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Jouhkien
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Post by Jouhkien » October 14th, 2020, 2:19 am

Hello everyone!

Please, find my test attached, hope you'll like it!

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

Let me know if there is anything to be fixed. I record with Audacity, Windows 10 and a Blue Yeti.

Kind regards,
Javier

adrianstephens
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Post by adrianstephens » October 15th, 2020, 2:05 am

Jouhkien wrote:
October 14th, 2020, 2:19 am
Hello everyone!

Please, find my test attached, hope you'll like it!

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

Let me know if there is anything to be fixed. I record with Audacity, Windows 10 and a Blue Yeti.

Kind regards,
Javier
Hello Javier,

Welcome to librivox. Thank you for participating here.  It’s always great to meet new readers.
You have a nice clear voice, and if I spoke Spanish I would have had no trouble understanding you.
You have a good microphone. The background noise and echo are under control.

I’m sorry, but you need to make change(s) in order to meet Librivox’s technical standards.

Information: The file name should be all lower-case. This doesn’t matter for this test recording, but is a uniform standard for actual recordings.

Required: The file’s format is MP3 mono at variable kb/s. The specification we use for all MP3 recordings in Librivox is mono 128 kb/s constant bit rate. You can set this on the “save as MP3” dialog in Audacity, and it will persist the next time you do a save.

Advisory: The volume is a little too low.
You can download the checker program ([https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker](https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker)) which you can use to check the volume against the expected range. This recording was 85.5 dB, and the normal range is 86-92 dB. In Audacity, you can use Effects / Normalize or Effects / Amplify to change the volume post-recording.


Please record and upload a new version that addresses at least the required technical issue(s). If you quote this message in your reply (hit the big quote button to the right of the post title), 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, again, 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 ([https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos](https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_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. [https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU](https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU)
Part 1: Installing Audacity [https://youtu.be/w\_QZ15c4\_10](https://youtu.be/w_QZ15c4_10)
Part 2: Setting the Volume [https://youtu.be/-RoWbeJoMKk](https://youtu.be/-RoWbeJoMKk)
Part 3: The Checker Program [https://youtu.be/-5szxU8JE7c](https://youtu.be/-5szxU8JE7c)
Part 4: ReplayGain plugin [https://youtu.be/jwmSVJIDeVM](https://youtu.be/jwmSVJIDeVM)
Part 5: Performance and Volume [https://youtu.be/WaekYMX519I](https://youtu.be/WaekYMX519I)
Part 6: Microphones looked at [https://youtu.be/gcVYx3ZSrfs](https://youtu.be/gcVYx3ZSrfs)
Part 7: Microphones listened to [https://youtu.be/607ijxEw7mU](https://youtu.be/607ijxEw7mU)
Part 8: Noise Reduction Using Audacity [https://youtu.be/KsFkmvF-9d0](https://youtu.be/KsFkmvF-9d0)
Part 9: Avoiding Pops [https://youtu.be/zPpz1qv0XSk](https://youtu.be/zPpz1qv0XSk)
Part 10: Recording and Marking Mistakes [https://youtu.be/G_ceO3YmcM8](https://youtu.be/G_ceO3YmcM8)
Part 11: Editing Marked Speech [https://youtu.be/la87iCO7HeI](https://youtu.be/la87iCO7HeI)
Part 12: Recording Dramatic Works [https://youtu.be/ZuRKu9s9Krw](https://youtu.be/ZuRKu9s9Krw)
Part 13: Introduction to the Librivox forum [https://youtu.be/ukGUc_Cyr0o](https://youtu.be/ukGUc_Cyr0o)
Part 14: Participating in Librivox [https://youtu.be/_gCcMGey04E](https://youtu.be/_gCcMGey04E)
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) [https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo](https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo)
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) [https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM](https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM)
Part 17: Editing using labels [https://youtu.be/eM7wcwAL84w](https://youtu.be/eM7wcwAL84w)
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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