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Gren
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Post by Gren » April 13th, 2019, 12:55 pm

Hello, here's my 1-minute test. Is it OK?
I've recorded it using Audacity on Win10 with a mic that is a part of my earplugs (have one that is separate as well, if you think it might help?)

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

Thanks! Gren
I was a young maid, a grey-haired woman
& a splendid warrior at one time
I flew with birds, swam on a wave
dove under the waves, dead among the fish.
I stepped on the ground, I had a living spirit.

- Exeter Riddle 74, my translation

Wmuhammd03
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Post by Wmuhammd03 » April 14th, 2019, 8:52 am

Your recording is great!

Algy Pug
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Post by Algy Pug » April 14th, 2019, 7:51 pm

Hi Gren

Welcome to Librivox

You have a sweet voice - very well read.

A couple of issues with your test reading;

1) it is in stereo - it needs to be mono.

2) Bit rate needs to be 128 kbs (constant) - yours was 137 (VBR - variable bit rate)

3) Recording was rather soft - it should be boosted by about 6 db.

To check your recording you can use the Librivox Checker (a free programme):
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
Volume should be between 86 and 92 dB

You would probably get better results with your stand alone microphone.

Cheers
Algy Pug

My Librivox page

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Gren
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Post by Gren » April 15th, 2019, 12:04 am

Algy Pug wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 7:51 pm


To check your recording you can use the Librivox Checker (a free programme):
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
Volume should be between 86 and 92 dB

You would probably get better results with your stand alone microphone.
Thank you for the lovely compliment and advice.

This is my new and corrected test recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_gren.mp3

I tried using a different microphone, and sliding the microphone bar in Audacity as far as it would go, but nothing really helped with the volume much. Eventually, the Checker decided to give me a pass with a 86.5 dB, but I will definitely get myself some more reliable tech.

Gren
I was a young maid, a grey-haired woman
& a splendid warrior at one time
I flew with birds, swam on a wave
dove under the waves, dead among the fish.
I stepped on the ground, I had a living spirit.

- Exeter Riddle 74, my translation

Algy Pug
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Location: Perth, Western Australia

Post by Algy Pug » April 15th, 2019, 1:11 am

Sounds good.

All specifications have now been met.

You can go forth and record.

Have fun!

Cheers
Algy Pug

My Librivox page

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Gren
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Post by Gren » April 15th, 2019, 1:28 am

Algy Pug wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 1:11 am
You can go forth and record.

Have fun!
I shall! Thank you. :D
(As soon as I get a new mic. I don't fancy re-doing everything several times over, trying to hit the sweet spot of 86.5 dB with my voice every time I record.

-Gren
I was a young maid, a grey-haired woman
& a splendid warrior at one time
I flew with birds, swam on a wave
dove under the waves, dead among the fish.
I stepped on the ground, I had a living spirit.

- Exeter Riddle 74, my translation

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