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maevmm
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Post by maevmm » July 1st, 2018, 2:23 am

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

As a non native English speaker (and library so poor on Bulgarian) I prefer recording in this language.

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Post by Lmnei » July 1st, 2018, 12:12 pm

Hi Maevmm!

Thanks for joining Librivox!

You have all your settings correct however your volume of your recording is very, very low. Our range for volume is 89dB +/- 3dB and your recording is 62.6 dB. On normal listening volume with my headset I actually cannot hear your speak :( It is easy to correct!

Open Audacity and your recording (you do not have to do it again - just fix it). Highlight the whole recording. Now go to Effect > Amplify on the top menu and enter 25 in the window (it should say 26.501) and select OK.

Now Export your recording to MP3 with the name maev_test2.mp3 and then upload it again please.

If you ever want to test your own files, this is the tool that some of us use to ensure our recordings are at the right volume level plus a few other items such as noise levels etc. https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html You could run your new recording through this tool and see if it gets a pass!

Please respond with the link to this thread so I am able to answer you when you have made the change.

Thanks!

Lynda

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Post by maevmm » July 1st, 2018, 12:50 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/maev_test2.mp3

This is the edited audio. I hope it is fine, but if it isn't - I promise that I'll do my best to correct it in a week or two. Thanks so much for the opportunity ❤️ love you, LibriVox people

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Post by Lmnei » July 1st, 2018, 12:56 pm

Hi back!

You are still short on volume....

You are now at 78.5 dB.

Are you using Audacity to record? If so I tried the 25 into the Amplify field and it worked to get your recording right to 88dB which is within our range.

You still have 10 dB to increase your volume :)

Feel free to respond to this thread with another file when you have time!

Lynda

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Post by maevmm » July 2nd, 2018, 9:38 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/maev_test_3.mp3

Final test, it goes much easier with checker..

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Post by Lmnei » July 2nd, 2018, 10:36 am

Whahoo!

You passed Maev!

Now you can go explore the Librivox forums and record whatever chapters of books (or in whatever language) you wish to record!

Have fun!

Lynda

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