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Johnb2
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Radio

Post by Johnb2 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:12 pm

Hi Lads,

I have been recording the volunteer audiobooks with Audacity and I am using 2.2.1. I also follow the audiobook mastering process which works quite well, thank you.

Recently a friend asked if I could record a few spots for him to run on the radio. However, the last time I did one it was on an Ampex reel to reel. I am wondering if I can do it with Audacity and how different need the process be from the audiobook mastering. When I would record freelance stuff at local studios in the 70's they used to compress the heck out of the audio to make it jump out of the speakers, can I do that myself in Audacity? Any tips and tricks?

john

Trebor
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Re: Radio

Post by Trebor » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:45 am

Johnb2 wrote:When I would record freelance stuff at local studios in the 70's they used to compress the heck out of the audio to make it jump out of the speakers, can I do that myself in Audacity? Any tips and tricks?
The new & improved "LevelSpeech2.ny" plugin will do that ...
''LevelSpeech2'' suggested settings.png
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How to install plugin ...http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Downl ... ns#install

Johnb2
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Re: Radio

Post by Johnb2 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:28 am

Thanks Trebor.

I downloaded it. Looks good! Is it the final part of your chain or do you normalize after it?

john

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Re: Radio

Post by Trebor » Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:32 am

Johnb2 wrote: Is it the final part of your chain or do you normalize after it?
Sometimes LevelSpeech2 can be a little bit too loud & cause clipping. Normalizing afterwards will cure that ...
Normalize used to cure clipping caused by ''Levelspeech2''.gif
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[ Red lines are "show clipping" ]

Johnb2
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Re: Radio

Post by Johnb2 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:22 pm

Thanks again, Trebor

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Re: Radio

Post by kozikowski » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:44 pm

The link says "Experimental Version. When is it real?

Are the revisions called out in the code? Which Rev is current?

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Re: Radio

Post by Trebor » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:05 am

kozikowski wrote:The link says "Experimental Version. When is it real?
The experiment was to add sliders for attack & decay times.
Once they have been adjusted to match speech they could be hidden.

The original (nonadjustable) attack & decay times on LevelSpeech were too slow for speech, IMO.

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