I was wondering if anyone has added or knows about adding Reverb to an audio book recording to submit to ACX. The author I am recording for has asked that I use reverb for the dialogue of a certain character in the story. I tested it out, and it still comes back as Meeting ACX Requirements, so no problem there. I just wondered if anyone had heard of that being an issue or ‘no-no’ for submitting to ACX. Any info you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thanks
ACX Check tests technical conformance. Is it loud enough, etc. It doesn’t test for theater and reading style. After the Robot at ACX checks for technical compliance, Human Quality Control takes over and checks for reading style, stuttering, odd breathing noises, etc.
ACX, as a rule hates theatrical effects. You’re creating a book reading not radio theater. The metaphor is reading to kids at the library. The most theatrical I’ve ever heard of is using music as bumpers to a chapter or other interstitial. Not wind sound during a reading of a chapter which takes place in a windstorm.
You can submit a test to ACX before you submit the final.