Audio Editing and enhancing
What we do
Our audio editing and enhancing service transforms recordings into enhanced, error-free, polished recordings. We improve podcasts, sales presentations, video and film sound tracks, old recordings, and audiobooks. No matter how bad the quality of your recording, we "embrace the suck" (to borrow a military term) and clean your recording so you'll sound your very best.
You can find cheaper editing and enhancing, but you won't find better. In fact, our editing helped a customer win CMI's 2016 Award for Best Podcast.
"You definitely helped us earn the award with your podcast editing ."Heike Young
Content Innovation Lead
(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
The Quotable Podcast
(episodes 1- 48)
"THANK YOU!!!! you are the best!!" Love to Live Healthy Podcast
(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
"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
What you get with our audio Editing 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
REMOVING 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.
REMOVING NOISE FROM AN AUDIO TRACK FOR A FILM: An independent filmmaker sent us the audio track from a movie he was creating. We asked the filmmaker to send us the video so we would know which sounds were intended for the movie and which ones weren't.
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.
REMOVING ROOM NOISE AND ADJUSTING VOLUME LEVELS Besides editing and enhancing audio for companies and individuals, we also work as a U.S. 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.
UNEVEN VOLUME LEVELS AND A STRANGE 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.
Buy an Audio editing and enhancing project
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. For example, round off your 8-minute recording to 10 minutes in the dropdown menu. We have a 5-minute minimum charge.(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)
(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)
Buy a package of 10 and Save 25%
Price for editing and enhancing a package of 10
(Send your recordings to us as you need them over a period of up to 12 months):
If you don't have all of your recordings yet, choose the length that you believe your final presentation will most likely be. When we send you the download page of each edited and enhanced presentation, you'll see the length of the finished presentation. If you go over your estimated time on a recording, simply cut back on the length of a future recording in your purchased package.
Note: We have a 5-minute minimum charge.(plus 8.25% sales tax for Texas residents)
(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).