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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 9:44 am 

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

I set Audacity to all of the recommended levels. I am recording with a Ear Force P11 headset for this "test."

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 9:50 am 
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Hello!

Sounds good! There are a couple little technical things:

1. Your volume is too low. Visually, you should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Make sure the microphone slider in the Audacity window is all the way up. Also, have you increased your input volume in Windows yet? Here's a link to instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3#Volume

2. You have a little bit of DC offset. That is where your base line is above or below the black base line in Audacity. You will have to fix this on every recording you make. To fix, select the entire file and go to Effects / Normalize. Check only the "remove DC offset" box; leave the other one unchecked. Here's more information: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Questions_and_Answers#Recording_is_Off-centre

Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use the same file name as your previous one, and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 10:17 am 

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https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_test_scottkelley_mp3.mp3

Recorded using Audacity and a EarForce P11 headset.

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 10:39 am 
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I said to post it in the same thread. :P

Practically perfect! If this were a real recording, I'd suggest cutting out the noise just before you start talking. It sounds like a mic adjustment.

And when you name your file, don't add the .mp3 to the file name. The software does that for you, so if you notice on your file, it's got .mp3.mp3 (twice). ;) No big deal; just letting you know.

You're cleared for recording. Have fun!

I'll merge this thread in with your other one in a couple minutes, just to keep it all together in one place.

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Post Posted:: September 29th, 2017, 10:42 am 

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Thank you thank you! I'll fool around with the mic settings and will familiarize myself with Audacity a little more.

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