Friday, March 5, 2010

Level The Play Back!

Here is another wonderful example of how people are leveling the playing field for podcasters. You don't have to have expensive hardware or software to level the volume of all participants in your podcast.


This wonderful software takes your podcast or other audio file and changes the audio levels, so various speakers' words are at the same volume.

This is quite a game changer. Try it out on Windows, OSX, or Linux(Ubuntu)
The Levelator® 2.0 Screen Shot

So what is The Levelator®? It's software that runs on Windows, OS X (universal binary), or Linux (Ubuntu) that adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations from one speaker to the next, for example. It's not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. It's much more than those tools, and it's much simpler to use. The UI is dirt-simple: Drag-and-drop any WAV or AIFF file onto The Leveler's application window, and a few moments later you'll find a new version which just sounds better.

The Levelator® is brought to you by:

  • Bruce and Malcolm Sharpe (core code)
  • Norman "the Normanizer" Lorrain (UI code)
  • Russell Heistuman (graphic design)
  • Doug Kaye (concept and fearless leader)
  • More: The Levelator® Loudness Algorithms

    Levelator® is a registered trademark of The Conversations Network.

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    TM said...

    hi friends .. I like this article very helpful for me,,,,

    brspeer said...

    We are podcasting in the classroom starting next week. It should be interesting to see how the students take to it. I have just recently learned myself, so it is new to many of us. I am going to use the program called guitar band, which comes installed on Mac computers. Give us a few weeks to get them created and they will be uploaded to my blog:

    samccoy said...

    Your students will love podcasting, and I'm sure they will learn so much through this activity. Garage Band is a great piece of software.

    There are other pieces of software that are available through open source options. Audacity is one that is very highly rated and easy to use.

    Good luck with your project.