Enclosed, please find LF_rolloff_for_speech.xml.zip. Unzip it and that should leave you with LF_rolloff_for_speech.xml. That’s a custom effect designed by Steve to work with Effect > Equalization. Remember where you put it.
Adding Eq Curves
Open the show or Generate > Noise > OK. It’s just to get something on the timeline.
Effect > Equalization > Save/Manage Curves > Import.
Point at LF_rolloff_for_speech.xml > OK. (it won’t open the ZIP. You have to decompress it)
From that point forward it appears as a standard curve.
Now on to your show.
— Open the show, chapter, clip, whatever. Select the whole thing by clicking just above MUTE.
Effect > Equalization > Select Curve: LF rolloff for speech, Length slider all the way up (8191) > OK.
Drag-select a second or so of pure room noise, no voice. In that test clip, I got it from 1.8 to 2.2 seconds. If your room noise never changes, you may be able to get the profile from that test clip but use it on your show. If you change anything like move the microphone, you’ll have to get the profile from the actual show. Anyway.
Effect > Noise Reduction: Profile.
Select the whole show by clicking just above MUTE.
Effect > Noise Reduction: 12, 6, 6 > OK
Effect > Normalize: [X]Remove DC, [X]Normalize to -3.2 > OK
That’s it. If you do that to each chapter, export as WAV (safety) and then re-export as MP3, you should be good to go.
Those are the directions you gave me, I pasted them above. Question #1: Are there actually two sets of directions here, one that begins with the word ‘Enclosed’ and the second that begins with the phrase, ‘Now, on to your show.’ I did what the first section says, I downloaded it and unzipped it and put it in my doc folder for Audacity stuff. But the rest of that section lost me. I don’t know what you mean by ‘point at.’ Also, I don’t know what ‘it’ is as in ‘from this point forward, it appears as a normal curve.’ What does?
Second question: Then in the second section, I selected the First Chapter, just completed, and tried to do the rest of the steps but only got to Effect/Equalization, because I don’t have any words on the screen like Select Curve LF Rolloff for Speech. And there’s only a straight green line dead center of the dialogue box that opened with Effect/Equalization, no curves.
The rest of the steps, I think I see those elements and will be able to do it, but I’m stuck at the beginning part.
Thank you, if I made enough sense to help me,