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by Trebor
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Add "excitement" to audio
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Add "excitement" to audio

After I apply Ozone Imager to the stereo track, can I just select it and the mono track, and then use "Export Selected Audio"? Or do I need to use the Audacity mix functions first? After adjusting the level of the Ozone pseudo-stereo track to taste, (about 12dB quieter than the mono track), I used ...
by Trebor
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Add "excitement" to audio
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Add "excitement" to audio

IMO the pseudo-stereo effect is a bit too much, this free MSED plugin can reduce it ... I might just reapply the Ozone Imager. I had used the "all 3's" approach, width 33, amount 3.3. To reduce the "too much" that you hear, should I reduce the width or amount or both, and if so any suggestions? Sti...
by Trebor
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Messy playback during recording on multiple tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Messy playback during recording on multiple tracks

If by "messy" you mean out-of-sync, (rather than distorted), you could try ... A different sample-rate : use 48kHz if currently 44.1kHz, and vice versa. Increasing the Windows CPU-priority of Audacity from normal (default) to "above normal". Mix the "2-3 tracks" down into an new track , then mute al...
by Trebor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Add "excitement" to audio
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Add "excitement" to audio

I'm nitpicking now ... The breath sounds give-away that noise-reduction has been used. The low-level breaths can be attenuated* using Steve's dynamic-mirror plugin as an expander ... 'Dynamic Mirror' plugin to reduce breath sounds.gif Before-After breath-reduction with 'dynamic mirror' plugin.flac [...
by Trebor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Add "excitement" to audio
Replies: 12
Views: 86

Re: Add "excitement" to audio

ATTACHMENTS audio-excerpt1.wav (1.63 MiB) That attachment sounds good to me. I would be tempted to de-ess more, then boost the high-end with equalizer ... De-ess then treble-boost.png IMO the pseudo-stereo effect is a bit too much, this free MSED plugin can reduce it ... MSED settings applied to 'b...
by Trebor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook
Replies: 17
Views: 106

Re: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook

Josue wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:48 am
I added some egg containers on the front wall.
A heavy ruched curtain would be better than egg cartons.
Curtain-fabric can be fire-retardant, not so egg cartons which are a fire-hazard.
by Trebor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook
Replies: 17
Views: 106

Re: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook

Pop-filters are easily made from a sieve or loop of coat-hanger wire ...

What no pop-shield.png
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_filter

or ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAQ8pRMaeHo
by Trebor
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Audacity 2.x Feedback and Reviews
Topic: Background noise in voice recording
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Background noise in voice recording

... Iv done noise reduction and a few others. I'm wondering is it possible to hear a conversation that isn't there at all. I know sounds weird but I swear I can hear the low voices after some editing. Noise-reduction can create artifacts which sound like speech : Electronic Voice Phenomenon a form ...
by Trebor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook
Replies: 17
Views: 106

Re: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook

ATTACHMENTS Test16Audacity.wav (1.35 MiB) Test16LogicPro.wav (1.37 MiB) The difference in quality between those two recordings is huge. Possibly the Audacity (muffled) recording is accidentally from the computer's inbuilt microphone, rather than from the Technica external microphone. If you gently ...
by Trebor
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook
Replies: 17
Views: 106

Re: Advice on how to produce clearest voice for audiobook

... recording (in my room, which is not treated) ... it appears some echo on the voice ... I am ready to buy another microphone (no more than 200$us) if it helps to solve the issue. A new mic will not remove echo/reverb from the room. An expander plugin can reduce the room-echo/reverb when you're n...