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andrewCarlile
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Post by andrewCarlile » January 4th, 2019, 12:34 pm

Software-- Audacity
Mic Type-- USB
link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_andrewCarlile.mp3

How is my hum/background noise? I paid special attention to plosives-- how are they?

Lmnei
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Post by Lmnei » January 4th, 2019, 4:11 pm

andrewCarlile wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 12:34 pm
Software-- Audacity
Mic Type-- USB
link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_andrewCarlile.mp3

How is my hum/background noise? I paid special attention to plosives-- how are they?
Hi Andrew!

Welcome to Librivox!

First of all you have some technical issues with your recording which need to be fixed - easy to do and the great thing with Audacity is that once they are set they always stay that way!

First, if you bring up your recording and select Edit > Preferences on the top item (Devices) on the right where it says Channels change it to Mono and press OK.

Now, select Export, on the bottom of the Export window you need to set these 2 properties:

1. The bit rate should be 128 kbps.
2. The recording should use a constant bit rate rather than variable bit rate (VBR).

Save the file with a lower case only file name and then upload it again and REPLY to this thread and post the link for me.

As for your recording - it was GREAT! Good to hear you were working on your 'plosives! It is absolutely fine for Librivox recordings. The only thing you need to remember which you DO NOT have to do to this file - just in the future, is we require about 1 second of silence at the beginning and 5 seconds of silence at the end of a recording...

Looking forward to checking your next submission!

Lynda
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andrewCarlile
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Post by andrewCarlile » January 5th, 2019, 8:49 am

Lynda-

Thank you so much for your feedback! I have made the edits you suggested. I can't wait to get started on my first real project! In the future, I'll also be open to suggestions and comments regarding tone and voice (and the right words for what the qualitative experience of my reading comprises).

here's the new link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_andrewcarlile.mp3

Lmnei
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Post by Lmnei » January 5th, 2019, 2:48 pm

andrewCarlile wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 8:49 am
Lynda-

Thank you so much for your feedback! I have made the edits you suggested. I can't wait to get started on my first real project! In the future, I'll also be open to suggestions and comments regarding tone and voice (and the right words for what the qualitative experience of my reading comprises).

here's the new link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_andrewcarlile.mp3
Hi Andrew!

You are ALMOST there! You just need to change the recording to Mono - the instructions are the first thing in the previous message I sent to you.

Then Export the file, upload and post the link for me and you will hopefully be ready to go!

Everything else looks great!

Lynda
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“When you get to the end if your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

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