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bdepaoli
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Post by bdepaoli » February 9th, 2019, 9:29 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_bdepaoli.WAV

Hey folks. Here's my coordinates:

-Windows
-Mic: Behringer SM1800S
-Recording: Boss BR900 exported to .wav format
-Editing: Audacity

I look forward to your guidance, insights, and advice.

Cheers!

B

PS: It may be relevant for you to know that I worked 20 years in the film & television industry primaily as an Operations Manager for post-production facilities. I spent many hours in recording studios and mixing rooms so I am likely a tad more informed about recording than some of the Librivoxers. Having said that, it's been a decade or so, and I welcome all suggestions and support.

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Post by TriciaG » February 11th, 2019, 8:16 am

Welcome, Brian!

The sound quality is great! Which, I suppose, I should expect, given your background. 8-)

Two things:

1. It's a WAV file; we need MP3. If you've just installed Audacity, you may need to install the LAME encoder to be able to export to MP3.

2. Volume's too low. We aim for 89 dB (err, what scale that is, I'm not sure. I think it's about -16 LUFS). If you want to measure the volume within Audacity before exporting, you can install the ReplayGain plugin. Here's a page with instructions: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use the same file name as your previous one, and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)

bdepaoli
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Post by bdepaoli » February 11th, 2019, 8:42 am

Many thanks and much appreciated! Will do.

B

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Post by bdepaoli » February 13th, 2019, 8:52 pm

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

Second pass at 1 Minute Test. I look forward to your feedback.

Cheers

B

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Post by TriciaG » February 14th, 2019, 7:30 am

Great!

An MP3-specific tech setting is incorrect. That's all that needs fixing.

Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

One more? If you have your old file still, you don't need to re-record; just export it again to MP3 and change the setting. :)

bdepaoli
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Post by bdepaoli » February 14th, 2019, 10:10 am

Excellent point. Apologies. I will redo this evening.

B

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Post by bdepaoli » February 14th, 2019, 10:16 pm

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

Many thanks for your help and patience with me.

Cheers


B

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Post by TriciaG » February 15th, 2019, 7:39 am

Perfect! You're good to go. Have fun! 8-)

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Post by bdepaoli » February 15th, 2019, 8:40 am

Many thanks!

B

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