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Post by danbrz » August 1st, 2020, 2:20 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/prelimtestlibrivoxdanbrz.mp3 0.94 KB
Windows / Audacity
recording by, Dandelion Breeze
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Post by Rapunzelina » Yesterday, 11:45 am

Thanks for sending that in, and congrats on your first recording, even if it's just a test! :D
Your speaking is amazing, so if anything, you're a great orator! Which probably makes for a great reader/narrator I would assume, but that remains to be seen! Or heard :mrgreen:

You got tech specs correct. My one comment is about the volume which is a bit softer than desired.
I would suggest, since you are using Audacity, to apply the Normalize effect (menu Effects -> Normalize), check "Normalize maximum amplitude" and put it -4 for the dB value. (you can leave the rest options as default). Then click OK and see your waveform increasing in size, in volume! Export again and upload here to check once more, to make sure it works. You can use the Normalize effect on all recordings to bring up your volume if needed.

By the way, this is the guide for the one minute test (which is not actually one minute, except if you read really reaaaaally slow :) You can do that instead, if you'd like, to check if you have any popping Ps, or hissing Fs, etc https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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