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Post by thobbspeterson » October 15th, 2020, 7:02 am

Thank you so much!

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

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Post by philchenevert » October 15th, 2020, 7:17 am

thobbspeterson wrote:
October 15th, 2020, 7:02 am
Thank you so much!

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

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Welcome to LibriVox! Your technical specs are excellent but your volume is low. We aim at around 89 dB and your test is only 77.2 decibels. Try increasing the gain at the microphone, or use the slider inside Audacity and/or move a bit closer to the microphone. To see the volume of your MP3 file, try using the Checker program, https://youtu.be/QKVOYsaDoRo
Then if your test is still low, you can adjust it inside of Audacity using Effect > amplify. Ask if this is new to you, I've got more videos of how to do this.
Sooo. please fix this one problem, make another test, call it TEST 2, upload and put the l ink in this thread where I will see it quickly. Your voice is wonderful by the way so stick with it, OK. We want you reading! :D
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 thobbspeterson » October 16th, 2020, 8:33 am

Thank you Paul! Here's test 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_thobbspeterson.mp3

The checker is wonderful, I had to use all three suggestions to get it to 86 dB, hope that works. If I increase the gain much more I start getting a lot of white noise.

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Post by philchenevert » October 16th, 2020, 9:36 am

thobbspeterson wrote:
October 16th, 2020, 8:33 am
Thank you Paul! Here's test 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_thobbspeterson.mp3

The checker is wonderful, I had to use all three suggestions to get it to 86 dB, hope that works. If I increase the gain much more I start getting a lot of white noise.
Yes, you did get it to 86 dB, our minimum amplitude acceptable so you have the big OK to record lots and lots.
Now, when you make recordings for us, please use the Checker and then use the Amplify effect to nudge your track up a bit perhaps. Here is a video on doing that. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw Please ask if anything is confusing but you should head over to Readers Wanted: Short works and do our weekly poem or a short piece. Your next step is editing your file and we are here to help with that too!! :clap: :clap:
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 thobbspeterson » October 19th, 2020, 11:13 am

I'm so glad to hear that and will definitely be using the Checker each time! Is there anything you would recommend I learn about editing my tracks or a resource I could go to for that? I've learned amplify and have used noise reduction, but am not sure what else I should look at to improve my quality.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful help!

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Post by philchenevert » October 19th, 2020, 11:18 am

thobbspeterson wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 11:13 am
I'm so glad to hear that and will definitely be using the Checker each time! Is there anything you would recommend I learn about editing my tracks or a resource I could go to for that? I've learned amplify and have used noise reduction, but am not sure what else I should look at to improve my quality.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful help!
You are very welcome. Here is Basic Editing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9NuSuWYaWg&feature=youtu.be

and here is an even more basic intro to Audacity http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4QpD1vAJkY

and here is a link to all of my videos https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Instructional_Videos

Have fun and keep asking questions.
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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