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Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:36 am

This is a short story I wrote a while back. It fits nicely in an email which is where these things normally go.

It's two minutes, so the WAV won't fit on the forum.

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I shot it in my super quiet third bedroom after 22:00, so I didn't have to juggle the metrobus schedules. I cheated a little because I used my mic stand to place the microphone at Shaka spacing slightly to the left of my face.

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I shot it on MusicMemo on an iPod. Internal microphone.

I horsed the file off the iPod, converted it to WAV, applied SetRMS and Limiter. I cut the obvious flubs and tested it. No Noise Reduction or other effects.

Then I went for tea (decaf).

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:57 am


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With these settings Paul-L's DeClicker takes real-time on my (old) computer
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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:49 am

That got rid of the mouth-click nicely Trebor.

And Koz: impressive sound quality, not bad for an iPod 8-)

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Permanent link to this post Posted by waxcylinder » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:50 am

Do we have any plans to ship Paul's De-Clicker in the release bundle anytime?

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:37 pm

Is this part of the DeEsser DeClicker package?

viewtopic.php?p=245549#p245549


Wet Mouth Noises. I considered going in and manually removing them, but I could also go in and cure several theatrical timing and rhythm problems. This isn't fully mastered. I stopped when it was obvious I could use this technique to successfully read with commonly available equipment at no cost.

Also see: that women who recorded audiobooks in the closet with a personal recorder and duvet/quilt.

Yeti and its problems need not apply.

There is no shortage of operational problems. You gotta know the very first thing people are going to do is display the script...on the phone. The microphone on the rear is significantly muffled when you face it away. A cousin message thread is from someone who wants to also record video. Sound always takes a back seat when you combine those two.

You still need a quiet room. Very few people get away with a noisy environment. I'm going with zero. Regard that poster with the close-talking aircraft microphone. "Touch Lips Here."


Leave your noisy laptop turned off.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:52 pm

waxcylinder wrote:Do we have any plans to ship Paul's De-Clicker in the release bundle anytime?

Is there adequate user documentation for it?
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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:40 pm

Is there adequate user documentation for it?

The forum page where it was introduced has additional information.

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Can that be pushed into a documentation package for posting?

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Since it's missing an official posting, there's no easy way to return to factory defaults. The introduction page doesn't tell us what they are.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:11 pm

kozikowski wrote:Is this part of the DeEsser DeClicker package?
viewtopic.php?p=245549#p245549

That's the one. The default settings on that DeClicker would have got rid of most of the clicks.
The settings I posted do a better job, but take about twice as long as default, (if I could export a preset those settings I'd call it "nitpicking").

kozikowski wrote:..., there's no easy way to return to factory defaults ...

Click on "Manage", "Factory Presets", "Default" ...

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:40 pm

"Manage", "Factory Presets", "Default"

More effects should have that setting.
but take about twice as long as default,

I think we beat this up before. "We can do a crappy job very rapidly...."

OK, hands? How many people want a crappy job? Hands? Anyone? Beuller?

So all I need to do is apply that correction to my semi-final WAV, get rid of some of the more awkward English-Os, submit, make a mint and retire to Majorca. I read somewhere that's how it works.

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