Talking to Birds

If you’ve ever seen a cat do this, you know how quiet it is.  The audio for this was really tricky to get audible.  It really didn’t help that I had the fan going, but I also didn’t want to take the time to walk over and turn it off, in case she stopped.  I wound up needing to normalize the clip, setting the gate threshold to about 80%, dropping all of the lower frequencies out entirely, and then boosting the remaining frequencies and the track volume as high as the software would let me.  It’s still barely audible after all of that (and the remaining fan noise makes it sound like it’s underwater), but at least it’s there.

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