To automate the editing process

To automate the editing process

When it comes to effectiveness (eventually time and money, right?) we need to automate all the routine processes as much as we can.

The most boring actions in audiobook production are the mistakes removal and de-breathing.

 

So, what can you do to speed up the audiobook or podcast editing process?

 

If you are a fan of destructive-type audio editors

Try to find out if they have customizable hotkeys and/or macros. For example, one of the most popular free audio editors — Audacity — has both, so you can assign your own hotkeys for routine actions.

The other — commercial — product iZotope RX (which is […] Read more

Don’t rely on RMS when it comes to the loudness

Don’t rely on RMS when it comes to the loudness

When it comes to the loudness of your audio stuff, please don’t use old good RMS anymore. They are outdated these days.

Use LUFS instead. It’s a way more accurate unit to measure your loudness.

Still, at the moment (November, 2018) one of the biggest platforms on the audiobook market — Audible/ACX, uses RMS and doesn’t care… The thing is that in some cases (please see video below) RMS may let you down and eventually it’s being reflected on your user/listener’s experience.

So, simply be aware of this fact during the mastering for ACX.

As usual, if you need an advice or assessment, or […] Read more

Holy Trinity for editing with iZotope RX

Holy Trinity for editing with iZotope RX

Do you use an iZotope RX much?

If so, don’t forget of these three things:

Instant Process. Oh yes! Probably the most useful thing for routine tasks. Just get familiar with it.
Module Chain. Hit ‘C’ on your keyboard and build the processing chain for anything you want. Save it and use for all the similar tasks (or stuff).
Did you know, you can set a shortcut almost for anything within your RX? Try it! It saves your time drastically!

If you need an advice or assessment, or you want me to prepare your audiobook for publishing, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

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