Self-producing an Audiobook

Narrating and Producing Audiobooks.

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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:27 pm

Levelator only claims to even out volume variations much like Chris's Compressor. Neither of them affects equalization, sibilance, essing or room echoes.

I found many of these universal fixit tools are designed to improve your studio recording, not make a studio recording from something that isn't. I use Chris periodically on the podcast version of a radio show. It's studio shot, but the podcast is missing broadcast compressors and is almost unlistenable because of the volume changes. Chris evens them out. We found Chris settings that almost exactly duplicate the local radio station.

So that's another possibility. Chris hates processing a blank beginning, so I leave commercial fragment attached until I'm done, and then go back and sheer it off.

https://theaudacitytopodcast.com/chriss ... -audacity/

Both of these tools will make a show sound funny if there is high background noise. Instead of being steady, the noise will breathe or pump with the performance.

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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by sally alison » Sat Dec 17, 2016 3:54 pm

Gale, I downloaded it from a recommended free web site. It isn't an Audacity apllication, I think it is just used in addition to Audacity.
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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by sally alison » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:05 pm

Thank you, Koz. I understand and have found that the difference is slight and in fact Audacity is actually more comprehensive. I've started recording with a -3.0dB recording level. The sound through the headphones is OK but through the Grove Music pre-installed on my laptop it is almost inaudible unless the sound level is increased to 100%. I am just assuming the problem is with Grove Music and not my Audacity MP3 audio file.
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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:54 am

I'm sorry. I'm just lost. Are we talking about this Grove Music?

http://www.oxfordmusiconline.com/public/book/omo_gmo

If not. Can you point to a web page?

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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by sally alison » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:55 am

It was already installed on my laptop and it looks as though it is a Windows 10 application. The application appears on the web as follows:-

Music Player, Online Radio, & More from Groove Music Service
www.microsoft.com/en-us/groove
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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:45 pm

Groove Music. Not Grove Music.

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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by sally alison » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:22 am

How in beginners language,please, do you use 'Snap-to' when editing in order to return to a start point instead of going through the whole file again ?
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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:36 am

sally alison wrote:How in beginners language,please, do you use 'Snap-to' when editing in order to return to a start point instead of going through the whole file again ?

You don't - that is not what it's for.

Have you tried Labels?

If you are playing audio, SPACE and SPACE starts playback from where you started.


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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by sally alison » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:47 pm

Please help. The centre line running through words has suddenly become thick (1/8 or 1/4") don't know what I have done. How can I get back to the normal thin line. All my files now open with this thick centre line, most visible when I have used Cntrl. F
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Re: Self-producing an Audiobook

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:52 pm

sally alison wrote:Please help. The centre line running through words has suddenly become thick (1/8 or 1/4") don't know what I have done. How can I get back to the normal thin line. All my files now open with this thick centre line, most visible when I have used Cntrl. F

Press F1 on your keyboard to go back to Selection Tool.


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