Audio-Post-Production is a broad term that includes a few possible techniques for cleaning up audio. Background noises, involuntary mouth noises, distortion, harsh vowel sounds, plosives, and popping, which occurs naturally in the recording process, can be removed to make sure your voice over sounds good.
Basically, if you want the audio to sound the best it can across all platforms, mixing and mastering are the critical techniques in Audio-Post-Production you should consider.
Mixing is the alignment of the various sounds in the voice over audio such as any provided effects, music tracks and even dialogued voice over files. Mastering being the polishing of the audio to enhance crispness and clarity of sound.
So, to answer the question of whether you need Audio-Post-Production, the final use of your voice over audio is important. Audio-Post-Production prepares voice over audio to be played back on the final listening device based on the customer’s specifications. Audio is adjusted to different specifications if the intended consumption is in a cinema, on a tv or on a smartphone and tablet. Particularly if your audio playback needs to meet a broadcast standard, Audio-Post-Production can ensure compliance from country to country.
It sounds like I always need the Audio-Post-Production. Is there any instance for which I do not need this?
It is rare we recommend not getting the Audio-Post-Production. But if you have your own in-house post team or your end use doesn’t require clarity of sound, we can understand the choice not to include the Audio-Post-Production.
But is it expensive?
No. Not compared to the quality of sound, the peace of mind in knowing your audio is fit-for-purpose and the minimal time it adds to the delivery timeline.
Our team of sound engineers get it. If you have specific questions on whether the post-production is for you, our team is ready to guide you and give you the best recommendation for your project- for FREE.