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TrLove
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Post by TrLove » February 15th, 2021, 4:36 pm

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

Glad to meet you. Here is my test recording using WavePad software with a USB Blue Yeti mic on a Dell laptop using Windows. I'm braced for your feedback, hoping to learn this craft and contribute in whatever way I can.

Tina Love

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 16th, 2021, 2:36 am

Hi and welcome to Librivox. Your reading is great there are just some edits needed please. I am not sure how to do this on Wavepad

The bit rate should be 128 kbps.

The recording should be in mono not stereo

The volume is 80dB which is too low. We aim for between 86-92 dB but ideally we would like it to be at 89 dB.
In Audacity you will also find the option to amplify under 'effects'.
If you like you can use the checker tool to verify volume and other settings.
https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Please could you carry out the edits then upload the file using the same file name. If you need any more help please just ask. Thanks

TrLove
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Post by TrLove » February 19th, 2021, 10:21 am

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

Many thanks to member wi66 for their input on my settings.

This test was recorded with Audacity running on a windows laptop using a Blue Yeti mic. I have passed the file through the Checker for validation of my changes.

Any other suggestions?

Tina Love

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 19th, 2021, 1:35 pm

Hi that is now PL OK and you are good to go and find something you would like to record. Have fun and please ask if you have any questions.

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