Lmnei wrote: ↑
July 26th, 2020, 6:31 pm
Hi there! Thanks for letting me know that you re-recorded Section 18. Normally, once a person PL's your work we just check the spots that needed to be fixed however sometimes re-recording is needed and when that happens you do need to let the person PL'ing that they need to listen to the whole recording.
Here are the PL Notes for this recording.
PLEASE SLOW YOUR READING DOWN. This is my 2nd request. It is not a race! People want to be able to understand what you are reading. Please take a breath between paragraphs, titles, intro and extro for the reading. It will also sound much better.
00:00 - You need to leave :05 to :1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. If you do not the beginning will get cut off when the book is compiled. Please increase the silence at the beginning to between 1/2 and 1 second as you are starting immediately which is way too soon.
You need to leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording - currently there are only 4 seconds. Again, this time is needed during the production phase.
Lastly, if you look at the Checker Tool, you still have a considerable amount of "noise" in your recording. It is a white type of noise - do you have a fan or air conditioner running? Or are you sitting next to your computer when recording? It is at 49.9 dB and we like to see it in the 20-30 dB range. I tried playing around with your recording and I was able to get it down a bit (which will also affect your volume) to 39.9 dB and I think that is as far as it is going to go. I did a mixture of Noise Reduction (settings 6, 6.0 and 3) and Compressor (only change was to compress 4:1 ratio) and then Amplify and I entered -2.1 in the field.
If you look at the feedback I provided earlier today to another reader you can read able the Noise Reduction process and Amplify (except you will be entering a negative amount to reduce from above 90 down to about 89 dB) and then the Compressor is new. The Compressor compresses your file so that you can use the Amplify feature. Compressing puts the high high's and low lows from your recording into a more even structure.
I hope this helps you - please try editing this file instead of recording again - you do need to learn how to edit files as when and if you record longer sections - such as 30 to 45 minutes long, you are not going to want to re-record them. Instead you are going to want to fix them to meet the Librivox standards.
Please le me know if you have any questions - we want this process to be as easy as possible for you - however there is a learning curve at the beginning!