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by lurcherlover
October 11th, 2019, 12:17 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: The all-new "HELP! I have an Audacity problem" thread
Replies: 941
Views: 132975

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

I had too much background noise for my liking on my 1-minute test, even after I used Audacity's Equalizer to filter out 100Hz Rumble. I tried the Low rolloff for speech option. I used the High Pass Filter to remove up to 70 and up to 250 Hz. I had put the computer and external hard drive outside my...
by lurcherlover
October 10th, 2019, 5:56 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: The all-new "HELP! I have an Audacity problem" thread
Replies: 941
Views: 132975

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

I had too much background noise for my liking on my 1-minute test, even after I used Audacity's Equalizer to filter out 100Hz Rumble. I tried the Low rolloff for speech option. I used the High Pass Filter to remove up to 70 and up to 250 Hz. I had put the computer and external hard drive outside my...
by lurcherlover
October 8th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Help! Reader with too many inhalation noises
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Help! Reader with too many inhalation noises

Singers and woodwind players take the breathing technique to new heights. Some woodwind players can breath in as they are expelling air into the instrument - I forget the technical name for it, maybe double breathing or something. (Circular breathing?) Singers are very used to breathing in a way tha...
by lurcherlover
September 25th, 2019, 2:29 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: volume not high enough [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: volume not high enough [SOLVED]

It is slightly frustrating, but what I was trying to say to both you and tovarisch, is that the first thing you need to know is what they have done so far. Not quite down to did you plug it in but what do your sound waves look like. I still fall into the same trap with the LV emails I answer, I ass...
by lurcherlover
September 24th, 2019, 11:51 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: volume not high enough [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: volume not high enough

I just thought of a possible reason. (My memory is not what it used to be. :roll: ) Doris, try turning the gain knob on your FocusRite almost to the max (i.e. the 3/4 will not do it). I've had the same behavior with a PreSonus. The gain was not sensitive at all until you hit about 95%, then it jump...
by lurcherlover
September 24th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: volume not high enough [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: volume not high enough

It sounds fine now - pretty loud in fact. However, it would appear from the details supplied with the test that it was a USB mic. No mention of it being a condenser (capacitor) mic. If it's USB it would be running on 5 volts and fairly low current. So has the mic been changed? It's all a bit mysteri...
by lurcherlover
September 24th, 2019, 4:51 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: volume not high enough [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: volume not high enough

wow still cannot get to 89 db managed to get to 87 once - unsure what to do at this point. All volume levels are on 100% There is something wrong if all volume levels are on 100% and you are getting low level recordings. Can you tell us what mic you are using and if it requires phantom power, and i...
by lurcherlover
September 24th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: volume not high enough [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: volume not high enough

wow still cannot get to 89 db managed to get to 87 once - unsure what to do at this point. All volume levels are on 100% There is something wrong if all volume levels are on 100% and you are getting low level recordings. Can you tell us what mic you are using and if it requires phantom power, and i...
by lurcherlover
September 24th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: volume not high enough [SOLVED]
Replies: 22
Views: 769

Re: volume not high enough

Maybe someone has already suggested this, but you might try a mild pass of dynamic compression before amplifying. That is one way to even out the peaks and allow more room for amplification. Yes, this will work. However what I do is to check out the waveform and if there are one or two or more peak...
by lurcherlover
September 16th, 2019, 10:35 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: reposting my questions here as well
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: reposting my questions here as well

I am wary of visiting sites that claim to "assess" (or something of the sort) my ability to be something. If they are honest (and true), what if they tell me that I can't be what I'd like to be? That's a bummer! :? (see the "what if I suck" thread too). And if they are there to encourage me to try ...
by lurcherlover
September 15th, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [Complete] Short Story Collection 082 - lt
Replies: 107
Views: 4217

Re: [GROUP] Short Story Collection 082 - lt

Sorry to be a pain, but just noticed in the MW the spelling of Fawcett - hope it wasn't my fault.

Peter
by lurcherlover
September 15th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [Complete] Short Story Collection 082 - lt
Replies: 107
Views: 4217

Re: [GROUP] Short Story Collection 082 - lt

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss082_lostday_pt_128kb.mp3

A Lost Day by Edgar Fawcett (1847-1904)

Duration: 17:45
17.04MB
Source:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32117/32117-h/32117-h.htm#A_LOST_DAY

I've lost a load of days - must add up to several years ...

Peter
by lurcherlover
September 14th, 2019, 4:25 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: reposting my questions here as well
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: reposting my questions here as well

Regarding the purchase of equipment, it would be useful to know what you have now (if anything) - but also how much you want to spend. As for a mic, a good neutral mic would be a good choice, but these can cost anything between $150 and $1,500 I use a mic costing approx. $700 (£580) but I've also us...
by lurcherlover
September 10th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: A fan-blown heater and audio volume
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: An fan-blown heater and audio volume

A fan heater sucks the air out of the room and reduces the pressure on your eardrums and so you are unable to hear as well. You think it's electrical or the output amp, but it's also lack of oxygen. It's also psychological because the lack of oxygen makes you light headed as if you had consumed 7 sh...
by lurcherlover
September 6th, 2019, 1:12 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Practical limits to headphone 'cordage'
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Practical limits to headphone 'cordage'

I don't wish to invest in WiFi and I've not had good experiences with wireless headphones. Is there a practical limit to the effective length of a cord for headphones? Do they sell 'extension cords' for these? I think I could get more PLing done (when no text is required) if I could sit in a comfor...