I found this forum and it has so much good information! I wanted to know if any of you have a moment to review my audio and tell me what you think, and what tweaks I maybe able to make.
These were recorded recently for 2 auditions and the process was:
-Recorded Standing in a home sound booth (Moving Blankets, PVC, pure determination)
-Mic: MXL Studio 1 Red Dot (USB) obviously recording into Audacity.
-Original stats: RMS=-24.3 / Noise Floor 42-dB
I applied the RMS Normalize to -21, and A noise reduction of -25dB after taking a sample. They have both passed the ACX Check
I worry that I’m losing the bass tone of my voice from the increased noise reduction but in the quietest of circumstances to ensure I don’t have to normalize so much the recording volume is set to 90%.
Any help or guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks!
-25dB is a lot of Noise Reduction:
-10dB is about the limit before processing artefacts become conspicuous, (e.g when you inhale).
IMO don’t use any more than -10dB noise reduction, if the noise-floor is still too high try couture expander plugin to push it down, (again -10dB is about the limit before it begins to sound weird) .
BTW notching 60Hz, & using a rumble-filter will reduce your noise-floor measurement quite a bit before any noise-reduction is applied …