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AngeliqueReimer
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Post by AngeliqueReimer » August 13th, 2019, 9:07 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_angeliquereimer.mp3
I used Garage Band with a USB Samson (GoMic) on a Mac.

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Post by TriciaG » August 13th, 2019, 10:33 am

Welcome, Angelique!

Are you in love with and devoted to GarageBand? If so, we can try to get the tech settings correct on it, but it's difficult to do. Also, I don't think GB has a good noise reduction feature.

If you're not married to GB, then I highly recommend using Audacity. :)

On this test, we've got a few issues: it's in stereo, the bit rate is incorrect, and there's a lot of background noise. GB is notorious for not being able to get the bit rate and mono/stereo thing correct at the same time. So if we can move to Audacity, it will be easier in the long run, I think. :)

Links for installing and instructions for setting up Audacity are here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_1-2-3
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AngeliqueReimer
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Post by AngeliqueReimer » August 13th, 2019, 2:26 pm

Thank you for the suggestions and feedback.
I have used Audacity in the past but I have been struggling with downloading it onto my new Mac even with special instructions. So for now all I have available to me is Garage Band until I can figure it out.

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Post by TriciaG » August 13th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Okay - bummer! :)

Try this wiki page, especially sections 7 and 11.
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=GarageBand
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Post by AngeliqueReimer » September 18th, 2019, 9:40 am

I'm trying to upload a new test using Adobe Audition, but the user and login isn't working for me. Has the login information changed since I last uploaded an audio test?

Thank you for your help,
Angelique

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Post by TriciaG » September 18th, 2019, 10:14 am

Nope, still the same:
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And those are all L's.

What kind of error message is it giving you?
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