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Samy
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Post by Samy » April 18th, 2020, 2:38 am

pls listen and let me know about the changes to be made.

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

mac, audacity. built in mic

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Post by TriciaG » April 18th, 2020, 9:49 am

Welcome!

Nice, clean sounding recording! There are a couple items of note:

1) If you go to View / Show Clipping and turn it on, you'll see several vertical red lines where you are clipping. (Clipping is when you go over maximum. It can cause distortion - sometimes not very nice sounding.) These are on a lot of your vowel sounds - you tend to blast 'em out a bit. ;) Your volume is nice and loud; in addition to being aware of this and consciously trying not to blast out vowels, you could also try moving your mic slider down a half notch or so - not very far, but a little bit. This will make the overall volume slightly quieter, perhaps helping with the clipping.

Running Compression won't fix the clipping, but it will even out the volume a bit. You could also try running that.

A video showing how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c
It will squish your spikes. :)

My default settings are as follows:
Threshold: -13 dB
Noise Floor: -40 dB
Ratio: 2.5:1
Attack: 0.2
Decay: 1.0
NO checks in the check boxes

This one is the really important one:

2) Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use the same file name as your previous one, and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)
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Samy
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Post by Samy » April 19th, 2020, 12:50 am

:D
mac
audacity
built in mic
after changes made as requested.

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

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » April 19th, 2020, 5:57 am

This is pretty much perfect. 8-)

You are all set. Have fun!
Mystery/PulpFic: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

Samy
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Post by Samy » April 19th, 2020, 7:30 am

:D
thank you

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