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cbfowler
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Post by cbfowler » February 28th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Hello!
Here is the link for my 1-minute test:

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

I am recording with a Blue Yeti USB microphone plugged into a computer running Windows 10, and my recording software is Audacity. I didn't play with noise reduction on this first recording because the instructions mentioned that this submission should be raw. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

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Post by adrianstephens » February 29th, 2020, 12:49 am

cbfowler wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Hello!
Here is the link for my 1-minute test:

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

I am recording with a Blue Yeti USB microphone plugged into a computer running Windows 10, and my recording software is Audacity. I didn't play with noise reduction on this first recording because the instructions mentioned that this submission should be raw. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
Hello Mr Fowler,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you. You voice has a very clear (no clicks) and characterful growling sound - love it.

Congratulations - you meet librivox's technical standards. Proof Listen OK!

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You can highlight the noise in Audacity by changing the track's display mode to "Waveform (db)" using the little pulldown arrow just to the right of the track name. I recommend leaving it there, as I do all my editing in this mode.

You don't need to do noise reduction. I have the same setup as you, and I always do noise reduction, in part because I have quite a lot of wind/external noise to cope with. It's really your choice.

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.

Then spend 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
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