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Post by liamjpir » July 4th, 2018, 6:50 pm

first time doing an audio recording and would love all advice and recommendations , I havent done any noise reduction so you can guage my setup sounds, for any advice, I use a desktop usb mic ( yeti), and a windows 10 pc, used audacity for the test but also have sound forge 12.5 if anyone is willing to help teach me how to use it . thanks in advance



https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/liamjpir_1minute_test_no_noise_reductions.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_min_trial_with_basic__noise_reduction.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » July 4th, 2018, 7:02 pm

Hi liamjpir, good test recordings, the one with NR does sound better of course.
One hint though, to get a true background noise reading there should be 5 seconds of recorded silence at the end of the reading. You can check your volume and other specs using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

You are free to go record something of interest. :P

* One more hint, at the end of your test file there is a noticeable click right at the end, editing this out would improve quality. :D
** I have no knowledge of Sound Forge, Audacity works quite well for me.
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Post by liamjpir » July 4th, 2018, 7:14 pm

aradlaw wrote:
July 4th, 2018, 7:02 pm
Hi liamjpir, good test recordings, the one with NR does sound better of course.
One hint though, to get a true background noise reading there should be 5 seconds of recorded silence at the end of the reading. You can check your volume and other specs using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

You are free to go record something of interest. :P

* One more hint, at the end of your test file there is a noticeable click right at the end, editing this out would improve quality. :D
** I have no knowledge of Sound Forge, Audacity works quite well for me.

thanks heaps, any advice for audactiy, and ill reccord my silent room to see if that helps , and yeah ill take out the click haha thanks, how was the reduction, do you think it needs more or less, and is there anything you think would improve quality after that?, thanks

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Post by liamjpir » July 4th, 2018, 7:19 pm

heres some basic background sound without noisecancellation to see if that helps

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

also any other basic tips that you know of that may help ?

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Post by liamjpir » July 4th, 2018, 7:21 pm

also if you think everything is suitable where do you think is a good place to start if I wanted to record? sorry for any hasstle

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Post by aradlaw » July 4th, 2018, 7:22 pm

It is hard to get a good noise reading in Audacity without a few seconds of the recorded silence I mentioned earlier. In Noise Reduction it is better to make a couple of NR passes (taking a new sample) for each pass with lower values rather than one pass with high values in the NR window.
Your quality was good, one improves with practice and experience. :)
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Post by aradlaw » July 4th, 2018, 7:25 pm

liamjpir wrote:
July 4th, 2018, 7:19 pm
heres some basic background sound without noisecancellation to see if that helps

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

also any other basic tips that you know of that may help ?
Checker reports a background noise level of 51.4 dB on that test.
As for starting, check out the Short Works forum, lots of good stuff there.
David Lawrence

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