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by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Audio Programming
Topic: Noise reduction in sections of a track
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Noise reduction in sections of a track

The first tool is a little odd. It reduces rumble, thunder, and thumpy noises. You can't hear most of it by way of a casual listen, but very low-pitch noise can affect the other tools. The noise in the gaps is about -80dB if you're counting. Again, this is several tools all working on each other's e...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: General Audio Programming
Topic: Noise reduction in sections of a track
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Noise reduction in sections of a track

I think you win the prize. The clip has tape hiss (no surprise there) and European power buzz (50Hz and harmonics) and also "Stuff." It's the Stuff that's going to be a problem. I can't identify it enough to know the best way to suppress it other than, as as Jademan, above, the blunt force tool of N...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Loud buzzing when transferring from standalone cassette recorder [CLOSED]
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Loud buzzing when transferring from standalone cassette recorder

Nothing wrong with the headphone output. That's how I record my Yamaha music keyboard. https://www.kozco.com/tech/organfinale.mp3 el cheapo Onn cassette recorder Does it plug into the wall? Can you reverse the plug? Can you touch the player and the computer at the same time? Find metal parts. Someti...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: macOS
Topic: using audacity through Zoom for a talk
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: using audacity through Zoom for a talk

Zoom filters it out. How Zoom filters it out may help. Systems with automatic feedback and noise suppression work on the idea that any single tone or sound that hangs around for longer than a set time is obviously noise and get rid of it. These systems are heavily biased toward voices and just hate...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Recording Equipment
Topic: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors
Replies: 11
Views: 136

Re: Any recommendations for a new (budget) USB audio interface (+ USB filter?) and a pair of monitors

We thought you fell off the earth. If I connect it to an USB power bank That's blame shifting. Affordable computer makers make sloppy USB five volts on the theory that interface makers are going to spend the bucks to clean it up later. Affordable Interface makers cut corners based on the idea the co...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Optimal bit depth setting with Yeti mic?
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Optimal bit depth setting with Yeti mic?

Further Audacity oddity. Audacity doesn't save sound files. It saves Projects which are unique, special-purpose products that can save edit timelines and display formats in addition to the actual sounds. Projects are a little odd, only open in Audacity, and they will not save UNDO. To get a 'real' s...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Optimal bit depth setting with Yeti mic?
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Optimal bit depth setting with Yeti mic?

You should find out what the client wants.
Write that down.

The ACX audiobook people demand delivery in very high quality MP3, not WAV. Your Archive Edit Master should be in WAV, but their slightly lower quality copy should be MP3.

Koz
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Optimal bit depth setting with Yeti mic?
Replies: 15
Views: 1496

Re: Optimal bit depth setting with Yeti mic?

I doubt the microphone will let you connect at anything but 16-bit. The up conversion from 16-bit to 32-floating in Audacity is perfect. It's coming back down you have to be careful. 32-bit is different from 32-floating. As Steve above, Audacity works internally at 32-bit floating unless you force i...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recording problems for a newby
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Recording problems for a newby

There's not a lot of quality information on the microphone. That's more of a problem than you might think. The popular Yeti microphone is side address like yours, but they didn't say so until buried deep in the instructions. Nobody read that far and I've seen many Youtube performances with people u...
by kozikowski
Wed May 12, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Recording problems for a newby
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Recording problems for a newby

A good first-guess spacing is a power fist away from your pop and blast filter. https://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/PowerFistSpacing-Screen-500t.jpg If you don't use the pop filter, then a Hawaiian Shaka spacing. https://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/HawaiianShakaSpacing-NoScreen-500t.jpg Ther...