New user and 1-minute test

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louisemeggs
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Joined: April 11th, 2019, 5:57 am

Post by louisemeggs » April 11th, 2019, 7:19 am

Hi all!

So happy to get going here.

I used a RØDE NT-USB mic, GarageBand and a Mac.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1-Minute_test.mp3

Louise

lymiewithpurpose
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Joined: January 18th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Location: California

Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 16th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Hi there! I absolutely adore your voice! So pretty, smooth, and perfect for narration! Lets get some problems fixed so you can begin recording!
  • The first issue is that your bit rate is at 192 kbps, we need it at 128
  • Next, your recording is in stereo sound, we need it in mono
  • Your volume is slightly loud at 94 dbs, we need it 86-92 with 89 being preferred
  • Finally, you have quite a bit of background noise which may benefit from some cleaning
Unfortunately, I have been sucked into the world of Audacity and do not know too much about Garage Band. Here are a few links that may help you figure this stuff out: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=73008&hilit=garage+band and https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=GarageBand. Once you can get this figured out, please re upload, post in this same thread, and I'll take another listen. Please ask if you have any questions :D
Campbell
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