Dtcastid wrote: ↑
November 9th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Thanks for the valuable feedback and will take into account in the next chapter/section I'm getting ready to record.
First, I apologize for the mislabeling of the file. I uploaded it again with the correct "08" and list it below. Runs at the same 32:3.
I also have a couple of questions for you. Would you suggest that I automatically use either the "Normalize" or "High Pass" options to correct the DC bias? Or is there some number or range I'm looking for on the Checker as a guide of when or when not to use it? This recording showed +160 (+0.04889%), so I'm wondering what to look for.
Definitely will move the microphone away a bit to help with the clipping.
Chapter 8 - Toinette and the Elves - is now PL OK
Yes, I suggest you use one of those - out of habit I use a High Pass filter on my recordings. There is no part of my voice - or yours - down below 100 Hz anyway and such a filter can reduce any very low frequency rumbles in the recording (as well as the DC).
It doesn't much matter where in your editing process you use this filter - just pick some point that makes sense to you and get used to doing it consistently. The +160 Checker is showing you is a pretty large number for the DC bias, and will be pretty much unchanged as long as you keep your current microphone / preamp / computer - it's an electronic thing in one of those components. Other chapters in this book are getting DC Bias readings of 0, +1, -1, +3, etc.
You are using Checker! Good for you. When I'm ready to submit a chapter, I export it to MP3 and look at it with Checker. If the Volume reading is not close to 89.0 (like in the 88.0 to 90.0 dB range) I'll go back to Audacity and use the Amplify effect to boost or reduce the volume of the entire track. (Of course you only need adjust the overall volume if it falls outside the 86 to 92 dB range. Be sure that the Amplify effect is set to not allow clipping.)
I see you have another chapter in this book coming up - I'm looking forward to it.