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BassBoy226
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Post by BassBoy226 » July 13th, 2019, 4:07 pm


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


I am using a Samson Q2U mic through usb to windows 10. I appreciate your feedback and advice.

Thanks,
Jackson

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Post by TriciaG » July 13th, 2019, 4:16 pm

Welcome!

It sounds great!

The only issue is that the volume is too low. It needs to come up about 7 dB.

Try bumping up the microphone slider a notch or two. Visually, you should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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There's a plugin for Audacity that will tell you how much to amplify your recordings, or how far off you are from "ideal" volume. It's called ReplayGain. Instructions for installing and using it are on this page: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

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 BassBoy226 » July 13th, 2019, 6:03 pm


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Post by TriciaG » July 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Perfect! You're free to fly! 8-)
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