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JustSeth
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Post by JustSeth » March 2nd, 2020, 2:09 am

Good morning Librivox (its morning here anyway).

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

I am using Audacity to record and a rather basic setup with an XLR mic. Any feedback is welcome :D

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Post by adrianstephens » March 3rd, 2020, 4:01 am

JustSeth wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 2:09 am
Good morning Librivox (its morning here anyway).

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

I am using Audacity to record and a rather basic setup with an XLR mic. Any feedback is welcome :D
Hello JustSeth,

Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.
There's one little technical change you need to make that will improve the recording and make it acceptable.
Apart from that (and it's easily fixed), your technicals are good. The quality of your sound is excellent.

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.

Please address this 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
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Post by JustSeth » March 6th, 2020, 2:39 am

adrianstephens wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 4:01 am
Please address this 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.
Hello Adrian, thank you for the feedback, sorry for not getting around to this sooner.

New one minute test is uploaded - https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_justseth.mp3

Thank you

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Post by adrianstephens » March 6th, 2020, 3:44 am

JustSeth wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 2:39 am
adrianstephens wrote:
March 3rd, 2020, 4:01 am
Please address this 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.
Hello Adrian, thank you for the feedback, sorry for not getting around to this sooner.

New one minute test is uploaded - https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_justseth.mp3

Thank you
Hello JustSeth,

You corrected the issue. Your recording now meets Librivox technical standards. Proof Listen OK!

I suggest you 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.

You might want to start with short pieces, such as poetry, or short stories.

Thank you again for participating in Librivox
Adrian Stephens
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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