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by Ianto
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: ACX-Check
Replies: 42
Views: 5892

Re: ACX-Check

Yes, I do wear headphones when recording, and try to keep the performance even. Not knowing the parameters, as I say, it might be me just being overly picky of my own work. I hope it is. Certainly my guinea pig listeners didn't notice it, but that means little. Oh well, will know when it comes back ...
by Ianto
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: ACX-Check
Replies: 42
Views: 5892

Re: ACX-Check

Their automated loudness measurement is more sophisticated than our ACX Check plug-in, in that it automatically removes long silences prior to measuring. It also checks that the loudness is reasonably consistent throughout the file, whereas our plug-in just takes an average measurement. Their "robo...
by Ianto
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Have tried declickers but still have some
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Have tried declickers but still have some

In short, everything that can be automatically checked without a human. You can check Peak, RMS, and Noise at home with ACX-Check. If you're in the recommended mono (one blue wave) instead of stereo, you won't have channel mixing problems. Absolutely. I think the ACX check on Audacity is better, as...
by Ianto
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Have tried declickers but still have some
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: Have tried declickers but still have some

To ACX? I thought they stopped allowing sample submissions. There is a relatively new automatic Audio Lab function on ACX where you can upload a file and it automatically checks for "RMS, peak levels, bitrate, bitrate method, sample rate, mixed channels, and duplicate files." It doesn't check floor...
by Ianto
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Producing first audiobook, noise levels and consistency.
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Re: Producing first audiobook, noise levels and consistency.

Thanks for that, as always. Oh, it's a novel I'm producing the book for a Real Author, who is selling her stuff on Amazon through kindle and paperback, and has other books of hers up on Audible, so I should be ok on that point, thanks. There do seem to be a lot of scams out there on ACX unfortunatel...
by Ianto
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Producing first audiobook, noise levels and consistency.
Replies: 4
Views: 433

Producing first audiobook, noise levels and consistency.

After a lot of help from this forum, I'm producing my first audiobook on ACX. Anyway, I'm easily able to get the recordings within the parameters demanded by ACX, passing the ACX analysis on Audacity, passing the test on ACX itself - but realise this by no means guarantees it will be okayed by ACX w...
by Ianto
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Complete ignoramus re audio stuff, trying to do audio books. Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Complete ignoramus re audio stuff, trying to do audio books. Part 1

I disappeared without saying thank you, so - well, thank you. I've come on a bit since the above, with the advice that everyone (especially kozikowski) gave. I invested in a Yeti microphone, and am using a Bush Tablet Thing running windows, along with a "usb to little phone socket thing" converter, ...
by Ianto
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Complete ignoramus re audio stuff, trying to do audio books. Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Complete ignoramus re audio stuff, trying to do audio books. Part 1

Ok, ta, shall do that in the future.

Ah well. The latest try with microphone straight to recorder after switching off everything I could find, does pass the ACX check after loading it to Audacity and mastering (but only at -65Db).

Clip attached is straight from the recorder before mastering.
by Ianto
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: Complete ignoramus re audio stuff, trying to do audio books. Part 1
Replies: 21
Views: 1673

Re: Complete ignoramus re audio stuff, trying to do audio books. Part 1

Hmm. Just for comparison, here is a sample of a voice recording on a Wellknownbrand mp3 player I just did. It does seem (and look on the wobbly lines when I load it on Audacity) louder than the recording on the internal microphone on the R---- recorder. Maybe both (left as well) microphones on it ar...