Forums Archive RPGMP3 Chatter Suggestions You should hunt for a cheap secondhand compressor/limiter

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  • #552121
    JavaJack
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    • Commoner

    Maybe one of your listeners has an old one they’d donate.

    It would cut down on all those ear-piercing distortion-inducing outbursts from that shouting dwarf fellow 😀

    #562486
    JavaJack
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    • Commoner

    On the plus side, the mp3pro plugin makes a WORLD of difference! I was pleasantly surprised by it.

    #562487
    Dragonkin
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    • Thri-kreen

    Aww… but Balazaar Attacks are part of the fun.

    #562488
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    Me LOUD? never!

    I’m just big-lunged for my height is all!

    Surely you wouldn’t want to compress a poor dwarf any further would you? 😀

    B.

    P.S. Do you have any more information on compressors/limiters? (I can think of a Halfling who I could use it on…)

    #562489
    JavaJack
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    • Commoner

    Don’t really know all that much about it, truth be told. But for a quick test try running the whole show through Audacity’s compressor filter set around 3:1, either before, or after denoising (try both). Fiddle with the threshhold and see if it helps.

    #562490
    JavaJack
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    • Commoner

    Googling around, I found this, which you can use in Audacity via the VST enabler:

    http://www.smartelectronix.com/~bram/plugins.php?id=10

    #562491
    JavaJack
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    • Commoner

    Useful explanations of typical audio gadgets:

    http://videoexpert.home.att.net/artic1/audgad.htm

    #562492
    JavaJack
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    • Commoner

    Oh yeah, another quick thing that might improve the audio would be to tack up some old quilts around the walls, and maybe toss a couple on the floor if it’s not carpeted.

    #562493
    Anonymous
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    • Owlbear

    I admit it, I am a Balazar fan. The outbursts are the primary reason I listen. That and the GM’s fine asides about things such as “poor old Buglak” and whatnot.

    “BALAZAAR LOVES EGG NOG!”

    #562494
    JinxRLM
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    • Commoner

    Compression would be nice, yes.. Everytime someone shrieks, old ladies look terrified in my direction on the train 😀 .

    #562495
    Anonymous
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    • Owlbear

    By the way, Paul, what do you use for the voice of Kodo? And where can I buy one?

    #562496
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear

    Remiss of me to miss this, sorry!

    The Voice Changer I picked up in Shetland several years ago, from a Toy Shop in the big city of Lerwick. They are generally available (in the UK) around Halloween in the Childrens ‘dress-up’ areas. About £8 or so.

    Some of our new equipment has a Limiter, but we’re saving pennies to buy a half-decent mic that will plug into it.

    After we’ve got the last of the new equipment Yog-Radio at least will be moving up to 48KBPS/44Khz without the need for MP3pro formatting. The Masks game will use the new equipment, but likely not at the higher bit rate unless the BitTorrent idea takes off.

    Egg Nog, mmmmmm! 🙂

    Paul

    #562497
    Salubrai
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    • Succubus

    I know nobody wants to, but I’ll say this yet again. WMA is a good audio format – and can be played back even by Ipods (through conversion).

    a 32kbps WMA audio quality is roughly equivalent to a 64kbps MP3. It would save download time, and Ipod is the only player which requires a quick conversion (automatically done through itunes anyway) to playback. All the other players generally play it natively. Why is WMA better than MP3Pro? Because Mp3pro cannot be converted without a proprietary converter, without losing the Pro quality. WMA is always good.

    #562498
    Rillietann
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    • Bullywug

    I dont know how good it would be for group recordings but i have a spare Shure SM58 you lot can have to record sessions if you want it (free, gratis)

    #562499
    PaulofCthulhu
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    • Owlbear
    Rillietann wrote:
    I dont know how good it would be for group recordings but i have a spare Shure SM58 you lot can have to record sessions if you want it (free, gratis)

    Fantastic! A Shure SM58 would be ideal for some of the recordings we’re planing, thank you!

    Please do get in touch via PM

    Paul

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