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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:51 PM

Evps are my favorite part of investigating and I've caught some amazing Class 1 voices over the years.  The team I'm in prefer not to edit the raw audio at all and believe that if we have to manipulate it it's not acceptable as possible evidence.  The thing is that lately (in one location) I'm getting a number of evps which are so faint or there are noises over them so that although I know they are there (and heard the response at the time) my team will not accept them.  Does anyone use audio software that can remove or enhance layers or amplify a voice but not the rest of the noise?  (Once I work out how to put evps on this page I'll share some of mine with you as they are clear as a bell).
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:56 PM

Sorry I don't know of any maybe some the EVP guys might know. Can't wait to listen :yes:
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:02 AM

View PostKiwilady, on 11 October 2017 - 10:51 PM, said:

Evps are my favorite part of investigating and I've caught some amazing Class 1 voices over the years.  The team I'm in prefer not to edit the raw audio at all and believe that if we have to manipulate it it's not acceptable as possible evidence.  The thing is that lately (in one location) I'm getting a number of evps which are so faint or there are noises over them so that although I know they are there (and heard the response at the time) my team will not accept them.  Does anyone use audio software that can remove or enhance layers or amplify a voice but not the rest of the noise?  (Once I work out how to put evps on this page I'll share some of mine with you as they are clear as a bell).

There is a fine line in enhancing and cooking an audio file and unfortunately many paranormal audio technicians go overboard with noise reduction software and turn a viable sample into something entirely different. Part of the difficulty remains with the snippet being buried very deep in the noise floor. Once you begin introducing hiss & noise reduction software in attempt to reduce the noise floor, the attributes are changed.

I'd highly recommend using Adobe Audition but I am partial to it for several reasons. I learned how to enhance and analyze fairly quickly but the spectral frequency window made is much less time consuming in identification. EVP/AVP have their own unique fingerprint with flat vocal banding residing between 100-300 Hz. There are exceptions of course with some found above 20,000 Hz but those are rare.

Another choice would be Audacity a freeware that is cross platformed for both Mac and Windows but it does not have a spectral frequency display.

I worked over at Haunted Voices for several years as an EVP instructor and specialist and was fortunate at one time to be part of Adobe Audition beta testing program. I'm still using version 3.0 which is now aged but parts of the modules were written for EVP analysis.

Here's a sample of one of the most common EVP's found. Pushing this sample any further would have introduced a robotic sound. This was an extremely quiet capture when recorded. It's purposely looped three times. I recommend not to over listen to single snippets or you will be exposed to cognitive bias quickly.

https://clyp.it/otsh1l5h

You might want to download for free Sarah Estep's first book called Voices of Eternity. Sarah was one of three EVP pioneers who formed the American Association of Electronic Voice Phenomena (AA-EVP) now called Association TransCommunication - ATransC the largest organization of its type in the world. Sarah collected 20,000 samples throughout her audio exploration. This book will give you several ideas in methodology and help you understand the world wide accepted ABC classification system.

Other good reads can be from from Friedrich Jürgenson the father of EVP and Konstantin Raudive.

Edited by EVP, 12 October 2017 - 12:34 AM.

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