I have been recording the volunteer audiobooks with Audacity and I am using 2.2.1. I also follow the audiobook mastering process which works quite well, thank you.
Recently a friend asked if I could record a few spots for him to run on the radio. However, the last time I did one it was on an Ampex reel to reel. I am wondering if I can do it with Audacity and how different need the process be from the audiobook mastering. When I would record freelance stuff at local studios in the 70’s they used to compress the heck out of the audio to make it jump out of the speakers, can I do that myself in Audacity? Any tips and tricks?
The new & improved “LevelSpeech2.ny” plugin will do that …
How to install plugin …Missing features - Audacity Support
I downloaded it. Looks good! Is it the final part of your chain or do you normalize after it?
Sometimes LevelSpeech2 can be a little bit too loud & cause clipping. Normalizing afterwards will cure that …
[ Red lines are “show clipping” ]
The link says "Experimental Version. When is it real?
Are the revisions called out in the code? Which Rev is current?
The experiment was to add sliders for attack & decay times.
Once they have been adjusted to match speech they could be hidden.
The original (nonadjustable) attack & decay times on LevelSpeech were too slow for speech, IMO.