Oliver wrote: ↑
February 19th, 2020, 6:13 pm
I would love to record section 4, The Little Old Man if it is available.
This would be my first contribution and I would like to be credited as Oliver Kress.
For your reference, my 1 Minute recording is here: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_oliverkress.mp3
I'd love to have you make your LibriVox debut here!
I see you don't have a report on you test recording yet, but I thought I'd just do a quick check, and there are several issues.
First, the bit rate is incorrect. We require a constant 128kbs. So, chose this when you export in Audacity.
Second, the volume is a bit low at 86.3 dB just inside our lower range of 86-91 with 89 dB being our target.
Third. I hear a lot of background noise. Part of it is hum from the computer (some Noise Reduction can help this) but I seem to hear some music, like a violin, unless it is some audio distortion.
Oh, and minor, but something easy to fix. We ask for five seconds of silence at the end, and you have four. The beginning is fine.
So, I'd suggest uploading another test with the above corrections made and getting an official report.
Meanwhile, I'll add you to the LV catalog and assign you to Section 4.
Glad to have you! Your actual reading is quite good, and you'll soon have these technical things well in hand.
Let me know if you have any questions about the above.