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Sattvi
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Joined: January 9th, 2019, 5:35 am

Post by Sattvi » January 10th, 2019, 7:10 am

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

Windows, audacity with analog mic

Any and all suggestions are more than welcome!

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » January 10th, 2019, 9:42 pm

Welcome! I see you're already busy helping out other people who have questions. You'll fit right in here! :lol:

Your technical settings and volume are all fine! There is a slight amount of background noise. It's not too bad, but would probably be noticeable to someone listening through headphones. It's very easy to clean that up in Audacity: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Noisecleaning_With_Pics

I also heard a noticeable echo in your recording. (Note: This portion of my feedback has no bearing whatsoever on your test, and is entirely optional. I mention it because you said you're open to suggestions, but don't feel that you have to address this next part. :)) Room echo usually happens if you're recording in an open space with a lot of hard surfaces, like a kitchen, for instance. It's easy to cut down on or eliminate by moving to a different room, if you can. (Some people record in their closets.) If you can't move your set-up, there are still some easy things you can do to cut down on echo. Here are a few examples: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Make_a_Portable_Vocal_Booth I have a cardboard box lined with cushions that my mic sits inside of.

However, that's only something to consider if you'd like to improve the overall sound of your future recordings. Like I said, your settings are all fine! Just remember to run a round of noise cleaning on any recordings that you submit, and you're all good to go!

You can check out any of the Readers Wanted forums to find something you'd like to read. Have fun!

Sattvi
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Post by Sattvi » January 10th, 2019, 11:27 pm

thanks for the feedback felix, the room i recorded in is in fact rather very large. no problem, easily fixable. will keep an eye out for noise reduction too. this is so cool :)

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