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Post by Dr1v3r » July 29th, 2018, 9:49 pm

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Post by TriciaG » July 31st, 2018, 4:54 pm

Welcome!

Are you related to DanyeloGuanyeza? I looked at that test, then came to this one, and the wave forms look almost identical. :P Here's what I posted in the other thread:

Your volume is way too low. Visually, you should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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Make sure the microphone slider in the Audacity window is all the way up. Also, have you increased your input volume in Windows yet? Here's a link to instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Audacity_1-2-3#Volume

The good part is that if you adjust this for one of you, you'll be adjusting it for both! 8-)

Try making these adjustments, then post another test. Use the same file name as your previous one, and post in this same thread when it's ready. :)

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Post by Dr1v3r » July 31st, 2018, 10:12 pm

OK thanks, yes I am related to DanyeloGuanyeza he's my brother
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Post by Dr1v3r » July 31st, 2018, 10:19 pm

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Post by TriciaG » August 1st, 2018, 5:49 am

Volume is good now. :thumbs:

Upping the volume did, however, also increase the background static. If you have any unneeded electronics in the area that are on, try turning them off while recording. It's best to eliminate noise at the source rather than trying to clean it up afterward.

After making the recording area quieter, if possible, I would suggest some noise reduction to take care of the background white noise. Here are a couple resources:
text instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
video, but with an older version of Audacity so the settings are different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

My settings are as follows:
Noise reduction: 10-16 (I suggest about 14-16 for you)
Sensitivity: 6
Frequency Smoothing: 6

You're almost there! Upload your results and post in this thread.

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Post by Dr1v3r » August 10th, 2018, 7:27 pm

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Post by TriciaG » August 11th, 2018, 5:32 am

The bit rate jumped to 320 kbps; this needs to be 128. Otherwise it's good.

Daniel's bit rate was correct. :hmm:

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Post by Dr1v3r » August 12th, 2018, 8:57 pm

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Post by Dr1v3r » August 12th, 2018, 8:58 pm

we noticed and changed it before daniel did his
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Post by TriciaG » August 13th, 2018, 10:19 am

Good! All is set.

Volume is a touch high. It's OK; just don't go any louder. ;)

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