Hello, Jackie! Nice reading! Just a couple of areas to consider:jigraves wrote: ↑May 10th, 2020, 1:16 pmHere's section 14 The Doctor. Thank you!
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1. At the beginning of the recording there should be from 1/2 to 1 second of silence. (You can "add" that by copying a bit of silence from either that same spot or another spot, and then pasting it at the beginning, repeating the paste until you have between 1/2 and 1 second.)
2. Your lovely voice is obscured a bit by what seems to be either over-processing on the one hand or too much background noise on the other, in addition to noises during the recording.
As for the noises, they remind me of scrolling sounds. In my case, I record using a roller ball mouse and pausing before and after scrolling my text so that I can easily delete those sounds later. I don't use anything on the keyboard during recording, as those were more difficult for me to avoid and delete. So, my suggestion for future recordings is to experiment with different scrolling or page turning techniques until you find the easiest and quietest for you.
Re over-processing -- perhaps you are doing too much general editing. De-clicker, for instance, is a great tool when used for individual words and phrases, but used too much, the words become less distinct. This takes practice, too, to find what is best given your environment.
And, re background hum, could that be from large fluorescent light fixtures, fans, metal table legs? Look around and see what is in your control to reduce while recording. Some of us fight with the computer fans themselves. As for me, I live under a train bridge! But we've learned tricks along the way.
Jackie, I'm mentioning these things in "2" for your information, not for you to fix for this project. You may want to do a 5 minute recording just for yourself and play around with the recording variables, as well as with editing techniques.
Are you recording with Audacity? If so, there are some helpful videos here which will make all of this so much simpler. Let me know and I'll post a few relevant links.