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Moorjania08
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Post by Moorjania08 » August 18th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Hello,

Please see my attached one minute test: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_moorjania08.mp3

Recording software: Garage Band
Operating system: Mac
Mic type: USB

Thank you so much for your time!

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » August 23rd, 2018, 9:30 am

Welcome! You have a very sweet voice that I think would be very nice to listen to for a story. You do have a good deal of background noise that should be cleaned up to allow you clear voice to be better heard, though.

In addition, your recording is a bit on the loud side. We aim for a volume of 89 dB, with an acceptable range of 86-92. Yours is 92.4 dB.

The thing here that may turn out to be the biggest issue for you is that you're currently recording in Stereo. We need to have a Mono track, with a constant bit rate of 128 kbps. Many volunteers have had difficulty with Garage Band not wanting to do both of these things at once. I don't use Garage Band, so I'm not able to give you much detailed help with how to fix this, but this link may or may not help you: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=GarageBand It's apparently still out of date, but I hope can give you a hint how to proceed.

Moorjania08
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Post by Moorjania08 » August 24th, 2018, 8:03 am

Thank you so much mightyfelix! I appreciate your feedback will record an updated test.

Moorjania08
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Post by Moorjania08 » August 24th, 2018, 3:21 pm

Hello,

I redid my one minute test this time using Audacity. The link is:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_moorjania08.mp3

Thanks again!

linny
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Post by linny » August 25th, 2018, 9:33 am

All of your settings are now correct. You are at the lowest volume we allow 86dB, so maybe you can find a setting between this one and the last one.

Enjoy your time here at LV! :thumbs:

Moorjania08
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Post by Moorjania08 » August 25th, 2018, 11:00 am

Thanks, linny!

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