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by sjmarky
Yesterday, 9:36 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-Minute Test [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: 1-Minute Test

Sounds great, meets specs except the volume is a little too low - you need to raise it about at least 4db. You can verify your own audio using the free Checker app: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

No need to submit another sample. Happy narrating.
by sjmarky
Yesterday, 9:31 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: one minute test [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: one minute test

Congrats - your sample meets specs so you're OK to start recording. You do have a bit of background hiss which can be reduced by a light application of Audacity noise-cleaning. No need to submit another sample.
by sjmarky
Yesterday, 9:23 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 Minute Test Sp513
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: 1 Minute Test Sp513

Hi there. I reviewed your sample, and there are some technical issues that need fixing. Your test is 124kb variable, 65.8db, and in stereo. LV audio must be 128kb fixed, 86-92db, and mono. Select the bit rate and mono when exporting the MP3. Increase your recording volume significantly; the wave for...
by sjmarky
Yesterday, 9:16 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One Minute Test [OK]
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: One Minute Test

Perfect. You're good-to-go. Happy narrating.
by sjmarky
Yesterday, 9:14 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One minute test
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: One minute test

Getting closer, but not quite there. The bit rate is 126kb, variable bit rate; needs to be 128kb, fixed. Volume is much better, but still too low at 85.7db. You can verify settings yourself by using the free Checker app: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker So, unfortunately, you will h...
by sjmarky
October 22nd, 2020, 10:25 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One minute test
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: One minute test

Hi Poshita Your recording is nice and clear, but there are two technical issues with your test: Your sample is at 102kb; LV requires MP3 files that are at 128kb. Please select this when exporting your MP3 from Audacity. Second, the volume is much too low at 67.6db; LV wants audio between 86db and 92...
by sjmarky
October 22nd, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One Minute Test [OK]
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: One Minute Test

Test passed and you're good-to-go.
by sjmarky
October 18th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-minute Test
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 1-minute Test

All OK, although you have a bit of background noise. You can reduce this using Audacity noise reduction under filters. No need to do another sample, do that and you are good to go. Happy narrating!
by sjmarky
October 18th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: db checker for iPad
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: db checker for iPad

Anyone know of a db checker program that works on an iPad. The recommended checker is a DMG file And is not supported on an iPad. Thanks for any help. I don't know of any, but you don't mention what software you're using. If it's TwistedWave (which what would heartily recommend on the iPad) you can...
by sjmarky
October 18th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-minute Test
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 1-minute Test

here is my sample https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/cameron_1_min_test.wav i am using audacity 2.4.2 on windows 10 and a plug in mic many thanks Hi Cameron LV requires 128kb MP3's with a 44.1khz sample rate; you submitted a WAV file at 48khz. It is also too loud at 96.6db, LV requires audio from 8...
by sjmarky
October 16th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Why is there all of a sudden a bunch of white noise behind my voice?
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Why is there all of a sudden a bunch of white noise behind my voice?

There is a repeating mechanical sound, but honestly it's not significant. I have to use closed headphones at high volume to detect it. I wouldn't worry about it.
by sjmarky
October 16th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-minute Test
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: 1-minute Test

Hi there Your recording sounds very nice, however thee are two technical issues. First, it's a WAV file; LV requires 128kb mono MP3's. You can select these when exporting from Audacity. Second, the volume is way too low. The peaks of your waveforms should be at about the .5 mark in the Audacity reco...
by sjmarky
October 15th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: grp/Mystery The Amethyst Cross by Fergus Hume-ag
Replies: 113
Views: 2137

Re: grp/Mystery The Amethyst Cross by Fergus Hume-ag

Chapter 26 PL OK.
by sjmarky
October 14th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: grp/Mystery The Amethyst Cross by Fergus Hume-ag
Replies: 113
Views: 2137

Re: grp/Mystery The Amethyst Cross by Fergus Hume-ag

Chapter 19 PL notes: 5:15 - 5:35 "Lesbia did not call for them...the same as usual." is repeated 13:14 "Loves me" omitted Your recording sounds OK but has numerous clips - that is the wave form exceeds the top or bottom of the window, which can cause audible distortion. I suggest reducing your recor...