audio editing and enhancing

Audio Editing and enhancing


What we do


We offer two audio editing and enhancing services.

Our new Quick-Mix service is for getting your presentation out to your listeners quickly. You want it to sound professional but you don't mind leaving in some uhs and ums.

Our Premium Audio Editing and Enhancing service transforms recordings into professional error-free, polished recordings. It's the one to choose when you want the cleanest presentation possible. This service helped one of our customers win CMI's Award for Best Podcast

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"You definitely helped us earn the award with your podcast editing ."Heike Young
Salesforce
Content Innovation Lead
Marketing Cloudcast
(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

"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 did a masterful job on this! Wow, that recording was cursed with all of the drops. The editing sounds amazing." Mark Graham
Promo Kitchen Podcast
(145 episodes to date)

"It's been a pleasure working with you." Kevin Quizzical
Salesforce
Executive Producer
The Quotable Podcast
(episodes 1- 48)

"THANK YOU!!!! you are the best!!" Love to Live Healthy Podcast Josephine Fitzpatrick
(84 episodes to date)

"You did a great job with minimal direction getting it perfect the first time with a fast turn-around and fair price. I'll definitely be back in the future." Michael Hetelson
Emergent Technology

"Thank you. You guys are amazing."Lucy Hutching Hunt
Live the Change Podcast

"I reviewed all the files today and they sound great. I'm really happy with the result."Ryan Glick
Audible audiobook author

NEW!!! Quick-Mix audio EDITING AND ENHANCING


We do a quick mix of your audio up to 30 minutes in length, turning it into a ready-to-go presentation.
It's for people who want to get their podcasts, seminars, or other presentations out to their audience quickly. It's called Quick-Mix because we quickly give your recording a short music intro and outro, reduce hiss, and dampen reverberation caused my your voice bouncing off of hard surfaces. We remove sections you don't want in the final presentation like pre- and post-chatter and false starts. Because it's our Quick-mix service, we don't remove verbal mistakes (uhs, ums and other verbal flubs) and individual noises after the first 60 seconds. If you want a thorough editing and enhancing, choose our Premium Service for that. Immediately after you make your purchase, your browser will be redirected to our Script and Instructions form which has a link to our Dropbox where you can send us your recording.

The Quick-Mix service includes:

Brief music intro and outro (or we insert your intro and outro if you have one)
Audio volume level adjustment
Reduction of hiss and reverberation (hollowness caused by voice bouncing off walls)
Removal of unwanted sections like pre- and post-chatter and false starts
A Dropbox link (provided after checkout) to send us your recorded
A Download link where you can listen to and download the completed presentation

QUICK-MIX Sample:

We added a quick music intro and outro, reduced hiss, and adjusted the volume (you'll notice that the "after" sample is quite a bit louder). We removed verbal flubs and individual noises in the first 60 seconds, and then we left them in for the remainder of the presentation (because it's a "quick mix").

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NOTE: We're working from home, so we're still here for you during the coronavirus crisis.

Buy a quick-mix editing job


PRICE: $57 per presentation
 (up to 30 minutes in length)   
(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)

 
(Prices are in U.S. dollars. Not from the U.S.? Here's a currency converter just in case you need it).

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our PREMIUM audio Editing & ENHANCING service

• We eliminate or reduce verbal flubs and noise such as hiss, hum, plosives (popped P's), sibilance (distorted S's), mouth and breath noise, wind, false starts, unwanted sections, repetitive words, filler words (uh and um), long pauses, thumps, rumble, crackle, pops, sirens, animal noises, phone and computer sounds. We also adjust your volume levels and equalize the tonal balance of your recording. And if you provide it to us (or purchase them from us), we mix in your intro, outro, and sponsor messages. If you have an audiobook you need edited and enhanced, we deliver the files back to you so that they meet ACX audio submission requirements.

• Our online ordering process is fast and easy. Make an online purchase based on the length of your recording (as opposed to an hourly charge). After you've completed your purchase, leave your browser open so we can re-direct you to our Script and Instructions form where you can drop your audio file(s) into our Dropbox and give us your instructions. When we complete the work, we'll post the finished presentation on a special download page and we'll send you an email.

• Turnaround time Please allow up to 7 business days for a recording 60 minutes and under. Contact us for anything over 60 minutes and we'll give you an estimate of the turnaround time.

• Our Guarantee You have 7 days to let us know if we made a mistake after we've sent you an email letting you know that your audio is ready. Because of the amount of time we put into our editing and enhancing, we don't offer refunds. See the details of our guarantee.

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 do.

Sample 1:
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, Our podcast editor eliminated uhs, ums, and other verbal mistakes, eliminated hiss and hum, reduced the reverberation of the voices bouncing off nearby walls, 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, the Audiobag podcast editor 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. The Audiobag podcast editor 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 UNEVEN 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:
HISS FROM AN AUDIO TRACK FOR A FILM: A filmmaker sent us the audio track from a documentary film he was creating that had a lot of hiss in it. We removed the hiss but kept the breath noises in the audio track to preserve the emotion.

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Sample 6:
CRACKLE IN A PHONE INTERVIEW: A customer sent us a phone interview with a podcast guest. Unfortunately, the phone line was full of crackle. We removed the crackle and EQ'ed the voice to make it easier on the ears.

Note: This phone interview was for a presentation. It was not secretly recorded. We don't work on secretly recorded material.

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Sample 7:
PREPARING A RECORDING FOR AN AUDIOBOOK: An author recorded himself reading his book. He sent us his audio clips (intro, chapters, credits, etc.) for us to clean up and turn into an audiobook for Audible. Audible has strict requirements and will reject recordings that do not meet their standards. We removed clicks, pops, and hiss from the author's recordings and prepared them for Audible, making sure they met the strict requirements. Notice that the after sample is louder than the before sample. This is due to the compression we added along with meeting the -23dB and-18dB RMS ACX requirement. The author sent us fairly clean recordings because he prepared his room properly (very little room noise), so put on your headphones to hear the difference between the before and after recordings.

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Sample 8
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REMOVING ROOM NOISE AND ADJUSTING VOLUME LEVELS Besides editing and enhancing audio for companies and individuals, we also work as a government contractor, editing and enhancing podcasts for the U.S. Air Force. When you listen to the before sample below, you'll notice the sound of a furnace running in the background, as well as the volume levels of the voices are uneven (not to mention the voices reverberate against the walls and floors). We removed the noise and enhanced the voices in the after sample.

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Sample 9
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ADJUSTING UNEVEN VOLUME LEVELS AND REMOVAL OF A HIGH-PITCHED TONE In the sample below, a customer sent us an interview with four people -- each in a different location in the world -- recorded using an online recording service. Unfortunately, when you have this many people on a call, you can't control what happens on someone's computer. This recording was a special challenge because one of the guests had a strange high-pitched tone that fluctuated in frequency. We "painted" it out of the recording, removed hiss and other room noise, and corrected the uneven volume levels.

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Buy a Premium Audio editing & enhancing Job


Audiobag's price is based on the length of your recording. If you have long, extended pauses of silence or pre- and post-show chatter with your guest, then subtract that time from the length of your recording.

NOTE: We don't work on secretly recorded audio, interrogation audio, or surveillance audio.

When selecting the time from the dropdown menu below, round off to the nearest time of your recording.

Note: We have a 5-minute minimum charge.

Choose from 5 to 50 minutes
(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)

Choose from 55 to 90 minutes
(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)


(Prices are in U.S. dollars. Not from the U.S.? Here's a currency converter just in case you need it).

Got a video that needs editing?

VIDEO EditingIf you need an audio track enhanced and you can send us just the audio track, use our audio editing service above. However, if the audio track of your video needs editing (something removed or added to the track), you'll need to send us your video so that we can sync your audio with your video. You'll need to use our video editing for that.