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If you are using the Voice autoEQ with a version of Final Cut Pro X, you’ll notice that there are a couple of UI differences from the user manual. In the following guide, we’re going to explain those.
Load the ERA 5 Voice autoEQ
- Open Final Cut Pro X and load your footage or audio with the voice recording.
- Drag and drop the Voice autoEQ on the audio clip you want to process.
- Click the mixer button on the effect panel to open the UI of the plug-in
- The Voice autoEQ will display a short step by step guide. Feel free to check “Don’t show this message again” as those steps are covered in this guide.
Step 1: Press the LEARN button
In the audio clip, locate a section that is representative of the overall voice recording. This will be used for the learning process that will take place in the next step. For multiple voices in the same recording, use the Voice autoEQ for each voice separately.
Step 2: Playback some audio and let the plug-in listen to it
Start the playback and the learning process will begin. The Voice autoEQ is now “listening to your audio”. Once the learning process is successfully complete, the learn button should look like this.
Note: It is important to not interrupt the learning process. For best results, do not jump to another region or stop the playback during the learning process
Show incomplete learning stage
If the learning process is interrupted or is partially completed, the learn button should look like this. Press the learn button and start over.
Tip: For a partially completed learning, make sure to do another take, choosing a longer part, or create a loop.
Step 3: Once the Learning stage is over, use the dot cursor in the Triangle to enhance your audio
Once the learning process is complete, you can further enhance your voice recording by using the Tonal Blending Control (triangle navigator). There are three presets to combine, Body, Air, and Clarity. Additionally, use the intensity slider to control the amount of processing.
Tip: If you feel that the processing is subtle when using the Tonal Blending Control, feel free to increase the Intensity to the point that it will make it distinguishable.
With the Voice autoEQ, the equalization process becomes an easy task for everyone. You can now make your voice cut through the mix, salvage a poorly recorded voice, or even match your dialog to another recording.
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