ACX is very stern about consistency through the course of the book. So you won’t be changing anything until after the first one. I live in horror of a Producer calling with the idea of scheduling a reshoot of a portion of a recording. “You do remember how you did it, right?” !@#$%^
Effect > Equalization is the completely manual tool. All the others are minors or subsets. They’re prebakes. You can manually drag the curve around toward the left and set the Length Value, yadda, yadda, or you can just use High Pass Filter. All baked in.
Steve’s LF_Rolloff (which I think is called something else now) is a very specific, intentional, custom High Pass Filter, which itself is a pre-bake Equalizer. The joke is Steve has become internationally famous for writing seven lines of equalizer code.
Yes, but those seven lines work really well. If he solves world peace or human hunger, they will pale in comparison.
near an airforce base so get jets flying overhead, am I right in thinking it’s the HPF that targets that sort of sound?
That’s messy. That may be one of the conditions where ACX wants you to stop and wait for the planes to finish going over.
Jets have many different tones. High screaming as they approach (compressor blades in the engine) followed by roar as they go over (airfoil and wing noises) and then rumble after they pass (exhaust noise). They cover many if not all audible tones, not just high or low. You win!
I was in a position to hear the front and rear of a commercial jet. You would think the back of a jet strong enough to fling the airplane into the air would be loud, but it’s nothing against the ear-splitting, demented screaming coming from the front.
I will reference Ian, the current champion of long forum postings. He lives on a noisy corner and records at night. Even I try to record at night. I can hear traffic passing in the background of my presentations. I know what it is. It’s my non-sound proofed window. I just haven’t gotten up enough effort to design and build a panel to cover it up. I’m not reading for bux, either.
“Audio Mastering for Dummies” book
Nobody’s racing to write that book because it’s too open ended. Mastering for what? AudioBook is a tiny subset of audio production.
“Well,” you might well say, “write that one.”
That’s not what you or anybody else really wants. What everybody really wants is “Foolproof Disaster Recovery for Dummies.” The goal is buy a Blue Yeti, record an audiobook on the kitchen table, become internationally famous and retire to a villa on Côte d’azur.
So not happening. There was a recent posting from someone promising “easy pro audio filters.” What he meant was how to filter your “soundproofed studio recording” for sale. Not your kitchen table recording. Note the commercial grade soundproofing panels behind him. This was a difficult image to get, but I wanted that idea.
Everybody arrives with different problems and damage, so it’s really hard to pre-bake rescues.
ACX itself has videos about how to do this. Step one: build a studio. Kitchen table need not apply.