One minute test - SteveMiller

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SteveMiller
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Joined: November 23rd, 2018, 11:24 am

Post by SteveMiller » November 26th, 2018, 6:12 pm

Hey there,
My name is Steve Miller and I am new to the community. I have just uploaded two test files for review and feedback.
Thanks in advance for all the great feedback!

Here is a rundown of my recording space and equipment:
Acoustically treated small room (walk in closet) with foam, blankets etc.
DAW: Audacity
Mic: AKG P420
Audio Interface: Steinberg UR22 MK-II
Pop filter and foam windscreen used on mic as it's really bright
On my first file upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/test_stevemiller.mp3
There isn't any EQ or noise reduction
My 2nd file: https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/test_stevemiller_2.mp3
Has the noise reduction and some EQ processing done.

I look forward to any and all feedback.

Cheers!
:D :D
Cheers!

Steve

Algy Pug
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Post by Algy Pug » November 26th, 2018, 8:15 pm

Hi Steve

Welcome to Librivox.

I checked both recordings - each of them ticks all the right boxes regarding specifications.

Excellent vocal presentation - obviously you have been behind a mic before.

You should be right to go ahead and record.

Your set up is impressive. I have used the Steinberg UR12 (the baby brother of the UR22) and found it to be very good. In the past, I have used two AKG mics - the D5 (dynamic) and the Perception 120 (USB version - no longer in the AKG catalogue), but have since moved on and up.

IMHO brightness in a microphone is not necessarily a bad thing. It can give the voice a real lift. However. I understand that in the v/o community a more muted sound is favoured.

I look forward to hearing more of your voice.

Cheers
Algy Pug

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SteveMiller
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Post by SteveMiller » November 26th, 2018, 8:53 pm

Kind of you Algy and much appreciated. Yes I’ve done some vocal work, but to date only for the company I work for to help out our marketing efforts. (So nothing professional so to speak). However as a sales manager and frequent presenter and trainer of others, I guess I’ve had plenty of practice delivering a “message”. 8-)

I look forward to contributing!
Cheers!

Steve

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