Noise Floor

That’s more better.

I did cheat a little. I chopped off the last four seconds of room tone (silence). It’s possible to fake out some of the tools if you put too much silence in there.

I applied the three Mastering steps from here. The — Process section gives you the tool settings.

Effect > Equalization. That’s the rumble filter.
Effect > RMS Normalize. That sets RMS or loudness to ACX standards.
Effect > Limiter. That sets high volume peaks to ACX to avoid digital overload damage.

These tools values stick. You only have to enter the settings once.

I ran ACX Check and all three specifications were met. I didn’t need to do anything to the noise. You performed quiet enough to just make it work on its own. And most important, you sound like you (human).

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From here you can do additional steps and quality tuning, but you should see if you can duplicate what I did. To be clear, you could submit that just as it is. There’s a good chance it would go through.