Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by Ted R Brown » Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:39 am

Thanks for your patience.
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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:05 am

I wasn't joking about holding your breath for two seconds at the beginning. The ACX-Check display is actually off on noise because your submission doesn't have at least a half-second of room silence to measure. Your noise measurement is better than that.

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And attached is the patched clip.

I got there with only two tools: SetRMS and Limiter. SetRMS bumps up the volume until the RMS (Loudness) is correct and then Limiter comes along and carefully pushes down the tops and bottoms until they pass Peak. Your noise is good enough not to need any other processing. Out the door.

Setting SetRMS up is a little rough because you have to paste custom computer programming in the Nyquist prompt window. But you only have to do it once because it sticks time after time.

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/ACXMaste ... ering.html

Start with the second block of instructions. That's where to find the custom tools and how to install them. You don't actually need LF-Rolloff and you already have ACX-Check so you can skip those.

The third block is how to apply the tools. You won't need anything past the first three sentences.

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:12 am

Let me know if you get stuck.

As I think I posted in the Comments, passing ACX-Check just gets you past the technical standards. You still have to pass entertainment and voice quality—you won't have any trouble there—but you also have to pass ACX file size, structure, compression, silence, length and announcement standards.

http://www.acx.com/help/acx-audio-submi ... /201456300

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by Ted R Brown » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:11 pm

I sincerely appreciate you and other members time, knowledge and direction. I'm still leaning that the issue is with windows 10.
Today I downloaded new driver of Scarlett 2i2 to the New Machine. I left the old driver (2013) on the Old Machine and ran test on both machines.

I ran test for 2i2 vs Hi Def. Notice the Recording level as well. And we are having rain and lightning that is being picked up in Floor Noise. I''m impressed with 2i2 and the high pass filter.

Old Machine records properly on 2i2 and New Machine doesn't. I'm going to go to the forum at Focusrite and see if any issues with Window 10

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:42 pm

rain and lightning that is being picked up

The High Pass Filters in this series are intended to suppress thunder, earthquakes, large trucks, and some wind noise. Please be clear if the thunder rattles the windows, you're dead because the window sound will go into your recording, not the thunder.

Also note that Low Frequency Rolloff and High Pass Filter are the same thing. They may change your voice slightly differently when you use them, so the pros "know" what each one sounds like.


Windows 10 is not an upgrade. It's a whole new operating system and it killed off a lot of older devices, software and drivers.

''I upgraded to Windows 10 and now my [Product or Service] stopped working!!"

It's good to look at the ads for your product and see if it explicitly says "Windows 10."

There's another twist to this as well. Many products use the ASIO software and tools for their products. Audacity doesn't easily support ASIO.

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:47 pm

There's a movie-making joke that you can't photograph or record an earthquake, so you always get the picture of the wine glass vibrating.

Always.

It's a Hollywood law.

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by Ted R Brown » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:19 pm

Your funny.
Is there anything other than Punch Copy/Paste that can edit pops, clicks and breathing that would change the whole track with one request?

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:19 pm

There are tools for use with Vinyl recording.

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/tuto ... iques.html

De-Esser and De-Clicker—Wet Mouth Noises.

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Re: Not Passing ACX Check Analyzer Issue #2

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:33 pm

ACX has a failure called "Overprocessing." It's always possible to meet technical standards by beating up your reading in post production. The goal is correct it without it sounding like you corrected it.

And this is the magic place we warn you to use good speakers or headphones. Once you get into serious sound quality corrections, it's good to be able to hear them. I have a fuzzy rule that you shouldn't be mixing sound on speakers you can hold in one hand.

Nothing like getting an ACX rejection for a sound you can't hear.

"Quality Control has rejected your submission because of the rumbly popping sound in your reading."

"What rumbly popping sound?"


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