Je débute dans la narration de livre audio.
We would need to know some details of how you record (microphone technique), and a sample before we could make anything other than generic comments - which would probably be irrelevant. Audition records exactly what it is sent, but it is very rare that a direct output from a mic setup is going to be perfect in terms of noise, etc. and it's only when we hear what gets recorded that we can sensibly comment. The sample doesn't need to be long, but ideally it needs to be an uncompressed wav file. It just needs to be representative of what you need to treat.
Merci beaucoup d'avoir pris le temps de répondre.
Ma carte son est un focusrite, mon micro est un RODE, je travaille sur un PC windows.
J'ai traduit votre réponse, car je ne parle pas anglais 🙂 Me demandez-vous un extrait à écouter ? Si c'est le cas, avec plaisir, où puis-je vous l'envoyer ?
Yes, send an excerpt for us to listen to! When you reply to a post, there is, underneath the text box, an option to drop a file onto the post - you should be able to post a short wav file there.
Je vous joins 2 extraits ... Sur certains il y a le bruit de l'ordinateur, donc ça il faut que j'attende que l'ordinateur ne chauffe plus. Mais sur la plupart il y a un bruit blanc. Puis les S qui sifflent trop malgré mon Pop-up.
Quels sont les paramètres à faire dès le début et après pour un rendu net et professionnel.
Lorsque je crée un fichier voici mes paramètres : 48000hz / mono / 32bits
Merci beaucoup de m'aider 🙂
One recording (le monstre du placard logiciel audition) sounds as though you are too close to the mic - which causes popping, because it emphasises the bass, and is also likely to make sibilence (the 'sss' sound) more prominent - and it also sounds as though the gain control on the Focusrite is turned up a long way. The other recording (Le premier jour du reste de ma vie) has a better quality, but I can hear what sounds like a fan in the background - which is far too close to the mic, and will inevitably be picked up by it.
Ideally the mic should be positioned about 25cm in front of you, and it should be positioned just above your mouth height, and slightly off to one side, so you can still read comfortably. You should also use a pop shield in front of it. The gain control on the Focusrite needs to be set so that when you are reading normally, the meter in Audition reads up to about -12dB. This leaves you enough headroom for minor excursions without an overload. With most sound devices the gain control ends up around the 13.00 to 14.00 (1 to 2 o'clock) position when you have the mic correctly positioned, and that usually means that you've optimised the settings. Really, you want nothing else running in the room where you are recording. I know that this can sometimes be difficult to arrange, but it is important - in that second recording the fan is the loudest thing in the room that isn't you.
Even when you've done all this, you may find that your publisher doesn't think it's quiet enough. But only at that point should you consider processing the recording. It's important to get the quality as good as you can to start with, because the more processing you do, the less 'natural' it will sound. Yes, there are several things you can do with processing that can limit whatever noise is left, but it's easy to get carried away with them, and the end result never sounds as good.
(I translated this into French and then independently back to English again - it seems to come across fine. I hope you can understand it!)
Merci énormément d'avoir pris le temps de me répondre.
Il faudrait que je trouve un professionnel du son qui puisse m'aider sur place, car malgré tous mes paramètres, ça ne donne pas le résultat voulu, et je ne suis pas fan des traitements qui abîment la qualité.
Le micro capte aussi beaucoup le bruit de l'ordinateur...
C'est tout un métier ! 🙂
En tout cas merci beaucoup