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stevez
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Post by stevez » April 16th, 2019, 8:42 pm

Hi, this is my one minute test recording. I used audacity on mac, and the microphone on Apple EarPods. I'm not sure about the quality of the microphone on Apple EarPods so I'd love to get some feedback on the quality of my audio. Thanks in advance!

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

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 16th, 2019, 8:52 pm

stevez wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Hi, this is my one minute test recording. I used audacity on mac, and the microphone on Apple EarPods. I'm not sure about the quality of the microphone on Apple EarPods so I'd love to get some feedback on the quality of my audio. Thanks in advance!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_stevez.mp3
Hi there, welcome to LibriVox! Wonderful job. Tech wise, everything passes perfectly. But you did ask about audio quality. Not gonna lie, I do think you could get better audio with a nicer mic. However, I think this sounds perfectly fine right now, and I don't see any problem with you using these. I would not turn away from listening to a book from this quality. One thing that is occurring with this is some background noise though, which can be easily cleaned up:
1. Select a small piece of your recording that is pure noise
2. Go into menu items Effect>Noise Reduction
3. In Section 2 on the screen, choose your settings. My settings are Noise Reduction: 12, Sensitivity: 6, Frequency: 0.
4. Select 'Get Noise Profile'.
5. Select your entire recording.
6. Go to menu items Effect>Repeat Noise Reduction.

If you want to try that out, re upload, and post in this same thread, I'll take another listen! Overall though, I think this audio is pretty good for EarPods, and I think you should be more than fine to wait and see if you really like this before investing in something more expensive. Let me know if you have any questions :D!

stevez
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Post by stevez » April 16th, 2019, 9:41 pm

Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it! I thought the audio was pretty good for EarPods too so I'll probably use them for a few recordings before investing in a better microphone.

I actually forgot to save the original recording on Audacity :roll: , so I made a new one (it sounds pretty much the same) and added the noise reduction like you said. Let me know if I did it properly.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_stevez.mp3

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 17th, 2019, 6:40 am

stevez wrote:
April 16th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it! I thought the audio was pretty good for EarPods too so I'll probably use them for a few recordings before investing in a better microphone.

I actually forgot to save the original recording on Audacity :roll: , so I made a new one (it sounds pretty much the same) and added the noise reduction like you said. Let me know if I did it properly.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_stevez.mp3
Nice work, you did do it properly! It sounds amazing. Only one word of caution, you are at around 91.something dbs for your volume, which is getting pretty close to our upper limit of 92. It is still ok, just please don't let it get louder :D. Anyways, you have the OK to begin recording :D. Hope to see you around!

stevez
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Post by stevez » April 17th, 2019, 10:51 am

Awesome! I'll keep an eye out for the volume next time. Can't wait to get started! :D

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