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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:00 pm

29.2, 30.9 and 24.7)

I don't know where to go with this. Some of your results are nonsense numbers.
how i do the equalization rollof thing

I can talk you through that, but you can't do these steps out of order. Low Rolloff is intended to go before the other steps. It fixes some problems that can harm the other tools.

I think you should stop reading until we figure out what's happening.

How are you reading? What kind of microphone? When you get to the end of a chapter or wherever your break point is, do you Save an Audacity Project or Export a WAV sound file for protection? It's dangerous to dive right into filters and effects without saving a clean protection file.

We can't take filters or effects out of a reading. If something becomes damaged and you don't have a backup, you may have to read it again.

Are you following somebody's published process?

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by snazy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:08 pm

Dear koz,

thx for answering fast again !

so 29.2, 30.9 and 24.7 = -29.2 -30.9 and -24.7 (forgot the -)

i do save but the last 2 recordings were saved after i did normalize and limiter (normally i do it the other way around but sadly didnt do it this time ...) :/ if i have to ill record it anew tho.
my microphone : Behringer b-2

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by snazy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:13 pm

dear koz,

Also, im always directly "on" my microphone (very close) and am talking a bit louder than usual because as far as i know its easier to quiet something down than making something louder.

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:20 pm

Behringer b-2

Cool. I have a C-1. I need to drop out for a while.

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by snazy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:23 pm

dear koz,

i dont exactly understand what you mean with drop out but if you mean you have to go now or have no time etc. then okay but i would highly appreciate it, if you could help me as soon as possible because i need to deliver it in 4 days :)

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by snazy » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:35 pm

dear koz,

i managed to normalize and limit my files via Adobe Audition :) but i would still appriciate it, if you could explain that low rollof to me

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:13 pm

The elves on the forum are all part-time, volunteer helpers. Every so often, Real Life pops up and we have to stop.

If you found a way to process your work without going through the diagnostic analysis craziness, then you should do it that way. Fair warning ACX Technical Conformance is only the first half of the ordeal. After you get the blue waves settled, you have to submit to Human Quality Control and that's where they do theatrical and sound quality inspection.

For example, nobody is going to pass your work if you sound rough, spacey or like a bad cellphone.

Another warning, They take a very dim view of you changing your sound quality in the middle of a book. Once you start a book you need to do it the same way to the end. This just kills people who insist on millions of corrections or filters at each chapter. Even worse, the readers correcting their presentations word by word. They'll be in the retirement home by the end of the book.

Have you contacted them about submitting sound samples? There's a standing joke about the Audacity poster we got all the way through final audiobook acceptance and they screwed up the number of seconds of silence at each chapter introduction. You do have to pay attention.

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So in the mean time, we should find out why Audacity is failing.

Neither my C-1 nor your B-2 will plug directly into a computer. I have a Behringer U-Phoria UM2 computer adapter. How did you do it?

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:49 pm

if you could explain that low rollof

Sorry. Missed a step.

Low Rolloff for Speech is a standard, built-in Equalizer preset in Audacity 2.1.3. This is an excerpt from the instructions.

Select the work to be corrected or a whole performance by clicking just above MUTE at the left of the timeline.
Effect > Equalization > Select Curve: Low rolloff for speech, Length of Filter: about 5000 > OK.


This is the whole document.

viewtopic.php?p=328633#p328633

Using the filter is two sentences. Explaining what you're doing and why is the rest of the page.

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by snazy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:52 pm

Dear koz,

first of all i would like to thank you once again for helping me !
im recording for audible and already once did an audiobook which passed the ACX test etc. and was uploaded so i "don't" have to worry about that i think the problem with audacity was, that i had to export it so it would be on one track instead of 35 tracks (beacause i record passage for passage) (when i did that it worked on audacity). My mic is hooked up to a pronomic m-502.

PS:thx for the tips and warnings tho :)

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Re: ACX RMS level

Permanent link to this post Posted by snazy » Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:53 pm

kozikowski wrote:
if you could explain that low rollof

Sorry. Missed a step.

Low Rolloff for Speech is a standard, built-in Equalizer preset in Audacity 2.1.3. This is an excerpt from the instructions.

Select the work to be corrected or a whole performance by clicking just above MUTE at the left of the timeline.
Effect > Equalization > Select Curve: Low rolloff for speech, Length of Filter: about 5000 > OK.


This is the whole document.

viewtopic.php?p=328633#p328633

Using the filter is two sentences. Explaining what you're doing and why is the rest of the page.

Koz



what i didnt understand was what select curve meant (im new to audio editing :D)
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