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by GrayHouse
October 13th, 2018, 8:04 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: The all-new "HELP! I have an Audacity problem" thread
Replies: 738
Views: 107093

Re: The all-new "HELP! I have an Audacity problem" thread

Check your Windows Permissions for the microphone:
Windows Button | Settings (gear icon)
select Privacy
select Microphone from the list on the left
check that it says Microphone access for this device is on. If it's not, use the Change button.

-Ian
by GrayHouse
October 1st, 2018, 1:21 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audacity 2.3.0 Released - now with Punch & Roll
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Audacity 2.3.0 Released - now with Punch & Roll

Download here. New Features include: Punch and Roll Recording Pinned play head can now be repositioned Playback speed can now be changed during playback Volume and speed toolbars can be resized for better accuracy Macro features enhanced and extended Lots of other good stuff and bug fixes - full det...
by GrayHouse
September 15th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] The Stone by Ivan Turgenev - dl
Replies: 30
Views: 731

Re: [Weekly Poem] The Stone by Ivan Turgenev - dl

What an interesting poem - here's my little effort:
- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/stone_turgenev_ik_128kb.mp3
- 1:29

Thanks,
-Ian
by GrayHouse
September 11th, 2018, 7:21 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: My microphone needs a preamp - any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: My microphone needs a preamp - any advice?

I too have slight reservations about whether the interfaces you're looking at will have enough gain. You won't know until you try. Some of the PR40 reviews on Amazon say they're using upwards of 55dB of preamp gain for voice work. That's quite a lot of gain, though not uncommon for low output dynami...
by GrayHouse
September 11th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: My microphone needs a preamp - any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: My microphone needs a preamp - any advice?

Hi Phil, On the Behringer U-Phoria UMC22, the Phantom power switch is the one on the back marked "+48V" - so it has switchable phantom power. As far as 'cheap' goes, I like cheap gear because it's accessible to everyone and, well, it's cheap! But it's my experience that corners get cut on the cheape...
by GrayHouse
September 11th, 2018, 2:22 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: My microphone needs a preamp - any advice?
Replies: 12
Views: 448

Re: My microphone needs a preamp - any advice?

Phil, Your PR40 mic is a dynamic mic so it doesn't actually need phantom power. Dynamic mics work in a simple fashion (usually coils and magnets) so they don't require any external power. Most audio interfaces have a switch that allows you turn phantom power on/off - just leave it turned off. If you...
by GrayHouse
September 1st, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] A Wish by Samuel Rogers - dl
Replies: 33
Views: 550

Re: [Weekly Poem] A Wish by Samuel Rogers - dl

And here's my little nugget of wishfulness:
- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/wish_rogers_ik_128kb.mp3
- 1:12

Thanks,
-Ian
by GrayHouse
September 1st, 2018, 1:57 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] A Wish by Samuel Rogers - dl
Replies: 33
Views: 550

Re: [Weekly Poem] A Wish by Samuel Rogers - dl

David,
Your reading is PL-OK :thumbs:
-Ian
by GrayHouse
August 24th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Audio editing effect question
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Audio editing effect question

If it's just on the beginnings and ends of words/phrases then it's probably a noise gate effect. They work by reducing the audio level (or muting it altogether) when the volume falls below a preset level, so they act to reduce the background noise between the words. They can also be used to attenuat...
by GrayHouse
August 10th, 2018, 9:33 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] IF, by Rudyard Kipling
Replies: 62
Views: 1475

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] IF, by Rudyard Kipling - dl

Hi Michele,
I'm not certain, but I think the fortnightly record may have been The Disagreeable Man - WS Gilbert which had 26 entries. I think you may be on course to beat that. Here's hoping...
-Ian
by GrayHouse
August 10th, 2018, 2:29 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] IF, by Rudyard Kipling
Replies: 62
Views: 1475

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] IF, by Rudyard Kipling - dl

Michele,
Your reading is PL OK - :thumbs:

Here's my offering for your fine collection:
- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/if_kipling_ik_128kb.mp3
- 2:20

Thanks,
-Ian
by GrayHouse
August 4th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] Home Songs by John Charles McNeill - dl
Replies: 20
Views: 573

Re: [Weekly Poem] Home Songs by John Charles McNeill - dl

Hi David,
Lovely choice of poem - I really enjoyed this one.

- https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/homesongs_mcneill_ik_128kb.mp3
- 1:20

Thanks,
-Ian
by GrayHouse
August 1st, 2018, 1:16 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Tech help needed with Replay.gain installation on Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Tech help needed with Replay.gain installation on Mac

I'm not really a mac person. I think some of the Audacity tutorials/wiki are out of date, which doesn't help.
Try looking in the folder: Applications/Audacity/plug-ins. I think that's the usual location for them.
-Ian
by GrayHouse
July 31st, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Dramatic Works
Topic: OPEN[PLAYS]One Act Play Collection 011-thw
Replies: 468
Views: 11004

Re: OPEN[PLAYS]One Act Play Collection 011-thw

Narrator for the Vampire Cat is ready for PL:

- https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/vampirecat_narrator_vanetten.mp3
- 7:56

It's my first narrator, so I hope this is OK.
Thanks,
-Ian