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crhorne42
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Post by crhorne42 » August 2nd, 2020, 5:47 am

I am completed my 1 minute test. Thank you for your feedback.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_crhorne42.mp3

Audacity/Windows/USB Mic

silverquill
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Post by silverquill » August 2nd, 2020, 10:02 am

crhorne42 wrote:
August 2nd, 2020, 5:47 am
I am completed my 1 minute test. Thank you for your feedback.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_crhorne42.mp3

Audacity/Windows/USB Mic
Since you requested to record in one of my projects, I thought I would leave some comments here on your test recording. The reading is fine and the technical specs are correct.

The only problem is that the volume is way to low, measuring only 75.8 dB. Our target is 89 dB with an acceptable range of 86-92 dB. You should see that the wave form in audacity is barely above a straight line. You could probably use the Amplify feature in Audacity to raise this if you set it to +12, but it is better for you to adjust your recording settings. Try setting the input gain higher and/or bringing the microphone closer, until you get an output closer to the target.

Here is a section from our Newbie Guide to Recording that may help: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Amplifying
And here is a link to our very useful Checker program that you can use to check the volume in actual dB readings as well as other LV specs. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

One other small note: On actual LV recordings, there should be about 5 seconds of silence at the end. Also watch out for recording mouse clicks at the beginning and end.

Please post your new or corrected test recording here again so we can check it.
~ Larry

crhorne42
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Post by crhorne42 » August 9th, 2020, 6:22 am

I think the volume is better here. I also included the 5 seconds at the end of the recording.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_crhorne42.mp3

Audicity/Windows/USB mic

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 11th, 2020, 9:05 am

Yes, it sounds pretty good! :thumbs:

What changes did you make?

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Post by crhorne42 » August 29th, 2020, 11:03 am

I have a new microphone. I tested at what height to keep it to my mouth. I turned the volume up on it. I'm watching better the spikes. But I recorded a poem over and over and will have a hard time with the spikes because I LOVE the sermon I'm going to record and tend to get over excited.

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