Sesshanna 1 min test

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sesshana
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Post by sesshana » January 12th, 2019, 11:42 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_sesshana.mp3
I'm not sure if I've done it correctly
I would deeply appreciate your guidance.
Thank you

mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » January 14th, 2019, 11:33 am

Hi Hannah, welcome to LibriVox! I enjoyed listening to your test. You have almost all of your settings correct, but you'll need to adjust your bit rate. Right now it is 192 kbps, and it should be 128. Take a look at the instructions given under "Configure" on this page: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_1-2-3 If you're using Audacity, that is. If you have some other kind of program, we'll have to figure out how to change the bit rate in that program.

I also have a bit of feedback for you regarding your sound quality, although this one is optional. Your recording has a lot of echo in it. It sounds like you're recording in a very large room, probably one with lots of flat surfaces, like a kitchen. If possible, it's better to record in a smaller room that has maybe some carpets/curtains/hangings/etc. That way, you don't have so much extra sound bouncing around and getting picked up by your mic. Some people record in their closets. :) If you can't move your recording set up, you can at least insulate the microphone itself by coming up with something like this: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Make_a_Portable_Vocal_Booth I have a cardboard box lined with little cushions that my mic sits inside of. :)

Again, that's something optional to think of, if you want to improve your sound quality. Your voice will be much crisper without the echo behind it. However, the only thing you have to do in order to get an OK on this test is to fix your bit rate. Upload your new test with 128 kbps bit rate, then post the link here and I'll check it again.

sesshana
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Post by sesshana » January 14th, 2019, 4:19 pm

Thank you
I'll try doing it again

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