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rikkigail2012
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Post by rikkigail2012 » October 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm

Hi everyone! I have listened to LibriVox books for a couple years and have been intrigued about becoming a LibriVox reader for over a year now! I am so excited to have uploaded my one-minute test! I recorded with a usb Blue Yeti mic onto my Windows computer using Audacity. Any advice on will be helpful. Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_rikkigail2012.mp3

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Post by philchenevert » October 27th, 2020, 8:01 pm

rikkigail2012 wrote:
October 27th, 2020, 7:21 pm
Hi everyone! I have listened to LibriVox books for a couple years and have been intrigued about becoming a LibriVox reader for over a year now! I am so excited to have uploaded my one-minute test! I recorded with a usb Blue Yeti mic onto my Windows computer using Audacity. Any advice on will be helpful. Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_rikkigail2012.mp3
Hi and what a wonderful voice you have! Your tech specs are all correct but your volume is low and will need to be increased.

We aim at a volume of around 89 decibels; your test is at 83 decibels, about 5 below what it should be. We recommend increasing the gain from your mircophone and/or the gain inside of Audacity. That slider bar next to the microphone icon is the one; just move it to the right a bit. You can test your volume in Audcity by using the Checker program. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVOYsaDoRo&feature=youtu.be

So.. please increase your volume, make another test, call it TEST 2, upload and put the linkhere in this thread so I will see it quickly. You are almost there!!
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Post by rikkigail2012 » October 29th, 2020, 10:34 am

Thank you for the encouragement, Phil! I hope to get my test2 up tonight.

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Post by rikkigail2012 » October 30th, 2020, 8:30 pm

Just finished my second test. Phil, thank you for including the link to the youtube video of the Checker. Very helpful tool!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_rikkigail2012.mp3

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Post by philchenevert » October 30th, 2020, 8:55 pm

rikkigail2012 wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Just finished my second test. Phil, thank you for including the link to the youtube video of the Checker. Very helpful tool!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_rikkigail2012.mp3
And that is great! You have the official OK to record lots and lots. We recommend a short piece for your first section because you will need to edit it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExS71WYtUIc
Have fun and keep asking questions! (as you can tell, I like making videos!)
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