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Post by bubbaspeare » August 6th, 2019, 6:50 pm

I did a couple of snippets here some time ago. Suddenly, overnight, I now have different 'stuff', so everything has changed and needs to be tested again.

The problem: Checker software won't run on my old Apple OSX software. Says a newer version of OSX is needed. When I last tried recording, I always had problems with volume that was too low, so I'm fully expecting that to be the case here too.

Does anyone know if an older version of the 'Checker is floating around? I'm going to keep this old Macbook as a standalone recording device, with no documents/email... just noise :-)

Found the opening paragraph of very long piece I'd love to do. Hope that's a good substitute for the normal test (which I can't do without laughing :-)

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_bubbaspeare.mp3

And... I've been messing around with all the buttons on this new DAW. If there are bumps and crackles, it'll be because of that.

UPDATE: The laptop is an old MacBook Core 2 Duo. It CANNOT be upgrade to beyond its current Snow Leopard, but Checker requires the next higher OSX. I'd find it hard to use Audacity, as ripple editing alone makes Reaper worth the effort.

Cheers

Bubba

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Post by cowguy02 » August 7th, 2019, 3:02 pm

One quick correction

1) Volume: We need 86-92dB with 89dB being ideal. Your at 77.1 (so close!) this is what we need to do
Select the whole file in audacity
Go to effects>amplify
Type 13 in the top box
Hit apply

In the future turn up your recording gain (or in reaper just turn up the volume of the master file)

It's nice to see another reaper user on a old macbook around here :D 2007 mac and reaper over here.

Reupload that test and I'll take another look

~L
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Post by bubbaspeare » August 8th, 2019, 4:05 am

Thanks for that. Will do this weekend. :thumbs:

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Post by bubbaspeare » August 13th, 2019, 7:56 pm

Okay, managed to get Checker working on a Mac Core 2 Duo laptop running Snow Leopard.

Recorded the test sample again:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/librivox_test_2.mp3

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Post by cowguy02 » August 14th, 2019, 9:36 pm

bubbaspeare wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Okay, managed to get Checker working on a Mac Core 2 Duo laptop running Snow Leopard.

Recorded the test sample again:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/librivox_test_2.mp3
I’ll check that soon!
~Luke Castle
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Post by bubbaspeare » August 16th, 2019, 6:27 am

No sweat dude :D

One other thing: is the background noise from the audio interface acceptable/noticeable?

Now looking for what to record. So much choice...

- Bubba

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Post by cowguy02 » August 17th, 2019, 6:23 pm

your looking great! Have fun recording! Test marked PL OK by cowguy02
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Post by bubbaspeare » August 18th, 2019, 3:08 am

Phew! Thanks Luke

- Bubba

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