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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:39 am

It's an experimental plug-in. I was playing with some ideas for indicating problem areas in audiobook recordings. It's not on the public forum as it was just an experiment - not yet intended for practical use.
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by The_zatanna » Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:53 pm

*sigh*

I am not an elf, nor an admin of the forum, so I too do not have authorization of downloading this file.

And there's an one hour version near the end of the mentioned topic that I use for all those measurements, "wavestats.ny"


Robert, where may this one be located at good sir?
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:01 pm

The_zatanna wrote:
And there's an one hour version near the end of the mentioned topic that I use for all those measurements, "wavestats.ny"

Robert, where may this one be located at good sir?

Here: viewtopic.php?p=248505#p248505

The_zatanna wrote:*sigh*
I am not an elf, nor an admin of the forum, so I too do not have authorization of downloading this file.

It will be made publicly (and freely :)) available as soon as there is a complete and tested version.
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by The_zatanna » Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:56 pm

Thank you steve, kind sir!
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:18 am

See: Just collecting the tools is a career move.

Wavestats isn't nearly as handy as AudioBookNoiseFloor. ABNF goes looking for quiet places in the performance, assumes they're "Room Tone" and measures them with a label (attached). Wavestats has to be lead by the hand and pointed to a Room Tone segment. I have only limited experience with wavestats, so we're starting from something of a level field.

Please know there are two versions of wavestats.ny in the wild now, and the only way to tell the difference with no link information is open up the work in TextEdit or NotePad and look for these notes in the top of the program.

Code: Select all
;; version 0.4
;; with some modifications by Robert J. Haenggi
;; Most of all, 30 s limitation removed


The early wavestats had a short (thirty second) selection of sound burned in. The Robert revised one seems to be a one hour limit although it doesn't say so.

At least one of these conformance tools has a limit of only working on a mono sound track. Reducing your show to mono is right at the top of the instructions. This isn't the serious limit it seems. Unless your client requires stereo delivery, most dialog or vocal performances are in mono. When you watch a 5.1 Dolby Surround, full theater emersion experience movie? Most if not all the dialog is in the middle.

As we go.

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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by aclem2004 » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:10 pm

On topic but not specific to the current discussion.

I am trying to use the Analyze tool, but I am having a problem, apparently in selecting what to contrast.

I keep getting an error message: "Times are not reasonable! Please select reasonable times." This leaves me with 2 questions. 1: what are reasonable times and 2. how do I select them. I have tried both highlighting sections and typing in numbers and neither has gotten me past this error msg. I have used big sizes and tiny sizes. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:54 am

aclem2004 wrote:On topic but not specific to the current discussion.

Probably better as a new topic in one of the Help forums

aclem2004 wrote:I am trying to use the Analyze tool

Which "Analyze tool"? Do you mean the "Contrast" tool?
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by aclem2004 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:35 pm

Thanks for the reply, but as often happens I fumble around and get things working. Yes I was looking for contrast.
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:57 pm

For future reference, if you need help using Audacity, please post a new topic in the help forum appropriate to your operating system viewforum.php?f=45 Thanks.
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Re: Meeting ACX Requirements w/ Audacity

Permanent link to this post Posted by MichloIW » Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:12 am

Greetings Zatana,

nice to meet a fellow fledgling and a female version of me no less! ;)

This group will really help and I hope my ridiculously long thread did too.

I no longer have outside noise to worry about as I moved into a large closet I have in the hall and set it all up with Auralex tiling (thank you birthday wish list!) and an Auralex Mudguard. I'd recommend those if and when you can. In the meantime, of course, blankets and the like can be used.

I'm only up to page 4 and must go to bed so perhaps you've already covered all that but I had to say hello so there you go. :)

I'll read more tomorrow and good luck!

Cheers.
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