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by flynwill
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Podcasting with Audacity
Topic: Recording a Quieter Safety Track?
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Recording a Quieter Safety Track?

Alternately with a single microphone and a stereo output mixer you can set the pan pot of the microphone's channel well towards one channel or the other, and then as Steve suggest record the resulting stereo signal. Your noise floor is unlikely to be limited by A/D conversion or the digital processi...
by flynwill
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: HELP! Same set up over two days, but different audio quality!
Replies: 45
Views: 330

Re: HELP! Same set up over two days, but different audio quality!

To answer your questions several posts ago. I would say that yes you would be better off spending money on better kit vs on possible fixes for the mosquitoes with the current microphone. Folks seem to have better luck with separate USB interface with microphone inputs (there are a lot to choose from...
by flynwill
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: HELP! Same set up over two days, but different audio quality!
Replies: 45
Views: 330

Re: HELP! Same set up over two days, but different audio quality!

I would say with ~90% certainty that your "bad" recording was not using the Samson Mic, but instead is using the built in microphone in your laptop. The change in timbre and "shower stall sound" both point to that being the cause. But also your "good" recording has a fairly nasty case of the "frying...
by flynwill
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Need help with low noise
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Need help with low noise

The burst of hum is pretty much what I would expect. A bit of google searching turns this up as the most likely candidate for the OP's gadget: http://www.gadgetreview.com/mix-meister-usb-recorderconverter-from-ion Which is interesting because as far as I can tell the one thing the product can't do i...
by flynwill
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Need help with low noise
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Need help with low noise

Ah that's a different one. Not the hum or whine that Koz and I were expecting. Can you post of photo of your "Mix Master", or a link? When I google search I find several products under the name "mixmeister" with varying capabilities. Does your unit have a headphone jack? If so can you hear the noise...
by flynwill
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Need help with low noise
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Need help with low noise

What is the character of the noise. Can you post a sample?
by flynwill
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Noise Floor
Replies: 48
Views: 690

Re: Noise Floor

I will admit that I came late to this party and so didn't listen the sample (processed) clip before now. Was the fan on the entire time you were recording or only part? Or only for that second test "raw" test clip? I'm a bit surprised that the objection was with the signal to noise ratio, since that...
by flynwill
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Noise Floor
Replies: 48
Views: 690

Re: Noise Floor

Your test has quite a lot of AC hum in it -- peaks at 120 & 240 Hz. Quite audible even where you are speaking. The recording is otherwise fairly clean. It might be possible salvage your hours of recording work using Audacity's noise-reduction plug in, or a filter based on those noise peaks but it wi...
by flynwill
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Making Music with Audacity
Topic: will not show clipping
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: will not show clipping

I've run into more than one USB sound adapter where the "recording gain" knob presented to the user was after the A to D conversion in software, meaning that if set the input gain to anything other than 100% the result is that the A/D still clips but those values are passed to the computer as less t...
by flynwill
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Podcasting with Audacity
Topic: Learning production in Audacity
Replies: 33
Views: 645

Re: Learning production in Audacity

I think it was This American Life which featured a voice presenter who took a quilt and stand-alone sound recorder into a hotel closet to record an audio book and locked herself in. She left the recorder running and that was the show. The is an Amazon produced show called "One Mississippi", a semi-...