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Post by adrianstephens » February 19th, 2020, 3:37 am

Sebbastion wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 12:01 am
Got a new mic, here's another test, T6. How's this, any better?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/T6.mp3
Hello Sebbastion.

This is a significant improvement. It meets librivox standards. Proof listen OK. :thumbs:

I do have a comment and a question - which you can ignore if you so wish.

Comment - there is some noticable room echo. Is there any way you can create a deader acoustic environment?
(Such as by hanging a blanket on a wall, or over a frame near you).

Question - did you do noise reduction? If not, please experiment with mild noise reduction (perhaps 9dB). The
background noise is much reduced over your previous tests, but it is still there, and still clearly visible in Waveform (dB) display mode.
Given that you are going to spend hours recording and editing your solo book, it's worth, IMHO, a few minutes additional work to
do this noise reduction.

Well - go forth and conquer!

Best Wishes,
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Post by Sebbastion » February 19th, 2020, 10:23 am

Okay, cool. Thanks.

Not sure what to do about room echo but will attempt to make some adjustments pre recording.

Yes, used noise reduction will double check 9dB.

I normalize after Noise Reduction, should I not?

Thanks again for assistance and feedback.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 19th, 2020, 10:48 am

Sebbastion wrote:
February 19th, 2020, 10:23 am
Okay, cool. Thanks.

Not sure what to do about room echo but will attempt to make some adjustments pre recording.

Yes, used noise reduction will double check 9dB.

I normalize after Noise Reduction, should I not?

Thanks again for assistance and feedback.

You Make Today a Great Day.
Sebbastion
If you're already doing noise reduction, then I think what you've got here is what you're going to get. It certainly meets Librivox standards.
I do normalization (or, better, ReplayGain) as the last step before exporting, FWIW.

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Adrian
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Post by philchenevert » April 21st, 2020, 11:01 am

Hi Sorry for the long delay in getting back to you. Your test 6 is fine and you have the OK to record. :thumbs:
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