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Captaincredo
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Post by Captaincredo » April 30th, 2018, 5:05 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_captaincredo.mp3



This is my one minute test. Recorded using audacity, on windows, with an analogue microphone.

Thanks!

C

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Post by TriciaG » May 1st, 2018, 5:13 pm

Welcome!

Sounds good! There is one setting to fix, and some noise cleaning to do.

- Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

- I would suggest some noise reduction to take care of the background white noise. Here are a couple resources:
text instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
video, but with an older version of Audacity so the settings are different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

My settings are as follows:
Noise reduction: 10-16 (I suggest about 14 for you)
Sensitivity: 6
Frequency Smoothing: 6

That's it! Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use the same file name as your previous one, and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)
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Captaincredo
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Post by Captaincredo » May 9th, 2018, 9:09 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_captaincredo.mp3


Followed your specifications. Any better?

Thank you!

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Post by TriciaG » May 10th, 2018, 5:52 am

Good! My only concern is that the volume dropped off on this one.

When you did the first step of noise removal (get noise profile), did you include audio with your voice in it? If so, you told Audacity that your voice is noise, and it then reduced your voice as well as the background noise. For the first step, select a portion of audio where the mic is on, but you are not speaking.

If that isn't the case, then we need to investigate why your volume dropped. :hmm: It needs to come up about 6 dB.
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Post by Captaincredo » May 16th, 2018, 4:46 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_captaincredo.mp3

After deep investigation, I think my microphone sensitivity was just turned down. Here's a new test, having passed the checker perfectly!

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 16th, 2018, 11:21 pm

I'm here to confirm that the checker is right! :D Your new recording is perfect :thumbs:

Now browse the forum for projects that interest you and have fun recording!

Captaincredo
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Post by Captaincredo » May 16th, 2018, 11:25 pm

Wonderful, thank you so much!

C

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