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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:12 pm

kozikowski wrote:I read somewhere that's how it works.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by steve » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:12 am

kozikowski wrote:More effects should have that setting.

I think all of the effects that are shipped, except Equalization, do have that. Equalization should have it too, but that still needs fixing.
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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:58 pm

Equalization has "flatten." Dump all control points and start over.

Oh, and while I think about patches to 2.1.4, in addition to finally jettisoning the split file system, can we do something about this.

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This is what happens when you have multiple installs of Audacity. The system tries to vacuum up all instances of each effect and analysis. I know you're saying to yourself: Just use Add/Remove. And that works until the next time I use a different Audacity. Then I start over. I have one machine that tries to load three Chris's Compressors. I just put up with it.

As a side issue, I recently tried to find actual effect software. I started with the current Audacity plugins folder and worked back. Turns out the original effect install was back in /Applications/Audacity2-0-5/Audacity/Plug-Ins/.

I keep backup copies of all custom plugins and other software in a particular folder, but had I not, safely cleaning up /Applications would be a nightmare.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by cyrano » Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:55 pm

Audacity is my first resort when trouble shooting interfaces or converting weird audio files. A plugin management app would be great!

For years, I have tried to keep one plugin folder. That's impossible. So I settled for 1 system wide VST plugins folder and a second one for Audacity and the same for REAPER and Mixxx.

IF I could manage all of these folders from Audacity's "Plugin Manager", that would be a dream come through...

It's very simple to do with a simple file manager. Something like Norton Commander :mrgreen:
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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:55 pm

Or even if Audacity copied older effects forward on command instead of referencing them. I would only have to go through Add/Remove once.

We can do that right after jettisoning the split file system.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:52 am

It finally stopped producing "sky water" long enough to make pictures. This is how I shot "Agua Caliente."

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That's the microphone and it should be facing the performer.

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I mailed a note to that poster who was using a phone to record their work, apparently successfully aside from the bother.

"How did you do it?"

I think I can understand the urgency of doing it a different way. My email poops out at 25MB attachments. That works out to mono sound track of about 4:30. Let's read a whole book in just over 4 minute jumps.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by flynwill » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:18 am

Before you get to excited over the technique I feel obligated to point out your voice is at least 6dB louder than "average" and probably 12dB louder than some of the folks attempting to do audiobooks... You only pass the noise floor spec by 3dB.

The "MEMS" microphones in the smartphones, ipads, etc are pretty marvelous contraptions, and have a lot of things going for them (particularly if you are making a smart phone) but a good SN ratio is not one of them.
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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:48 am

kozikowski wrote: My email poops out at 25MB attachments. That works out to mono sound track of about 4:30. Let's read a whole book in just over 4 minute jumps.

SoundCloud is to audio what YouTube is to video.

A free SoundCloud account supposedly permits 3 hours of "upload quota", in stereo ... https://soundcloud.com/search?q=audiobook
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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:01 am

Yes, but (rolling up sleeve), you can place the phone on a plane such as a foot-square piece of 1/2" plywood over a towel and get the 6dB back in pseudo pressure-zone technique.
good SN ratio is not one of them.

I wondered about that. I was fully expecting to need noise reduction. Imagine my surprise when I passed ACX without it (not by much), and further, it was pink-sh and easily ignored. Even without the Voice That Goes Through SoundProofed Walls, the Noise Reduction of the Beast (6, 6, 6) is a perfectly valid correction and can't be detected after submission.

Join with me and contrast that with the trouble you can get into with a Yeti.

This technique does have its moments. Getting the work from the iPod to a Mac is not for the easily frightened and then converting into WAV has produced several furrowed brows (as well as damaged sound).

As I've already found, a recording will not start until the first sound arrives. I can't wait to find there are conditions when it will stop by itself for no apparent reason. The software is intended as a music note taker—to record moment-by-moment musical ideas. I have no idea how it will react at the prospect of recording a book chapter. I am encouraged that CAF format was designed to have an almost unlimited recording time.

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Re: Agua Caliente

Permanent link to this post Posted by flynwill » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:36 pm

There are a number of recording apps for the iPhone/iPad including "garage band".

If you did want to break away from the internal mic but keep the "look ma no fans" quiet of the iPad, there is also a USB-Lightening cable available which will allow you to record and playback from/to a USB interface, I did a few test recordings from a Behringer UCA-202 last year to show that it does work. The downside is that the phone has very limited ability to power USB devices, probably wouldn't be able to run one of the units with 48V power without help.
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