Cleaning up audio files to create ambience.
When you record live sound, you’ll often pick up the noise of the room you’re in. Even if your room sounds quiet to the human ear, a good microphone will still be able to pick up the sounds of the wind outside your house, or even the reverb and echo of your bedroom.
Adding audio effects in the post-production stage of your video creation can help to reduce background noise, balance out audio decibel level and create a more professional sounding video that appears to have been recorded in a soundproof booth.
Adding audio filters can change how audio sounds, and even feels. High-pass and low-pass filters can affect what audio frequencies people hear. Other audio effects can change the direction a sound seemingly comes from – if you wanted to have a particular sound play in the left ear, for example.
What to do when people ask if it’s sexual.
Tell them it’s usually not. Part of this misconception arises from early descriptions of the sensation including terms like “brain orgasm.” Sexual ASMR is a whole separate genre, says ASMR expert Karuna Satori. “But ASMR in itself is not sexual. It’s a simple feeling.”
“It’s about intimacy, not sex,” ASMR creator Glow says. “It gives health benefits to so many different people in so many different ways, so why categorise it like that?”
A final piece of advice: When you get in front of the camera, try to be as relaxed and calm as you want your viewers to feel. Be yourself, recall your first or best ASMR experiences, and project that peacefulness, that gentleness out into the world.
Then, edit your ASMR video on your phone or computer, and share to YouTube, Instagram, or other popular social channels. Who knows? Maybe you’ll whisper your way into becoming the next ASMR celebrity.