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Radio Announcer Voice
Saturday, February 04 2017 @ 11:10 PM CST

Does anyone know how to achieve that heavily compressed and EQ speaking voice effect that you hear on talk radio stations (within logic audio)
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Re:Radio Announcer Voice
Sunday, February 05 2017 @ 11:20 AM CST

Load up the compressor. Choose a model (maybe try opto). Set the gain to auto and increase the threshold and ratio to find the desired compression.

A higher threshold compresses more of the sound. A higher ratio flattens the compressed sound to a higher degree.

If you really want to bake it, add a limiter with a small pre-gain and limit equal to the pre-gain plus 1dB.

You'll probably need to add an EQ in front of the compressor, as the flattening will distort the voices, making them either sound muffled or hissy.

Radio often uses a fairly aggressive high pass filter, rolling off low end frequencies (prior to compression).

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