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JSkeete
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Post by JSkeete » November 6th, 2019, 10:33 pm

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

Recorded with Audacity 2.3.2 for Windows with a USB mic.

adrianstephens
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Post by adrianstephens » November 7th, 2019, 2:47 am

JSkeete wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 10:33 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jskeete.mp3

Recorded with Audacity 2.3.2 for Windows with a USB mic.
Hello Joel,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.
You got the parameters right.

There's a couple of technical change you could make that will improve the recording.

There is some noticeable background noise, which can distract from the reading. Please perform noise cleaning as shown here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning. I recommend making this a part of your editing routine. You'll be surprised how much difference it makes.

There are some noticeable plosives in the "P" sounds (e.g. @ 24.5 and 26.05). There are some different ways to fix this: 1) move away from the microphone or position in the microphone to the side of your face; 2) get a "pop" filter in front of your microphone; or 3) repair the plosives as described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inbSdGb26XQ. Prevention is much easier than cure.

Please address these technical issues and upload a new version. If you quote this message in your reply, I'll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens

JSkeete
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Post by JSkeete » November 7th, 2019, 11:12 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:47 am
JSkeete wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 10:33 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jskeete.mp3

Recorded with Audacity 2.3.2 for Windows with a USB mic.
Hello Joel,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.
You got the parameters right.

There's a couple of technical change you could make that will improve the recording.

There is some noticeable background noise, which can distract from the reading. Please perform noise cleaning as shown here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning. I recommend making this a part of your editing routine. You'll be surprised how much difference it makes.

There are some noticeable plosives in the "P" sounds (e.g. @ 24.5 and 26.05). There are some different ways to fix this: 1) move away from the microphone or position in the microphone to the side of your face; 2) get a "pop" filter in front of your microphone; or 3) repair the plosives as described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inbSdGb26XQ. Prevention is much easier than cure.

Please address these technical issues and upload a new version. If you quote this message in your reply, I'll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens
Hi Adrian,
Thank you for the feedback. Hoping that I did the quote reply correctly. Here is my latest:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jskeete.mp3

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Post by adrianstephens » November 8th, 2019, 12:27 am

JSkeete wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 11:12 pm
adrianstephens wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:47 am
JSkeete wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 10:33 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jskeete.mp3

Recorded with Audacity 2.3.2 for Windows with a USB mic.
Hello Joel,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.
You got the parameters right.

There's a couple of technical change you could make that will improve the recording.

There is some noticeable background noise, which can distract from the reading. Please perform noise cleaning as shown here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning. I recommend making this a part of your editing routine. You'll be surprised how much difference it makes.

There are some noticeable plosives in the "P" sounds (e.g. @ 24.5 and 26.05). There are some different ways to fix this: 1) move away from the microphone or position in the microphone to the side of your face; 2) get a "pop" filter in front of your microphone; or 3) repair the plosives as described here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inbSdGb26XQ. Prevention is much easier than cure.

Please address these technical issues and upload a new version. If you quote this message in your reply, I'll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens
Hi Adrian,
Thank you for the feedback. Hoping that I did the quote reply correctly. Here is my latest:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jskeete.mp3
Hello Joel,
You nailed it. PL OK.

Now go and have some fun in the "readers wanted" forums.

with best wishes,
Adrian

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Post by JSkeete » November 8th, 2019, 9:14 am

Thanks so much Adrian. Just a quick question: What does "PL OK" stand for? Just curious.
Thanks again.

Joel

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Post by adrianstephens » November 8th, 2019, 9:17 am

JSkeete wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 9:14 am
Thanks so much Adrian. Just a quick question: What does "PL OK" stand for? Just curious.
Thanks again.

Joel
Silly me - I shouldn't assume that made any kind of sense. PL OK stands for "proof listen" ok. It's something a reader really wants to see :0)

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Post by JSkeete » November 8th, 2019, 9:48 am

Awesome! Thanks so much!

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