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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by newmarket2 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:30 pm

Trebor,

thanks for helping and the equalization curve. To my ears, the improvement is small.

I'm now thinking we should rerecord. And, that raises several questions:

You suggest turning off Windows "corrective enhancement" but I can't find where this setting is located.

Thanks!
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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by newmarket2 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:42 pm

We've tested another pass at recording, but with foam behind the laptop.
Much better!

Now, Trebor, where do I turn off Windows corrective adjustment?
I can't find it
I'm running Windows 10 and it's up to date.....if that matters
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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:27 pm

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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:30 pm

The more you turn your recording space into a studio, the better. Carpet, Foam, Towels, Duvets, Blankets, Moving Quilts. You're going to need that with a better microphone anyway.

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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by Trebor » Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:30 pm

newmarket2 wrote:... where do I turn off Windows corrective adjustment? ...

Put the cursor on the Windows loudspeaker icon, then press right mouse button.
Then left mouse click on "Recording devices", then inspect "Microphone" properties, and disable any "corrective enhancement" you find , like "echo cancellation"or"noise reduction".

http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/faq_recording_troubleshooting.html#enhancements
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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by newmarket2 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:21 pm

Trebor wrote:Then left mouse click on "Recording devices", then inspect "Microphone" properties, and disable any "corrective enhancement" you find , like "echo cancellation"or"noise reduction".
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Thanks. Found it.

Currently, items that are checked are:
Immediate mode
Beam Forming
Items unchecked:
Disable all sound effect (perhaps I should check this one?)
Noise Suppression
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:28 pm

Disable all sound effect

Sound Effects is likely to add "Cathedral Ambience" to your work. I got stuck with that once. I couldn't understand why the machine under test wouldn't pass. Would. Not. Pass. No matter what I did. Stupid Windows.

You can totally do this by listening. That wine-glass sound went away, right? It's never going to sound like Warner Brothers Recording, but it may be presentable.

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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:33 pm

Noise Suppression may be a problem if your computer has fan noises. Sometimes the only way the microphone is presentable is with all those suppression tools running.

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That's from the ACX instruction video. That's a MacBook Pro which doesn't have fan noise (unless stressed).

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Re: best filter for hollow sound

Permanent link to this post Posted by newmarket2 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:56 pm

Thanks everyone.

We rerecorded with better sound-deadening.
And, after playing with the equalizer, it's good enough (I know! We'll come back in the future and redo it anyway and we'll use our good mic and pre-amp; and more sound-proofing; and turning off all the effects in Windows)

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