1 Minute Test by MikiMooseVO [OK]

All languages: post your test recording here. Help check audio files.
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MikiMooseVO
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Post by MikiMooseVO » September 22nd, 2022, 5:06 pm

Hello everyone I am so excited to be joining the librivox community. I have wanted to pursue voice over for many years, and have finally decided to take the plunge. I look forward to meeting all of you and getting to know you. The mic that I am using is the Shure KSM32, and I use adobe audition as my audio recording/editing software. All tips and tricks are much appreciated! Thank you! :wink:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_mikimoosevo.mp3
Last edited by MikiMooseVO on September 23rd, 2022, 6:00 am, edited 2 times in total.

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Post by InTheDesert » September 22nd, 2022, 7:21 pm

Hi, you have uploaded a .wav file but Librivox needs .mp3 files (128kb). Can you export as an mp3, upload again and post in this thread? Then I'll come and check the file for you! Thanks!

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Post by MikiMooseVO » September 22nd, 2022, 7:35 pm

Hi. So sorry about that! I went ahead and changed it to an MP3.

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Post by InTheDesert » September 22nd, 2022, 11:14 pm

1 Minute Test Feedback:

Welcome to Librivox and thanks for posting your test file. We look forward to you joining the community!

Reading Feedback:
You have a warm, energetic voice.

Technical Feedback:
  • 00:00 Note (no change needed): The volume of this track is 91.92dB. LV requires the overall volume for the track (measured by ReplayGain - you can try this tool if you want to check the volume) to be between 86-92dB (with 89dB being the ideal). The file falls within the outer ends of that range and so doesn't need to be changed but watch that it doesn't end up outside the range. The easiest way to automatically set the volume is to use the 'Loudness Normalization' effect (set to -19LUFS) in recent versions of Audacity before exporting the track as an MP3. Another way would be to use the Amplify effect set to -3dB.
  • 00:00 Librivox needs mp3 files with a constant bitrate of 128kbps. This file is 192kbps.
Once you've tweaked these settings, upload the file again using the same filename (uploading to the same filename is important when you are submitting Librivox files) and post in the thread and I'll check it for you again!

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Post by MikiMooseVO » September 23rd, 2022, 6:00 am

Hi there thank you for the help. One thing I am confused by is how I can check the volume when I am in my audio editing program. I work in adobe audition, and had it set to -3 db. So, I am not sure how to see the volume when I am in my program editing to make sure it is within the 86-92 db. Do you know if there is a way to check that before export my audio as an MP3? Above I have posted the clip again with a constant bitrate of 128 kbps.

Thank you for all of your help!

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Post by InTheDesert » September 23rd, 2022, 8:21 am

MikiMooseVO wrote:
September 23rd, 2022, 6:00 am
Hi there thank you for the help. One thing I am confused by is how I can check the volume when I am in my audio editing program. I work in adobe audition, and had it set to -3 db. So, I am not sure how to see the volume when I am in my program editing to make sure it is within the 86-92 db. Do you know if there is a way to check that before export my audio as an MP3? Above I have posted the clip again with a constant bitrate of 128 kbps.

Thank you for all of your help!
Does AA let you normalize to an RMS value? If so, you could use -22 or -21.

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Post by MikiMooseVO » September 23rd, 2022, 9:27 am

Yes it does let you normalize. I did compress the audio file a bit before I normalized it, so I may try changing it to -21 or -20 to see if that lowers the overall volume. I compressed to make the audio more even and then used normalize to -3 db when I initially recorded. But I will make sure to try that in the future. :D

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