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Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:57 am
Posted by themanwest
I'm going crazy! I downloaded Audacity 2.2.1 on my MacBook no problem and also Lame. These have been working fine but I need to use the ACX Check Plug-in to check my levels. I downloaded it but it was just text....is this correct. The instruction was to drag the download to the audacity plug-ins folder but there is none. should I have created this myself? The bottom line is that the ACX check plug-in does not appear in either the Effects list or the Analyse list in Audacity. What do I need to do???

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:16 am
Posted by kozikowski
I need to use the ACX Check Plug-in to check my levels.

No. You can do it the older, longer, painful way. ACX-Check is a shortcut.

It should look something like this.

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Yes. it's text. It's XML programming language.

Code: Select all
;nyquist plug-in
;version 3
;type analyze
;name "ACX Check"
;action "Compute statistics about clip and compare to ACX requirements"
;author "Will McCown"

; [email protected]
; 2015-07
; release 1.0

; based on code from the plugins:
; measurement.ny from
; [email protected]
; 2010-08
; and in stats.ny from
; Steve Daulton. http://audacity.easyspacepro.com


You should drag it into plugs-ins. You may need to restart Audacity. It opens under Analyze, not Effects.

Are you following the AudioBook Mastering Suite?

There is a correction. You no longer select a timeline by clicking just above MUTE. You click in the blank box lower-right in the INFO panel.

viewtopic.php?f=64&t=96103

That is by far the easiest way to prepare your work for ACX submission.

Koz

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:17 am
Posted by kozikowski
I always miss one. You may meed to use Analyze > Add/Remove Plugins.

Koz

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:17 am
Posted by billw58
The Audacity Plug-ins folder is in ~/Library/Application Support/audacity.
See this page in the manual.
-- Bill

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:32 am
Posted by themanwest
Thanks, Bill. Really appreciate your input BUT when I do this it says "folder cannot be found" ! Any suggestions?

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:36 am
Posted by themanwest
I don't know what or where the Audio Mastering Suite is

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:43 am
Posted by billw58
themanwest wrote:Thanks, Bill. Really appreciate your input BUT when I do this it says "folder cannot be found" ! Any suggestions?

Don't miss the "~" character at the beginning of that path.
In the Finder, click on the "Go" menu, then choose "Go to Folder". In the dialog, type the file path, including the "~" character, then click the Go button.

Alternatively, in the Finder, click on the "Go" menu then press and hold the "option" key. The item "Library" should be added to the menu. Select "Library", find the "Application Support" folder and open it. The "audacity" folder should be in there.
-- Bill

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:56 am
Posted by kozikowski
"folder cannot be found"

They don't volunteer the location of the folder. It's pretty easy to create problems if you mess in there too much.

Click somewhere in the blank desktop.

Go (top of the desktop) > Go To Folder >

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You gotta have the squiggle in there and it's lower case "audacity."


The mastering suite is a forum posting and a man page.

viewtopic.php?f=64&t=96103

As I said, selecting the whole track for use is wrong. You can't click above MUTE any more. The graphic got changed. You have to click lower-right in that little blank box (in zebra stripe here).

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The suite of tools is intended to be stand-alone. Use all of the tools—each one depends on the others.

You are saving high-quality WAV copies of all your readings as backup, right? We can't take effects, filters or corrections out of a performance. If you mess something up bad enough without a clean backup, you'll have to read it again.

Koz

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:26 am
Posted by themanwest
Yes, I did squiggle and lower case "a" for audacity.

OK, maybe a crazy technophobe question but, is the audacity plug-ins folder automatically created when audacity is downloaded?

Re: Installing ACX CHECK PLUG-IN

Permanent link to this postPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:32 am
Posted by themanwest
May I create my own audacity plug-ins folder and put it in the library. I still have no "act check plug-in in the Effects nor the Analyse list.