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tbechdol
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Post by tbechdol » May 19th, 2020, 2:43 pm

Recorded on Audacity using MacBook Pro with a USB mic.


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

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Post by TriciaG » May 20th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Welcome!

It sounds good! There are a couple settings to adjust:

1. Your volume is too low. Visually, you should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Move the mic slider in the Audacity window up a couple notches so that your wave form looks a bit more like that one. (It's not an exact science, so I'm not sure of the exact amount to move it.)

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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Post by tbechdol » May 23rd, 2020, 1:25 pm


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Post by TriciaG » May 23rd, 2020, 1:29 pm

This is good to go. :) Have fun!
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