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mlaldridge
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Post by mlaldridge » February 22nd, 2021, 8:43 am

Hi! Here is my 1-minute test. Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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

rfdman11
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Post by rfdman11 » February 22nd, 2021, 2:27 pm

You sound good to me. I am also brand new so only commenting on the voice and not technical anything! Rann De Stefano

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 24th, 2021, 3:15 pm

Hi the reading is great just a couple of edits needed please. If you could carry them out and then re-upload using the same filename. Thanks

It would help if you could remove some of the background noise to do this carry out the following.

Step 1 - Select a piece of background noise
Select a piece of background noise (no speech, breaths or other noises) in your audio.
In Menu click: Effect > Noise Reduction... A dialog will pop up.
Click "Get Noise Profile" The dialog box will close instantly.

Step 2 - Noise Reduction
Press CTRL-A / Command-A to select your complete recording.
In Menu click: Effect > Noise Reduction... again. Note: don't select "Repeat Noise Reduction" -- that instantly applies the default settings; you want to adjust the settings and preview the results before you apply the noise filters.

Set Noise Reduction (dB) to 12
Set sensitivity to 6.00
Set frequency smoothing bands to 3
Choose Noise: Reduce
Click ok
This should solve the problem. Always make sure you listen to files through headphones so that you can notice any background noise that needs removing. I have tried this setting on your file and it works. It would be good for you to do this yourself so that you can hear the difference.

If you need any more help please let me know.

mlaldridge
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Post by mlaldridge » February 25th, 2021, 7:41 pm

Thank you so much, Michele!
I have done as you said (I think!!). Are you able to check I did it correctly?
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/mlaldridge_test.mp3

Thanks again!

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 26th, 2021, 1:24 am

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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