Audacity Study Group – s6

Sequence Edits, Breath Adjustments, Social Media & More

With quick studio tour, advice from a veteran radio host and anchor, discussing proof listeners, sequencing effects, genres, and plugins are tackled in this study group session.

00:14​ a quick tour of a booth space 02:52​ another quick tour, new member and a contract 03:49​ great advise from a veteran radio guy 04:40​ short cut keys 10:49​ Meeting starts, if you want to be part of this study group let me know 12:12​ Session 5 recap: Proof Listeners 13:08​ Sequencing Effects 21:41​ headroom ACX and exporting as wav and mp3, layers 31:54​ remove breaths or not? Where to breathe 36:32​ Genres 1:24:4038:15​ PHF and ACX Filters, Librivox Learning Alley 43:30​ Plugins and hot keys, chapter by chapter 50: 12 Limiter and Low Pass Filter Settings DB View 55:30​ Scammy Titles Audition Length 1:00:00​ Members located 1:02:00​ Radio Dramas & multiple POV & Accents 1:15:00​ social media, networking, promotional 1:18:36​ Session 6 starts, return policies, cancelled books, Speaker Panning, more genre convos 1:30:15​ UPwork and PFH & other rates & Updated ACX Policy 1:35:49​ BookBub for sale ebooks & Spoken Realms & Ahab 1:42:45​ Narrator Websites, Auditions, Demos 1:47:34​ Adding Files to and open Audacity Project 1:50:55​ RMs adjustments, High Pass Filter, DB View, Louder-Softer, Loudness Normalization 2:08:40​ 2nd Opinion 2:10:23​ Sharing Files Pre ‘I’m Done’ 2:13:49​ Random Chit Chat, starting with a Boat

SITES DISCUSSED IDEA

International Dialects of English Archive https://www.dialectsarchive.com

Paul Meier Dialect Services https://www.paulmeier.com/in-person/

Tonya Beatty’s Book Where my Life has Taken Me: Compilation of Poems From my Teenage Years Into Adulthood https://www.amazon.com/Where-Life-Has…​ Fre:ac fre ac free audio converter portable https://www.freac.org

Librivox https://forum.librivox.org​ Learning Alley https://learningally.org

UPwork In Demand Talen on Demand https://www.upwork.com/ppc/landing/?h…​ BookBub Ebooks on sale https://www.bookbub.com/welcome

Spoken Realms https://www.spokenrealms.com

Dave Arlington: Audiobook & Voice Over Artist https://davearlington.net

Dini’s Steyn: Dini’s Voice, Voice Over Artist https://www.dinisvoice.com

Steven Jay Cohen 2nd Opinion – An Audiobook Checkup Tool https://www.stevenjaycohen.com/2ndopi…

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Audacity Study Group – s5

SESSION FIVE: NOVEMBER 20, 2020

In this fourth session we talk proof listeners, genre’s, demo’s, Sequencing edits, Scammy Titles, Mentors & Actor Narrators, Comparing our Samples to Others, Goals, Promotional ideas, Bounty URLs, Accents and more…


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​ PROOF LISTENER & SEQUENCE 11:45​ The Art of Recording AudioBooks 15:53​ DEMO Which Genre Are you? 17:05​ PFH (Per Finished Hour) with ACX 21:24​ ACX Delay 22:00​ Unfortunately 26:42​ Librivox 28:36​ Sequencing your Editing Flow 29:05​ Plugins & DAWs – adding and removing 38:29​ Scammy Titles UGH! 41:03​ Compressor & Mics – specifically Focus Right 54:52​ VBR challenge 57:56​ Our Members are from all over 01:01:39​ Audiobook Mentors and Movie Actors 1:14:19​ Try listening to samples to compare to your work 1:17:19​ Goals, are you setting these? Show expression when Recording. 1:30:30​ Street Teams? And Promotions a Facebook and Instagram 1:43:19​ bounty urls – do you use a pen name? 1:48:12​ out comes the Canadians eh? 1:54:50

Teach yourself Accents including High elf The Art of Recording AudioBooks https://www.audiobookmentor.com

Scott Brick https://scottbrick.net

Jeffrey Kaffer https://www.audiobook-voice-over.com

Emily Lawrence https://www.emilylawrence.com/audiobo…

Sean Allan Pratt https://www.seanprattpresents.com/biohttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOdo…

THE ART OF RECORDING AUDIOBOOKS by Barbara Rosenblt https://www.amazon.ca/Audiobook-Narra…

Demi Moore Audio Book https://www.audible.ca/pd/Inside-Out-…

Jessica Simpson Audio Book https://www.audible.ca/pd/Open-Book-A…

Michelle Obama Audio Book https://www.audible.ca/pd/Becoming-Au…

Matthew McConahey https://www.audible.ca/pd/Greenlights…

Narrators Cup of Jo’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Narra…

Audacity Plugins to Download https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Do…https://www.waves.com/plugins/debreat…https://www.izotope.com/en/products/r…https://www.reaper.fm/purchase.php

Speak with Distinction https://www.amazon.ca/Speak-Distincti…

International Phonetic Alphabet https://www.internationalphoneticalph…

Some of our Members Share their Sites:

Conner’s You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-8W…

Ava’s You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmYi…

Lauren Pedersen https://www.apothecaryaudio.com

Melina Schein http://www.melinaschein.com

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