I'm new here, and I've put this question to Audible, but they won't get back to me for a day or more.
I recorded, edited, mastered and checked my first title on ACX using Audacity.
After 14 business days (about 3 weeks in real time), they told me it wasn't acceptable because:
1. "All the files are clipping"
2. 12 of the files--which ones, they wouldn't tell me--were "over-compressed."
As for #2, I can redo the mastering, though I"m at a loss of where they draw the line of what is "over" compression.
But as for #1, ALL my files had peaks of -3.1db or less. The last bit I did in mastering was the limiter to that amount. So...how can even one, let alone ALL files, be clipping?
And yeah, I'm a total noob, but I've not been lax in studying up as much as I can. I realize I might be totally missing a major component here, and if so, please point it out. Thank you for any insight you can give!!!