Hi all - this is a great forum. I’m very new to this, but learning a lot.
I’m producing my first audiobook with new talent. I’m concerned that what she’s sending to me is problematic.
I was able to get it to pass ACX check but the resulting file doesn’t sound quite as “intimate” as other samples I’ve heard if that makes sense. I’m not sure what to tell her. (if anything…maybe it’s my ears )
Too much reverberation in the space? Not close enough to her mic?
Do you think this stands a chance to pass with ACX? I’d be very appreciative for other ears.
Let me predict the past. She recorded the first one out on the kitchen table because it was so much more comfortable than the soundproof cloak closet she had been using. When you complained, she went back in the closet (so to speak).
Audacity plug-in that checks if there is too much reverb?
Nope. They’re magic. Echo and reverb together make up one of the four horsemen—guaranteed ways to kill your show.
That sounds like you’ve removed a lot to treble in an attempt to treat the excessive sibilance, (e.g. the “t” in accident).
You’d be better off using a de-esser plugin rather than equalization to treat that problem, (it sounds like she’s on the phone).
Isn’t being a Producer fun? Do you have the sour stomach yet? Have you figured out which coin you’re going to flip to get between two contradictory recommendations? Stay away from dimes. They can get lost in heavy carpeting. I use quarters.
Koz - Thanks - Breaking out the rolaids as we speak!
Trebor - I didn’t reduce the treble. I used RMS reduction, noise reduction and limiter (soft limit, -3.5, 10). Either she didn’t send me a raw master and did some equalization on her own (I’m finding out) or it had something to do with the set-up changes she made.
Hmmm… I just might flip a coin yet. Or hope that a third person weighs in…