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Post by pscarinci » April 16th, 2020, 12:36 pm

This is a test. Please let me know any suggestions. Thank you.

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Post by taylutian » April 16th, 2020, 1:52 pm

You stutter on a couple words and have really long pauses. I would speed up the reading just a little bit. Have confidence!! :D

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 16th, 2020, 5:18 pm

The volume on this recording is too low. (77.2db). We aim for 89 db with an acceptable range of 86-92 db. Please try increasing the mic input volume either in Audacity or in the Sounds and Audio section of the Control Panel.

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


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


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


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:


If you can't adjust your input volume to reach the target 89 db, then, you will need to use the Effect:Amplify to actually amplify the file. Important: be sure the box to allow clipping is not checked!

Please try increasing the volume and upload another test. Just post the link to this same thread to keep all your tests together.
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