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Post by Sebbastion » January 14th, 2020, 8:08 am


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Post by adrianstephens » January 14th, 2020, 3:51 pm

Sebbastion wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 8:08 am
audacity

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_sebbastion.mp3
Hello Sebbastion,

Hello,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.

You need to make some technical changes you need to make that will improve the recording and make it acceptable.

Required: The file's format is MP3 stereo at variable kb/s. The specification we use for all MP3 recordings in Librivox is mono 128 kb/s constant bit rate. You can set this on the "save as MP3" dialog in Audacity, and it will persist the next time you do a save.

Required: The volume is a too low. You can download the checker program (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker) which you can use to check the volume against the expected range. This recording was 80 dB, and the normal range is 86-92 dB.

Advisory: The file does not end with quiet period of 3-5 seconds. There are technical reasons why this needs to be there.

Required: There is some noticeable background noise (hiss and background traffic), 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. You can also move closer to the mic, this will make a lot of difference - but watch out for those popping "p"s !

Advisory: There is a noticeable room echo. You can reduce this by recording in a room that has a lot of soft furnishings. I hung cheap removal blankets on the walls and ceiling of my shed to create an acoustically dead space for recording. You can also reduce it by speaking closer to the microphone.

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.

If you haven't already, you might spend some time browsing through the LibriVox Wiki. It contains a wealth of great information that you'll find useful and informative about who does what, and various technical aspects.


Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens

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Post by Sebbastion » January 15th, 2020, 12:43 pm

Thanks. I made changes and resubmitted test.

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Post by annise » January 15th, 2020, 2:33 pm

It's good to post the link each time - otherwise we don't know if you changed the name - it's fine if you didn't , the uploader handles that, but we do need to know.

Anne

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Post by adrianstephens » January 16th, 2020, 7:37 am

Sebbastion wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 12:43 pm
Thanks. I made changes and resubmitted test.
Please upload and post link here. I downloaded from the original link,
and it appears to still be the original file.
Thanks,
Adrian

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Post by Sebbastion » January 16th, 2020, 10:52 pm

Please upload and post link here. I downloaded from the original link,
and it appears to still be the original file.
Thanks,
Adrian


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/2_Test_2.mp3

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Post by adrianstephens » January 17th, 2020, 6:25 am

Sebbastion wrote:
January 16th, 2020, 10:52 pm
Please upload and post link here. I downloaded from the original link,
and it appears to still be the original file.
Thanks,
Adrian


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/2_Test_2.mp3
Hello Sebbastion,

Please download and run the checker program (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker) .
This reports the new file still has those technical issues that I explained. I don't know if you're not
making the changes or not saving them or not uploading them, but the checker will help you "at source".

Best Regards,
Adrian

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Post by Sebbastion » January 17th, 2020, 2:54 pm

Hello Sebbastion,

Please download and run the checker program (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker) .
This reports the new file still has those technical issues that I explained. I don't know if you're not
making the changes or not saving them or not uploading them, but the checker will help you "at source".

Best Regards,
Adrian

Geeze. Alright already, okay. :) here:


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/3test3_.mp3

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Post by adrianstephens » January 18th, 2020, 9:41 am

Sebbastion wrote:
January 17th, 2020, 2:54 pm


Geeze. Alright already, okay. :) here:


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/3test3_.mp3
Hello Sebbastion,

You are almost there. There is a high level of background noise. Please perform noise cleaning as shown here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning.
Moving closer to the mic may also help.

Best Regards,
Adrian

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