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kenny00
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Post by kenny00 » October 2nd, 2020, 10:55 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kenny00.mp3.mp3
Here is my link, let me know how I did!!!
I used garage band, Mac, USB mic

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Post by sjmarky » October 4th, 2020, 11:03 am

Hi Kenny

I reviewed your sample, and you have a couple of things to fix. First, it's in stereo; LV requires audio submitted in mono. Right now, I know of no way to export mono out of GarageBand (the option is gone from the menus). You should really switch to Audacity; it's a better software for long recordings, anyway. Second, your volume needs to come up by at least 5db. Otherwise, sounds really good.

I also suggest downloading and using LV's checker app. You can get it free here: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Record a new sample and post it in this same thread.
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Post by kenny00 » October 4th, 2020, 8:55 pm

Here is my new one. I switched the same recording over to audacity, changed it to mono and raised the db by 8 or 9. How is it now?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2.0_kenny00_.mp3

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Post by linny » October 5th, 2020, 9:45 am

Hi Kenny,
Welcome to LV!

Some of your export settings are not on target. The good news is with Audacity when you get them set, the program remembers them for future exports.
File>Export audio>(wherever you want to save it is fine).
Bit rate should be 'Constant'
Quality 128kbps
Save

Please upload the modified file and post another link to this same thread for a double check.

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Post by kenny00 » October 10th, 2020, 3:48 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kenny00.mp3
I remade the recording and I hope the audio sounds right
I used audacity with an HP computer with a USB mic

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Post by kenny00 » October 12th, 2020, 11:35 pm


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Post by linny » October 13th, 2020, 4:26 am

The volume is a little high on this one.

For future recording you can try adjusting your mic positioning or the input level but for this one let’s just amplify. Your recording is at 92.6dB. We aim for 89dB with an allowance of 86-92dB. Highlight your audio. Go to Effect>Amplify>-3 ok (remember the minus sign). Now see how the majority of your waves are about the height of 0.5 to -0.5 (look to the left of the wave on the Audacity program you should see numbers ranging from 1.0 to -1.0) This is the height you are aiming for.

Please upload the modified file and post another link to this same thread for a double check.

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Post by kenny00 » October 13th, 2020, 10:10 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kenny00.mp3
Here is a recording I redid. I am having trouble understanding how to monitor decibles (how to find the actual number), because the waves never look big enough, they look like dimples. How can I do this in audacity to monitor future recordings

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Post by linny » October 14th, 2020, 4:31 am

This is at 72.6dB. Once you are working on longer readings you will not want to continue to redo a recording instead of editing it. It takes far too much time.

Here is our video library: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos The Additional recording tips will leader you to Replay Gain or using The Checker.

There is also great info in the wiki.

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Post by kenny00 » October 14th, 2020, 9:53 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kenny00.mp3
Here is the edited version. I finally figured out how to see the db level with the checker program

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Post by linny » October 14th, 2020, 1:34 pm

kenny00 wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 9:53 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kenny00.mp3
Here is the edited version. I finally figured out how to see the db level with the checker program
You got it!

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