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Post by LeeFisher » January 4th, 2018, 5:18 pm


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Post by MagicMan » January 4th, 2018, 5:34 pm

Just so you know, your link is not working. You have a / before the file format of mp3 and it should be a Period(.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/test/Test.LeeFisher/mp3 <Original file.
https://librivox.org/uploads/test/Test.LeeFisher.mp3 <-- This is what it should look like.

Can you upload it again?

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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 5:50 pm

I see a test in the uploader folder. This link should work: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/Test_LeeFisher.mp3
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Post by MagicMan » January 4th, 2018, 6:05 pm

Thanks @TriciaG. The only thing you need to change is your bit rate. You have veritable and it need to be set to constant. Once you change it, please re-upload it and place the link back into this thread.

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Post by LeeFisher » January 4th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Thank you the feedback. I have adjusted the bit rate.

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

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Post by MagicMan » January 4th, 2018, 7:05 pm

AWESOME! Everything passed! It can now be marked OK. You can click the links in my sig to fine something to record. Ya got a great voice. :thumbs:

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Post by LeeFisher » January 4th, 2018, 7:15 pm

Thanks so much. Really appreciate your time.


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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2018, 12:04 pm

You may get some comments from proof-listeners about the background noise. I would suggest some noise reduction to take care of it. Here are a couple resources:
text instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
video, but with an older version of Audacity so the settings are different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

My settings are as follows:
Noise reduction: 10-16
Sensitivity: 6
Frequency Smoothing: 6

Since you have so much background noise, I would suggest doing two passes at 8 or 10 dB. Here's your test after running 2 passes at 10 dB. See if you can tell the difference: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/Test_LeeFisher_nr.mp3

Holler if you have any questions about this. :)
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Post by LeeFisher » January 6th, 2018, 10:11 pm

Thank you TriciaG for your comments. I’ll make those adjustments.

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Post by MagicMan » January 7th, 2018, 4:50 am

LeeFisher wrote:
January 6th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Thank you TriciaG for your comments. I’ll make those adjustments.
Keep in mind Lee that when you use the noise removal tool in Audacity, you must re-check your ReplayGain specs after you are finished and make the proper adjustments. The Audacity noise reduction tool also reduces the volume as it cleans your file. The easiest way to avoid this, is to do all your edits/noise reduction first, then apply the ReplayGain tool as the very last step. :)

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Post by LeeFisher » January 7th, 2018, 9:27 pm

Thank you TriciaG and Magicman. I used the noise reduction tools, normalized and compressed the file. All feedback is welcome.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/Test_LeeFisher2.mp3

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Post by MagicMan » January 8th, 2018, 2:45 am

Good morning Lee. You do pass all the specs now, but your noise floor needs to be worked on. Just so you know, compression makes your noise floor louder. You should only use it when your noise floor is very low. It sounds like you have a electronic hum or interference problem. It is around the 2100 to 3000hz range. If you list your recording equipment, I may be able to give you better advice on how to correct it. If you are using a laptop, unplug it and make another recording. This will remove any power outlet interference.

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Post by TriciaG » January 8th, 2018, 6:20 am

And I can't check your new test until this afternoon/evening. :) I'll take a listen, I promise.
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
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Post by TriciaG » January 8th, 2018, 3:04 pm

Finally got a chance to listen, although I don't have my usual tools on the computer I have to use. (I can't check to "see" the noise MM refers to.)

The background noise is mucho better! 8-) I don't think you'll get any comments on it when proof-listeners check your "real" recordings, if you do the same post-processing you did here. I didn't hear the noise MM is referring to, but feel free to explore ridding yourself of it if you like.
Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late
Watergate Report, volume 2: Here

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