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drwolfe88
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Post by drwolfe88 » October 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/drwolfe88_1min_test.mp3

Using Audacity on a Windows PC. The microphone is cheap but should do the trick for now. Sounds ok to me but my voice has never bothered me - that's for you to decide :D
Thanks for the listen!

Cheers!

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Post by philchenevert » October 11th, 2020, 8:33 pm

drwolfe88 wrote:
October 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/drwolfe88_1min_test.mp3

Using Audacity on a Windows PC. The microphone is cheap but should do the trick for now. Sounds ok to me but my voice has never bothered me - that's for you to decide :D
Thanks for the listen!

Cheers!
There are a few things you will need to fix then make another test (call it Test 2):
1) We need a bit rate of 128 kbs constant; yours is 92 variable
2) We need a volume of around 89 dB; yours is 77.5 dB

Here is a video on setting tech specs in Audacity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8JkCgKo3fU&t=72s
Here is a video on downloading the Checker program to see your volume. https://youtu.be/QKVOYsaDoRo

Increase y our volume using the gain on your microphone or the gain inside Audacity. Also move a bit closer to the microphone. Your voice sounds really great and you are clear but as I said, very low volume.

Please fix these two things, export it as Test 2, upload again and put the link here in this thread so I will see it ASAP.
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

Who walked off with our LibriVox limbo stick! Seriously, how low can you go.

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Post by drwolfe88 » October 13th, 2020, 3:28 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/drwolfe88_1min_test_take2.mp3

Take 2 passed the Checker program. Hopefully it works out this time :D
Thanks so much for your help, Phil!

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Post by philchenevert » October 13th, 2020, 4:14 pm

drwolfe88 wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:28 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/drwolfe88_1min_test_take2.mp3

Take 2 passed the Checker program. Hopefully it works out this time :D
Thanks so much for your help, Phil!
Annnnnnd it Did! right on the button for everything. You have the official OK to record lots and lots for LibriVox. Now get along to Readers Wanted Forum: short works and pick something
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

Who walked off with our LibriVox limbo stick! Seriously, how low can you go.

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