Oct 27 2021
New Course Announcement: ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity (016)
I have been buried these last couple of months with creating a new online, on-demand video course called ACX Audiobook Production Using Audacity. I'm happy to say that this shiny new course has been rolled out onto the showroom floor as of this morning and it's ready for public consumption. Here's a feel for some of the topics in this new course:The ACX Requirement for Room ToneThe ACX Standard for Noise FloorThe ACX Standard for File SizeThe ACX Standard for RMS LoudnessThe ACX Standard for Sample RateHow to set Audacity Preferences for ACX audiobook recordingSimple definitions of Noise Floor, Sample Rate, RMS Loudness, and Bit RateHow to fix narration mistakes as they happen using Punch and Roll RecordHow to apply Equalization and whenHow to apply CompressionHow to level your audio using RMS Loudness to meet ACX requirements for RMSHow to apply the Limiter effect to meet ACX standardsHow to apply the De-Clicker effect to reduce/remove mouth soundsThe importance of running Audacity's ACX Check PluginHow to build and run a Macro to automate our processHow to clean up breath sounds using Punch Copy/PasteHow to clean up breath sounds using AttenuationContent editing and final MP3 exportHow to meet the ACX requirements for MP3 file size and bit rateThe course consists of 19 videos, 8 practice assignments, 9 downloadable resources, and 5 quizzes to track your progress. We don't cover things like mic technique, mic placement, vocal technique or inflection, or room conditioning like soundproofing, etc. There are unlimited resources for those important subjects out there and I supply you with the links to several in the last lecture. Instead, we stay fixed on Audacity and how to make it work for us in producing great audiobooks that will pass ACX's requirements. We don't venture into 3rd party software or 3rd party plugins or effects. Instead, I show you how to create exceptional audiobooks for free, using Audacity. Here's the 50% off link to the course I mention in this episode. That's only $12.99 and the link is good for 30 days!ACX Audiobook Production Using AudacityHere are the links to my two other courses I mentioned:Audacity Bootcamp: Beginner to AdvancedZoom H6 Audio Recording Essentials-Enjoy!