Hello, Kitty or Sonia,
I used the noise reduction and resubmitted the test. I think I posted the link in the right place. https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_paulamessina.mp3
This site is more confusing than a Chinese menu!
I uploaded my test to tests. Please let me know if it was uploaded properly. I find the wealth of information overwhelming.[/quote]
I understand that the info at the beginning can be overwhelming. But don't worry, with time this will all become clearer. And you can always ask when something is unclear.
First of all, uploading the test is not enough, you need to copy the link you received and post it in the forum, otherwise nobody will know that you uploaded it
Luckily you named your test with your name, so I was able to fish it out for you, here is the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_paulamessina.mp3
Now normally you would have to create a new thread in Listeners Wanted forum, but since I had a bit of time, I checked your test and your reading is absolutely very nice and easy to understand.
The basic technical settings are also totally up to LV standard.
I would only recommend a bit of noise-cleaning, because the background noise is a bit disturbing. Are you using Audacity ? If yes, here is the step-by-step to clean up:
> select a small portion where you don't speak (in your case a sample from the beginning of the file would be perfect, lots of noise without speech)
> go to Effect - Noise Reduction
> first select Get Noise Profile
> then highlight the entire recording
> again Effect - Noise Reduction
> now select OK
Could you try to do that to your recording please ? No need to re-record, simply try out the Audacity function.
Then reupload to the test folder and post the new link here and I (or Larry, if I'm not in) will have another look. I think you will be ready to roll then.