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Bradbury76
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Post by Bradbury76 » May 16th, 2019, 9:13 am

Thank you in advance for any help and constructive criticism. I used Audacity for the recording. -Jack

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_minute_test.mp3

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 16th, 2019, 6:43 pm

Bradbury76 wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 9:13 am
Thank you in advance for any help and constructive criticism. I used Audacity for the recording. -Jack

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_minute_test.mp3
I liked your sample, it's fun to have a change. As for constructive criticism, only one little thing. Again, everybody has their own opinions, but I felt like there could have been a bit more variety/expression in it. For example I liked the last line when the tempo/pacing changed slightly. Now to the technical stuff.

FIrstly, your volume is a bit quiet at 84.1 dbs. Librivox requires a range of 86-92 with 89 being preferred. If you haven't already, downloading the program Checker can help you see your volume. 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 4.9) in the first box
4. Hit OK.
This should get you to the required range!

Next, your bitrate is a bit off at 108 kbps variable, we need 128 constant. TO fix this:
1.Go to export it (menu items file>export)
2. Select Export as MP3
3. Look under the Format Options section
4.Where it says 'Bit Rate Mode', select 'Constant'
5. In the 'Quality' drop down menu select 128 kbps.

When you've done this, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll take another look.
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

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Bradbury76
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Post by Bradbury76 » May 17th, 2019, 5:28 am

Thank you for the help with the technical issues, very helpful. Here is the corrected file.


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_minute_test.mp3

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 17th, 2019, 6:21 am

Bradbury76 wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 5:28 am
Thank you for the help with the technical issues, very helpful. Here is the corrected file.


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_minute_test.mp3
All is OK now, nice work. Hope to see you around!
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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