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Post Posted:: September 17th, 2017, 11:47 am 

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I welcome any feedback you have


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/test_benignim.mp3

I used Audacity, Mac and an analog microphone


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Post Posted:: September 21st, 2017, 9:08 am 

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@Lynnet Is this an acceptable test?


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Post Posted:: September 22nd, 2017, 8:50 am 

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I'm not Lynnet, but I hope you don't mind some feedback from a stranger. :wink:

You have a couple of settings to fix, but it only takes a few clicks of a mouse and you should be set. Specifically, you need to fix your bit rate. Here's how:

Go to File>Export Audio in Audacity. So far, this should sound familiar, but this time, before you click Save, take a good look at your settings. They should be as follows:

Bit Rate Mode: Constant
Quality: 128 kbps
Channel Mode: Joint Stereo

Then click save and re-upload. Post your new test in this thread for a final check.

The only other thing I would caution you on is plosives. This is when a puff of air goes straight into your mic, causing a windy crackly noise. You can hear it in your test at about 0:15 seconds, right in the middle of "the panic consumed me". That was the only one that I heard, and it's pretty easy to avoid by moving your mic out of the immediate area right in front of your mouth.

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Post Posted:: September 24th, 2017, 11:38 am 

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thanks so much. I'll reexport and submit again. Thanks for the input. Much appreciated.

Mendi


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Post Posted:: September 24th, 2017, 11:56 am 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/test_benignim.mp3

Here's the re-export with the proper settings.

Mendi


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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 10:45 am 
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Sorry it took so long for someone to revisit this. :?

Tech settings are A-OK now. You're cleared for recording!

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