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Post by jammyWhammy » January 6th, 2019, 8:49 pm

Hi -- my first post here. Any feedback is appreciated! I did my best to follow the instructions on the wiki.

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

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Post by Carolin » January 7th, 2019, 1:23 pm

hi jared! i have checked your test and it is already very good! all the technical settings are in order :) i have only one little note for you.

your volume is low at 84.3 decibel. we aim at 89 decibel, with an acceptable range of 86 to 92 decibel. there are a couple of ways to increase your volume, id recommend using the tool replaygain. it lets you set the volume to 89 decibel without any fuss. check out the wiki article here https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

alternatively, you can use the amplification feature that is already in audacity https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Amplifying

could you please increase the volume and resubmit? thank you :)
Carolin

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jammyWhammy
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Post by jammyWhammy » January 7th, 2019, 2:03 pm

Thanks for reviewing my test, Carolin! I will increase the volume tonight when I get home and resubmit then. :)

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Post by jammyWhammy » January 7th, 2019, 10:50 pm

Hi Carolin! I hoped to get to this earlier tonight, but alas, here it is now. :)

Any input would be appreciated, from diction to general advice to whatever else. Thank you again!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jammywhammy2.mp3

Quick edit: just to clarify what's new, this is a completely new recording in a different tone of voice. Additionally, I used ReplayGain to fix the noise level issue like stated in your comment + the wiki.

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Post by jammyWhammy » January 8th, 2019, 8:05 pm

Hi all,

My last one minute test wasn't loud enough, so I downloaded the ReplyGain plug-in for Audacity and recorded again. I also talked in a more natural voice this time around, which I think sounds better than what I posted before. Without further ado, here is my new recording:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jammywhammy2.mp3

All feedback is welcome, from diction to background noise to anything else. Thank you! :)

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Post by schrm » January 12th, 2019, 3:39 pm

jammyWhammy wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 8:05 pm
Hi all,

My last one minute test wasn't loud enough, so I downloaded the ReplyGain plug-in for Audacity and recorded again. I also talked in a more natural voice this time around, which I think sounds better than what I posted before. Without further ado, here is my new recording:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jammywhammy2.mp3

All feedback is welcome, from diction to background noise to anything else. Thank you! :)


hi jammywhammy,

i like your forumnick :-)
you got the ok already here:
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=73287&p=1541775#p1541775

so im flying away and wish you much fun with choosing something to read and recording!

cheers,
beg your pardon i had an accident.
i stop librivoxing for a few days.
pls pl instead of me the one minute tests!

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