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elguti
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Post by elguti » June 26th, 2020, 10:43 pm

Hola a todos!
Acá subo mi prueba de un minuto, usé audacity y un micrófono condensador USB (también traté de reducir el ruido ambiente usando mantas alrededor).
La primera mitad de la prueba es el texto en español y la segunda (a los 28 segundos aprox.) en inglés. Más allá de unir las grabaciones en ambos idiomas no hice ninguna edición.
Muchísimas gracias por sus comentarios!

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

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Hi everyone!
Here is my 1 minute test, I used audacity and a usb condenser microphone (I also tried to reduce the ambient noice using blankets around).
The first half of the audio is the test in Spanish and the second half (at around 28 seconds) is the one in English. Aside of joining the recordings in Spanish and English, it is a raw recording.
Thank you so much for your comments!

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

adrianstephens
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Post by adrianstephens » June 27th, 2020, 2:13 am

elguti wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Hola a todos!
Acá subo mi prueba de un minuto, usé audacity y un micrófono condensador USB (también traté de reducir el ruido ambiente usando mantas alrededor).
La primera mitad de la prueba es el texto en español y la segunda (a los 28 segundos aprox.) en inglés. Más allá de unir las grabaciones en ambos idiomas no hice ninguna edición.
Muchísimas gracias por sus comentarios!

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

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Hi everyone!
Here is my 1 minute test, I used audacity and a usb condenser microphone (I also tried to reduce the ambient noice using blankets around).
The first half of the audio is the test in Spanish and the second half (at around 28 seconds) is the one in English. Aside of joining the recordings in Spanish and English, it is a raw recording.
Thank you so much for your comments!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_elguti.mp3
Hola Elguti,
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.
Your setup is good. Your noise level is well within acceptable limits and the acoustic treatment you've done with the blankets works well.

Congratulations - you meet librivox's technical standards. Proof Listen OK!
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If you haven't already, you might spend some time browsing through the LibriVox Wiki. It contains a wealth of great information that you'll find useful and informative about who does what, and various technical aspects.

I suggest you spend some time becoming familiar with the forum and looking for projects that you think you'd enjoy working on. Just jump right in wherever it feels comfortable. Most of all, always have fun. You'll find lots of interesting material to record. If you're like me, you'll also discover you're learning a lot in the process and being exposed to books I otherwise wouldn't have opened or known about. You'll be contributing to an interesting project and interacting with a lot of fun and varied fellow LibriVox volunteers in the process. I recommend starting with short works, such as poetry and dramatic readings.

Thank you for participating in Librivox,
Adrian Stephens

PS - If you're interested in developing your technique, and have the time to spare there's a whole bunch of informative YouTube videos.
Our excellent admin Phil has recorded a lot of highly accessible videos (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos).

I have also recorded a number of YouTube videos on this subject, longer (and thereby going into more detail) than Phil's.

Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
Part 1: Installing Audacity https://youtu.be/w_QZ15c4_10
Part 2: Setting the Volume https://youtu.be/-RoWbeJoMKk
Part 3: The Checker Program https://youtu.be/-5szxU8JE7c
Part 4: ReplayGain plugin https://youtu.be/jwmSVJIDeVM
Part 5: Performance and Volume https://youtu.be/WaekYMX519I
Part 6: Microphones looked at https://youtu.be/gcVYx3ZSrfs
Part 7: Microphones listened to https://youtu.be/607ijxEw7mU
Part 8: Noise Reduction Using Audacity https://youtu.be/KsFkmvF-9d0
Part 9: Avoiding Pops https://youtu.be/zPpz1qv0XSk
Part 10: Recording and Marking Mistakes https://youtu.be/G_ceO3YmcM8
Part 11: Editing Marked Speech https://youtu.be/la87iCO7HeI
Part 12: Recording Dramatic Works https://youtu.be/ZuRKu9s9Krw
Part 13: Introduction to the Librivox forum https://youtu.be/ukGUc_Cyr0o
Part 14: Participating in Librivox https://youtu.be/_gCcMGey04E
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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