[audacity4blind] Re: Conflict Between RMS Requirements and Peak Amplification

  • From: Dave Van Der Molen <dvm975@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: audacity4blind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, Steve the Fiddle <stevethefiddle@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:53:33 -0400

Thanks Steve!  That worked!

On 10/30/2018 8:51 PM, Steve the Fiddle wrote:

You could use the "Limiter" effect (with the "soft limit" option) to bring the peaks down to -3 dB.


On Wed, 31 Oct 2018 at 00:21, David Van Der Molen <dvm975@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:dvm975@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    I'm an Audiobook narrator.  I use Audacity version 2.2.2 with
    Windows 10
    and Jaws.

    The audio I record must measure between -23DB and -18DB RMS, and have
    -3DB peak values.

    The problem I'm having with a few of my audio files is that they
    do have
    -3DB peak values, but the RMS is around -26DB.  I found a
    "Normalize DB"
    plug-in.  If I change the RMS value to -23, the peak DB value is
    0, which is too high.  How can I adjust the RMS value to make the
    louder without affecting peak DB values?



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