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Natbumpo
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Post by Natbumpo » January 4th, 2019, 3:38 pm

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

Recording Software - Audacity
OS - Windows
Mic - USB

Lmnei
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Post by Lmnei » January 4th, 2019, 4:36 pm

Natbumpo wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 3:38 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_natbumpo.mp3

Recording Software - Audacity
OS - Windows
Mic - USB
Hi Jason and welcome to Librivox!

Thanks for submitting the recording! There are some things that need to be fixed and then if you could save the file again, export it and then post the link to this thread again I will be happy to review it again.

First, the volume of your recording falls outside of the target range of (86–92 dB). We aim for 89 dB in the middle. Yours was 93.0 dB. To reduce the volume and also to clean some of the noise in the recording (the little blips when there should be a straight line for silence) we Noise Clean.
First, bring up your recording and then select the whole recording and go to Effect > Noise Reduction. Click on the top button. That will run a test. Now with the recording still highlighted, select Effect > Noise Reduction again and with the settings of 6, 3.00, 3 and Reduce press OK.

Now, you need to edit out the repeat in your recording - it is at about the :15 mark. The easiest way to edit is to use the Magnifying Glass with the + in it on the upper right tool bar and expand your recording so it is wider. Now at the :15 mark it will be easier to highlight and delete the mis-spoken words.

The last things we need to do are two settings during the Export. The good thing is once they are saved, they are saved until they are changed again.

So select Export and on the bottom half of the window change the following two items -

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

Now Export the file as you did with a lower case name, upload it to Librivox and post the link in a response to this thread and I will take a look!

If you want to check your file prior to sending it to me here is the tool that some of us use to check our recordings - it will give you a Pass, Passed with Warnings or Fail and the reasons why are listed under the Validation tab... https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html

Lynda
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Natbumpo
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Post by Natbumpo » January 5th, 2019, 9:58 am

Lmnei wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Natbumpo wrote:
January 4th, 2019, 3:38 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_natbumpo.mp3

Recording Software - Audacity
OS - Windows
Mic - USB
Hi Jason and welcome to Librivox!

Thanks for submitting the recording! There are some things that need to be fixed and then if you could save the file again, export it and then post the link to this thread again I will be happy to review it again.

First, the volume of your recording falls outside of the target range of (86–92 dB). We aim for 89 dB in the middle. Yours was 93.0 dB. To reduce the volume and also to clean some of the noise in the recording (the little blips when there should be a straight line for silence) we Noise Clean.
First, bring up your recording and then select the whole recording and go to Effect > Noise Reduction. Click on the top button. That will run a test. Now with the recording still highlighted, select Effect > Noise Reduction again and with the settings of 6, 3.00, 3 and Reduce press OK.

Now, you need to edit out the repeat in your recording - it is at about the :15 mark. The easiest way to edit is to use the Magnifying Glass with the + in it on the upper right tool bar and expand your recording so it is wider. Now at the :15 mark it will be easier to highlight and delete the mis-spoken words.

The last things we need to do are two settings during the Export. The good thing is once they are saved, they are saved until they are changed again.

So select Export and on the bottom half of the window change the following two items -

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

Now Export the file as you did with a lower case name, upload it to Librivox and post the link in a response to this thread and I will take a look!

If you want to check your file prior to sending it to me here is the tool that some of us use to check our recordings - it will give you a Pass, Passed with Warnings or Fail and the reasons why are listed under the Validation tab... https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html

Lynda
Hi Lynda,
I made the technical changes you suggested and ran it through the checker, which it passed. I had trouble making the edited version sound right, so I just rerecorded the section.

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

Thanks for your help

Lmnei
Posts: 2055
Joined: April 26th, 2017, 8:45 am
Location: Vancouver, BC

Post by Lmnei » January 5th, 2019, 2:53 pm

Hi Jason!

You have passed which you have already found out!

Have fun recording Librivox books - the forums are yours to explore!

Lynda
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