kozikowski wrote: ↑
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:58 pm
I can't wait for the results of the wall power test.
Ah yes. I've actually tried this test a bunch of different times, I had the same idea. No change at all (unfortunately.. I wish that was it). I tried unplugging the charger from the laptop all together, I also tried two different outlets all together, one a power strip and one directly into a nearby wall outlet. Nothing!
We publish an actual hum reducer. Are you using that?
I think I need to do more research into this particular hum. Normally I usually use noise reduction, and did on my first finished audiobook. The quality of the finished audiobook sounded really good, but then when ACX published it the quality sounded so much worse, like they did something to it... (tips on this appreciated as well actually!) But I recorded on a yeti, so I had to do some noise reduction to get rid of the normal sort of "hum" My equipment/studio/setup just isnt good enough to forgo noise reduction altogether. That's actually what prompted me to switch to the Rode, which seems to have a much better sound quality (before all these issues!! and no massive hum initially.)
Someone recently suggested trying a notch filter with the really loud unusual hum that's now happening with the beeping. It's hard to differentiate between a "normal hum" and the "really loud new hum" I noticed more recently sometimes because I think I get so focused on the beeping...
That being said yeah it was definitely the notch filter that distorted my voice in my test last week (much moreso than the noise reduction), but it did remove the hum completely.
I just installed the hum remover, do you suggest keeping the settings that are preprogrammed in? The threshold is at 10 but it doesn't seem to do enough with the settings as is. Still isn't sounding great. In comparison noise reduction does sound better at least to my ears.
Backtracking, separate from the beep/hum -
I am waiting for a children's book to be approved by ACX that I recorded weeks ago with this Rode mic (pre-beep issue) to see if the quality is maintained or if it gets distorted by ACX like the books I did with the yeti. It's like they added a fuzzy noisy undertone to my first book that absolutely wasn't there in the files I submitted to ACX, it's a noticeable difference! Everything sounded pretty good on my end, even with the yeti as my mic.
If you're interested, this was the book, and if you click the sample and turn the volume up all the way you can definitely get a sense of the quality.
https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Hollywoods-As ... 5747&sr=8-
I actually posted a topic about this and if there's a way to do something to prevent ACX from worsening my audio quality but didn't get much help. So while we're here please let me know you're thoughts! I was hoping the new mic would be a solution and it was before this whole mess started...