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roshni
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Post by roshni » September 26th, 2018, 12:38 am

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

So here I am with my one minute test. I have used audacity on windows using USB mic.
Eagerly waiting for the feedback.
Rosh

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Post by moniaqua » September 26th, 2018, 4:09 am

Welcome at LibriVox, Roshni :)
roshni wrote:
September 26th, 2018, 12:38 am
Eagerly waiting for the feedback.
:) So I'll hurry ;) Nice reading :clap:

We only need to fix a few things; most specs are already ok.
  • Recording is in stereo, we need mono. You can set this in Edit-Preferences-Devices so that it applies to every recording : http://cisdem.de/librivox/AudaCity_2_2_pics/Mono_preferences.png .
    For this recording you can just enforce mono on exporting: http://cisdem.de/librivox/AudaCity_2_2_pics/export.png
  • Volume is a bit too loud; the recording is at 96 dB, required is 89 dB within a range of 86 to 92 dB. You can measure it with ReplayGain from within Audacity, or Checker (see link in signature)
  • There is quite a bit of noise. You find the noise reduction tool under Effects-Noise Reduction. It is a 2-step-process - first mark a bit of noise only, click on Effects-Noise Reduction and then "Get Noise Profile", then mark the whole track, choose Effects-Noise Reduction again, adjust if necessary the numbers (try default first and then play around a bit, but be careful that your voice doesn't sound tinny) and click ok. http://cisdem.de/librivox/AudaCity_2_2_pics/Noise_1.png
Please edit the file accordingly, load it up and post the link here in the thread again.

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Post by roshni » September 29th, 2018, 7:49 am

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

hi
thanks for the quick response. as i am not very tech savvy i took some time to redo it. hope it has come out good matching to the required specifications.
rosh

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Post by moniaqua » September 29th, 2018, 10:17 am

Hi Roshni,

we're getting closer :)

Volume is too low now, so you obviously found out how to amplify :thumbs: Now volume is, according to checker, at 77.8 dB. In your first test it was 95.9 dB. We need 89 dB, so somewhere in the middle would be fine, in Effects - Amplify type into the field with the number 11.5 and click ok. So you amplify +11.5 dB.
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See the waveform and the red lines? That's how it should look like; most of the peaks should end around those lines at about 0.5.

What really is important, is the stereo/mono-thing. If you look at the picture above, you should only have one wave, not two, like it is in your recording. You can get this during exporting if you don't want to change preferences (but won't see it while you record, though):
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Important here is the checkmark on "force export to mono".

For the noise, this is in the menu (the line where you find words like "File", "Edit" etc. I usually write those in italics, so you find for example Effects in the line with the words I just mentioned, click there, find Noise Reduction in the pull-down-menu that appears and click that (this is the first step I described in the post above).

If you don't get the noise right now, it is not too bad, as the noise is not disturbing that much. But we really must get your recording to mono and into the volume range.

Please give it another try and post here again, thank you :)

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Post by roshni » October 1st, 2018, 11:52 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_rosh1.mp3

Hi
sending with the required changes. hope it is better. i see the volume as 89.7db, have done it as mono.
thanks
rosh

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Post by moniaqua » October 2nd, 2018, 2:20 pm

Hi Rosh,

test is in mono now and volume is fine :thumbs:

It is definitely worth working on the noise still and you are invited to do that with me next week when I am back from my vacation (I am kind of limited with my equipment and time right now :)) or anyone else who steps in to help out but I think I can give you the PL ok for this recording :)

So, for the recordings you'll do next keep in mind that a microphone picks up more, the nearer the source is. So, it is a good idea to keep any noise that you don't want in your recording as far away as possible and the thing that should be in closer to the mic. But most important - have fun recording :thumbs:

edit: I just noticed, hopefully I did make clear enough that you are ready to record over in the readers wanted section :)
What we would work here on noise only makes a more pleasant listening experience, if you desire to do so ;)

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Post by roshni » October 8th, 2018, 3:03 am

Thanks Monica

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