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rosesanddaisies
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Post by rosesanddaisies » February 4th, 2020, 3:33 pm

The recording software used was Audacity.
The operating system used was Windows.
The mic type used was Analog.

Here is the link to my 1-minute test;

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

linny
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Post by linny » February 5th, 2020, 9:47 am

Welcome to LV! There are a few things to work out but they aren't too challenging.

We need to get you a little louder. For future recording you can try adjusting your mic positioning or the input level but for this one let’s just amplify. Your recording is at 82.1dB. We aim for 89dB with an allowance of 86-92dB. Highlight your audio. Go to Effect>Amplify>7 ok. 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.

In case you are a visual learner here are some videos which may help. They aren't your version of Audacity but should still prove helpful.
Setting up your specs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM
Amplify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
Here is our full catalog of videos: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

rosesanddaisies
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Post by rosesanddaisies » February 5th, 2020, 8:59 pm

Heres the link to my 1-minute test. Let me know if it works out ok this time.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/testvivanf_(1).mp3

linny
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Post by linny » February 7th, 2020, 1:45 pm

You did it! PL OK :clap:

You may now record for projects. We suggest starting in short works until you are comfortable with the editing process.

When you have some time please take a look at our wiki. It's a wonderful resource.

Have fun and thank you for contributing.

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