cmr2039 1 minute test

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Post by Cmr2039 » June 11th, 2019, 6:00 pm

Here is my 1 minute test. Any and all feedback is appreciated! Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_cmr2039.mp3

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Post by KevinS » June 11th, 2019, 6:03 pm

You found the thread!

You did better than I did! It took me forever to figure things out.

Someone with technical abilities will get back to you soon. (Well, within a day probably.) I think you sound great, but someone else will let you know about volumes and things.
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Post by Cmr2039 » June 11th, 2019, 6:12 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 6:03 pm
You found the thread!

You did better than I did! It took me forever to figure things out.

Someone with technical abilities will get back to you soon. (Well, within a day probably.) I think you sound great, but someone else will let you know about volumes and things.
Thanks! :D

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » June 16th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Cmr2039 wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Here is my 1 minute test. Any and all feedback is appreciated! Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_cmr2039.mp3
Hi, sorry it took so long. When we look and see there are replies that can cause tests to be looked over sometimes. You only have a few issues to correct. What recording software are you using? I may be able to give you more specifics on steps then.

The first is your volume. You are low at 80.3 dbs, we need 86-92 with 89 preferred.

Next, you have quite a bit of background noise that would be great to clean up.

If you figure this out without instructions, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll listen again.
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Post by Cmr2039 » June 18th, 2019, 9:21 am

Hi! Thanks for responding! I'm using Audacity on a Windows 8 laptop with a cheap fifine microphone. I was wondering about the volume. I thought I had it set to 86 bds. But I could definitely be mistaken.

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » June 18th, 2019, 9:34 am

Cmr2039 wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 9:21 am
Hi! Thanks for responding! I'm using Audacity on a Windows 8 laptop with a cheap fifine microphone. I was wondering about the volume. I thought I had it set to 86 bds. But I could definitely be mistaken.
As far as I know, you can not preset your volume, as there is a lot of variation. A good way to check your volume is to use the Checker program. For you, I recommend increasing the microphone slider in Audacity, so that it will input at a higher value. To fix this recording however:
1. Select your entire recording
2. Go to menu items Effect>Amplify
3. Enter whatever number you need to get to 89 (in this case 8.7) in the first box
4. Hit OK.
This should get you to the required range!

To fix the noise:
1. Select a small piece of your recording that is pure noise
2. Go into menu items Effect>Noise Reduction
3. In Section 2 on the screen, choose your settings. My settings are Noise Reduction: 12, Sensitivity: 6, Frequency: 0.
4. Select 'Get Noise Profile'.
5. Select your entire recording.
6. Go to menu items Effect>Repeat Noise Reduction.
7. Take a listen, you may find that you want to do this over again to reduce more noise.

Please do these steps, re upload, and I'll listen again. Doing great.
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Post by Cmr2039 » June 18th, 2019, 10:29 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_cmr2039.mp3

I followed your suggested steps, hopefully I did it properly. Thanks!

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » June 18th, 2019, 10:51 am

Cmr2039 wrote:
June 18th, 2019, 10:29 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_cmr2039.mp3

I followed your suggested steps, hopefully I did it properly. Thanks!
The volume is much better now, yay! The noise is gone, but it seems that something went slightly off with the noise reduction. Your voice sounds decently muffled. How many times did you apply noise reduction? When you did step 1, did you make sure to select only noise, or did you select some vocals as well? It would be nice to figure that out.
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