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by lurcherlover
Today, 12:10 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Am I up to standard?
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Am I up to standard?

I'll work on that microphone placement and use the one minute test to get things just right. I'm looking to get myself a USB Blue Yeti microphone in about 4 weeks time. For now I am just practicing my technique and still deciding on the best place to do my recordings as I have others in the house I...
by lurcherlover
Yesterday, 8:24 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Am I up to standard?
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Am I up to standard?

I heard the clip you linked. Pretty decent reading, and you will find you will get even better as you do more readings. I think though that you were a bit too close to the mic as on one or two places I could hear your breath hit the mic diaphragm. It was only slight and quite acceptable, but maybe e...
by lurcherlover
May 19th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: When is it time to reinstall Audacity?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: When is it time to reinstall Audacity?

Thank you for letting us know, Sister. That's good news! :thumbs: A few years back I discovered that my wi-fi router was causing my Samson Go Mic produce a regular ~4 Hz clicking all over my recordings. I switched to a different router to solve that issue, and later switched to a different mic syst...
by lurcherlover
May 18th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: ReplayGain: My approach
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: ReplayGain: My approach

Sorry if it was a bit too over technical! 0dB (zero) is the point where it will clip/distort (Going into the "red") Everything below that is minus dB (-1dB - 2dB etc). Audible.com only allow -3dB so if the highest peak reading is -3dB or -4dB it's OK - but -2dB or -1dB would be a no, no! They also a...
by lurcherlover
May 18th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: (Complete) Short Story Collection 087 - lt
Replies: 70
Views: 1327

Re: Short Story Collection 087 - lt

cherylstewart wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 11:36 am
Section 20 "The Bag" PL OK
No offense Peter, but I think the English have little room to comment on shooting passerines. :lol:
Cheryl
Absolutely! But you know the old English aristocracy! We have them in government these days, as it was then of course. At least Covid-19 is levelling things out!
by lurcherlover
May 18th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: ReplayGain: My approach
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: ReplayGain: My approach

To get the best sound it is good to keep the maximum Peak reading to -10dB Full Scale or even lower at -12dB. This means the recording is clean as even peaks that reach -4dB can have some small distortions. Also best to make the original recording at 24bit wav or 24 bit flac files. If really low on ...
by lurcherlover
May 16th, 2020, 12:59 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Intermittent clicking sound
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Intermittent clicking sound

It's always best to record just room sound for about a minute or two - no voice, when giving examples of noise or clicks. And make sure the gain is fairly high. I also think you are making the clicks. Try recording an extra 6 inches away from mic and increase the gain to compensate. Or you could ang...
by lurcherlover
May 14th, 2020, 5:51 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: (Complete) Short Story Collection 087 - lt
Replies: 70
Views: 1327

Re: Short Story Collection 087 - lt

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/ss087_horsedealersdaughter_pt_128kb.mp3 The Horse Dealer's Daughter by D H Lawrence (1885-1930) Duration: 43:38 Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/8914/8914-h/8914-h.htm Quite a passionate tale - maybe he was getting near to writing "Lady Chatterly's Lover"? G...
by lurcherlover
May 10th, 2020, 3:35 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: The Advantage Of Multiple Versions
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: The Advantage Of Multiple Versions

How can you say that, lurcherlover? - I'm truly enjoying your recording of The Clue of the Twisted Candle, and have no complaints! Martin (a terrier-lover) I'm not sure which post I made that you are referring to but it must have been one of those where I said I had made a terrible recording. Where...
by lurcherlover
May 8th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Continuity of accents
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Continuity of accents

So, I might do my next book/short story or whatever - in a French accent!
by lurcherlover
May 3rd, 2020, 12:27 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: How could I most effectively contribute my sound engineering skills?
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: How could I most effectively contribute my sound engineering skills?

The ideal candidates could be those people who struggle a bit and find the technical recording side difficult, and they could if they wished, have the recordings cleaned up. I've noticed quite a few recordings where the voice is distorted by a whine or hum at a certain frequency, and this can often ...
by lurcherlover
May 2nd, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: How could I most effectively contribute my sound engineering skills?
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: How could I most effectively contribute my sound engineering skills?

and I would welcome any comments about the quality or otherwise of my recordings. Thank you for the offer, lurcher, but I don't see myself in the critiquing business anytime soon. Edit: I took a listen anyway and, well, you were right. You have a very good recording setup and I don't think I could ...