Effects chain to use in Audacity

Hi All,

Here is my sample for review. I am interested in what effects are recommended for a chain to improve the recording. Could someone create an EQ that I can apply?

My mic is the 5th Generation Rode Nt1 and Solo interface.

The EQ is close to idea after everything below 100Hz is removed


There’s a glitch just as you begin to speak …

If that’s not an edit you made, then it’s either a dropout or a noise-gate.

Hi Trebor, I did the 2 second quiet then the reading. The reading was too long and I cut it out then did another recording. I joined the two using the join feature and that is probably the problem. I’ll send another recording this weekend.

Here is a better sample.

The frequency-plot is close to ideal.

IMO the only way to improve your EQ would be to apply dynamic-equalization,
which continuously adjusts the EQ if part of it goes above a threshold,
that would treat any excessive sibilance & resonance.

Sonible Pure:EQ plugin does that, it has a generous 30-day free trial … pure:EQ - sonible
[ It’s a VST3 plugin which works in Audcaity3 ].

Other dynamic-equalization plugins are available, but as far as I’m aware,
they’re more complicated & more expensive.

Then a store-bought de-clicker plugin and you’re good-to-go.

[ Audacity does not have any native tools for dynamic-equalization ].

This is an unedited recording. Can you create an EQ from it? Instructions you provided are greek to me. My knowledge of EQ is very little.

You’re using good equipment: it shouldn’t need much EQ adjustment.
Apart from removing the signal below 100Hz , (which is only noise),
High pass 100Hz 48dB-octave
I don’t think your EQ can be bettered in Audacity: it’s almost perfect.

To correct the momentary issues like occasional excessive sibilance, and resonance,
a dynamic-equalizer plugin is needed, it just acts when required, automatically,
whereas Audacity’s equalizer applies corrections to all of the selected audio.

Ok. I can see the High Pass filter takes a lot off the floor of the spectrogram view.