Chapter fails "ACX check."

Home reading audiobooks is not for the easily frightened.

I hope to goodness you have WAV or Audacity Projects of each raw chapter of the read. We can’t take effects, corrections or filters out of a production. Once you master, that’s the end of the world.

There is a published ACX Mastering process.

Please note it starts with a raw, uncorrected reading and if you read in a quiet, echo free room, that’s all you need.

Noise Gate and stiff Noise Reduction are not recommended. If you believe ACX, they are forbidden. They take a hard line on this stuff.

So, do you or your presenter have Audacity Projects or WAVes of the original, raw, unprocessed reading?