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jeremy330
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Location: Arkansas

Post by jeremy330 » May 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm


lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 8th, 2019, 3:08 pm

jeremy330 wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Audacity, Windows, USB microphone


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/oneminutetest_jeremy330.mp3
Hey there, and welcome. Lovely recording, let's get some things worked out first.

Let's focus on the high amount of background noise you have. To fix this:
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.
7. Take a listen, you may find that you want to do this over again to reduce more noise.

Also, you have some DC bias. Also a simple fix:
1. Select your whole recording
2. Go into menu items Effect>Normalize
3. Make sure the only box that is checked is 'Remove DC Offset'
4. Hit OK

When you do that, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll take another listen!
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

Out of town until the 16th - no recording and slower response time should be anticipated.

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

jeremy330
Posts: 9
Joined: May 2nd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Location: Arkansas

Post by jeremy330 » May 8th, 2019, 11:25 pm

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 3:08 pm
jeremy330 wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Audacity, Windows, USB microphone


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/oneminutetest_jeremy330.mp3
Hey there, and welcome. Lovely recording, let's get some things worked out first.

Let's focus on the high amount of background noise you have. To fix this:
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.
7. Take a listen, you may find that you want to do this over again to reduce more noise.

Also, you have some DC bias. Also a simple fix:
1. Select your whole recording
2. Go into menu items Effect>Normalize
3. Make sure the only box that is checked is 'Remove DC Offset'
4. Hit OK

When you do that, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll take another listen!
Thanks for listening and providing feedback. Here's a revised version. I did the noise reduction twice and the DC bias once.

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

lymiewithpurpose
Posts: 1658
Joined: January 18th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Location: California

Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 9th, 2019, 6:43 am

jeremy330 wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 11:25 pm
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 3:08 pm
jeremy330 wrote:
May 7th, 2019, 11:28 pm
Audacity, Windows, USB microphone


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/oneminutetest_jeremy330.mp3
Hey there, and welcome. Lovely recording, let's get some things worked out first.

Let's focus on the high amount of background noise you have. To fix this:
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.
7. Take a listen, you may find that you want to do this over again to reduce more noise.

Also, you have some DC bias. Also a simple fix:
1. Select your whole recording
2. Go into menu items Effect>Normalize
3. Make sure the only box that is checked is 'Remove DC Offset'
4. Hit OK

When you do that, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll take another listen!
Thanks for listening and providing feedback. Here's a revised version. I did the noise reduction twice and the DC bias once.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/onemintetest_revised.mp3
Well, that seemed to work, as all is good now. I am happy to give you the OK to record. Just a word of caution, with all that your volume dropped to 86.9 dbs. Still in our range of 86-92 with 89 preferred, just something to keep an eye on. If you haven't downloaded the Checker program to look at it I would :D
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

Out of town until the 16th - no recording and slower response time should be anticipated.

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

jeremy330
Posts: 9
Joined: May 2nd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Location: Arkansas

Post by jeremy330 » May 9th, 2019, 11:36 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
May 9th, 2019, 6:43 am
jeremy330 wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 11:25 pm
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 3:08 pm


Hey there, and welcome. Lovely recording, let's get some things worked out first.

Let's focus on the high amount of background noise you have. To fix this:
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.
7. Take a listen, you may find that you want to do this over again to reduce more noise.

Also, you have some DC bias. Also a simple fix:
1. Select your whole recording
2. Go into menu items Effect>Normalize
3. Make sure the only box that is checked is 'Remove DC Offset'
4. Hit OK

When you do that, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll take another listen!
Thanks for listening and providing feedback. Here's a revised version. I did the noise reduction twice and the DC bias once.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/onemintetest_revised.mp3
Well, that seemed to work, as all is good now. I am happy to give you the OK to record. Just a word of caution, with all that your volume dropped to 86.9 dbs. Still in our range of 86-92 with 89 preferred, just something to keep an eye on. If you haven't downloaded the Checker program to look at it I would :D
Thanks! I downloaded the program and used it on the first one, but forgot to use it again on the second upload :( . It's a great program, I'll remember to use it every time before uploading in the future.

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