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ccavarlez
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Post by ccavarlez » April 3rd, 2020, 5:52 pm

Hello, I recorded from Audacity from a Windows laptop with a wireless bluetooth LG headset.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my recording!

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

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 3rd, 2020, 8:28 pm

Hi Christine. Welcome to LibriVox.

Your mp3 file has the correct technical settings. Because this is a headset microphone, I would recommend that you either lower the gain a bit or try moving it a little further away from your mouth if possible. The volume falls in the upper end of our volume range so you can afford to back off on the volume by ~ 2db and still be in the ideal range. There is some noticeable background noise that may be coming from your laptop. If it can't be eliminated, then you may want to reduce using the Noise Reduction effect in Audacity.

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning

Experiment with the above and post another test in this thread.

To judge whether you have the volume set correctly, your waveform in Audacity should look similar to this example:

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Detailed instructions for adjusting your input levels can be found here:

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Setting_Recording_Input_Level


You can download the checker program to check your volume after exporting to mp3 and before you upload your file.

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

If you prefer you can use the Replay Gain plugin in directly in Audacity to tell you how much your file needs to be amplified to get to 89 db. Instructions here:

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity
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Post by ccavarlez » April 14th, 2020, 12:54 pm

Hello, thank you for taking the time and posting your advice! I've tried your suggestions, please let me know what you think :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/tes2_christine.mp3

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Post by kathrinee » April 16th, 2020, 12:47 pm

Great! Your test is now PL OK, and you can go ahead and claim a section or two in a project in one of the Readers Wanted forums. :clap:
Kathrine

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