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Javarah93
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Post by Javarah93 » April 26th, 2019, 6:31 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_javarah93.mp3

This was recorded using Audacity, on a Windows 10 laptop, with a Blue Yeti USB mic.
Thanks!

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lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 27th, 2019, 8:30 pm

Javarah93 wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 6:31 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_javarah93.mp3

This was recorded using Audacity, on a Windows 10 laptop, with a Blue Yeti USB mic.
Hey there, and welcome. Lovely voice, can't wait to get you started. There are a few minor things to mention first.

The first is your volume. If you haven't already, downloading the program Checker can help you see your volume. Your volume is slightly off at 85.6 dbs, Librivox requires a range of 86-92 with 89 being preferred. This is an easy fix.
1. Select your entire recording
2. Go to menu items Effect>Amplify
3. Enter whatever number you need to get to 89 (in this case 3.4) in the first box
4. Hit OK.
This should get you to the required range!

Next is a matter of pride. You had a slight bit of background noise that may be fun to remove. If you were to do so, you would:
1. Select a small piece of your recording that is pure noise
2. Go into menu items Effect>Noise Reduction
3. In Section 2 on the screen, choose your settings. My settings are Noise Reduction: 12, Sensitivity: 6, Frequency: 0.
4. Select 'Get Noise Profile'.
5. Select your entire recording.
6. Go to menu items Effect>Repeat Noise Reduction.

Since your volume was only slightly low and the noise is so minimal, I will give you the OK to record. That being said, if you want to try these things out and get feedback, you can always re upload, post in this thread, and I'll listen again :mrgreen:. See you around!

Javarah93
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Post by Javarah93 » April 29th, 2019, 7:38 pm

Thank you!!


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_javarah93.mp3

I made the changes you suggested. Let me know!
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lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 29th, 2019, 8:52 pm

Wow, nice work! You passed in every way and it sounded fantabulous. Hope to see you around :D

Javarah93
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Post by Javarah93 » May 4th, 2019, 12:27 pm

Thanks for your kind comments!
Thanks!

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