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 offer two services — Premium and Quick-Mix.

Our Premium service is a thorough editing and enhancing of your recording. We meticulously remove all mistakes and remove or reduce unwanted noise in your recording. You can find a cheaper alternative (we even offer one ourselves -- see below), but you won't find anything better than our Premium one. In fact, we edited and enhanced a series of podcasts for a customer who purchased our Premium service and the result was that they won CMI's 2016 Award for Best Podcast.

Choose our Quick-Mix service if you need a quick mix of your recording and don't mind leaving in mistakes such as verbal flubs and sporadic noises (thumps, clicks, breath noise, etc.). This service is similar to what our competitors consider their best service. We edit out the pre- and post-recording chatter, remove sections that you decide not to include, mix in your intro, outro and sponsor messages (if applicable), reduce hiss and hum, and adjust volume levels to make the host and guests sound about the same level. We don't edit out mistakes, verbal flubs, and individual noises in our Quick-Mix service (you'll want our Premium service for that).



Testimonials


"You definitely helped us earn the award with your editing ."
Heike Young
Content Innovation Lead
Salesforce's Marketing Cloudcast
(podcast episodes 54-74)

"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

"Thanks for all of your help with the fine audio work!" Mark Graham
Promo Kitchen Podcast
(podcast episodes 1-121)

"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)

"You've been great to work with."

Kevin Micalizzi
Salesforce's The Quotable Podcast
(podcast episodes 1-48)

Features of Award-winning Editing and Enhancing


An easy buying process. All of our prices are posted below and our online shopping makes it easy for you to make a purchase right now. After you've completed your purchase, leave your browser open because you'll be returned 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 recording to us. When we complete your audio, we'll post it on a special download web page for you to hear and download. We'll send you an email informing you that your audio is ready with a link to the download page. You have 2 days to let us know if we need to change anything. Speaking of changing things, read on ...

A guarantee of improving the quality of your recording. We'll do an initial test of your recording when we receive it. If we determine that we can't improve the quality of your recording, we'll refund your money and end the project. If, on the other hand, we determine that your recording can be improved, we'll continue editing and enhancing. After we've completed the project and delivered the audio back to you, you have 2 days to let us know if we need to correct anything. We'll re-examine the recording and either make the correction or let you know why it can't be improved any further. See the details of our guarantee.

Before and after samples where you can hear real-world editing and enhancing. If an audio editing company doesn't post before and after audio samples, you won't know their capabilities. Below are examples of projects we've worked on. We encourage you to listen with your best set of headphones.

Sample 1
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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.

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Sample 2
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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

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Sample 3:
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.

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Sample 4
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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 monaural.

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Sample 5
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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).

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Compare our quick-mix and premium audio editing and enhancing services:

quick-mix service


Our Quick-Mix service gets you up and running quickly with emphasis on mixing, and less on editing and enhancing.

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Note that the after recording has been partially enhanced and edited (i.e. the hum has been removed and background hiss has been reduced). However, not all of the uhs have been removed (only those that are hanging by themselves) and individual noises like thumps remain in the recording.


We edit out:
• False starts
• Unwanted sections
• Some uhs and ums (but only those between long pauses)

We eliminate or reduce:
• Hiss
• Hum

We adjust:
• Volume levels
• Equalization (making it less muddy or less "tinny")

We mix in:
•Your intro and outro (or music at the beginning and the end)
• Sponsor messages

Turnaround:
2 days

PRICE:

We accept credit and debit cards and PayPal.

Pricing for our Quick-Mix service is based on a single presentation of up to 1-hour in length. If you have two podcasts you want edited, you'll need to purchase 2 editing projects. Simply click on the "Add to Cart" button below and then change the quantity on the checkout page to whatever you need. Please note that we don't work on secretly recorded audio or private conversations.

BUY a Quick-mix Project

$97

(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)

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BUY A PACKAGE OF 12 Quick-mix projects AND SAVE 30%

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

$814 Total for 12 editing and enhancing jobs
(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)

 

Premium service


The Premium service is a thorough editing and enhancing of your audio with equal emphasis on mixing, editing and enhancing.

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After:

Note that the after recording has been thoroughly enhanced and edited, and a music intro has been mixed into the recording to give it a polished sound. You can also purchase a fully-produced intro and outro from us.


We edit out:
• False starts
• Unwanted sections
• Verbal flubs (all uhs and ums removed)
• Repetitive words
• Long pauses
• Thumps
• Crackle and pops
• Barking
• Phones ringing
• Elongated Skype words

We eliminate or reduce:
• Hiss
• Hum 
• Plosives (popped P's)
• Sibilance (distorted S's)
• Mouth and breath noise
• Outside wind
• Other unwanted noise

We adjust:
• Volume levels
• Equalization (making it less muddy or less "tinny")

We mix in:
• Your intro and outro (or music at the beginning and the end)
• Sponsor messages

Turnaround:
2 to 7 days (depending on length and condition of the recording)

PRICE:

We accept credit and debit cards and PayPal.

Pricing is based on the length of your recording, so choose the time that is nearest to the length of your recording. We have a 5-minute minimum. Please note that we don't work on secretly recorded audio or private conversations.

BUY A PREMIUM Project

Length of recording (choose from 5 to 50 minutes)

Length of recording (choose from 55 to 90 minutes)

(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)

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BUY A PACKAGE OF 12 Premium projects AND SAVE 30%

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

Approximate length (choose from 5 to 50 minutes)

Approximate length (choose from 55 to 90 minutes)
(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents

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