posted on Jun, 1 2012 @ 04:21 PM
I have a degree in audio engineering and have been researching the paranormal most of my life.
I am offering to clean up and treat your recorded EVP's.
I know many will say that "I have doctored something" but that is not within my interest.
I intend to remove layers, as opposed to add them.
Plus, These messages will have been supplied by you, and sent back to you.
Send me wav's preferrably, or aiffs. MP3's tend to have aliasing in all of the frequencies, and do not make for good source material. I dont expect
you to send me "clean" audio, as most people turn the "gain" up to full.
a few pointers,
If you are using just a recorder, set the volume to half
If it has a Low or Hi setting (meaning the sensitivity of the microphone) set it to Hi
Do not use voice activation as human speech is at its highest resonance at 4khz, and spirit speech is anywhere from 8hz up ( a comparable 4khz is
4000hz compared to the 8hz and up)
If you are using an external Mic, Condenser mics or "capacitor" microphones and Ribbon microphones provide better results than Dynamic mics, as they
pick up sound from the front to back of the diaphragm.
If the mic has special settings like frequency cuts or boosts, do not use them! Also look out for different polar patterns, it may help to do a bit of
research on the topic, and to inform the spirit of where the best place to speak into would be, even mark the microphone.
Avoid holding the microphone, if you bump it or move or rustle clothes, say it on the recording. This includes car noises (neighbours, neighborhood
Place the microphone away from walls or reflective surfaces.
Control the environment, if you have fans or ac or fridges etc running, turn them off for the recording.
Be vocal, ask the person to speak into the recorder or microphone, and to speak slowly and loudly
You can also monitor the conversation by using a recorder with a headphone jack, just plug in some headphones and you will have an amplification
device at your disposal.
I could write a book on the techniques used to capture clear audio, but I have limited time and space at the moment. These are basics and will provide
For any questions, please feel free to ask, I will respond as best as I can.