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Blakereed
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Post by Blakereed » August 1st, 2019, 6:17 am

Hello! I'm new to LibriVox and would love if someone could give me some feedback on my test. I have used Audacity on a Mac and have used a set of Turtle-beach headphones as my microphone! please let me know how to improve and what I can do next!

Thank you.

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Post by cowguy02 » August 1st, 2019, 1:37 pm

Hi there,

My name is Luke and I'll be taking over your test... Only problem is that there is no file attached. Can you please upload a file and then post the link in this thread?
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Post by Blakereed » August 10th, 2019, 9:39 am

Hi Luke, I don't know how to upload my audio file. Could you help me with this?

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Post by TriciaG » August 10th, 2019, 9:54 am

Go here:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

to the section "Upload your file and get feedback"
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Post by Blakereed » August 10th, 2019, 9:57 am

Thank you for your help! Here is the link for my test. Let me know if it works!

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

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Post by TriciaG » August 10th, 2019, 10:19 am

It uploaded correctly. :)

The volume is a bit high, and you have some clipping (hitting maximum, which can cause distortion). Move the microphone slider down one notch.

To more easily see if you are clipping, go to View / Show Clipping. It'll put a vertical red line where it occurs.

The only other issue is the bit rate. Yours is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

Please make these adjustments and record another test. It only needs to be about 30 long or so. Upload it the same way, and post the link in this thread when it's ready. :)
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Post by Blakereed » August 12th, 2019, 1:21 am

Thank you! ill get that done today.

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Post by Blakereed » August 14th, 2019, 7:21 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_blakereed.mp3

Here is my second test sample. please let me know if there is anything else I need to improve on.

Thanks :D

Blake Reed

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Post by TriciaG » August 14th, 2019, 9:33 am

Hmm. Somehow this one ended up in stereo. :hmm: To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)".

Volume is now a bit too low! :lol: Can you put the slider about halfway between the old position and this one?

(It sounds great! We just have to work out these finicky tech settings.)
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Post by Blakereed » August 14th, 2019, 10:09 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/Test3_blakereed.mp3

Give that a try. Hopefully that is all of the kinks ironed out :thumbs:

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Post by TriciaG » August 14th, 2019, 10:12 am

All is good on this one! You're green-lighted. Have fun!
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Post by Blakereed » August 17th, 2019, 6:54 am

Thank You!
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