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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Ericast 229 - The Compression Struggle

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After last week's Listener Feedback episode I got serious (again) about talking about audio compression.  So, that's really all that this week's episode is about.

For those that are curious, this episode's Audacity settings are:

Threshold: -12 dB
Noise Floor: -70 dB
Ratio: 6:1
Attack Time: 0.2 secs
Decay Time: 1.0 secs

(As outlined by billw58 in a post on the Audacity Forum)

What do you think?  Does it sound better?  Worse?  About the same?  Call with your input -- 206-339-3742 (a.k.a. 206-339-ERIC) or email me (eric) at

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Ericast 228 - Six Mile Walk

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Making a mess of the editing experience thanks to my return to Adobe Audition and my circa 2004 PC (which, for some reason, I thought would make things easier; I really need to get my compression options in Audacity figured out a.s.a.p.!) to the point where my ancient computer is actually dropping out entire words, here's our Listener Feedback Week

If I had more than an hour free before I'm publishing in the wrong week entirely -- it's bad enough I'm doing my July episode in early August! -- I'd tweak and re-edit it... but, this is what you get.

Listeners Steve and Matt are audible, and that's what counts.  Thanks for calling, guys!

Questions? Comments? Encouragement for a down-trodden and frustrated podcast recorder?  (No, it's not that bad... but I feel bad for the clicking and popping you're about to listen to... or already have listened to, depending on when you read show notes.)  Call 206-339-3742 or email me (eric) at and join the crowd of people sharing their thoughts!