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zntx23
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Post by zntx23 » January 11th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Hello!

I am using Audacity on a Windows system. My microphone is a USB.
Here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_zntx23.mp3

Thank you.

zntx23

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Post by MagicMan » January 12th, 2018, 1:14 am

Good morning. Everything passed except your volume. LibriVox needs it between a 86 and 92dbs. You need to raise your volume 5dbs and resubmit your test please. Just add it back to this thread. I have a short video in my signature that will walk you through this process.

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Post by zntx23 » January 12th, 2018, 12:38 pm

Here's the link to my second try:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test5_zntx23.mp3

Your first video in your signature was most helpful. I was not able to use the MP3 Gain program to check decibels but was able to use Checker software instead.

Thanks for your feedback!

zntx23

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Post by TriciaG » January 13th, 2018, 9:56 am

Hi, zntx!

Volume is perfect on this. 8-)

You have a fair amount of background noise, which will probably get comments from proof-listeners. 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 slightly different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

My settings are as follows:
Noise reduction: 10-16 (I suggest about 14 for you)
Sensitivity: 6
Frequency Smoothing: 6

I did this to your test, and it came out beautifully. Try it and see what you think. :)
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Post by MagicMan » January 13th, 2018, 10:10 am

zntx23 wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 12:38 pm
Here's the link to my second try:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test5_zntx23.mp3

Your first video in your signature was most helpful. I was not able to use the MP3 Gain program to check decibels but was able to use Checker software instead.

Thanks for your feedback!

zntx23
It was my pleasure!! :9:

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