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Post by 12345 » July 7th, 2018, 8:40 am

Hello,

Please find attached my 1 minute test:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_yourforumname.mp3

Recording software: Audacity
Operating system: Windows

Thank you in advance. :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 8th, 2018, 10:38 am

Hi! You have such a sweet voice :D
Only, it sounds just a bit muffled as if it was overly noise-cleaned.
Did you do any noise cleaning? or what kind of microphone are you using?

Other than that, everything is spot on; tech specs correct and volume within desired range :thumbs:

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Post by 12345 » August 12th, 2018, 3:56 am

Hello,

Please find enclosed my 1 Minute Test:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_yourforumname.mp3.

Audacity
Windows
USB

I will be waiting for your feedback.
Thank you.

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 13th, 2018, 12:49 am

Hello again! :D

You can find your previous posts from the "Quick links" menu -> "Your posts".

Maybe you could try a new recording, to see if it can be less muffled. Otherwise, everything else is as it should be!

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Post by 12345 » August 29th, 2018, 9:09 am

Hello,

Sorry for the late response and thank very much for listening my audio file. :)
I was wondering what I could do to improve the quality of my audios. With the voice recorder I have bought the audios are not awesome. Can you please advise me? I would like to begin recording but the problem is with my audio quality.

Thank you and have a great day! :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 29th, 2018, 9:26 am

Did you do any editing in your previous recording, like noise-cleaning?

Find or create a quiet recording space (close windows/doors, switch off other electrical appliance that are not needed at the moment) and make a new recording, without any editing, like noise-cleaning, etc, and post it again. Use a more unique filename so that it's not overwritten, using your forumname, eg. test_12345.mp3
If you are using a USB microphone, you can also try a different USB port to see if there's any difference.

When you upload another recording, we'll check again and come up with a post-production editing that will improve sound quality if possible :)

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Post by 12345 » August 29th, 2018, 10:06 am

ok, I will come back with another file.

Till then happy days :)

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Post by 12345 » November 7th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Hello,

Sorry for the late response. I have just succeeded in purchasing a better quality recorder. I think the quality of the audio files is better. Please let me know what you think about it.

Can you please teach me how to upload the recording?
Many thanks in advance :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 7th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Hello! Welcome back and congrats on your new purchase!

Please follow the steps in https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test there's an "Upload your file" portion. And if something is unclear, please ask :D

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Post by 12345 » November 8th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Hello,

Here is my recording. I have chosen a random text and tried to read with background music too.

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

Thank you :)

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Post by Rapunzelina » November 10th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Indeed a very good purchase! The sound is very nice and clear. But we'll have to adjust the technical settings.
You'll need to set Audacity to record in mono, and export to 128kbps mp3 files. (It's currently in stereo and 192kbps)

I think you can set it to record in mono from menu Edit -> Preferences -> Devices -> Recording, Channels, choose "1 (Mono)" from the drop-down menu.
Then, at the exporting stage, there should be some "Options" available; set it to "Constant" bit rate mode, with a quality of "128 kbps".

Try these changes while recording a new test, and we'll check again :) Or ask if there are any questions in the process.

Your reading is lovely! The background music was nice for accompaniment, but remember that in Librivox recordings we do not use background music at all.

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