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Lozzadesu
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Post by Lozzadesu » May 23rd, 2020, 8:49 am

Greetings,

I've recorded the 1 minute test, I've done no editing to this and look forward to any notes

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

Recording Software: Audacity (2.3.3)
OS: Windows 10
Mic: USB (Samson Go)

Thanks for listening
Loz

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Post by Lozzadesu » May 23rd, 2020, 8:52 am

Hallo,

Hier ist mein 1 Minuten Test


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

Aufnahme Software: Audacity (2.3.3)
OS: Windows 10
Mic: USB (Samson Go)

Vielen Dank fuers zuhoeren, ich freue mich auf die Verbesserungsvorschlaege,
Loz

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Post by aradlaw » May 23rd, 2020, 12:38 pm

Hello Lozzadesu, your volume is good but you have quite a bit of background noise (72 dB). You may want to experiment with your USB microphone, make sure it is plugged into the computer rather than a USB hub, sometimes that makes a difference.
Please try again and post a file in this thread. :D

HInt - leave about 5 seconds of recorded silence at the end of so there is a good sample of silence to analyze. :wink:
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Post by Lozzadesu » May 24th, 2020, 7:03 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 12:38 pm
Hello Lozzadesu, your volume is good but you have quite a bit of background noise (72 dB). You may want to experiment with your USB microphone, make sure it is plugged into the computer rather than a USB hub, sometimes that makes a difference.
Please try again and post a file in this thread. :D

HInt - leave about 5 seconds of recorded silence at the end of so there is a good sample of silence to analyze. :wink:
Thank you for the feedback. I didn't do any noise reduction to the file prior to uploading as it said to upload raw if I remember correctly in the guide. I do have the mic directly plugged into the computer already. Any additional tips are appreciated.

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Post by aradlaw » May 24th, 2020, 7:28 am

I am not familiar with your mic, but does it have any settings that can be changed?
If the USB is not the problem, it could be that Noise Reduction may have to be done on all your files, Please listen to this version of your file,

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/test_lozzadesu_nr.mp3

I applied 3 passes of Audacity's Noise Reduction (all levels at default settings) each pass gets its own new Noise Profile.
Please experiment and post another test file. :D

We have a file checker program that will give you volume, as well as background noise level - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker. You will find the information on the Information tab. The 5 seconds of silence I mentioned helps in getting an accurate reading on background noise. :wink:
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Post by Lozzadesu » May 24th, 2020, 8:07 am

aradlaw wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 7:28 am
I am not familiar with your mic, but does it have any settings that can be changed?
If the USB is not the problem, it could be that Noise Reduction may have to be done on all your files, Please listen to this version of your file,

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/test_lozzadesu_nr.mp3

I applied 3 passes of Audacity's Noise Reduction (all levels at default settings) each pass gets its own new Noise Profile.
Please experiment and post another test file. :D

We have a file checker program that will give you volume, as well as background noise level - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker. You will find the information on the Information tab. The 5 seconds of silence I mentioned helps in getting an accurate reading on background noise. :wink:
Ok I will definitely play around with the noise reduction a bit more. And see what I can come up with. I will repost another sample at that time. Thank you again for the feedback!

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