The Levelator is software that runs on Windows, OS X (universal binary) or Linux 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 Levelator's application window, and a few moments later you'll find a new version which just sounds better.
What's new in this version:
- If an .mp4 file was submited it was reported as an .mp3 file. (Neither are accepted by The Levelator.)
- Attempts to Levelate compressed files (ie, other than WAV, AIFF, etc.) are now detected and reported in a more friendly manner.
- If the source file can't be opened (eg, due to a permissions problem) a better error message is displayed.
- "New Version" alerts are now displayed even for minor updates if specified on our servers.
- When installing a new versi... See all new features
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"A very useful tool for enhancing audio files."
Version: The Levelator 2.1.1
If you're not an audio engineer, say more of a creative type but not necessarily having great audio production skills, this more or less does the work for you. Very cool utility that's very easy to use.
It CAN heighten unwanted audio artifacts. After "Levelating" a voiceover, I always listen to it all the way through as you may encounter an occasional "blip" post process.
I was turned on to this by an LA voiceover guy who is crazy talented. In his words, "I don't send out any audtions until I run them through The Levelator."
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