Welcome to LibriVox Martha, good first reading.
As MC (Meta-Coordinator) for this project, Algy asked me to review a few technical issues that need to be ironed out before we can give your reading a "PL OK".
- the volume is too low at 77.5 dB, we look for approx 89 dB, you should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
- There is also a 52 dB background noise level that will increase with amplifying, so you will have to apply some Noise Reduction to the file.
Please experiment with amplifying and Noise Reduction and upload a new file (same filename please).
There is a great selection of instructional videos here. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos
*Please let me know under what name would you like to appear in the LV catalog and if you have one, we can put your personal URL link on your catalog page too.
You can view your brand new LV Catalog page by clicking your forum name in the Magic Window.