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Schwifty
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Post by Schwifty » August 11th, 2018, 9:42 pm

Recording Software: Garageband
Some Editing by: Audacity
Operating System: Windows
Mic Type: iPhone 6S internal microphone

Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 13th, 2018, 12:38 am

Hey Schwifty! Welcome to Librivox!

I wasn't able to find a link to your test recording! Could you re-upload with a filename like test_schwifty.mp3 and post the url here?

Schwifty
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Post by Schwifty » August 18th, 2018, 8:50 am

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

Don't know why this didn't post the first time. Hopefully I did it right this time.

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 18th, 2018, 9:22 am

Cool! Now I was able to download your file!

I see two issues: one that it's in stereo instead of mono, and the other that it's too quiet, the volume is too low.

To turn a stereo file into mono, you can do so in Audacity, from menu Tracks, option "Stereo track to mono".

For the volume, check if you can increase the input volume of the microphone in your system's Control Panel, or in your recording software. If that is not possible, then you can use amplification in Audacity. The visual hint in audacity for a good volume is when the wave form peaks just above the 0.5 mark:
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You have a great voice for audio books! Clear diction and relaxed reading pace! :thumbs:

Try a new recording with the above adjustments and post here again.

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