James Romick's Audiobook Mastering for ACX using REAPER - Part 1 (READ REQUIREMENTS)

Voiceover Lab


James Romick's Audiobook Mastering for ACX using REAPER - Part 1 (READ REQUIREMENTS)

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Begins at 12:00 PM PDT | 3:00 PM EDT
Check-in begins at: 11:45 AM PDT | 2:45 PM EDT

1 Hour 30 Minutes

Monday, May 29, 2023


Join industry veteran James Romick for the first of a two part hands-on class designed to teach REAPER users how to master raw audio to meet ACX specs. During Part 1, James will demonstrate how to apply basic processing FX to raw audio recorded in REAPER. He will demonstrate how to accomplish noise reduction and how to apply a high pass filer EQ using FX plugins native to REAPER.  James will also  discuss alternative plugins that can be used to accomplish a similar result. Following the demonstration participants will work on their own pre-recorded audio to mimic the processes shown. James will remain on hand to answer questions and provide support. While this session will focus on mastering to meet ACX specs the concepts are applicable to mastering for voiceover work in general.  

Please carefully read requirements below. This is a hands-on workshop and does require an audio submission in order to participate. This is the first of a two part class. Please do not RSVP if you cannot attend both Part 1 on May 30 and Part 2 on May 31.


This is a hands-on class. To participate add your name to the waitlist. Next you are required to submit a 1 minute raw (unprocessed) recording of a script of your choosing. Must be from a book. No stream of conscious speaking. File must include at least 2 seconds of clean room tone. File must be submitted as a WAV file (not an MP3).  Record your .wav submission between -6dB & -12dB Peak. At least 44.1kHz Sample Rate and at least 16-bit PCM MONO. DO NOT NORMALIZE THIS RECORDING. Do not remove breath sounds. Please save your submission as a .wav audio file and label your recorded file with your first and last name. Send the file via WeTransfer (https://wetransfer.com/) to jodonnell@sagaftra.foundation


Seats are limited. You will notified once your submission is reviewed if you are admitted to the class. This session is intended for students who use REAPER and are able to produce high quality raw audio. This class is not appropriate for members brand new to self-recording. Note: This is the first of a two part class. Before signing up, please be sure that you can attend both part 1 (May 30) and part 2 (May 31).

Join Details (Zoom Link) are emailed no later than 1 hour before the class start time.