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Old 09-27-2006, 10:34 AM
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Default Compress 76:30 mono dialog to 73:30 ?

Hello

I need to take 76:30 of mono dialog and compress it down to 73:30

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

PT HD3 6.9 Mac

Thanks, Erinugene
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Old 09-27-2006, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: Compress 76:30 mono dialog to 73:30 ?

That's 4% which is an EASY feat for Digi's TC/E plugin. IMHO this is the BEST sounding Time Compression/Expansion plugin there is for dry voice. I use it DAILY. I find I can easily squeeze up to 7% before it starts sounding too effected, and it's primarily the speed difference that makes me stop, not the pitch correction.
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Old 09-27-2006, 01:00 PM
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I would find as much empty space in there as you can and edit it down before you start time compressing. Use it as a last resort.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:05 AM
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I would recommend Melodyne. You can time compress audio so easy with it. You have to know how to use it but it is amazing.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:24 PM
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Again, I've tried them all and have heard nothing that works on a DRY VOICE better than what comes with PT. I am constantly compressing :60+ seconds out of a 20:00 minute voice track without any artifacts (5-6% squeeze). I have been working this way producing daily radio programs for the last 2.5 years!!

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Old 10-01-2006, 06:06 AM
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Default Re: Compress 76:30 mono dialog to 73:30 ?

I'll just second what Eric has stated. I do a great deal of work with audio books and I too use the Digidesign TC/E plug all the time. Below 7 - 8 % and it sounds fine. No artifacts. Random House, Time Warner, Books on Tape, NPR, and Penguin have never complained.

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For the most natural sound, I would go through and remove all the blank areas, breaths, etc...
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