How To Make A “Concert Hall” Sound Effect in Audacity
Perhaps you are using a vocal track (for example, your lovely singing voice) for a video piece and would like to give it a classy concert feel. If so, Audacity provides a simple, straightforward way to do so:
1.) Open Audacity. (Still with me? Good.)
2.) Record your audio. Alternatively, you can Import an MP3 you wish to give the concert effect to. I chose an Acapella vocal track of “Foggy Dew,” a traditional Irish folksong performed by nabilkhazzaka, because it sounds way cooler than anything I could sing.
It should look something like this:
3.) Highlight the track. Go to the Effect Menu and select GVerb.
4.) Make the following changes: Roomsize to 35; Reverb time to 20; Dry signal level (dB) to 0; Early reflection level to -10; Tail level to -30. Click OK.
5.) Congratulations- you created an authentic concert experience! Here’s the finished product (I added applause at the end of my track. It felt appropriate):