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by Diver4242
Thu May 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

The info at https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/noise_reduction.html says to apply noise reduction multiple time for different types of noise. So would it be feasible to apply it once to get rid of a low level of hiss, then perhaps again to the track to get rid of breaths or some other type of noise...
by Diver4242
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

I use an iPad to read from, and run the mic to the laptop which is on a stand just outside the walk-in closet door that I record from. I can open the door, press 'record', close the door, and record without the laptop in with me. I'm thinking about running an external monitor into the closet to I ca...
by Diver4242
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

In the picture, I think that's a pre-amp on the left (black device). Any recommendations there? What's the orange thing to the right?
by Diver4242
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

Great info, Koz. The screen shot is really helpful. One thing is that I've been keeping the laptop just outside the closet door on a stand, so I can't see the meters. But in thinking about it, my laptop (Asus Q552UB) is pretty quiet, I'm not even sure it has a fan, although the hard drive does make ...
by Diver4242
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

I didn't do any processing to the raw file as far as effects. I probably chopped off the beginning and ending "setup noises" to get a shorter/cleaner track and I *might* have copied my one second of room tone to the beginning, section between 'chapter name and start of content, and end. That's what ...
by Diver4242
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

@Diver4242 I'm on the edge of my seat to read the ACX Rejection comment. Koz It was from a guy named Brendan Solorz: "I have reviewed the resubmitted files for this title but found that they still contain issues that need to be resolved before this title can be moved forward. The submitted files ha...
by Diver4242
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

Edited the original post, I had the files from book 3 up and they are pushing back on book two. So links and acx check screen shot reflect book two now. Thanks I did my last audiobook with the sage advice and awesome help from here. So I was all like "yeah I got this" because it came out really well...
by Diver4242
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: AudioBook Mastering version 4
Replies: 46
Views: 11556

Re: AudioBook Mastering version 4

dottedllama, are you sure you have selected the entire track you are working with first? Click in that area to the left where it says "Mono, 44100Hz, 32-bit float" and the track should be selected. The report you display shows about an 18 minute selection was measured, so it looks like you did. Othe...
by Diver4242
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Approval timing?
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Approval timing?

Somewhat off topic, but does anyone know how long ACX is currently taking to approve an audiobook and get it up for sale once it's submitted, assuming that there are no problems?
by Diver4242
Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Am I Doing This Right?
Replies: 60
Views: 7935

Re: Am I Doing This Right?

I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and re-record that chapter, it's 16 minutes and would probably take me longer than that to fuss with trying to paste in a replacement sentence. There was one additional error in that same chapter. I was tired at that point and didn't listen to my instincts a...