RitaBoutros wrote: ↑
July 28th, 2020, 6:25 am
Hello and welcome to Librivox.
I listened to your recording and wanted to give you a couple of general notes to keep in mind:
Volume needs to be somewhere between 86-92, although a mid range, about 90, would be ideal. You can check your volume using the Volume Checker (see instructions to recording). Your volume for this section was 82.7 and so needs to be corrected.
Adjustments to volume can be made 2 ways: Using the Audacity program, you can highlight the passage (or entire text) you want to amplify, click on Effects (at the top) and choose Amplify. Experiment with that a bit and you'll find the right volume. You could try it with a sample text first. The second option to adjusting volume is also within Audacity, but on the left side. You'll see a box with a mute button and a sliding scale. Highlight your text and click on that box. Again, you can check your volume with the Checker until you get it where you want it to be.
Before submitting your recording, please be sure to do a thorough job with editing, looking out for overly long silences, clicks, background noise, rustlings and awkward or jumpy passages. I thought your articulation and pacing were very good, however.
For your recording, I noted the following:
At the start, please reduce the silence to under 1 second. Ideal would be about a half second.
At the end, please increase the silence to a full 5 seconds.
When you resubmit your file with corrections, please keep the same file name.