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LKnight
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Post by LKnight » February 23rd, 2021, 8:00 am

Here is my 1 minute test for review. Would love detailed feedback on it.

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

Used Audacity to record, Windows 10 64-bit, and am using a USB microphone (Blue Yeti).

Thank you for your help. :)

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 23rd, 2021, 1:30 pm

Hi and welcome to Librivox. Your reading is great there are just some edits needed please.

The volume is 85dB 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'.
How to amplify in Audacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
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

LKnight
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Post by LKnight » February 24th, 2021, 7:52 pm

New upload with volume increased.

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

Anything i can do about the background noise at the beginning?

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 25th, 2021, 12:29 am

This is now PL OK if you want to remove the background noise please 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

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