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SarahKhan
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Post by SarahKhan » April 20th, 2018, 3:29 am

I'd be most grateful if someone could have a listen to my first test and let me know how it sounds.
Thanks
Sarah :thumbs:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_min_test.mp3

knotyouraveragejo
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 21st, 2018, 9:26 pm

Hi Sarah. Welcome to LibriVox.

Your reading sounds great, but the recording volume is too low (76 db). The level on the final recording should aim for 89 db +/- 3 db at most. Please try increasing the mic input volume either in Audacity or in the Sounds and Audio section of the Control Panel.

Detailed instructions for adjusting your input levels can be found here:

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Setting_Recording_Input_Level


You can download the checker program to check your volume and other settings after exporting to mp3 and before you upload your file.

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

If you prefer you can use the Replay Gain plugin directly in Audacity to tell you how much your file needs to be amplified to get to 89 db. Instructions here:

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

If you can't adjust your input volume to reach the target 89 db, then you will need to use the Effect:Amplify to increase the volume. Important: be sure the box to allow clipping is not checked!

You don't have a significant amount of background noise in this recording, but once you amplify, you may find that you want to do a light pass of noise reduction.

Please try increasing the volume and/or amplifying and upload another test. Just post the link to this same thread to keep all your tests together.
Jo
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SarahKhan
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Post by SarahKhan » April 23rd, 2018, 4:02 am

Thank you Jo - really useful. Hopefully I've resolved the volume problem. Sorry about that!

How is this?
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1mintest_repeat.mp3

knotyouraveragejo
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 23rd, 2018, 8:22 pm

This test is OK! You are good to start recording now. Have fun. :)
Jo
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SarahKhan
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Post by SarahKhan » April 24th, 2018, 3:13 am

Thanks Jo that's great!
:clap:

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