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by audiomike
Today, 5:36 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: How long does it take you to record and process one hour of audio?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: How long does it take you to record and process one hour of audio?

annise wrote:
Today, 4:12 am
And from what I have seen of paid readers with an engineer, it doesn't finish up much quicker
That's because the engineers are getting paid by the hour. :D
by audiomike
August 17th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Microphone issue
Replies: 20
Views: 524

Re: Microphone issue

Hmmmmm.... My only other guess would be your laptop power supply. Not the power brick but the internal voltage converters. They can do funny things like that. Have you tried the laptop's built in mic?
by audiomike
August 17th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Microphone issue
Replies: 20
Views: 524

Re: Microphone issue

What kind of "Logitech mic" are you using? If it's a noise cancelling gaming headset, then that's probably the issue. I'm guessing it doesn't play well with the juke adapter either.
by audiomike
August 1st, 2020, 5:38 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Equalizing volume between different segments of a recording
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Equalizing volume between different segments of a recording

Provided everything is on a single track, which it should be, this is the best thing to use:

https://wiki.audacityteam.org/wiki/Nyquist_Effect_Plug-ins#Level_Speech
by audiomike
July 10th, 2020, 6:33 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Analysis Paralysis - Help with pre-recording questions?
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: Analysis Paralysis - Help with pre-recording questions?

Just to add my two cents on punch and roll. Be careful where you place the play head to start recording. As you listen to the previous 5 seconds, your natural rhythm will kick in and you'll start reading again when the timing feels right. If the play head is too far into the gap, you may start readi...
by audiomike
June 5th, 2020, 5:53 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 Minute Test
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: 1 Minute Test

I'm guessing he either used a gate or manually brought the bad bits down to flatline cause he did cut off the very ends of a few words. And there are some really strange noises in the quiet bits.
by audiomike
June 4th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: dB in audacity
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: dB in audacity

Normalize to -3 dB. That will usually get you in the ballpark unless your audio has a lot of spikes holding the rest of it down.
by audiomike
May 18th, 2020, 10:28 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 Minute Test [OK]
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: 1 Minute Test

What are you doing to it in Audacity? It sounds over processed and gated.
by audiomike
May 12th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-Minute Test
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: 1-Minute Test

It's a noise cancelling gaming headset. That's most likely what is cutting the voice out and the main reason why you shouldn't use headset mics for Librivox.
by audiomike
April 23rd, 2020, 6:43 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Video editing software (yes, video)
Replies: 14
Views: 2981

Re: Video editing software (yes, video)

Video editors eat resources. So using a laptop, unless it is a really good gaming type, is always going to be tedious. Lots of memory is good but it's the GPU that will make or break video. Most PC laptops don't have a lot of graphics horsepower. I use Premiere Pro CC on my desktop but wouldn't thin...
by audiomike
April 18th, 2020, 7:47 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One minute test
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: One minute test

There is no noise. There are no breaths. The pacing is too precise. It's a computer generated voice that, for some reason, has been pitch shifted. I believe Librivox does specify that the reader must be human.
by audiomike
April 4th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test [OK]
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: 1 minute test

Wow, there are all kinds of problems. You have a good voice. Your file passes the Checker program. Your equipment is way too good. You used a proper audio editing program. You nailed the text of the one minute test. There is no background hiss or hum. There is no reverb or room tone. There is no TV,...
by audiomike
April 2nd, 2020, 1:15 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Why are my recordings so muddy?
Replies: 19
Views: 969

Re: Why are my recordings so muddy?

Hmmmm... Let's see. You could always play with EQ until you're happy but that's just a band aid fix you may have to mess with every time. You should always fix the problem, not the symptom. Next up would be the mic itself. That particular mic may not be suited for your voice. But it can get expensiv...
by audiomike
April 1st, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: Thomhand 1 minute test
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Thomhand 1 minute test

In Checker, select Validation / Choose Validation Methods / and check Background Noise. It no longer passes. Some think this is kind of a strict bit of criteria but it's more objective than our different ears that hear different things.
by audiomike
March 30th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test for checking, please [OK]
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: 1 minute test for checking, please

Tricia,

He did say he was "a bit of a perfectionist" so I just wanted to steer him in the right direction.