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Post by EaSy0810 » June 29th, 2020, 11:54 am

Below is the link to my one minute test for Librivox.

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Post by adrianstephens » June 30th, 2020, 2:17 am

EaSy0810 wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 11:54 am
Below is the link to my one minute test for Librivox.
Hello "Me",
Welcome to librivox. You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.

You need to make a couple of changes in order to meet Librivox's technical standards.

The volume is a little too low. You can download the checker program ( which you can use to check the volume against the expected range. This recording was 79 dB, and the normal range is 86-92 dB.

There are some noticeable plosives in the "P" sounds (e.g. at 3.5s). There are some different ways to fix this: 1) move away from the microphone or position in the microphone to the side of your face; 2) get a "pop" filter in front of your microphone; or 3) repair the plosives as described here: Prevention is much easier than cure.

Please address at least these issues and upload a new version. If you quote this message in your reply, I'll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

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.

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 (

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.
Part 1: Installing Audacity
Part 2: Setting the Volume
Part 3: The Checker Program
Part 4: ReplayGain plugin
Part 5: Performance and Volume
Part 6: Microphones looked at
Part 7: Microphones listened to
Part 8: Noise Reduction Using Audacity
Part 9: Avoiding Pops
Part 10: Recording and Marking Mistakes
Part 11: Editing Marked Speech
Part 12: Recording Dramatic Works
Part 13: Introduction to the Librivox forum
Part 14: Participating in Librivox
Part 15: Case Study (Poem)
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading)
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction.
Part 15: Case Study (Poem)
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading)

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