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otiosus
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Post by otiosus » April 17th, 2020, 7:55 am

Hey everyone,
I recorded my one minute test on the internal mic on my chromebook, and used the free version of TwistedWave software. I'll be getting a "real" microphone soon. Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to get audacity to run on my chromebook via linux.
Anyway, hopefully this sounds alright.

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

taylutian
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Post by taylutian » April 17th, 2020, 11:29 am

I think that it sounded good with the technology you are already using, so no need to worry too much!

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Post by TriciaG » April 17th, 2020, 11:50 am

Welcome!

Well, you can certainly work with what you have, but if you really want to get Audacity running, I know there are others using Linux that have done it. (I'm not sure if they're running it in a virtual machine as you must be doing, though.)

Your recording is all good aside from the volume. I don't know what the wave forms look like in Twisted Wave, but in Audacity they need to peak around the halfway point. Numerically, this clocks in at almost 74 db; we aim for 89, so you need to amplify or increase your input volume another 15 dB. (Amplifying that much also amplifies background noise, though, so try the input level first.)
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Post by otiosus » April 17th, 2020, 12:17 pm

@Tricia
TriciaG wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 11:50 am
Welcome!

Well, you can certainly work with what you have, but if you really want to get Audacity running, I know there are others using Linux that have done it. (I'm not sure if they're running it in a virtual machine as you must be doing, though.)

Your recording is all good aside from the volume. I don't know what the wave forms look like in Twisted Wave, but in Audacity they need to peak around the halfway point. Numerically, this clocks in at almost 74 db; we aim for 89, so you need to amplify or increase your input volume another 15 dB. (Amplifying that much also amplifies background noise, though, so try the input level first.)
I found what you were talking about and we able to modify the amps - adding an additional 15. Thanks for the advice, and for the welcome
taylutian wrote:
April 17th, 2020, 11:29 am
I think that it sounded good with the technology you are already using, so no need to worry too much!
Thank you ! :D

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Post by TriciaG » April 17th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Great! Would you please upload another test at the new volume, so I can check the background noise?
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