I’m hoping you processing experts can provide some timely advise.
Is Chris’s (sp?) Compressor 1.2.6 still the best among the options?
Are there any other plugins that I should explore for my purposes?
I’m processing lots of spoken word audio for audiobooks. I use the 1.2.6 version almost daily, and overall I’m happy with the results (although I have to chop off the beginning/end where that compressor adds some noise.)
When researching compression and tools, that product is the most recommended I’ve seen among the Audacity crowd.
I also read Chris passed a few years ago, and I found the site where it now lives (including the 1.2.7 beta version, which I do NOT use).
I found a de-Esser I like better than Spitfish (which is the most recommended.)
Because software tends to improve regularly, I’m wondering if anybody else has found an upgrade or something better than Chris’s. It’s unusual something that old hasn’t been upgraded by someone. I’m also not using the stock EQ options, as I like the KarmaFX version better. (I’m always looking for better tools, so if you know of something better, I’m all ears.)
Do you still feel that is the best compressor among the options? (assuming my application: spoken word, no music.)
Any advantages to the built-in version?
I realize I could play around with some of them, but wondering if anybody has any thoughts.
My needs are simple: Making quality audio books and compression is standard among the processing for that audio.
All feedback welcomed!
PS: I’ve been blown away at how helpful this community is.