Sermon Manager Import with date set to use the “Comments” field ID3v2 tags
Enter the information in the MP3 file with Audacity, iTunes, Windows Media Player, or VLC prior to uploading.
Audacity, iTunes, Windows Media Player, and VLC can handle all the tags below.
Title: sermon title
Comments: date (entered like 2014-07-06 PM)
Album: sermon series
Genre: sermon topic
Composer: Bible passage
These settings will even out the high- and low-volume sections of the selected audio, and then amplify the entire selection to the maximum possible volume without clipping.
After Audacity 2.1.3
Audacity 2.1.3 renamed the
Leveller effect to Distortion, and at some point renamed Chains to Macros.
To create a macro:
Go to Tools > Macros… In the left pane, click the New button. In the right pane, click the Insert button. In the bottom section, click on Distortion In the top section, click on the Edit Parameters button and use the following settings:
Click OK Insert another command In the bottom pane, choose Normalize In the top pane, click on Edit Parameters and use the following settings:
The final macro should look something like this:
To use the macro, select some audio and go to
Tools > Macros > Normalize Audio. Before Audacity 2.1.3
File > Edit Chains… to create this chain:
Audacity Chain settings
To use the chain, select some audio and choose
File > Apply Chain… and then choose this chain. It will show you several status windows as it performs the actions.
How much you compress your sermons dictates how long they will take to upload/download and how good they will sound. Compressing them more will take less time to upload/download, but they will not sound as good. Below is a screenshot of my recommended settings for sermons. The screenshot is from iTunes, but you can set other programs with the same settings.