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Bruncle
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Post by Bruncle » May 16th, 2019, 12:38 pm

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

I'm brand new to this, so any feedback would be very appreciated.

Thanks,
Brûncle

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 16th, 2019, 6:46 pm

Bruncle wrote:
May 16th, 2019, 12:38 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_minute_test_Bruncle.mp3

I'm brand new to this, so any feedback would be very appreciated.

Thanks,
Brûncle
Hi there, welcome! Lovely recording, and I am happy to give you the OK to do more. If I were being picky, there is small amount of background noise. If you were to fix this 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.

If you want to try this and get feedback you may re upload, post in this thread, and I'll listen. Otherwise, see you around!
Campbell
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Bruncle
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Post by Bruncle » May 19th, 2019, 9:56 pm

Thanks for the feedback and the tips on noise reduction. Very much appreciated. I can still hear a bit of noise after using the effect, but understand the need to ensure a quiet space when doing recording for actual submissions. I had wanted to do some recording tonight, but there's a bit of a thunderstorm outside my window, so I'll have to hold out for tomorrow. Thanks again!

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

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 20th, 2019, 7:00 am

Bruncle wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Thanks for the feedback and the tips on noise reduction. Very much appreciated. I can still hear a bit of noise after using the effect, but understand the need to ensure a quiet space when doing recording for actual submissions. I had wanted to do some recording tonight, but there's a bit of a thunderstorm outside my window, so I'll have to hold out for tomorrow. Thanks again!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/1_minute_test_Bruncle_noise_reduced.mp3
Nice work. I think the noise is fine, doesn't prevent you from recording. Ah, thunderstorms, we had one yesterday. Don't know where you live but for us thunderstorms and 50 degree Fahrenheit weather is unusual in May.

Anyways, nice job with the noise reduction. You did manage to pull the volume the tiniest bit below our range of 86-92 with 89 being preferred. It is at 85.9 right now, if you haven't already, downloading the program Checker can help you see your volume. You are so close that I will not make you re upload this time. If you were to fix it you would:
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 3.1) in the first box
4. Hit OK.
This should get you to the required range!
Campbell
Constructive criticism always welcome

Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

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