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julianpratley
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Post by julianpratley » February 6th, 2020, 3:45 pm

Audacity, Windows, inbuilt mic. I intend to buy a cheap mic if I continue to contribute but for now I'm doing without.

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

linny
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Post by linny » February 6th, 2020, 7:24 pm

Hello Julian,
You are at the minimum volume requirement so you don't want to get any lower. You may want to increase your input recording volume slightly. This recording is at 86.8dB. We aim for 89dB with an allowable range of 86-92dB.

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

Here is our full catalog of videos: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

julianpratley
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Post by julianpratley » February 6th, 2020, 7:38 pm

Forgot to save the original so I've re-recorded it. Hopefully everything's ok with this one.

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

linny
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Post by linny » February 7th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Perfect! You meet all of the LV specifications. 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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