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Post by markeb04 » August 22nd, 2019, 1:41 pm


Audacity running on Windows with a USB mic.

I have plenty to learn, but some issues I had were plosives, breathing sounds, smacking lips, working out background noise, and adjusting to volume 89db. Also, I am still learning about leveling (?). I am looking at tutorials, but since this version of Audacity has done away with the Leveler effect, I am looking at how to use Compression.

I got a Blue Yeti Mic on a scissor arm and pop filters, did some experimenting with the mic gain. Also, did some work to reduce background noise (e.g. cut off ceiling fan), but I think that the environmental background noise will improve as I intend to record at night, experiment more with the mic gain, learn to use Audacity better.

Thanks for your input!

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Post by dannielunb » August 23rd, 2019, 4:19 am


The quality is great. Congratulations.

Thanks for sharing.


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Post by TriciaG » August 23rd, 2019, 6:28 am


Well, whatever you did, this is darn near perfect. Volume is dead-on, the background noise is nonexistent, tech settings all OK. No need to experiment further!

Note that for OUR purposes, some breathing and other human noises are fine. (Some listeners have told us that leaving out breaths entirely makes the recording sound unnatural.) Unless you're breathing like an asthmatic rhinoceros, it's probably OK to not worry about breaths. ;)

You're good to go. Have fun!
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