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Crocket
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Post by Crocket » January 4th, 2021, 6:36 pm

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

Hi ... I missed a couple of things in the previous file
Used audacity 2.4.2 for this.
No processing at all.
U-PHORIA UMC202HD Interface with an Audio-Technica AT2020 Limited Edition Cardioid.

How's the volume level. Gain was set high.

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Post by ashleighjane » January 6th, 2021, 4:42 am

Hi crocket, welcome to librivox :D

All tech specs are correct and you're sounding great but your volume is too low.

It is 85.3 and librivox aims for 86-92dB (with 89 being the goal.) You might like to turn up your recording volume. You can do this using the slider in audacity, which you will find next to a pic of a microphone. You could also amplify the recording. You will find the option to do this under 'effects'. In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9WF82rf81o&t=121s&ab_channel=PhilChenevert phil demonstrates how your recording should look in audacity.

If you wish, you can install the checker tool https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/ which will tell you how many dB your recording is.

Please upload a new test once you've gotten your volume up a little and post the link here :)

Crocket
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Post by Crocket » January 7th, 2021, 12:12 am

Thank you so much.

I did find I was cranking the gain up to what I thought was extremely high. I also had the Mic setting in audacity at max. The effects tab was the solution to reach the right level so as to pass. I will upload the revision soon. :clap:

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