1 minute test [OK]

All languages: post your test recording here. Help check audio files, provide editing services, and advertise for proof-listeners.
Post Reply
Chinmay
Posts: 22
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 12:32 am
Contact:

Post by Chinmay » June 16th, 2021, 12:46 am

Hi!

Here's my 1-minute test. I used GarageBand, on Mac, with an Analog mic.

I look forward to hearing your opinion.

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

sjmarky
Posts: 3399
Joined: August 28th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Location: Poictesme
Contact:

Post by sjmarky » June 16th, 2021, 8:29 am

I reviewed your test sample and some changes are needed. LibriVox requires audio that is 128kbps constant bit rate, 44.1kHz sample rate, mono, and between 86db and 92db, preferably 89-90. Your audio is in stereo, too loud at 92.3db, with extreme background noise.

You will not be able to use GarageBand for Librivox recordings. GB only produces stereo. You need to install Audacity or another recording software and make a new test.

You can check your audio yourself by downloading the free Checker app: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Please record a new test with the same file name and post it as a reply. I’ll return and review it for you.
"Bringing you yesterday's tomorrow...today!"

My website
My Librivox reader page

Chinmay
Posts: 22
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 12:32 am
Contact:

Post by Chinmay » June 17th, 2021, 12:20 am

Hi!

Thanks for your reply, sjmarky. Here's my revised 1-minute test. I used Audacity, on Mac, with an Analog mic. I have used the free Checker app: (https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/), and this mp3 file has received a "Passed" status.

I look forward to hearing your opinion.

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

sjmarky
Posts: 3399
Joined: August 28th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Location: Poictesme
Contact:

Post by sjmarky » June 17th, 2021, 8:55 am

Okay, your specs are all good, but the background noise is still an issue. It needs to come down about -10db to be acceptable.

Use Audacity’s Noise Removal filter to reduce the background noise about 10db. A video tutorial on Audacity noise removal is available here: https://youtu.be/rvhqw7zBmEo

Please record a new test with the same file name and post it as a reply. I’ll return and review it for you.
"Bringing you yesterday's tomorrow...today!"

My website
My Librivox reader page

Chinmay
Posts: 22
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 12:32 am
Contact:

Post by Chinmay » June 18th, 2021, 8:10 am

Thanks sjmarky,

I have created a new recording and removed background noise as mentioned. It has passed the Checker app. Please review it.

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

sjmarky
Posts: 3399
Joined: August 28th, 2006, 8:47 pm
Location: Poictesme
Contact:

Post by sjmarky » June 18th, 2021, 8:25 am

Perfect! You are good-to-go. Happy narrating.
"Bringing you yesterday's tomorrow...today!"

My website
My Librivox reader page

Chinmay
Posts: 22
Joined: June 6th, 2021, 12:32 am
Contact:

Post by Chinmay » June 18th, 2021, 8:42 am

Thanks a lot for your prompt response.

Post Reply