ACX Check Issues

You’re going to need to come up with more loud.

Note how tall the blue waves are on your sound file and how tall they are after I mastered it (starting at 2). This is after.

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Now look at yours.

This is the relationship between the dB numbers.

https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/audiobook-mastering-version-4/45908/68

For a raw reading, occasional loud peaks may make it up to 50% on the blue waves. It’s never supposed to reach 100%.

Also announce so the green, bouncing sound meter just starts to turn yellow here and there. The meter is never supposed to turn red.

What’s the microphone? Sometimes there’s tricks to using microphones. You don’t always just announce into the end opposite the cable.

Home microphones are almost always of modest volume. If you announce softly, you can create a show that almost vanishes it’s so quiet.

Nobody announces directly into ACX, but you do have to get closer.

Continted? Not Contented? Is that a regional swing? Is it your book?

Koz