Friday, August 13, 2021

How to become an audiobook narrator – Part 3 – Post processing


 Now we get to the part of being an audiobook narrator isn’t quite so much fun. It’s a good news / bad news situation. It’s called Post Processing and it means that you’re responsible to be the producer of the final audio file. In the previous steps, you’ve read the book and listened to what you’ve read to make sure that there aren’t any mistakes in the reading. In this stage, you’ll be doing the steps which make the audio files acceptable to publishing platforms like Audible, Amazon, iTunes & Findawayvoices. These steps are:

  1. Noise reduction – Unless you work in or have a totally sound proof recording studio – which most of us don’t – there will be some background noise that your microphone will pick up. You eliminate this noise with your DAW software by being silent for the first 5-7 seconds of a track, then “defining” that as “silence” for your software. The software will then take out that level of sound.

In case you missed them, you can read Part 1 - How to become an audiobook narrator - First you'll need equipment & training here 
and Part 2 - How to become an audiobook narrator - Recording here.

Inficons is looking for new members! If you're an author or narrator and would like to learn more about what we do, drop me a note a dr.whodunit@markbielecki.com.

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