As I commented to a friend in a different venue, the tough cases show up wanting to crank out audiobooks with the same budget as a venti half-decaf cappuccino. Then there’s the matter of the noisy USB microphones for which there still is no current accessible cure. So the answer in both those cases is: You don’t.
ACX itself created some very nice videos on how to do this recording thing.
The woman announcing under a duvet in the bathroom is in final production, but no joy yet. The last submitted clips have problems and will not pass ACX. But that’s instructive. Can you picture a tutorial called: “Recording under a duvet in the bathroom?”
Please note in all of these postings, you can’t go directly from the first post to the last, no matter how big your magic wand is. Do you think Bruno would have listened to us if we had told him at the first post to burn it down, hose it off and start over? Yet, that’s what he did.
How’s that Hollywood sound booth coming along? That technique actually appears in one of the ACX videos, but it was over six months in the making.
It’s nice to think you can post standardized solutions, but I heard an illuminating item on a podcast the other day. The two most popular people on earth are the hotel concierge and Apple Genius Bar. Neither has any discernible structure beyond having enormous resources and a willingness to help. In the case of the Genius Bar a willingness to help at your appointment frequently days away.