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voxdockery
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Post by voxdockery » May 30th, 2019, 9:11 am

Hi everybody! Looking forward to volunteering on some LibriVox efforts!

Native English reader/speaker. Current setup (don't laugh):
Recorder:
--> iPhone
--> EarPod headphones
Computer:
--> 5yo Chromebook
--> Running Linux through crosh, Audacity already installed

Going to post a one minute test soon. Here goes something! :lol:
Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.

ej400
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Post by ej400 » May 30th, 2019, 9:14 am

voxdockery wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:11 am
Hi everybody! Looking forward to volunteering on some LibriVox efforts!

Native English reader/speaker. Current setup (don't laugh):
Recorder:
--> iPhone
--> EarPod headphones
Computer:
--> 5yo Chromebook
--> Running Linux through crosh, Audacity already installed

Going to post a one minute test soon. Here goes something! :lol:
Hello and welcome to librivox! We won't laugh at your setup, mine was pretty rough when I joined.

cowguy02
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Post by cowguy02 » May 30th, 2019, 9:16 am

Hey Hey! Welcome to the world of librivox! Your going to love it.

We won't laugh. I record in a box of blankets so.....

Once you get that 1 min test done jump into any project you want. IMO the ones in my signature are some good starting points.

Don't hesitate to PM me with any questions. LV can be a bit confusing but I will do my best to anwser your questions.

Hope to see you around!

PS: Linux is the BEST! I'm running it on a 13 yr old mac so no shame :D
Projects that need readers
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The life of Harriot Stuart
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voxdockery
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Post by voxdockery » May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am

Thanks, cowguy02 & ej400

Already, I have a question...

I've read that we're looking for ranges of about 89db, but when I run the ReplayGain plugin for Audacity, it tells me my gain level is -2.6 db :shock: This is after doing a simple Noise Reduction, Normalize, and Compressor. It sounds just as loud to me as typical mp3s posted by other LVers.

Am I reading something incorrectly? Please help. I don't understand decibels.

-VDockery
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ej400
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Post by ej400 » May 30th, 2019, 9:18 am

voxdockery wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Thanks, cowguy02 & ej400

Already, I have a question...

I've read that we're looking for ranges of about 89db, but when I run the ReplayGain plugin for Audacity, it tells me my gain level is -2.6 db :shock: This is after doing a simple Noise Reduction, Normalize, and Compressor. It sounds just as loud to me as typical mp3s posted by other LVers.

Am I reading something incorrectly? Please help. I don't understand decibels.

-VDockery
That means you need to amplify your recording down 2.6 db. This means your recording is a little bit too loud. Hope this helps.

voxdockery
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Post by voxdockery » May 30th, 2019, 9:21 am

ej400 wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:18 am
That means you need to amplify your recording down 2.6 db. This means your recording is a little bit too loud. Hope this helps.
Thanks, EJ! I will try that!
Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.

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Post by KevinS » May 30th, 2019, 9:22 am

What are your settings when you run Replay Gain?
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Post by KevinS » May 30th, 2019, 9:23 am

Also, have you installed the Checker? it is very helpful. (I'll see if I can find the link.)

EDIT: Here it is. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
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Post by cowguy02 » May 30th, 2019, 9:44 am

voxdockery wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:17 am
Thanks, cowguy02 & ej400

Already, I have a question...

I've read that we're looking for ranges of about 89db, but when I run the ReplayGain plugin for Audacity, it tells me my gain level is -2.6 db :shock: This is after doing a simple Noise Reduction, Normalize, and Compressor. It sounds just as loud to me as typical mp3s posted by other LVers.

Am I reading something incorrectly? Please help. I don't understand decibels.

-VDockery
So MP3Gain check files against a standered of 89dB what it is telling you is that you need to go down 2.6dB to hit 89. Make since?
Projects that need readers
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The life of Harriot Stuart
The Blind Brother[/color]

voxdockery
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Post by voxdockery » May 31st, 2019, 1:44 pm

KevinS wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:23 am
Also, have you installed the Checker? it is very helpful. (I'll see if I can find the link.)
EDIT: Here it is. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
KevinS wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:22 am
What are your settings when you run Replay Gain?
Thanks, Kevin! It uses Java, so I'll have to run that from home (at work atm). I was able to get Checker to work on my Linux, so I will definitely run it on my files before posting anything.
cowguy02 wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:44 am
So MP3Gain check files against a standered of 89dB what it is telling you is that you need to go down 2.6dB to hit 89. Make since?
Thanks, cowguy! That is super helpful and exactly the information I was looking for!
Felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas.

cowguy02
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Post by cowguy02 » May 31st, 2019, 6:33 pm

voxdockery wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 1:44 pm
KevinS wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:23 am
Also, have you installed the Checker? it is very helpful. (I'll see if I can find the link.)
EDIT: Here it is. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
KevinS wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:22 am
What are your settings when you run Replay Gain?
Thanks, Kevin! It uses Java, so I'll have to run that from home (at work atm). I was able to get Checker to work on my Linux, so I will definitely run it on my files before posting anything.
cowguy02 wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 9:44 am
So MP3Gain check files against a standered of 89dB what it is telling you is that you need to go down 2.6dB to hit 89. Make since?
Thanks, cowguy! That is super helpful and exactly the information I was looking for!
Anytime
Projects that need readers
ONLY ONE CHAPTER TO GO!!!!!! Bealby
The life of Harriot Stuart
The Blind Brother[/color]

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