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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by smbutler » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:49 am

Now how do I get started on it? I put it in the plugin folder, but I don't know how to get started on it. Help?

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by steve » Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:35 pm

smbutler wrote:Now how do I get started on it? I put it in the plugin folder, but I don't know how to get started on it. Help?
To install Nyquist plug-ins on Windows, see: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/inst ... st_install
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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by magicmcm » Thu May 03, 2018 4:01 pm

Hi Steve,

I don't quite understand how to install these plug-ins (both the rms and acx check). I've downloaded them both in firefox, but neither show up in my attempts to add the plugins and enable them following Audacity's instructions.

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by steve » Thu May 03, 2018 4:09 pm

magicmcm wrote:I don't quite understand how to install these plug-ins (both the rms and acx check). I've downloaded them both in firefox, but neither show up in my attempts to add the plugins and enable them following Audacity's instructions.
The installation instructions are here: http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/inst ... st_install
At what point do you get stuck?
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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by kozikowski » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:36 pm

That was another problem the earlier tools had. They were aggressively input level dependent.

There is a current audiobook poster struggling with that now. I think they're trying to use a one-size fitz-all tool and it's not going well.

In RMS Normalize, the performance level is completely independent of the result. An amazing amount of complexity vanishes when you can do that.

Koz

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by christianw » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:56 pm

RMS Normalize saves my bacon.

As an amateur reading my own audiobook, I start with -23 in post.

That automatically gets into the ACX range, with other settingsfrom there.

(Audiobook producers have to meet the standards of Audible. The check in Audacity is called ACX Check.)

It is a great sigh of relief (don't forget to edit out the sigh) when the file passes the test.

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by HudsonKitchenFool » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:14 pm

Still struggling to get the RMS Normalize plug in to install. Tried the LAME install as well. Any suggestions?

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by BuckGodot » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:27 am

So here's my question. Complete amateur here... I normally use a plugin called Voxformer by Voxengo. It's magic and does wondrous things to my audio for my books. My normal procedure is to run Normalize, Voxformer and then Limiter. How would I use the RMS Normalize in this lineup?

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by kozikowski » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:01 pm

@ BuckGodot
It's magic and does wondrous things to my audio for my books.
We need to find out what Voxformer is doing.

We need someone to do an experiment. Announce a test according to this formula. It's 20 seconds long.

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/Test ... _Clip.html

Follow the formula exactly, please. Post the raw test here.

Now run the test clip through your normal Voxformer process and write down or screen grab the settings. Post the processed sound clip and the settings.

We note Voxformer is pay-to-play software. How much was your license? A simple, one-user license seems to be $395 usd.

Koz

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by kozikowski » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:10 pm

@ BuckGodot
How would I use the RMS Normalize in this lineup?
You may not need to. RMS Normalize is an automated version of Normalize which you're already using.

The goal is to produce a paid product using as few steps as possible.

How many books have you published? Which processes have you used before Voxformer? Did you have trouble with room noise?

Koz

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