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LeighLeigh
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Post by LeighLeigh » May 17th, 2019, 2:38 pm

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

Audacity/Windows/USB

Would love honest feed back - thank you!
Leigh Sarah

JSmolders
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Post by JSmolders » May 18th, 2019, 1:16 pm

Hi there!

Sounds like you've got some background/white noise there, which is probably the number 1 thing you'll want to address.

1) reduce any environmental noise when recording (especially things with fans or buzzers): fans, AC, neon bulbs, computers, clocks, etc. You can also pile pillows or mattresses around your recording area to absorb excess sounds and echoes.

2) after that use Audacity's noise removal tool.
-- Select a segment of your audio where it's just noise.
-- Click Effects > Noise Removal.
-- Click Get Noise Profile.
-- Select all of the audio (ctrl+A).
-- Click Effects > Noise Removal
-- Click OK.
-- Listen to check your audio sounds normal (if not, undo and repeat with adjusted settings).

Try that and see if it removes the humm in the background.
Josh Smolders
“There is no such thing as an ugly accent, like there’s no such thing as an ugly flower.” ~David Crystal, linguist

LeighLeigh
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Post by LeighLeigh » May 18th, 2019, 7:39 pm

Will work on that asap. Thank you so much!
Leigh Sarah

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