I’m trying to test if I have the right set up for ACX(after recording for the much less rigorous Librivox) and can’t understand how to test the Noise floor on audacity 2.1.2, Mac. I saw some advice on a similar question that going to Amplify would give me the noise floor (I have 50) but I don’t understand how this translates into ACX requirements(-60db).
Also, how do I check that the audio measures between -23dB and -18dB RMS and has -3dB peak values ? Is this also related to the noise floor?
There is an error since the release of Audacity 2.2.0. You can’t select the whole track by clicking above MUTE. That graphic doesn’t exist any more. You click on the little blank spot in the lower right of the track INFO panel.
If you have reasonable recording hygiene, it should be possible to record a chapter, run it through those tools (in order) and out the door. The most likely thing to fail by far is noise. That’s why it has its own document.
Just for grins, record a test track and submit it to the forum. We will run it through the tools and see what’s what.
1)I’ve tried several times (and re-read the how to install instructions) but can’t manage to install the ACX nyquist plug-in . It pops up as text and I can’t find the audacity library to send it to. It isn’t on the list of existing plug ins either. Can some-one please tell me what I’m missing?
2) In the mean-time I would love feedback on this test(attached).