I wouldn’t say quality is secondary, but it is a very different mindset from creative music production. It’s functional audio, not creative audio, where clarity and ease of listening are the only criteria that matters.
When you think about it, perfect radio or podcast audio is close vocal mics in a dead room, everyone on cans, all pushed through heavy compression to even out any quiet or loud bits. All that feels wrong creatively if that’s your background, but I know it’s EXACTLY what I want when I’m doing the washing up, driving down the motorway or cooking a stir fry while listening to someone talking. I want zero dynamic range, and nice crisp and full audio spectrum, so whether I’m listening through a phone speaker, car radio or Bluetooth I can hear everything clearly.
Which is precisely what this amazing tool does. I just put a phone recording through it from a podcast and it sounds SO much nicer to listen to now, not ultra HQ but a natural sounding full range, no longer with that classic restricted telephonic quality. C’est incroyable.