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by Ani365
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: ACX distorted/lowered quality after publishing
Replies: 5
Views: 109

ACX distorted/lowered quality after publishing

Hi guys, I just published my first audiobook through ACX, and I heard ACX can sometimes lower the quality once it's published, but the background noise is higher and my voice sounds more muffled. I compared my mp3 files and even went into my "produce audiobook" section on ACX and played back the fin...
by Ani365
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Please help, weird noise drop when exported as mp3
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Please help, weird noise drop when exported as mp3

Hi, I'm exporting each chapter for my audiobook (recorded as separate tracks). I had them all saved and backed up as WAV files first. They all passed the ACX check. When I exported as .mp3, everything is fine, except that now there seems to be less than one second of silence at the beginning and end...
by Ani365
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

I have a Blue Yeti Are you using the super long cable that comes with it? The ideal length for that job is about 6 feet/2M. The one that comes is much longer, right? Just to cover it, you have it set for cardioid (heart-shaped), number 3, I think, and you're speaking into the side grill just up fro...
by Ani365
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

Hi Koz, I have a Blue Yeti (not the pro). Hmm, I listened to your sample and, though my noise doesn't sound like that, I DO have my ipad sitting right next to my mic in my mic box while reading. Perhaps that could cause some of the issues... If I set it outside the box though I have to turn my head ...
by Ani365
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

Hi Koz, No I'm not using wireless headphones, I'm using a nice pair of audio-techna headphones (wired) and using a fairly decent macbook (2018), no big issues I've come across since I bought it a year ago. I haven't chanced any equipment since this problem started either. I suppose it's possible the...
by Ani365
Thu Jan 28, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

Oh, and should I be doing the noise gate before or after mastering?
Thanks!
by Ani365
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

You may be the one and only good application for Noise Gate. Noise Gate suppresses any sounds lower volume than a setting. It's a common mistake to reduce background noises to zero, but I wouldn't do that. Just reduce everything 15dB or 20dB. Just quiet enough so nobody will ever find the clicks—ev...
by Ani365
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:09 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

I've listened to your clip and I'm not sure where the click is. Is it between the "a" and the "ck"? The FAQ I linked to is about periodic, tiny dropouts or silences that sound like clicks. That's not what you have. -- Bill The clicks aree just before and after "jack" though I think it's too quick t...
by Ani365
Wed Jan 27, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

Hmm, just tried all of the suggestions listed there, but still getting the clicking every few words. Though it may be just a hint quieter?
Any other suggestions. It's really frequent and I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong here. Makes for heavy editing.

Thanks for the help.
by Ani365
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: Clicking noises - why and how to remove?

billw58 wrote:
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:33 pm
Does this help?
https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq ... ac_crackle

-- Bill
I will absolutely try this next week when I'm recording again and see if any of those suggestions help! Thanks so much!