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by PaulL
January 3rd, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: New experimental feature in Audacity
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

Re: New experimental feature in Audacity

Thanks. This feature will be in the coming Audacity version 2.1.0, with some differences in the details of the user interface.
by PaulL
September 19th, 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: New experimental feature in Audacity
Replies: 4
Views: 1523

New experimental feature in Audacity

I have implemented a new experimental feature in Audacity that I believe could be a tremendous convenience for the editing of voice.

Here is a link to a demonstration.

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1oXsNjFJwS-iL7JDIhb4fAAaNuN54ZRt
by PaulL
September 19th, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Audacity Voiceover Users' Group on Facebook
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Audacity Voiceover Users' Group on Facebook

Hello, I'm Paul, whom some of you know as the author of free de-clicker and de-esser plug-ins for Audacity. I manage a Facebook group dedicated just to technical help for users of Audacity for spoken word, be it for LibriVox or elsewhere. I welcome all here who use Audacity to join those discussions...
by PaulL
September 19th, 2014, 8:56 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Improvements to Audacity
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Improvements to Audacity

Do you want to replace a short selection with an equal length of your room tone? Silence doesn't insert tone, and paste does not preserve the length of the selection. But I asked some people at the Audacity Forum about the problem, and the result was this pair of plug ins. These solve the problem ve...
by PaulL
September 19th, 2014, 8:48 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity
Replies: 32
Views: 15640

Re: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity

I find the De-Clicker a very useful tool as well. Most of the time I can spot my truly annoying clicks pretty quickly, zoom in, delete. But some are stinky, and then I use the tool. Although I don't apply it to the entire track, I do use it for a few words here and there, sometimes even just a port...
by PaulL
July 17th, 2014, 5:55 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity
Replies: 32
Views: 15640

Re: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity

Yes! Using spectrum to find the frequency to notch, then notching it. I wrote a program to do this automatically to my satisfaction, so there is one less sort of sound blemish I need to listen for and treat by hand singly as I edit.
by PaulL
July 17th, 2014, 3:22 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity
Replies: 32
Views: 15640

Re: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity

As for de-esser, the method behind it might be described as a "multi-band brickwall limiter." It's not just a simple lowpass. I apply this after I compress my recordings, so that the rms of the track has been raised near to -20 dB. With the default settings, roughly speaking, it looks for white spot...
by PaulL
July 17th, 2014, 3:13 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity
Replies: 32
Views: 15640

Re: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity

Ruth's caution is all to the good. I recommend that you develop trust in certain settings before using them on whole tracks. You may want a higher threshold or fewer bands -- either makes the effect less aggressive, and fewer bands will also mean a lot less computation. You may want to use stronger ...
by PaulL
July 15th, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity
Replies: 32
Views: 15640

Re: DeEsser & DeClicker Plug-ins For Audacity

Hello! I am the author of these plug-ins, and Steve brought this forum thread to my attention. I welcome your questions, suggestions, criticisms, success stories, relating to these tools. I don't pretend that I have discovered the best settings balancing computation time and quality of results. The ...
by PaulL
July 15th, 2014, 7:48 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello, LibriVox!
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Hello, LibriVox!

Hello, LibriVox! I have narrated a few copyrighted audiobooks, and am the author of some Nyquist plug-ins for Audacity that were lately discovered and well received by some other people here. Remove mouth smacks and whistling sibilance automatically! http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&...