Lmarrie Posted May 9, 2013 Share Posted May 9, 2013 (edited) Yesterday I finally did my first live show! It was GREAT and it felt good to have done it all on my own station as opposed to Blog Talk Radio. With that being said as a newbie I did have some audio issues and I have questions that I hope you guys can help with before my next show. 1. Skype- Callers came in loud and clear in fact TOO loud. One caller has a very loud voice (when she calls on the phone I have to turn my handset volume down) and over Skype it was almost unbearable in the recording. I really couldn't tell talking live just how loud she was, but there is distortaion in the recording and it was wayyyyy too loud. I assume all I needed to do was turn down the Skype channel on my mixer? Was afraid to touch anything for fear of turning something off. However, how do I correct this for the next show? 2. Humming- There is a humming and some power line type of static in the recording which I didn't hear during the test recordings. What could be the cause and how do I correct it? (I will come back and post an audio snippet) I usually have some type of noise in the house but tonight being home alone I notice there is an ambient hum in this room which could be the culprit but once again never heard it in the test recording. * Listened to the snippet and it's definitely not ambient noise* 3. Soundbyte-Using Soundbyte to cue up and play music, SFX etc. but it had some skipping and stuttering. Any ideas why and how to fix? Or do you have any ideas for a similar program I might like better? 4. Equipment- Compressor/Limiter/Gate- This somewhat goes back to the Skype question. On my C/L/G there was no peaking, however, I am using BUTT to stream and it does show peaking so I adjust the audio according to BUTT. It seems that adjusting to BUTT is the way to go because when I listened to a playback going by the C/L/G the music was too loud and distorted, but when I adjusted so BUTT didn't peak it sounded perfect. Does this mean my C/L/G is useless? As I said I will come back and post a short audio sample so you can hear the hum. Until then please help with any other suggestions. As always, thanks in advance!Hum snippet.wav Edited May 9, 2013 by Lmarrie Added audio file http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/1069/vrnlogopng.png www.verbradio.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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