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  1. It was a problem with the speakers.
  2. The recording I attached is not of the original recording. I posted it only as an auditory example of the popping effect through the speakers. I have no idea how it was recorded. There are probably all sorts of background noises present.
  3. Justin P Brown

    Popping Plosives

    I am recording an audio book. I have an issue with playback, popping plosives. It only occurs when played back through my friend's computer speakers, which have no issues playing back other recordings. The recording plays back fine through my and his headphones, and also through my and another friend's laptops. My guess is it's a compression issue. These are my settings using ReaComp: Threshold: -30 Pre-comp: 0 Attack: 3ms Release: 100ms Classic Attack: ON Auto Release: OFF Ratio: 4:1 Knee: 3db Low/High Passes: Default RMS: 5ms (default) Wet: 0 Dry: -20 Auto Make-Up: ON or OFF Limit Output: ON My chain consists of ReaEQ, set with standard low and high pass filtering, followed by the above compression and then another, flat ReaEQ with a gain boost of around 2 to 3db. My recording volume is -5db. I have been singing with mics for about 30 years and so have good proximity control. My mic is a condenser with wind shield, set up approximately 30cm away from me, in a sound absorbent recess. The recording has been tested by the ACX analyser and is well within the required parameters for peak, RMS and noise floor. I attach a recording of the playback through my friend's computer speakers where the popping sound can easily be heard. Thanks. popping.mp3
  4. The room tone is the ambience of the room I record in, so is necessary to use in conjunction with the recordings I am doing, for consistency. The room tone is simply a recording of the ambience of the room without myself in it. It is a specific tool for patching inbetween phrases where lip smacks or other undesirable sounds might occur during recording. To the narration tracks I have added EQ, compression and boost, to achieve the specific volume parameters required by ACX for audio book use, for noise floor, peak and RMS. I have added the exact EQ, comp and boost to the room tone track, so they are equal in volume and noise level. The signal looks low because it needs to be; between -18 and -23 db RMS, peaking at -3db, with a noise floor of at least -60db. These are the ACX requirements for audio book submissions.
  5. Yes, I was trying to test the difference in playback when each of the take lanes was muted. I am so frustrated with this work. There is only problem after problem. I don't know what to do. I will have to find another method where the volume descrepancy doesn't occur. Thanks for your time and input.
  6. You can see in my screenshot, Track 4; the take track copy of the original track is visibly larger then the original representation above it, which, I believe, signifies an increase in output volume. I have not increased this myself. How else can the increase in original track volume, (or decrease in tone room track volume), be accounted for?
  7. I have a problem with this method. As you can see from your video, the volume of the take lane track is higher than the volume of the original track; how can this be rectified? How can I prevent the volume from being automatically raised? The visual representation of the the take copy of the original track is noticeably larger. What I encounter is that the sections of room tone I add (in place of the spaces between the narration phrases) play back at a lower volume than the original spaces between the phrases on the narration track, even though outside of the take lane comping setup, the room tone track and spaces inbetween the narration phrases on the original track sound equal in volume.
  8. Many thanks for the explanation. I appreciate your taking the time to help. I now have a different issue I have to take care of before I can embark on this task...
  9. Thanks very much for the video. I will try that method. But which am I editing? The original track or the take? If the take, then I can see (as in your video too), that the audio levels have changed, the audio looks to be louder. Also, I want to export my original track before editing, but when I delete the take, the original clip is also deleted. I wish there was just a simple copy and paste option for this. Also, having duplicated/copied/bounced the room tone track to a size adequate to use as a take alongside the original audio clip, when I add the room tone track to a take lane, the excess is also added onto the end of the original clip. Why is this?
  10. Thanks for the instructions scook, but I simply don't understand. I have read your instructions and the comping instructions on the page via the link, but cannot relate them to what I desire to achieve. I have only one take. This method seems to be for compositing multiple takes into one. Thanks for your time anyway.
  11. Sorry, I don't understand. Comping doesn't seem relevant, unless there's something I'm missing about this method, though I did read the page via the link you posted. Also I have, essentially only one track (per chapter of narration, approximately 10mins each) which is edited for best performance. But there are lip smacks and occasionally unwanted sounds between phrases; it is these sections of unwanted sound I wish to replace with room tone.
  12. Thanks scook. How confusing!!! Well, it's there twice now. I haven't yet been able to figure out how to delete a post...
  13. Justin P Brown

    Pasting Room Tone

    I have an audio narration I need to clean up using a clip of pre-recorded room tone. Is it possible to copy the room tone clip (in its entirety), highlight a section of the targetted track to paste to, then paste so that, regardless of the length of the room tone clip, only the targetted section length is pasted onto? At the moment the targetted area is being replaced by the entire length of the room tone clip, so that 30 seconds of room tone is added. I have approximately 6 hrs of audio to clean up undesirable lip smacks and noises between phrases, so need a quick and efficient method. Cutting room tone into exact matches of space between potentially hundreds of phrases is not viable. Is there a method that would fulfil my requirements?
  14. Very strange. I put my solution here a long time ago. Indeed I believe Krupa 'liked' it with the trophy icon. It has though, disappeared. Well, I discovered in the Realtek Sound Manager, that in the speaker settings there was a box ticked, labelled Headphone Virtualization. Once I unticked this box the echo was removed from playback. (The VOID reply was because I couldn't figure out a way to delete that submitted reply, (which included your previous reply Krupa), which had appeared as a duplicate submission; the original of which has since disappeared.)
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