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Yuiopj
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Post by Yuiopj » January 6th, 2018, 8:37 am

Hello,

I'm new to Librivox, and just recorded the test - I'd be really grateful for feedback.

I had a go at noise reduction too, so there's one file raw, and one with noise reduction applied...

Here are the links:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_text_run_through_checker.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_text_run_through_checker_and_noise_reduction.mp3

I'm using a Mac and a USB mic with Audacity.

Thanks very much!

Jenny

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Post by MagicMan » January 6th, 2018, 8:57 am

You passed with flying colors!! Your test can be marked OK! You have a great voice! Your noise floor is a -57, that is fantastic. Try speaking a little to the left or right of your mic, this will help with plosives. Yours are not bad at all, just giving some feedback! :thumbs:

Yuiopj
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Post by Yuiopj » January 6th, 2018, 8:59 am

Awesome thanks a lot. Will give that a go with the mic position :D

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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2018, 9:01 am

Welcome, Jenny!

Tech settings are all OK!

That's a pretty noisy background noise, isn't it? :) What setting for noise reduction did you use - the first number? I'm thinking you might need to make it a higher number. Try using 14, or doing two passes at 8.

I'm going to mark this as OK, but if you want to experiment more with noise reduction and want a second set of ears, feel free to post in here again. Otherwise, you're ready to record. Have fun!

(EDIT: MM posted faster than I did.)
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Post by Yuiopj » January 6th, 2018, 11:40 am

Thank you!

Yes, I think it's a heater! I used all the settings on 6 for noise reduction as default for a first go, maybe I can up it a bit and do it twice (and also ban the heater to further away)... :thumbs:

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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2018, 11:57 am

Ah, that makes sense. You'll be able to use less noise removal when you aren't running the heater. :)
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