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by jbcampo
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: What is source of random ticks in my timeline?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: What is source of random ticks in my timeline?

Hi again Steve. Yes, I listen carefully. Sometimes I can hear those ticks, sometimes not. When I zoom to them and play the sample back, the ticks register in that -42 or so range to -30 range. For a 25 minute audio track, I spent over an hour removing the ticks. Does it matter whether I can "hear" t...
by jbcampo
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Scratchy noise when playing track back but not on track
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Scratchy noise when playing track back but not on track

I am using a Focusrite scarlett solo pre-amp. I run that thru windows 10 Dell Inspiron i5 2.70 GHz with 8GB RAM. I have Sennheiser headphones, which probably doesn't factor in. Maybe I don't have enough RAM to handle the bandwidth properly?
by jbcampo
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Scratchy noise when playing track back but not on track
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Scratchy noise when playing track back but not on track

I'm relatively new to using Audacity. My previous DAW was Pro Tools, where this issue I'm writing about never happened. I record an audio track for an audiobook. I go back to the beginning and start playing the track back to QA it. Every so often, the track gets scratchy and maybe even pops. I'm fea...
by jbcampo
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Audiobook Production
Topic: What is source of random ticks in my timeline?
Replies: 3
Views: 697

What is source of random ticks in my timeline?

I'm working on recording an audiobook for ACX distribution. I lay down my base audio track at low gain, then do a QA of the track to clean up my reading errors. I then run Noise Reduction, Filter Curve, Loudness Normalization, and Limiter. ACX Check shows I pass with good scores. Floor Noise typical...
by jbcampo
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!

In each failed track, there were only 3 to 4 short places where the silence fell below -90. If Noise Floor is supposed to measure the whole track, I fail to understand how 4 sections of below -90 in a 25-minute track could fail the whole track. I believe the cause is my process, which I won't repeat...
by jbcampo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!

Update - solution found. Issue fixed. If your floor noise is too low, you can fix this issue without having to redo your entire narration. 1. Click Analyze > Silence Finder. 2. In dialog box: - Set Treat audio below this level as silence to -90.0. I believe someone said that is the Amazon ACX thresh...
by jbcampo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!

Well, thank you for your responses. I'm pretty sure that this track first passed the floor noise, then I did something to screw it up. I'm pretty positive the baseline is still quite solid, but I screwed up something in the production actions. I was hoping for an easy way to fix this but that appare...
by jbcampo
Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!
Replies: 16
Views: 852

Re: Failing ACX check because Noise floor is TOO low. Need help!

I have a similar Noise Floor Too Low issue with ACX Check on a 25-minute audiobook track. I follow the Audacity manual guidance of running Filter Curve, Loudness Normalization, Limiter, and ACX Check, and I typically pass fine. Floor noise typ 65-80 range. On this track, I may have cut in some corre...
by jbcampo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can you raise the noise floor level in a recorded Track?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Can you raise the noise floor level in a recorded Track?

I'm recording a book for ACX. Unfortunately, in this one track, my noise floor level is -93, too low. I tried selecting the first few seconds, where the level is in the -80s, as a Noise Reduction, then applying that to the entire track, but that does not resolve the issue. I tried Amplify but that o...