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collegereader99
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Post by collegereader99 » March 26th, 2020, 5:34 pm

Hello! I would love some feedback on my one minute test :) It was done with Audacity on Windows using an analog microphone.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_collegereader99.mp3

Thank you in advance!

adrianstephens
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Post by adrianstephens » March 27th, 2020, 6:47 am

collegereader99 wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 5:34 pm
Hello! I would love some feedback on my one minute test :) It was done with Audacity on Windows using an analog microphone.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_collegereader99.mp3

Thank you in advance!
Hello,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you. Sound quality was good, no noticable echo, no noticable background noise.

There's a a technical change you need to make to make the recording acceptable to Librivox.

Required: The file's format is MP3 stereo 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 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

PS - If you're interested in developing your technique, and have the time to spare, I have recorded a number of YouTube videos on this subject.

Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
Part 1: Installing Audacity https://youtu.be/w_QZ15c4_10
Part 2: Setting the Volume https://youtu.be/-RoWbeJoMKk
Part 3: The Checker Program https://youtu.be/-5szxU8JE7c
Part 4: ReplayGain plugin https://youtu.be/jwmSVJIDeVM
Part 5: Performance and Volume https://youtu.be/WaekYMX519I
Part 6: Microphones looked at https://youtu.be/gcVYx3ZSrfs
Part 7: Microphones listened to https://youtu.be/607ijxEw7mU
Part 8: Noise Reduction Using Audacity https://youtu.be/KsFkmvF-9d0
Part 9: Avoiding Pops https://youtu.be/zPpz1qv0XSk
Part 10: Recording and Marking Mistakes https://youtu.be/G_ceO3YmcM8
Part 11: Editing Marked Speech https://youtu.be/la87iCO7HeI
Part 12: Recording Dramatic Works https://youtu.be/ZuRKu9s9Krw
Part 13: Introduction to the Librivox forum https://youtu.be/ukGUc_Cyr0o
Part 14: Participating in Librivox https://youtu.be/_gCcMGey04E
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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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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