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by audiomike
January 11th, 2021, 6:45 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Under The Flight Path
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Under The Flight Path

Could you post a bit of recording with before, during, and after the fly-overs? (unedited of course)
by audiomike
December 27th, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: GJConover Test
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: GJConover Test

I don't know if I listened to the original or a re-post of the recording, but there is some serious distortion caused by clipping. Your input gain may be set too high or you may have done it with Amplify after recording in order to meet the technical specs. If the mic gain is set too high, you can s...
by audiomike
December 26th, 2020, 7:11 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Advice for Editing Faster + Strange
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Advice for Editing Faster + Strange

There's really not much wrong with the test recording. As for mouth clicks, there are only a few, and they're in the middle of your voice, not in the gaps. This is quite normal and generally not noticeable. Mouth clicks don't usually appear in the gaps between speech unless you're running out of air...
by audiomike
December 24th, 2020, 1:24 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Advice for Editing Faster + Strange
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Advice for Editing Faster + Strange

I downloaded one of your recordings (Early Cave Men - chapter 07). This must have been a long editing session since there's a lot you had to get rid of one piece at a time. It's pretty over processed to begin with. You are also cutting off the ends of words with your edits. For example, listen to th...
by audiomike
November 23rd, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Microphones?
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: Microphones?

How about just doing a new Microphone Showdown? The recent proliferation of USB mics from cheap to expensive should yield some interesting results. Provide a separate topic for comments on the showdown and work from there.
by audiomike
November 20th, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: Mic Test Listener Feedback Wanted [OK]
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Mic Test Listener Feedback Wanted [OK]

Hello Scott, Your recording has a really heavy low end. This is usually caused by something called the Proximity Effect, i.e. being too close to the mic. It happens when using a good mic like the NT1a. Alternatively, it could also be your natural deep voice. Either way, it affects intelligibility an...
by audiomike
November 18th, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Is this a decent mic?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Is this a decent mic?

The rule of microphones is simple. Cost is inversely proportional to noise. The cheaper the mic, the noisier the electronics are. Your best bet is to go with something that's at least $100 from an established maker. Just about anything from Audio Technica, Blue, Rode, or Samson will do. My personal ...
by audiomike
October 26th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Microphones?
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: Microphones?

Concentrating on how the audio gets to the software will result in a lot less problems with the tests. Yes, nowadays there a lot of options; some good, some not so good. But if you stick to USB mic, PC/Mac, and Audacity, there will be less headaches for those doing the PL on the tests. Most people c...
by audiomike
October 24th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Microphones?
Replies: 16
Views: 878

Re: Microphones?

I'm sure the price of the U87 wouldn't scare anybody away. But why was there no mention of ribbon mics and reel to reel tape recorders? Let's see, should I use a U87 or my iPhone? They both sound the same to me. :D Seriously, though, I would try to stay away from headset mics of any kind. They're a ...
by audiomike
October 6th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Opinion sought on my new purchase mic mixer PreSonus
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Opinion sought on my new purchase mic mixer PreSonus

PreSonus makes decent stuff. You should have no problem recording for Librivox or podcasting with that setup. It comes with Studio One Artist software. You can install it and play with it if you want but if you're new to audio you'll want to stick with Audacity (which is free). Software like Studio ...
by audiomike
October 2nd, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test aleksandra
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: 1 minute test aleksandra

Sounds, and looks, like a noise cancelling mic and/or waaayyyy too much noise reduction.
by audiomike
September 24th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: When is the Next Zoom Meeting? The World Wants to Know!
Replies: 43
Views: 1551

Re: When is the Next Zoom Meeting?

What is this "work" thing everybody keeps talking about? This is an unfamiliar term. Is it a strange Librivox secret code word that unlocks some kind of esoteric knowledge?
by audiomike
September 23rd, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: Add Producer Role
Replies: 31
Views: 4735

Re: Suggestion: Add Producer Role

Geeeez, I only meant to read the label on the can of worms, not open it. But now that it's open, let's see what's inside. I'm glad someone mentioned the Noise Reduction remark. Yes, it was a stretch, but not by much. I have seen PLs of the one minute test repeatedly tell people to use as much as 16 ...
by audiomike
September 23rd, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Suggestion: Add Producer Role
Replies: 31
Views: 4735

Re: Suggestion: Add Producer Role

I can envision some poor soul having loads of fun trying to edit/master a dramatic project where close proximity dialog is taking place between a person using a good mic in a quiet space and someone recording in their kitchen with the mic built into their laptop. Willing suspension of disbelief, ind...
by audiomike
September 18th, 2020, 5:36 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: How long does it take you to record and process one hour of audio?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: How long does it take you to record and process one hour of audio?

annise wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 4:12 am
And from what I have seen of paid readers with an engineer, it doesn't finish up much quicker
That's because the engineers are getting paid by the hour. :D