I was just sent a rehearsal audio file recorded on an iPhone. It is so awful sounding, it makes me sad.
The sound is overly compressed, lacks low-end, and is generally unpleasant and ear-fatiguing.
It is a multi-track recording of a mallet instrument which is arguably too loud for the built in mic. Though the sound isn't clipped, the compressor is making such a mess of it.
I wish iOS had an advanced mode for these kinds of processes. "You are about to record using the mic. Would you like to set the level manually? Or have the device automatically adjust the level dynamically?" Then you could choose to adjust a level slider. "Play or sing something fairly loud, and set the level so that the meter does not go past yellow."
April 15, 2020 |
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