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Hannie
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Post by Hannie » January 10th, 2021, 5:47 am

Hello, Hannah here! I'm so excited to have joined this community :]]
Here is my 1 minute test, please revert with feedbacks. Thank you :D
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_hannie.mp3
Recorded in Audacity using Windows 10. I am not sure what the mic specs are but they are the one way plugging type. Thanks :]]

ashleighjane
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Post by ashleighjane » January 11th, 2021, 9:38 am

Hi Hannah, welcome to librivox :D

You do have a couple of tech specs to fix before you are ready to record

The bit rate should be 128 kbps.  When you export, change 'quality' to 128 kbps

The recording should use a constant bit rate. When you export, change 'bit rate mode' to 'constant'

Audacity should remember these settings for future exports :)

Your volume is a little on the high side. We aim for 86 - 92dB (with 89 being the goal) and this is just over 92dB. You might want to turn down your recording volume a little. The checker tool can tell you the volume of a recording, if you want to install that https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Please upload a new test once you've fixed the above and post the link here :)

Hannie
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Post by Hannie » January 13th, 2021, 6:21 am

Hello :]]
This the new test i recorded with the same tech and changed the settings
Thank you for your feedback :]]
Also please recommend a good software for noise cancelling, thank you.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_hannie.mp3(_take_two)_.mp3

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Post by ashleighjane » January 13th, 2021, 6:27 am

All tech specs are correct now so you're okay to record.

I don't know if by noise cancelling you mean to cancel during recording. If so i can't help you there but Audacity actually has a noise reduction function to use post recording. Instructions can be found here https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics

If you like you can upload another test after running noise reduction just to ensure everything is still as it should be :)

Hannie
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Post by Hannie » January 15th, 2021, 4:10 am

Thank you sooo much Jane :]]
Yes, I was talking about cancelling after recording. It helped me, thank youu
Here's the edited version with noise reduction!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_hannie.mp3(_take_three)_.mp3

ashleighjane
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Post by ashleighjane » January 15th, 2021, 4:14 am

This has removed background noise but the volume is now too low at 83dB.

Hannie
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Post by Hannie » January 15th, 2021, 4:19 am

My bad! sorry, I'll fix it
Should I submit another one?

ashleighjane
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Post by ashleighjane » January 15th, 2021, 4:22 am

I don't think you need to submit another one, unless you want to. Just make sure that you do check your volume using the checker and amplify as necessary :)

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Post by Hannie » January 15th, 2021, 4:24 am

Okay, I will remember that! I can start with projects now?
And thank you again! :]]

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Post by ashleighjane » January 15th, 2021, 4:26 am

You can! :D

No problem :)

Hannie
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Post by Hannie » January 15th, 2021, 4:28 am

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