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jenYL
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Post by jenYL » October 30th, 2020, 4:38 am

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

This is my first 1-minute test. I'm using Audacity on Windows, and my mic is a Bluetooth earphone mic (I don't have an actual mic, and wanted to check if my earphone will do or if I will need to get one). Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Post by philchenevert » October 30th, 2020, 6:25 am

jenYL wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 4:38 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_jenyl.mp3

This is my first 1-minute test. I'm using Audacity on Windows, and my mic is a Bluetooth earphone mic (I don't have an actual mic, and wanted to check if my earphone will do or if I will need to get one). Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks!
Hi Jen. Your voice is fine and the mic, while sounding soft, is doing the job. You will need to fix one technical spec and increase your volume for a second test however:

1) we need 128 kbps constant bit rate; yours is set to 68 kbps variable

2) we aim at 89 decibels of loudness; this track is now a bit low at 85.3.

Fixing your bit rate is easy https://youtu.be/K2JWKadgtdE

Your volume is also easy. I suggest you speak a bit louder and also increase the Recording Volume inside of Audacity. it is the litttle slider bar next to a microphone icon. ask if you can't find it. We use a little program called the Checker to quickly see the volume of our MP3 files and you should too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVOYsaDoRo&feature=youtu.be

So..... please make another test that has about 5 decibels more volume, call it TEST 2,export it with 128 kbps bit rate, upload and put the link here in this forum so I will see it quickly. You are almost there!!! Image
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Post by jenYL » October 31st, 2020, 12:49 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_jenyl.mp3

Thanks for the feedback. This is my second attempt with a 1-minute test.

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Post by philchenevert » October 31st, 2020, 6:46 am

jenYL wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 12:49 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_jenyl.mp3

Thanks for the feedback. This is my second attempt with a 1-minute test.
And that is good! :thumbs: You have the official OK to record lots and lots!! We recommend short pieces to start Here is a video on where to find them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExS71WYtUIc Image
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