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epcharles
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Post by epcharles » November 18th, 2020, 10:41 am

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

This was recorded using Audacity in Windows, using a USB microphone. Any feedback would be welcome.
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Post by philchenevert » November 18th, 2020, 5:46 pm

epcharles wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 10:41 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_eric_charles.mp3

This was recorded using Audacity in Windows, using a USB microphone. Any feedback would be welcome.
Thanks. All of your technical specs are fine and your voice is great, but your volume is too low We aim at around 89 decibels and your test is at 78.6, about 10 decibels too soft. Turn up the gain in your microphone or increase the mic slider bar inside Audacity will do the trick. A tool we use to check volume is the Checker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVOYsaDoRo&feature=youtu.be it is easy to use and helpful to check volume before uploading.
So, please make another test, call it TEST 2, with the volume close to 89 dB upload it and put the linhk here in this forum so I will see it quickly.
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Post by epcharles » November 18th, 2020, 7:23 pm

Thanks. All of your technical specs are fine and your voice is great, but your volume is too low We aim at around 89 decibels and your test is at 78.6, about 10 decibels too soft. Turn up the gain in your microphone or increase the mic slider bar inside Audacity will do the trick. A tool we use to check volume is the Checker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVOYsaDoRo&feature=youtu.be it is easy to use and helpful to check volume before uploading.
So, please make another test, call it TEST 2, with the volume close to 89 dB upload it and put the linhk here in this forum so I will see it quickly.
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Thank you, I'll take a look at that. Note that the video link on the wiki page is broken: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker (The link you provided worked, thank you!)
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Post by philchenevert » November 18th, 2020, 7:40 pm

Thanks for the note about the broken link. I will fix it tomorrow. :D
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

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