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VOMarcusLocke
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Post by VOMarcusLocke » September 18th, 2018, 10:39 am

Here is my test audio. Any and all comments welcome.

Gauge XLR mic --> Behringer USB interface --> Adobe Audition


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

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Post by Kitty » September 20th, 2018, 9:25 am

Hello Marcus and a warm welcome. Thanks for your test, which sounds great by the way :9: Nice clear voice, good expressiveness, agreeable pacing. All perfect for audiobook narration. The technical settings are LV standard too.

Only one small thing needs tweaking. Your volume is too loud. We accept between 86 and 92 dB, yours is at 94. Could you please decrease by -4 dB and reupload the same test in this thread ? I'm sure then it will be in the golden mean. I don't know your editing program, but I have a hunch you know your way around it ;)

Thanks

Sonia

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Post by VOMarcusLocke » September 23rd, 2018, 11:38 pm

Hi Kitty! Here is the audio reduced by 4db.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_vomarcuslocke_2.mp3

Quick question (at least I hope there is a quick answer that I am just missing) for you or anyone that might know...and I can post elsewhere if necessary. I am trying to figure out how Checker and MP3Gain would translate into Audition. Oddly enough, I have more access to Audition than I do Audacity based on the number of different computers I encounter in a day, and don't have admin privileges on anything but my home computer. I am having a devil of a time trying to figure out how the 89db target gets measured. I have been scouring the internet for days without a clear understanding of what I am missing. I have the stats for both the original and reduced files as measured by Audition, but I can't seem to find how the RMS figures, or even the Perceived Loudness translate into the 94db you measured for the loud version.

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Post by Kitty » September 23rd, 2018, 11:47 pm

VOMarcusLocke wrote:
September 23rd, 2018, 11:38 pm
Hi Kitty! Here is the audio reduced by 4db.
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_vomarcuslocke_2.mp3
thank you Marcus :) strangely enough, now the volume is only 85 dB :hmm: it should have been 90 with a reduction of -4. It looks like you decreased by -9.

Anyway, I think I can mark the test OK now, since you seem to know how to decrease and amplify the volume. You can download the Checker program here and check your volume before uploading your future sections. It will tell you by how much you need to increase or decrease the volume to get into the correct limits: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

If you want to try and amplify your current test with 2 or 3 dB to get inside our limits, feel free to do so, I can check once more. But I guess you are ready for the real recording. :)

Good luck and have fun !

Sonia

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Post by VOMarcusLocke » September 24th, 2018, 1:04 am

Looks like those images didn't show up.

Loud:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UbpxOX39TNtY6ICXzp5LNRwN4vsmd_CJ

Reduced:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19r5Kc2-BGucOHlGLXoglHh9nAmd8bvpO

**Although it says measured bit depth as 32 the files are 16bit. Audition automatically opens 16bit files at 32-float to eliminate rounding errors when processing. At least that is what I understand to be happening.**

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Post by Kitty » September 24th, 2018, 1:09 am

VOMarcusLocke wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 1:04 am
Looks like those images didn't show up.

Loud:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1UbpxOX39TNtY6ICXzp5LNRwN4vsmd_CJ

Reduced:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=19r5Kc2-BGucOHlGLXoglHh9nAmd8bvpO

**Although it says measured bit depth as 32 the files are 16bit. Audition automatically opens 16bit files at 32-float to eliminate rounding errors when processing. At least that is what I understand to be happening.**
hm I'm sorry, I'm not tech savvy enough to understand all those numbers. :? I just run the files through checker and it tells me how loud it is. It's a good way to check your mp3 for yourself. Just make a try, check those two files you gave me the screen shots to and see whether Checker is giving the same results.

In any case, you're good to go :)

Sonia

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Post by VOMarcusLocke » September 24th, 2018, 1:29 am

Thanks! I will see if I can figure out why plugging in -4db for reduction resulted in -9db.

But thanks again!

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Post by Kitty » September 24th, 2018, 4:12 am

VOMarcusLocke wrote:
September 24th, 2018, 1:29 am
Thanks! I will see if I can figure out why plugging in -4db for reduction resulted in -9db.
please let me know if you find out anything (always good to learn something new)

Sonia

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