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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed May 10, 2017 3:49 am

Make sure you still sound like you after you make these corrections.

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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by carriebgood » Wed May 10, 2017 2:44 pm

I will try this. Thank you thank you thank you!!
Then I'll upgrade to 2.1.3 -- what should my mastering chain look like there?
Reminder, my current chain is:
Normalize -6dB
Hi and Lo Pass filters
Hard Limiter -3.2dB
Normalize -3.2dB
Noise Reduction
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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed May 10, 2017 5:58 pm

We should find out how to install two different Audacity versions in Windows. I don't think that's a published process.

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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Wed May 10, 2017 8:56 pm

I cross-posted a question about installing multiple versions of Audacity.

You should either write down or screen capture the setup screens on each current performance correction you do. Put them in a safe place. Pretend someone gave you a fresh, new computer with Audacity, a raw sound file and said to perform your current correction suite.

Open the notes or your screen pictures and get to work.

What are the high and low filters, for example?

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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by carriebgood » Wed May 10, 2017 10:08 pm

IT WORKED!!!! And the sound quality is still excellent. Thanks, koz!

This is my current chain, with all the specs:

Normalize: Apply Gain 1, Level -6.0, Remove DC Offset 1, Stereo Independent 0
High Pass: Rolloff 48dB Frequency 80Hz
Low Pass: Rolloff 48dB Frequency 16KHz
Limiter: 0 Gain Left and Right, hold: 10, makeup: no, threshold -3.2 dB, type = Hard Limit
Normalize: Apply Gain 1, Level -3.2, Remove DC Offset 1, Stereo Independent 0
Noise Reduction: 6,6,6
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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu May 11, 2017 1:33 am

A lot of that nit-picky, setting-by-setting goes away with the newer tools.

The only part that's not automated is noise. That's still a little magic.

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Re: Experienced User Creating Poor Readings

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Thu May 11, 2017 4:03 pm

This is how to install two different Audacity versions. You may not ever run two at the same time.

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