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LadyLiterature1
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Post by LadyLiterature1 » November 17th, 2020, 9:21 am

Hi there,

I am new to Librivox and have just completed my 1 minute test. If you like the sound of my voice, I'd love to read for some books! If there are any improvements to be made, let me know. :D


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_ladyliterature1.mp3

Regards,

Lady Literature 1
Charles Buckowski "there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out."

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Post by sjmarky » November 17th, 2020, 11:48 am

Hello Lady

Well, I'm not here to judge the sound of your voice, although it is very nice, just the technical aspects of your audio.

LV requires audio that is 128kb mono and between 86db and 92db, preferably 89. Your sample is in stereo, and too loud at 93db. There is also a bit too much background noise. Be sure to select the mono option when exporting your MP3 from Audacity, and reduce the volume by about 4db, preferable by reducing your recording volume. Reduce the background noise using the noise cleaning filter in Audacity; about 6db of reduction should be enough. If you need help, consult the Audacity tutorials in the Wiki.

Please make a new sample labeled test2 and post it in this thread and I will come back around and review it.
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LadyLiterature1
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Post by LadyLiterature1 » November 21st, 2020, 7:15 am

Hi there,

I have improved the audio, and made another one. I hope this is better. Thank you for all your help.


Lady Literature 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_ladyliterature1.mp3
Charles Buckowski "there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out."

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Post by sjmarky » November 21st, 2020, 9:53 am

You're getting closer. Your audio is 128kb, but it's still in stereo, and it's now way too low in volume at 75.1db, rather than the target range of 86-92.

You can check your audio yourself by downloading the free Checker app: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Also, it would help to know what hardware and software you are using. It's hard to suggest corrections otherwise.

So, give it another try labeled test3. You'll get there.
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LadyLiterature1
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Post by LadyLiterature1 » November 22nd, 2020, 9:12 am

Hello again,

I think I've made more improvements. The checker app really helped so thanks for that. Let me know if there's anything wrong.

Thanks again

Lady Literature 1


https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test3_ladyliterature1.mp3
Charles Buckowski "there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out."

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Post by sjmarky » November 22nd, 2020, 9:56 am

Perfect! You, My Lady, are good-to-go. Happy narrating!
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Post by LadyLiterature1 » November 23rd, 2020, 5:28 am

Thank you so much for all your help x

Lady Literature 1
Charles Buckowski "there's a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out."

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