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Krissywissy
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Joined: January 12th, 2021, 7:42 am

Post by Krissywissy » January 13th, 2021, 7:15 am

Hello! Here is my one minute test. Let me know if I should fix anything, thanks!

My recording software: Audacity

Operating system: Windows 10

Mic type: USB

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

ashleighjane
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Joined: February 26th, 2010, 11:04 am
Location: Northamptonshire, England

Post by ashleighjane » January 14th, 2021, 1:39 pm

Hi, welcome to librivox :D

You're sounding great but have a couple of tech specs to fix.

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 recordings.

At 79.5dB, the volume is too low. We aim for 86 - 92dB (with 89 being the goal). You might want to turn your recording volume up and make use of the amplify tool which you will find under 'effects'. If you like, you can install the checker tool https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/ It is able to tell you the volume of your recordings.

Once you've corrected these things please upload the test again and post the link here :)

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