-- Audacity Hints and Tricks --

- ACX AudioBook Resources
http://blog.acx.com/2014/06/26/how-to-succeed-at-audiobook-production-part-1/
http://www.acx.com/help/video-lessons-resources/200672590
http://www.acx.com/help/acx-audio-submission-requirements/201456300
http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/Audible/en_US/acx/pdf/ACX_MP3_Encoding_Tutorial_04242014._V338366800_.pdf

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/ACXToolsToAvoid.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/TestClip/Record_A_Clip.html
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/ACXTesting/ACXTesting.html

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/Documents/acx-check.ny.zip
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/Documents/LF_rolloff_for_speech.xml.zip

AudioBook Processing Tool Notes (Audacity 2.1.0)
 
LF Rolloff (rumble filter)
-- Select the whole clip or show by clicking just above MUTE.
-- Effect > Equalization: LF Rolloff for speech, 8191 Length > OK
 
Noise Reduction
-- Drag-select Room Tone, silence or the flat area between spoken phrases.
-- Effect > Noise Reduction: Profile
-- Select the whole clip or show by clicking just above MUTE.
-- Effect > Noise Reduction: Settings 6, 6, 6 > OK
 
Limiter
-- Effect > Amplify: New Peak 0.0 > OK.
-- Effect > Limiter: Limit -6, Hold 10 > OK.
 
Audio Compressor
-- Select the whole clip or show by clicking just above MUTE.
-- Effect > Normalize: [X]Remove DC, [X]Normalize to -3.2 > OK
-- Effect > Compressor: Thresh -20, Floor -50, Ratio 2:1, Attack 0.2, Release 1.0, > OK
-- Effect > Normalize: [X]Remove DC, [X]Normalize to -3.2 > OK

 

- Audacity Manual Online
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/

- Audacity Wiki Online
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Audacity_Wiki_Home_Page

- Audacity Forum
http://forum.audacityteam.org/

 

- AUP Projects
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Audacity_Projects
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/aup1.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/audacityProjects.rtf

- Audacity Wiki
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Audacity_Wiki_Home_Page

- Chris's Compressor
http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/chriss-dynamic-compressor-plugin-for-audacity/
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/ChrisCompressorBeforeandTwoAfters.png

 

- Clips
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/AMStatic5.wav
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/DeniseFirstPass-Edited.mp3
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/EchoSample.mp3
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/FryingMosquitoes3.wav

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/MysteryTrain3.mp3
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/noisetest2-raw.wav
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/noisetest2-patched.wav

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/OpenShieldHum.mp3
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/PPopping.mp3
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/RachelMaddowNoiseGate.mp3

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/SarahVowell.wav
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/ScratchTest2.wav
http://www.kozco.com/tech/soundtests.html

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/TP7SoundTest1.wav
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/TP7SoundTest2.wav
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/X2UTest.wav

 

- Crash Recovery
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=CrashRecovery

Defrag
-- Right Click Start > Explore > Right Click Local Drive C: > Properties (Used, Remaining)
-- Tools > Error Checking & Defragmentation

Depth/Rate Conversion
-- Change
Project Rate (Hz)
lower left > 44100

-- Track Name > Set Sample Format > 16-bit PCM
-- File > Export > Format > Other uncompressed File Types

 

- Devices -- Device Toolbar - Audacity Manual.
http://manual.audacityteam.org/o/man/device_toolbar.html

- Devices -- Sound Devices and Interfaces.
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Recommended_sound_devices

 

The Four Horsemen of Audio Recording (reliable, time-tested ways to kill your show)
-- 1. Echoes and room reverberation (Don't record the show in your mum's kitchen.)
-- 2. Overload and Clipping (Sound that's recorded too loud is permanently trashed.)
-- 3. Compression Damage (Never do production in MP3.)
-- 4. Background Sound (Don't leave the TV on in the next room.)

Misconceptions
-- 1. I don't need a studio. I just need a comfortable, air conditioned, quiet room with no echoes.
-- 2. I don't need professional audio. I just need clear sound at good volume and no distortion or noise.
-- 3. I don't need a recording engineer. I just need someone to set me up and get me through the first few recordings and teach me how to do it myself.

 

Hidden File Extensions - Windows
-- Start > My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > View > [ ] Hide Extensions for Known File Types (deselect)
-- Apply (to this folder) or Apply to All Folders
-- OK

Hidden File Extensions - Mac
-- Desktop > Finder > Preferences > Advanced > [X] Show all filename extensions.
-- Close

Adding Audacity Equalization Curves
-- Select something on the timeline.
-- Effect > Equalization > Save/Manage Curves > Import
-- Select LF_rolloff_for_speech.xml > OK. (it won't open the ZIP. You have to decompress it)
-- LF rolloff for speech now appears in the equalization preset curve list.

- Forensics
http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=68301

 

Illustrations
AUDACITY PLAYBACK SCREEN
AUDACITY RECORD SCREEN
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/jimmyInfo.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/MixerControls-500.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/Mastering_what_to_avoid.png

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/audacityPanel.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/AudacityPanelStandard.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/AudacityPanelFull.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/CoolEdit.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/PianoG1Spectrum-650.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/PianoG1G2Spectrum-650.jpg
RCA FINGER TOUCH

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/x2uShureOverdub2.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/3013PressureZone.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/SoundControlPanel.jpg

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/3013PressureZoneFinal.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/earbudSM58.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/CardioidPattern.png

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/peaveyRear.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/peaveyTapeOut.jpg

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/earBudsRCA.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/shureFP33SoundShoot-650.jpg

 

------------ Screens
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/DeviceToolbar-650.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/ACXNormalize.png
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/RecordingMetersMinus_6.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/NormalPlayback-650

 

------------ Cables
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/stereoJumper.jpg 1/8 INCH JUMPER CABLE
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/RCAMiniStereo-650.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/UnbalBalAdapter.jpg XLR3F to 1/8" MALE MONO ADAPTER CABLE

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/XLR-Cable-500.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/usb-a.jpg

 

------------ Computer Connections
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/Line-Out_Mic-In.jpg
LENOVO LAPTOP, MIXER AND UCA202
PC SOUND CARD CLOSEUP

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/DesktopLine-In.jpg
UCA202, PC AND CASSETTE MACHINE
MAC LINE-IN CLOSEUP

PC LAPTOP SOUND CONNECTIONS
PC and ANALOG HEADSET
Windows Laptop Mic-In - pdf

 

------------ Filters
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/telephoneFilter.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/voiceEq.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/FM.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/FM_Detail
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/100Hz_Rumble.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/RumbleDetail.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/Documents/LF_rolloff_for_speech.xml.zip

 

---------- Locations / Studios
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/FormicaAndSilk.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/JMASoundShoot-650.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/pictures/boothFinished/mixer.jpg

http://www.kozco.com/pictures/boothFinished/laptop-mic.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/MicTests/studioLayout.jpg
http://www.kozco.com/tech/MicTests/timc.wav

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/wynonna2.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/whiteHousePoolMicophones.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/AmmanStudio.png

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/whiteHousePoolMicophones.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/PandoPodcast.png
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/PodCast_Studio_WS.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/microphoneNewsCluster.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/CharlieRoseSpacing-650.jpg

 

-------- Microphones
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity//pix/lavalier2.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/Boom.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/BarbecueShotgun.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/sennheiserShotgun.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/sennheiserBlimp.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/olympus_TP7.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/olympus_TP7Blowup.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/USBMicrophoneMacBookPro2Final.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/computerAnalogMicrophone-500.jpg

http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/ShotGunInterview.jpg

 

-------- Waveforms
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/latencyBefore.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/latencyAfter.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/waveform_clipping.png

http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/BadAndGoodEdit.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/CrossFade.jpg
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/DCOffset.jpg

 

- MEDIA INFO
http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en/Download

 

- Kristal Audio Engine
http://www.kreatives.org/kristal/

 

- Lame
-- It's possible to have the right computer and the right lame and the wrong Audacity.
-- Make sure everything is correct.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3

 

- Microphone Adapter, XLR3 Female to Soundcard
Cable - XLR3 Female to 1/8" Male Mono
Cable - XLR3 Female to 1/8" Male Mono Angle

Cable - XLR3 Female to 1/4" Male - Rock Band Cable
Cable - XLR3 Female to 1/4" Male - Rock Band Cable - Radio Shack
Mono Adapter - 1/4" Socket to 1/8" Plug
Mono Adapter -- 1/4" Socket to 1/8" Plug

 

- MP3 & Editor
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/MP3#re-encode

 

- Noise Removal
http://audacityteam.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3159

- Noise Gate
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyquist_Effect_Plug-ins#Noise_Gate

Normalize, Compressor, Normalize
-- Effect > Normalize > [X]Remove DC, [X]Normalize to -3.2 > OK
-- Effect > Compressor: -20, -50, 2:1, 0.2, 1 > OK
-- Effect > Normalize > [X]Remove DC, [X]Normalize to -3.2 > OK

- Nyquist Plugins
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/nyquistplugins

-- Phono Preamplifier
-- Two very nice phono preamps in actual use.
-- Honorable mention to the Hafler HD-101 preamp, no longer made.

http://www.phonopreamps.com/tc750lcpp.html
http://www.artproaudio.com/products.asp?type=90&cat=13&id=109

 

-- Podcasting Notes and Stuff
ChaseisFDR & Audacity Links http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=71673&p=208913
Reel Life Podcast http://reellife.podomatic.com/
My Two Computers http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/pix/PodCast_Studio_WS.jpg
 
My Sound Test http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/clips/DeniseFirstPass-Edited.mp3
VoiceMeeter http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Voicemeeter/
The Morning Stream http://frogpants.com/tms/

 

- Question Formatting and Hints 2014-10-06
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/Documents/PostingQuestions3.pdf

 

- Record Internet
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Recording_audio_playing_on_the_computer
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Mixer_Toolbar_Issues#Using_the_Control_Panel
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/User:BillWharrie/Using_Soundflower_to_record_streaming_audio
On Windows, Total Recorder and FreeCorder

- Skype Recording
http://www.pamela.biz/en/products/
http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?p=251167&sid=dcbda04d2a287684a818466726af5091#p251167

- Trash Audacity Preferences
(On Mac, Go > Home > Library > Application Support > /audacity)
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/Preferences

 

- USB Microphone
http://kozco.com/tech/audacity/USB_Microphone.html

- USB Sound Devices and Interfaces
http://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Recommended_sound_devices

- USB Turntable--Symptoms
http://audacityteam.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4567#p17745

- USB Turntable--Analog Solution
http://audacityteam.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2259&p=8840#p8840

 

- Version List -- Old Audacity Versions
https://code.google.com/p/audacity/downloads/list?can=4

 

- Voice Removal or Isolation
-Center Pan Remover (Voice Remover--Search the page for "Center Pan Remover")
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/nyquistplugins
-Voice Trap (Vocal Isolation)
http://www.cloneensemble.com/vt_main.htm
-Extra Boy
http://www.kvraudio.com/get/1651.html
-Kn0ck0ut
http://www.freewebs.com/st3pan0va/

 

-- Voice Changing
voice_change.txt

- VST Enabler
http://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/?s=install&item=vst-enabler

- Windows Control Panel
http://audacityteam.org/wiki/index.php?title=Mixer_Toolbar_Issues#Using_the_Control_Panel

- Windows Conferencing Services
http://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=41179&start=0
http://manual.audacityteam.org/man/FAQ:Recording#enhancements

- Windows Sound Recorder
- Start > Programs > Accessories > Entertainment