Working guide for speaker, producers and engineers (audiobook / radio play)

Discussion in 'Mastering' started by Peter Eder, May 19, 2010.

  1. Peter Eder

    Peter Eder Active Member

    May 19, 2010
    Hello everyone!

    I've searched very long for the right workflow. The resulting workflow can be described not as complete and is constantly evolving. When I look back, as clueless as I worked with Wavelab at First, I must laugh about me - or even ashamed. And maybe I will the current, in turn, smile again.

    At first I recorded with Audacity and cut with Wavelab Essential. Then I learned - slowly - to work with Wavelab: Level change, Parametric EQ, time correction, rendering. A great weapon for audio processing!

    Wavelab is certainly not the only software that can be used for audio books / radio plays. It would be very nice if all the various production processes, will be published.

    So I put my workflow completely open and hope that many more will follow.

    1. Script writing - numbering, sentence separation, a sense of separation, the main emphasis, minor emphasis,information.
    2. Recording - voice warm-up, short session, 32-bit format.
    3. Cut - provisionally (distance from waste material), cut (cut-set / AKG-K271MKII – AKG-K702), 32-bit format.
    4. Backup - original cut CD and external hard drive.
    5. Rendering (audio-editing) - appropriate plugin-setting (fine-tuning with all available headphones), rendering, 32-bit format.
    6. Mastering - harmony 1 (AKG-K271MKII), 32-bit format.
    7. Backup - original cut CD and external hard drive.
    8. Rendering (volume) - brickwall limiter (or a similar plug-in), 32-bit format.
    9. Mastering - harmony 2 (UV22 HR / AKG-K702MKII), 32-bit format.
    10. Backup - original cut CD and external hard drive.
    11. Rendering (CompaktDiskNorm) - dithering, 16-bit format, 44100 Hz.
    12. MP3 conversion – >>I use the switch sound file converter.<<
    13. End - Original CD

    This is just the rough draft. This link leads to a more accurate description.

    Samson Audio - Resolv 40a - Example (Workflow "in extenso")

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