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catherinely27
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Post by catherinely27 » October 8th, 2020, 1:47 pm

Here's my 1 minute test:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_catherinely27.band_.zip
any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

i'm on a mac and using the built in mic with garage band

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Post by KevinS » October 8th, 2020, 2:05 pm

catherinely27 wrote:
October 8th, 2020, 1:47 pm
Here's my 1 minute test:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_catherinely27.band_.zip
any feedback will be greatly appreciated!

i'm on a mac and using the built in mic with garage band
Anxious to hear what you've done. If you would refer again to the instructions, please, you'll see that your recording should be uploaded as an mp3 file.
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Post by philchenevert » October 29th, 2020, 7:13 am

Hi Catherine. I am going to jump in here and give some feedback. Your voice is very nice! Your second test is indeed in MP3 format now, great. But you will need to fix a few minor setting:

1) We need a bit rate of 128 kbps constant; yours is now at 101 kbps variable.
2) We aim at 89 decibels of volume; your test recording is at 85.2 just a little below what we like it to be.

Fixing your bit rate in audacity is simple https://youtu.be/K2JWKadgtdE
To increase your volume move the microphone slider bar to the right inside Audacity, that will push it up a bit. Also move
closer to the microphone perhaps. We use the Checker program to see our volume https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVOY
it is very easy to use and will tell you your volume and thereby howo much to amplify or deamplify a file

Soooooo . Please fix these to little things, make another test, call it TEST 3. Upload and put the link in this thread where I will see it quickly. You are almost there!!! :D
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