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Ugin
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Post by Ugin » May 18th, 2019, 1:18 pm

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

Audacity, Windows, USB Mic. Blue Snowball, specifically.

Thank you!

P.S. Totally read it as "Thirteenth" a few times, woops.

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 18th, 2019, 1:36 pm

Ugin wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 1:18 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_ugin.mp3

Audacity, Windows, USB Mic. Blue Snowball, specifically.

Thank you!

P.S. Totally read it as "Thirteenth" a few times, woops.
Most people do 8-). Anyways, nice test. Just one thing wrong, and that is your volume. We need 86-92 with 89 preferred, you have 94. If you haven't already, downloading the program Checker can help you see your volume.
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 -5) in the first box
4. Hit OK.
This should get you to the required range!

You also may want to pay attention to your background noise. I heard a bit of it, but it could be that amplifying to the correct volume could fix it. If not, here are some steps to remove it:
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.

When you do this, please re upload, post in this thread, and I'll take another listen.
Campbell
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Ugin
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Post by Ugin » May 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm

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

Okay, I did download the checker but forgot to run it on that last take! I also looked up some youtube videos to help me play around with the quality, so hopefully this is a lot better!

Also thank you for getting back to me so quickly! Was not expecting that quick of a turnaround!

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 18th, 2019, 2:15 pm

Ugin wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 2:01 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_ugin.mp3

Okay, I did download the checker but forgot to run it on that last take! I also looked up some youtube videos to help me play around with the quality, so hopefully this is a lot better!

Also thank you for getting back to me so quickly! Was not expecting that quick of a turnaround!
Nice work. Now, all is OK. I do want to mention that I heard a few plosives though. Nothing to prevent you from recording, but if you orient your mic so your breath doesn't hit it directly that may help a bit. And yes, most response times aren't that quick, I was just going through tests.
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Ugin
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Post by Ugin » May 18th, 2019, 2:16 pm

Ok I'll try not to point my breath directly at the mic. Thank you!

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