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parkmaryyeolmariemou
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Post by parkmaryyeolmariemou » May 22nd, 2020, 3:43 pm

the recording software: Audacity
operating system: Windows
mic type: USB


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

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » May 23rd, 2020, 6:10 am

Welcome!

It sounds good, but there are some technical items to fix:

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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Make sure the microphone slider in the Audacity window is all the way up. Also, have you increased your input volume in Windows yet? Here's a link to instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3#Volume

2) The recording is in stereo. To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)".

3) 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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