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Post by senselessart » November 25th, 2018, 3:36 am

Recorded on Garageband, exported in AIFF to Audacity and changed to mono then exported in AIFF back to Garageband then exported to MP3. I don't know how to do this any other way...yet.

It was raining when I recorded this test. I am afraid the rain is audible in the recording. I deliberately recorded without the full soundproofing as I do not always have it on and I would like to know if the quality is OK without it or not. Please let me know.

Thanks for your time.

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

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Post by JayKitty76 » November 26th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Hi Rachel (?),
This sounds very nice. About 90% of our volunteers use Audacity for recording, so if you have a recording device you might want to try recording through there, that way you wouldn't have to go through the hassle of changing the type.

Just a few pointers:

I can hear the rain quite audibly. In Audacity, use Noise Reduction (Effect>Noise Reduction>Get Noise Profile) and highlight a section of silence where you can hear the rain. Then go back and highlight everything (or Ctrl+A on a PC), hit (Effect>Noise Reduction>Get Noise Profile) and type in the boxes, Noise Reduction=10, Sensitivity=3, and Frequency Smoothing=1.

The sound should actually be in mono, not stereo. You said you changed it, so I'm not sure what happened, but the file is set in stereo.

In the ID3 metadata, you don't need to put in the artist name (in this case, senselessart) as this will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage of whatever project you record for.

Great, great job, thank you for uploading! Just reupload with the corrections and I'd be happy to give it another go.

Best,
JayKitty
~Rachel
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Post by senselessart » December 1st, 2018, 9:51 am

Thanks, I will try again and use the sound booth if needed. I haven't used audacity and was hoping to stay with the familiar program but I will try it and see how I get on.

Will redo the test in a day or so.

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Post by JayKitty76 » December 1st, 2018, 11:14 am

Hi Senselessart,
If you can pull down the volume using Garageband, by all means do so! I don't want you to feel like I'm pressuring you to install an unfamiliar program :wink:
~Rachel
Please correct my pronunciation! Positive corrective criticism is also welcome. :wink:
~John 3:16 Coming April 1st! Elijah (ej400) and will be doing several DRs together...first on the list is The Princess and the Goblin!

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Post by senselessart » December 21st, 2018, 6:39 am

I have been brave and tried audacity. See if this test is more suitable.


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

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Post by JayKitty76 » December 22nd, 2018, 10:45 am

Hi Rachel,
I am busy currently but will check this out on Monday (two days from now). Thanks for uploading!
~Rachel
Please correct my pronunciation! Positive corrective criticism is also welcome. :wink:
~John 3:16 Coming April 1st! Elijah (ej400) and will be doing several DRs together...first on the list is The Princess and the Goblin!

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Post by senselessart » December 23rd, 2018, 5:29 pm

No rush - I will be here for a long time yet!

Enjoy the end of 2018 and best wishes for 2019

Thanks

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Post by JayKitty76 » December 24th, 2018, 1:51 pm

The mono and background noise is all fixed, congrats! Just a few more problems:
JayKitty76 wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 3:37 pm


The bit rate should be Constant and 128kbps. To change this, go to File>Export>Export as MP3 and under Format Options>Bit Rate Mode=Constant and Quality>128kbps.


Great, great job, thank you for uploading! Just reupload with the corrections and I'd be happy to give it another go.

Best,
JayKitty

Thanks for your upload, and Merry Christmas!
JayKitty76 wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 3:37 pm
Just reupload with the corrections and I'd be happy to give it another go.
~Rachel
Please correct my pronunciation! Positive corrective criticism is also welcome. :wink:
~John 3:16 Coming April 1st! Elijah (ej400) and will be doing several DRs together...first on the list is The Princess and the Goblin!

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Post by JayKitty76 » December 24th, 2018, 1:54 pm

Oh, and, Rachel, thanks for trying Audacity! You'll find it's pretty easy to manuever once you get the hang of it :thumbs:
It's an excellent, high-quality program :) Go to the wiki to find Phil Chenevert's how-to videos on managing Audacity :thumbs:
~Rachel
Please correct my pronunciation! Positive corrective criticism is also welcome. :wink:
~John 3:16 Coming April 1st! Elijah (ej400) and will be doing several DRs together...first on the list is The Princess and the Goblin!

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