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Post by Shawnstarr » January 5th, 2018, 5:18 pm


TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » January 5th, 2018, 5:27 pm

Welcome!

Sounds pretty good! Just two technical settings to fix. Are you using Audacity? I'll give instruction assuming that you are.

(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 OS/Windows yet? Here's a link to instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3#Volume

(2) Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

I might have some pointers for you on background noise, once you get your volume up. :) 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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