purchase, leave your browser open because you'll be returned to a thank you page. Click the "Return to Audiobag" link on that page. It will send you to our Script and Instructions form where you can tell us what you want us to do to your recording, and there's a link to a page where you can upload your audio to us.

When we complete your audio, we'll post it on a special download web page for you to hear and download it (here's a sample of a download page), and we'll send you an email informing you it's ready. You have 2 days to let us know if we need to change anything.

If you have questions, try our frequently asked questions page, call, or email us.

Samples of our audio editing and enhancing:

We encourage you listen to before and after examples of any audio editing service you're considering (and listen with your best set of headphones). If an audio editing company doesn't post before and after audio samples, you won't know what they can really do. Below are examples of projects we've worked on:

Sample 1:
PODCAST EDITING OF VERBAL FLUBS AND BREATHING NOISE: In this brief example of podcast editing and enhancing, the podcaster's breath noise was picked up by the microphone. Audiobag's podcast editor removed the noise and flubs, and increased the volume.



Sample 2

MAKE-READY PODCAST: A customer purchased 10 podcast editing and enhancing jobs from us to transform his raw recording into a ready-to-go podcast, We eliminated "uhs" and other verbal mistakes, eliminated hiss and hum, and adjusted the volumes between the host and the guest. The customer also purchased our Intro and Outro Package — which we inserted into the show.



Sample 3

UNNECESSARY WORDS, DIGITAL POPS, AND A PHONE RINGING: In this brief sample of a podcast we repaired, we eliminated 3 problems:
1) The host said the word "the" two times in a row
2) Digital pops
3) Phone ringing



Sample 4:
LOW MICROPHONE VOLUME AND HISS PROBLEM: A customer sent us a recording he made where his microphone wasn't working. In fact, his voice was recorded by the guest's microphone who sat across from him. Besides very low volume, the recording also had hiss and verbal flubs. We enhanced the interviewer's voice, and removed the hiss and flubs.



Sample 5:
ENHANCING A MUSIC TRACK: In the before sample below, you'll hear a repetitive clicking noise on the audio track of a video made at an awards show. The clicking noise was caused by a camera malfunction. We removed the clicks (each click was slightly different, so we worked on each click individually instead of applying a one-size-fits-all filter), reduced the hiss in the recording, and slightly increased the high frequencies to give it a crisper sound.



Sample 6

PODCAST EDITING AND ENHANCING OF DISTORTION, HISS AND UNEQUAL VOLUME LEVELS: In the before editing audio sample you’ll hear that the podcaster recorded herself on the left channel, and she chose the right channel to record her guest. You’ll notice at the very beginning the guest is making some noise. We removed the noise, reduced the hiss, adjusted the volume levels and made the recording sound more natural by converting it to monuaral.



Sample 7:
DAMAGED WORDS CAUSED BY A SLOW INTERNET CONNECTION: We've all heard phone interviews recorded using a VOiP connection (the Internet) where some words end up elongated. Listen to the before and after examples below to hear how we repaired the damaged word "think" in the sentence, "I think like many distributors, we've been watching...". It sounds like someone popped a rubber band inside the word (really).



Sample 8

PLOSIVES, BREATH NOISE, UMS, AND REPETITIVE WORDS: In the before sample below, you'll hear what typically happens when you don't use a windscreen or shield on your microphone. You'll get a plosive (also known as a popped "P"). We removed the plosives, reduced the breath noise (sometimes we like to leave a hint of breath noise in a presentation to make it sound natural), and we take out repetitive words (basically where a person repeats the same word while trying to think of what they want to say next).




Sample 9:
CLEANING AND EDITING A PODCAST INTO A POLISHED PRESENTATION: In the before sample below, you'll hear noise, pops, verbal flubs, breath noise, plosives, and sibilance. We corrected the problems and enhanced the overall sound quality. We also mixed in an intro that the client purchased from us.




"You definitely helped us earn the award with your editing ."
Heike Young
Content Innovation Lead
(Winner of CMI's 2016 Award for Best Podcast)

"Every episode this season has set a new single day download record. Our listenership is up 2x since last season, thanks for being a part of making this happen." James Haight
Blue Hill Research

"I want to say how much I love what you've done with these audio clips!  It's really something to behold how you brought out the best in my reading!" Christine Bodine
99 Meditations for a Modern-day Habakkuk (audiobook)


We accept credit and debit cards and PayPal.

Our pricing is based on the length of your raw recording (before editing and enhancing). Choose the time that is nearest to the length of segment of your recording that needs to be edited or enhanced. For example, if most of your recording is fine, but there's a 5-minute segment of your recording where you want to remove or reduce the sound of a dog barking, then order a 5-minute recording (let us know in your instructions the exact segment you want edited or enhanced). However, if your entire 20-minute recording has noise throughout that needs to be edited or enhanced, please order a 20-minute recording. We have a 5-minute minimum charge even if your recording is less than 5 minutes in length. We don't work on secretly recorded audio.

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(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)



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(Send your recordings to us as you need them over a period of up to 12 months):

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