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Roquentin
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Post by Roquentin » February 4th, 2020, 9:14 am

Please check the quick recording of one of Shelley's poems here :clap:
:clap: "...that cool quote..." :clap:

linny
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Post by linny » February 5th, 2020, 9:36 am

When you upload a file you receive a link. Please post a link for the file. We will need that before we can check anything for you.

Roquentin
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Post by Roquentin » February 5th, 2020, 10:59 am

Oh, something might went wrong :oops: :lol:

Please listen to the following link from here

Any comments would be appreciated. Have fun!
Last edited by Roquentin on February 5th, 2020, 1:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.
:clap: "...that cool quote..." :clap:

linny
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Post by linny » February 5th, 2020, 12:18 pm

That helps! :D

There are a few things to work out but they aren't too challenging.
Your recording is in stereo and we need mono.
The volume is too loud at 96.7dB. We aim at 89dB with an allowable range of 86-92dB.
The bit rate needs to be 128 kbps.

Please post a revision in this same thread for a double check.

If you are using Audacity the following will guide you through the corrections.

First take a look at your audio. Can you see two panels of waves? If not, adjust the Audacity screen. You should see two almost identical panels one above the other. This shows you that you have a stereo recording. We need mono. Go to Tracks>Mix> Mix stereo to mono. Now there should only be one panel of waves.

Next we need to get you a little softer. For future recording you can try adjusting your mic positioning or the input level but for this one let’s just amplify. Highlight your audio. Go to Effect>Amplify>-7 ok. (remember the minus sign) Now see how the majority of your waves are about the height of 0.5 to -0.5 (look to the left of the wave on the Audacity program you should see numbers ranging from 1.0 to -1.0) This is the height you are aiming for.

Finally, some of your export settings are not on target. The good news is with Audacity when you get them set, the program remembers them for future exports.
File>Export audio>(wherever you want to save it is fine).
Bit rate should be 'Constant'
Quality 128kbps
Save

Please upload the modified file and post another link to this same thread for a double check.

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