Normalization is something that makes everything louder. It’s different from compression which just makes the loud stuff softer and the softer stuff louder.
While there are many opinions among voice artists and audio engineers as to which step is better–whether it is normalization first then compression, or compression before normalization–I stick to my rule, which is: normalization is always your last step.
My Adobe Audition processing can be represented with easy acronyms CEN, compress, equalize and normalize. You can use any softwares like Adobe Audition, SoundForge or even free programs such as Audacity, as long as they have the features. Just remember the concept.Social tagging: adobe audition > editing