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kingraam
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Post by kingraam » October 31st, 2020, 11:25 am

Hello. I am a new member and looking forward to my first contribution. I recorded the attached (see link below) on a yeti mic linked to audacity running on an ancient macMini.

I look forward to feedback on the Technical Settings and also any comments on things I should be focusing on voice and style.

Thanks in advance!


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

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Post by KevinS » October 31st, 2020, 12:13 pm

kingraam wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 11:25 am
Hello. I am a new member and looking forward to my first contribution. I recorded the attached (see link below) on a yeti mic linked to audacity running on an ancient macMini.

I look forward to feedback on the Technical Settings and also any comments on things I should be focusing on voice and style.

Thanks in advance!


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kingraam.mp3
All fine with the exception of some background noise. Do you know how to run the noise reduction effect in Audacity? If not, just say and I'll find an instructive video for you.

It will probably be best to do the cleaning and repost your test. (I'll keep an eye out for it.)

You have a distinct Floridian accent!
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

kingraam
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Post by kingraam » October 31st, 2020, 1:06 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 12:13 pm
kingraam wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 11:25 am
Hello. I am a new member and looking forward to my first contribution. I recorded the attached (see link below) on a yeti mic linked to audacity running on an ancient macMini.

I look forward to feedback on the Technical Settings and also any comments on things I should be focusing on voice and style.

Thanks in advance!


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kingraam.mp3
All fine with the exception of some background noise. Do you know how to run the noise reduction effect in Audacity? If not, just say and I'll find an instructive video for you.

It will probably be best to do the cleaning and repost your test. (I'll keep an eye out for it.)

You have a distinct Floridian accent!
Kevin. I've done what I think is run the noise reduction effect in Audacity, but I'm not entirely sure what to look for in the waveforms etc so I've no idea whether it worked.... The equipment I'm listening on I can't really hear a big difference. I ran it through checker and it passed and the volume is 89 vs 89,4 before. Would you mind listening to this revised one and commenting ? I hear my breath in pauses but I don't think that's what you were referring to ?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kingraam1.mp3

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Post by KevinS » October 31st, 2020, 1:41 pm

kingraam wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 1:06 pm
Kevin. I've done what I think is run the noise reduction effect in Audacity, but I'm not entirely sure what to look for in the waveforms etc so I've no idea whether it worked.... The equipment I'm listening on I can't really hear a big difference. I ran it through checker and it passed and the volume is 89 vs 89,4 before. Would you mind listening to this revised one and commenting ? I hear my breath in pauses but I don't think that's what you were referring to ?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kingraam1.mp3
That's great! You're okay to go!

If you look at the options for the Checker results, you'll see that there are two (?) levels of 'checking. I forget which gives the information on 'Background noise," but your second test comes in at about 30 compared to an earlier 56 or so. I think 24 is probably the ideal, but my ear certainly doesn't pick up a difference of only 6. In fact, your first recording was fine for my ear, but further down the road you would have run into a listener who would ask for a result less than 56.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by kingraam » October 31st, 2020, 1:53 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 1:41 pm
kingraam wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 1:06 pm
Kevin. I've done what I think is run the noise reduction effect in Audacity, but I'm not entirely sure what to look for in the waveforms etc so I've no idea whether it worked.... The equipment I'm listening on I can't really hear a big difference. I ran it through checker and it passed and the volume is 89 vs 89,4 before. Would you mind listening to this revised one and commenting ? I hear my breath in pauses but I don't think that's what you were referring to ?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kingraam1.mp3
That's great! You're okay to go!

If you look at the options for the Checker results, you'll see that there are two (?) levels of 'checking. I forget which gives the information on 'Background noise," but your second test comes in at about 30 compared to an earlier 56 or so. I think 24 is probably the ideal, but my ear certainly doesn't pick up a difference of only 6. In fact, your first recording was fine for my ear, but further down the road you would have run into a listener who would ask for a result less than 56.
Ah - got it - I see the option to add background noise to the checker check.... I'll make sure I do that in future and shoot for 24. I appreciate the time you spent on this with me.. I'm looking forward to recording now. Thanks again

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Post by KevinS » October 31st, 2020, 2:04 pm

kingraam wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 1:53 pm
KevinS wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 1:41 pm
kingraam wrote:
October 31st, 2020, 1:06 pm
Kevin. I've done what I think is run the noise reduction effect in Audacity, but I'm not entirely sure what to look for in the waveforms etc so I've no idea whether it worked.... The equipment I'm listening on I can't really hear a big difference. I ran it through checker and it passed and the volume is 89 vs 89,4 before. Would you mind listening to this revised one and commenting ? I hear my breath in pauses but I don't think that's what you were referring to ?

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kingraam1.mp3
That's great! You're okay to go!

If you look at the options for the Checker results, you'll see that there are two (?) levels of 'checking. I forget which gives the information on 'Background noise," but your second test comes in at about 30 compared to an earlier 56 or so. I think 24 is probably the ideal, but my ear certainly doesn't pick up a difference of only 6. In fact, your first recording was fine for my ear, but further down the road you would have run into a listener who would ask for a result less than 56.
Ah - got it - I see the option to add background noise to the checker check.... I'll make sure I do that in future and shoot for 24. I appreciate the time you spent on this with me.. I'm looking forward to recording now. Thanks again
I should add that if one 'cleans' too 'hard' or much, the overall sound gets distorted. If you play around with it, you'll see. My take is that 30 is just fine.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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