Full Service Audio Book Recording – Silk City Records is a full-service audio book recording production facility. Voice Over Talent, CD duplication, USB Thumb Drive Preparation (formatting and Playlist Creation), Final Master to Audio Book Standards, Artwork design and Creation for Compact Disc and Disc Replication in cello-wrapped jewel cases are all available from us and our network of partners . We can assist with your set up with reseller CD Baby and their complete network of legal Digital Distribution Channels (iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, etc.).
Best Value – Whether your works are "How to" books, fiction and non-fiction books alike - each project gets unique and personal attention... We intentionally limit our total projects in house to insure we can meet your expectations AND your unique needs. Your initial consultation is 100% free and we will make sure we can deliver your project as designed before we quote. Our prices are considerably less than than our large-studio competitors, with a much better attention to detail and response to your “in -process” feedback!
Audio Books That Sound Great - Industry Standards continue to drive the levels of sophistication upward and our software and hardware tools will deliver the finest possible raw files and final mix downs whether you need a .WAV file or High Definition MP3 at 320kbps.
Typical Audio File Standards for Audio Books
Consistent in overall sound and formatting
Audio Book comprised of consistent file standard (all Mono or all Stereo)
Audio Book will include opening and closing credits in separate tracks
Audio Book should be narrated by HUMAN and not “text to speech” recordings
Each chapter or section should be contained in a unique file which can be uploaded separately.
Each chapter or section should be no longer than 120 minutes.
Each chapter or section must contain a section or chapter announcement at the beginning of each audio file
Each file should have between 0.5 and 1.0 second of room tone/digital silence at the head of the file and between 1 and 5 seconds of room tone/digital silence at the tail of each track.
Each uploaded file must be free from extraneous sounds such as “plosives”, mic pops, mouse clicks, excessive mouth noise, outtakes/errors and street or ambient noise.
Each file must measure between -23dB and -18RMS
Each file must have peak values no higher than -3dB
Each file must have a noise floor no higher than -60dB RMS
Each MP3 file must be 192kbps or higher, Constant Bit Rate (we recommend 320kbps)
Each file must be 44.1 kHz
Each file must be no larger than 170MB as files larger than that are not typically supported by Audio Book publishers.