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Audiobook Production Advice – Understanding Noise Floor

Having a whisper quiet noise floor is critical for all audiobook projects. But what is noise floor? And what do you do if your audiobook project gets rejected by distributors because it is too noisy? In order to better understand this problem and how to fix and prevent it, you ...
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Preparing For Your Audiobook Recording Session

First time narrators and especially first time author/narrators are often unaware of how challenging narrating an audiobook can be. Many enter the booth ready to read, and quickly learn that the process is not quite as glamorous as they had imagined. Long hours in a small space, reading and listening ...
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Studio Renovations Begin in Arlington, MA

We've been busy over this past week renovating our studios in Arlington, MA. The space, though highly functional, was in need of some redesign, new lighting, and updated acoustic treatment. We really want to building something special, a space that will inspire the creativity of our clients. Elephant Audiobooks evolved ...
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In Studio: Author Michael Danziger narrates his book “Small Puddles”

We are currently in the middle of producing Michael Danziger's book "Small Puddle: The Triumphant Story of Yale's Worst Oarsman'. The book is the author's long lost memoir of his college years rowing on the crew team for one of the countries most prestigious universities, Yale. Michael is narrating the audiobook himself ...
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USB Is Not a Type of Microphone – A Guide To Microphone Types

This video posted on the blog "The Ramblings of SomeAudioGuy" sums up the different types of microphones used in professional recording studios, and some of the applications of these mics. No, USB is not a type of microphone, it is a way that some mics are connected to computers. If ...
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When Words Sing

As New York Times author John Schwartz explains in his article "When Words Sing", hearing a familiar narrator's voice on an audiobook is like running into an old friend. He explains that "Listeners know that the best narrators can make a good book take wing and a merely decent book ...
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