I'm half-way through a voice course but I've had to pause it temporarily so please don't pay much attention the voice itself but I'm hoping there might be someone kind enough to assist me with my settings.
Edit - (Sorry, moderator, I left out some rather important details I see now).
Windows 8.1 (with update)
Snowball Blue microphone with shock ring and filter.
Home-made mini-booth which surrounds the microphone (I still have to wait until late at night for less traffic noise, etc. though until I can turn my closet into a studio).
I've been browsing for a while and I've picked up quite a few tips from here plus the requirements for the Audible.com site.
I think I have the list of steps I need now. I added to the start of it tonight after reading the wonderful advice here: http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic ... 28&t=73267.
This added to my list amplify, settings for noise removal and the wonderful Noise Gate tool.
I then proceeded with what I already had but ended up doing another noise removal at the end.
I quite like the result. It involved a lot less work in removing extra noise. I think the background hiss is perhaps a TAD loud but I agree that dead silence is likely not appreciated by most listeners. One think I would like to fix, however is a strange wavering/wobbling every now in the dialogue. I promise I'm not wavering and wobbling myself.
If there is anybody experienced who would take a look at my list and a listen and let me know what I should or shouldn't be doing I would very much appreciate it.
- Audacity tips
- Always record silence at the start for the noise removal.
- Amplify on default (0 db).
- Remove noise.
- Select conspicious unwanted noise between phrases and silence them (CTRL+L).
- Noise gate.
- Normalize at -2dB.
- Compress at 18dB, -
50dB noise floor.
- Equalization base
- boost and treble
- Normalize again at -
- Hard limit at -3dB.
- Normalize for final time at -2dB.
- De-ess if needed for any sibilant sounds.
- Convert to female:
F#/Gb up A#Bb
Percent change 13.290
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