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Post by Frog » January 8th, 2018, 4:09 am

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Post by moniaqua » January 8th, 2018, 5:42 am

Hi Frog,

welcome at LibriVox. You have such a smooth, calming voice, wonderful! :9: :thumbs:

- The samplerate is ok with 44100 Hz,
- Bitrate is fine with 128 kbps, too.

What we need to work on is:
- The recording is in stereo; LibriVox requires mono
If you use Audacity, you can alter it so that it stays in the Preferences:
For now, you can just mix the track down to mono:

- Volume is too low. LibriVox requires 87 to 91 dB, your recording was at about 80 dB. You can measure the volume within Audacity with Replay Gain Then you amplify it with Effects - Amplify. If it ever occurs that you can not reach the required range without clipping (that's if red stripes occur in the wave picture), look for leveller or compressor (or ask here :) )

- There is some high-pitched noise in the background. It is not very loud but it wasn't too pleasant to listen to for me; it is not mandatory to clean it but it might make a better experience for a listener to wipe it out a bit if you can not avoid it on recording already. One wipe with noise reduction (Step 2, first get the noise profile with a small section noise only) made it a bit better, two wipes were close to distort the voice; maybe you alter the dB of Noise Reduction in the second run

Can you edit your file, load it up and provide the link here again, please? Thank you :)

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