Normalize/standardize audio levels across clips

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(Apologies if this is covered in some other post; did some looking and couldn't find it...)

I have a series of audio clips of the same speaker on the same mic recorded on different days. These are often at slightly different volumes (due different distance to mic, how recently speaker had a drink of water, etc.). I would like to *automatically* have the levels adjusted so that the average level is the same across clips.

Working in Camtasia for Mac v3.

Is this currently possible?

Thanks.
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Russ Charif

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Posted 1 year ago

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tony.lima

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Audacity is an open source audio editor.  Pretty sure normalization is included.  OTOH Adobe Audition is pretty powerful -- depending on your budget.

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Tony
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Russ Charif

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Thanks, Tony. I do have access to Audition as well as Audacity, so yes I could work around the limitation in Camtasia. But what a great way to take what should be easy and convenient and make it a nuisance. If it can't be done within Camtasia, that's a serious shortcoming in my opinion.
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tony.lima

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Camtasia is, by design, a limited tool.  Personally I prefer keeping the product lightweight and relying on other apps for specialized tasks.  I assume you know how to import .wav files into Camtasia (File/Import media).

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T
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Have you tried the audio leveling feature?
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tony.lima

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Great suggestion!!  I learned something today.  Thanks.