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AllenY
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Post by AllenY » February 3rd, 2020, 6:47 am

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

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

Wasn't sure about what to do so I've posted both the raw recording and the edited one, where I did noise removal, mono track and amplification. Recorded using Audacity, with a Cisco VT camera mic.

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Post by adrianstephens » February 4th, 2020, 9:37 am

AllenY wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 6:47 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/thoughtsiofiv.mp3

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

Wasn't sure about what to do so I've posted both the raw recording and the edited one, where I did noise removal, mono track and amplification. Recorded using Audacity, with a Cisco VT camera mic.
Hello Allen. You have a clear reading voice.

There's one little technical change you could make that will improve the recording.

Required: The file's format is MP3 mono at variable kb/s. The specification we use for all MP3 recordings in Librivox is mono 128 kb/s constant bit rate. You can set this on the "save as MP3" dialog in Audacity, and it will persist the next time you do a save.

Advisory: there is a significant DC bias. You can get rid of this in Audacity using Effect/Normalise.
The file does not end with quiet period of 3-5 seconds. There are technical reasons why this needs to be there.


Please address at least the required technical issue and upload a new version. If you quote this message in your reply, I'll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

If you haven't already, you might spend some time browsing through the LibriVox Wiki. It contains a wealth of great information that you'll find useful and informative about who does what, and various technical aspects.


Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens
My YouTube post on "Microphones, Noise, Audacity and Librivox" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NryVVLjd_Uk

AllenY
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Post by AllenY » February 5th, 2020, 10:10 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 9:37 am
AllenY wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 6:47 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/thoughtsiofiv.mp3

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

Wasn't sure about what to do so I've posted both the raw recording and the edited one, where I did noise removal, mono track and amplification. Recorded using Audacity, with a Cisco VT camera mic.
Hello Allen. You have a clear reading voice.

There's one little technical change you could make that will improve the recording.

Required: The file's format is MP3 mono at variable kb/s. The specification we use for all MP3 recordings in Librivox is mono 128 kb/s constant bit rate. You can set this on the "save as MP3" dialog in Audacity, and it will persist the next time you do a save.

Advisory: there is a significant DC bias. You can get rid of this in Audacity using Effect/Normalise.
The file does not end with quiet period of 3-5 seconds. There are technical reasons why this needs to be there.


Please address at least the required technical issue and upload a new version. If you quote this message in your reply, I'll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

If you haven't already, you might spend some time browsing through the LibriVox Wiki. It contains a wealth of great information that you'll find useful and informative about who does what, and various technical aspects.


Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens
Hi, I have applied your recommendations here.
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/thoughtsiofivfixed.mp3
Thank you!

adrianstephens
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Post by adrianstephens » February 5th, 2020, 11:39 pm

AllenY wrote:
February 5th, 2020, 10:10 pm

Hi, I have applied your recommendations here.
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/thoughtsiofivfixed.mp3
Thank you!
Hello Allen,

This now meets librivox standards. Proof Listen OK. :thumbs:

Now some time becoming familiar with the forum and looking for projects that you think you'd enjoy working on. Just jump right in wherever it feels comfortable. Most of all, always have fun. You'll find lots of interesting material to record. If you're like me, you'll also discover you're learning a lot in the process and being exposed to books I otherwise wouldn't have opened or known about. You'll be contributing to an interesting project and interacting with a lot of fun and varied fellow LibriVox volunteers in the process.


Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens
My YouTube post on "Microphones, Noise, Audacity and Librivox" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NryVVLjd_Uk

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