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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by NatsumeRika » Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:56 pm

This may seem like a silly question, but I feel like I'm using this all wrong. I use RMS normalize to get to -20 and ACX Check tells me I'm above the -3.0 limit. I fix the limit, but now I'm under the RMS -20. I just keep going back and forth. Can anyone please assist? Thank you.

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by steve » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:21 am

NatsumeRika wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:56 pm
I use RMS normalize to get to -20 and ACX Check tells me I'm above the -3.0 limit.
I previously posted the solution to that:
steve wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:15 pm
so what you need to do is to reduce the peaks without affecting the RMS (or at least, not affecting the RMS too much. To do that, use the Limiter to reduce the peaks. To minimize audible effects of the Limiter, use the "soft limit" option.
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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by NatsumeRika » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:27 am

steve wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:21 am
I previously posted the solution to that:
steve wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:15 pm
so what you need to do is to reduce the peaks without affecting the RMS (or at least, not affecting the RMS too much. To do that, use the Limiter to reduce the peaks. To minimize audible effects of the Limiter, use the "soft limit" option.
Thank you so much! This worked like a dream. Sorry I didn't go through to see if it was already answered. I was at my wit's end, having spent nearly 2 hours on 10 minutes of "finished" audio.

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by Mangasama » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:22 pm

Downloaded it but can't open .ny files. A bit confusing...

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by steve » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:11 pm

Mangasama wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:22 pm
Downloaded it but can't open .ny files. A bit confusing...
Instructions for installing Nyquist Plug-ins in Audacity 2.3.3 (Windows): https://manual.audacityteam.org/man/ins ... st_install
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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by neilpeart2 » Fri May 22, 2020 6:05 pm

Hello experienced Audacity users,

I am having a very difficult time getting my RMS levels to pass the ACX requirements. Is there someone out there who I can hire to help me fix this problem by walking me through it in a 1-on-1 Zoom session? If so, would you please email me at [personal information removed]?

Thank you!
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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by steve » Fri May 22, 2020 7:39 pm

neilpeart2 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 6:05 pm
I am having a very difficult time getting my RMS levels to pass the ACX requirements. Is there someone out there who I can hire to help me fix this problem by walking me through it in a 1-on-1 Zoom session? If so, would you please email me at
The helpers on this forum are volunteers. Due to the large amount of people asking for help, and the few number of people providing help, we are unable to offer personal telephone, email, zoom, home visits,...

Please start a new topic on the macOS forum board and one of the Mac people will send a reply. It may be worth reading through this post first: viewtopic.php?f=49&t=63799
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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by DVDdoug » Fri May 22, 2020 7:44 pm

The RMS Normalize effect is usually foolproof unless you do something afterwards to mess-up the volume.

If you Normalize to -20dB what do you get with ACX check?

Are you following the Recommended Audiobook Mastering Process?

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by kozikowski » Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 pm

That's the formal instructions. The actual process, if you have all the tools, boils down to this.

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If you recorded well in a quiet, echo-free room, you may be done.

If you think you are done, ACX has a way to post a short test. It's not a good idea to crank through a whole book and only then find out you made an odd but serious mistake on all the chapters.

viewtopic.php?p=395300#p395300

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Re: RMS Normalize

Post by kozikowski » Fri May 22, 2020 8:02 pm

Note that process is different with the recent Audacity upgrade.

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