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irenesuber
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Post by irenesuber » November 19th, 2020, 8:45 pm

Thank you for listening! I used Audacity and an Audio-technica AT2020V microphone. I hope I did this right!

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

MaryAnnSpiegel
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 20th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Irene,

Welcome to Librivox!

Couple of things to address in your set up.

Your bit rate is variable, LV requires 128kbps fixed. You set that as you are exporting to the MP3. Instructions are here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_1-2-3 (See 5. Export setup).

You're volume is good. You're at 90.1 dB. Our target is 89 dB, with 87-91 being acceptable.

No noticeable background noise.

Please do another test to fix the bit rate and upload it here for a check. Would you replace ""yourforumname" in the file name with "irenesuber" so your file doesn't get written over by another reader?

Thanks,

MaryAnn

irenesuber
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Post by irenesuber » May 17th, 2021, 8:02 pm

Hello Friend,

I'd appreciate feedback regarding my sample recording. My operating system is Windows. My mic type is USB.

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

Thank you.
Irene Suber
irenesuber@pm.me

irenesuber
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Post by irenesuber » May 17th, 2021, 8:55 pm

Dear MaryAnn,

I apologize for this long delay but I just now came across your reply!!! I had assumed (don't know why) that I would receive a reply via email.

At any rate, hopefully this new sample meets the correct requirements.

Again, thank you so much for your patience!!! -Irene

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/2nd_librivox_sample_irene_suber.mp3

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » May 18th, 2021, 9:03 pm

irenesuber wrote:
May 17th, 2021, 8:55 pm
Dear MaryAnn,

I apologize for this long delay but I just now came across your reply!!! I had assumed (don't know why) that I would receive a reply via email.

At any rate, hopefully this new sample meets the correct requirements.

Again, thank you so much for your patience!!! -Irene

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/2nd_librivox_sample_irene_suber.mp3
You can, if you like, adjust the settings to notify you by email when there is a reply to a specific thread. You can "subscribe" to a thread by clicking the wrench icon near the top of the page. Then double check the settings in your User Control Panel (click your name at the top left to get there) to make sure that emails do come to you for subscribed topics. I hope this helps!

In any case, of these two new attempts, both sound great, but the settings are incorrect in the first one. You fixed them in the second one, so just keep those settings, and you'll be good to go!

You can start browsing through any of the Readers Wanted forums to find something you'd like to record. Have fun!

irenesuber
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Post by irenesuber » May 23rd, 2021, 1:10 pm

THANK YOU, mightyfelix, for your assist with the email notification setup and reviewing my sample recording. I'm eager to get started! -Irene

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