One Minute Test

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Lmlitz
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Post by Lmlitz » May 15th, 2019, 12:59 pm

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

I turned the test script into a short story Lol.

I used Audacity. I think my reading was a little fast and I might need to slow down a bit. I would love some honest feedback thank you!

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » May 16th, 2019, 6:20 pm

Wow, that was cool. Nice story. Just a few things to talk about first.

Firstly, your bitrate is a bit off. We need 128 kbps constant, yours is 87 variable. To fix this:
1.Go to export it (menu items file>export)
2. Select Export as MP3
3. Look under the Format Options section
4.Where it says 'Bit Rate Mode', select 'Constant'
5. In the 'Quality' drop down menu select 128 kbps.

I also heard a few plosives. No need to re record in this test, but in the future maybe orient your mic a bit differently so your breath doesn't hit it directly.

Once you fix this please re upload and post in this thread so I can take another look.

EDIT: Just realized you asked about speed. I didn't think it was too bad, slowing down wouldn't hurt but it is fine where it's at
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Lmlitz
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Post by Lmlitz » May 17th, 2019, 8:24 am

Thank you! I will re upload my test today and let you have another listen

Lmlitz
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Post by Lmlitz » May 17th, 2019, 4:57 pm

Here is my revised 1 minute test Thank you!

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

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » Yesterday, 1:21 pm

Lmlitz wrote:
May 17th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Here is my revised 1 minute test Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_liannelitz.mp3
Hi there. Sorry for the late response. I did not get notified since this was in another thread. Anyways, I looked again and it still seems to have the incorrect bit rate. Did you make sure to export/upload the new one?
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Post by Lmlitz » Today, 7:37 am

I did change the bit rate the second time around. I’ll re record the test again and upload it this evening and see if that helps. Thank you

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