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sophia88
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Joined: January 6th, 2021, 7:02 am

Post by sophia88 » January 10th, 2021, 12:00 pm

Hi there,
I have just finished my test recording of 1-minute, and would very much appreciate if someone can do a proof-listening :)
Any suggestion or advice will be very welcome. The link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test-librivox.mp3

P.S: I am not an English native speaker :P

Cheers,

sophia88

ashleighjane
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Post by ashleighjane » January 11th, 2021, 9:44 am

Hi Sophia, welcome to librivox :D

You're sounding good but there's a couple of things that you need to fix. I will provide instructions for audacity as you did not say what software you used.

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

The volume is too low at 82dB. We aim for 86 - 92 dB (with 89 being the goal). You might want to turn up recording volume or make use of the amplify 'effect'. If you like you can install the checker tool https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/ which can tell you the volume of recordings.

Also, I can hear air hitting the mic on certain sounds like 'p'. You might want to move your mic so that it is not so directly in front of your mouth, if possible.

Please upload your test again once these things have been fixed and post the link here :)

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