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Re: Need help interpreting mastering feedback from ACX

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Fri May 26, 2017 11:31 pm

It is crazy-making to learn all this from the ground up.

And then relearn it with the new tools.

I perceive it was Diane who was far enough along using the "classic" tools that we boosted her existing process without changing anything very much.

We totally don't do it that way any more. The older Compressor, Limiter, Noise Reduction, Equalizer, yadda, yadda, yadda is no longer recommended. Steve wrote RMS Normalize which for the first time gave us the ability to define the loudness of a reading in one pass. If you do a reasonable job of reading, the correction suite looks like: RMS Normalize > Limiter > Check Noise > Publish > become famous and retire to a cottage on Majorca.

This will get a bit fuzzier if you fail noise. Then it still gets crazy when we determine which noise you have, and it could get even wackier if either you or ACX don't like the theatrical quality of your voice. As I post at every opportunity, all we're doing is solving Technical Conformance. After you submit, ACX will listen to it and perform Theatrical Conformance.

If you can't read, that's not our problem, and no, there's no effect to make you sound like an announcer.

I published an AudioBook Mastering paper, but it's already out of date. New one on the way.

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Re: Need help interpreting mastering feedback from ACX

Permanent link to this post Posted by DianeFarr » Sat May 27, 2017 1:05 am

I'm glad my experience was helpful to someone other than me! I haven't bought my cottage in Majorca yet, but I did take a Caribbean cruise. So thanks, Koz.
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Re: Need help interpreting mastering feedback from ACX

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat May 27, 2017 1:52 am

Are you using the correction suite with RMS Normalize?

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Re: Need help interpreting mastering feedback from ACX

Permanent link to this post Posted by robing34 » Sat May 27, 2017 1:58 am

I'm having some trouble getting it to work. Posted earlier.
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Re: Need help interpreting mastering feedback from ACX

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat May 27, 2017 4:07 pm

@Diane. You're not using RMS Normalize are you?

You're in that magic zone where it might create more problems than it cures by shifting to the new protocols.

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