This program is meant to be run once you have mastered your audio but before you send it off for publication. It is not meant to be used in place of an actual engineer. As it’s name implies, this program is meant to give you a “second opinion” about the state of your audio files.
This program checks the following:
Does each file peak at or below a specified value (-3.0dB by default)?
Does each file have an Average RMS within a range (between -18.0dB and -23.0dB by default)?
Were all files recorded with the same number of channels (mono by default)?
Were all files recorded at the same sample rate (44.1k by default)?
Do all files have an acceptable length (between ½ and ¾ of a second by default) of silence (-60.0dB or less by default) at the head?
Do all files have an acceptable length (between 3 and 5 seconds by default) of silence (-60.0dB or less by default) at the tail?
Does the retail sample have a length of 5 minutes or less?
This program also reports the total length of the audio for all files rounded down to the last full minute (as required for direct submission to Audible).
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