I’ve used the forum a lot recently and found very helpful information so far but I still have a problem I need your help with.
I am recording an audiobook for ACX. I appear to have a quiet voice so have started using a mic with a gain button up full.
I have checked the ACX specifications and have downloaded the ACX checker plugin.
I use Windows 10 and Audacity 2.4.1.
I use the process noted on another thread:
EFFECT / Filter Curve / Manage / Factory Presets / Low Rolloff for Speech / OK
EFFECT / Loudness Normalize / RMS -20 / ok
EFFECT / Limiter - Soft limit/ 0 / 0 / -3.50 / No / ok
EFFECT / Noise reduction / Get Noise Profile
EFFECT / Noise reduction - 10 / 6 / 6
ANALYZE / ACX Checker
Whilst this does pass everything on the ACX checker. I find my recording still has a loud hiss. I’ve also tried Killer Mosquito(8) and Peace Equaliser but these haven’t helped.
I really just wanted to know if there was anything else I could do to negate the noise. I’m aware that using gain increases the volume and therefore the background noise, but I thought noise reduction would reduce it enough to sound “normal”.
I’ve atttached the raw unedited test recording in WAV format with no effects/edits. I’ve also attached the post edit/effects WAV file which I still think is too loud in the background but it does pass ACX checker. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions.