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 They are outdated these days.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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Pace of the audiobook/podcast editing process

Pace of the audiobook/podcast editing process

If you are going to have someone to edit your audiobook/podcast, you definitely want to know how much does it cost!

An audiobook/podcast editing price roughly may be formed on the basis of two polar cases.

Narrated by professional VAs

It’s assumed that the book was narrated in a studio (or at least acoustically isolated vocal booth), so there’s no extra noises like street tarffic, birds or a dog barking; also there’s no significant permanent noise like hiss or electric hum.

Also it’s assumed that the VA uses ‘silent’ furniture (no squeaks) and knows that the paper pages should be turned in between lines […] Read more