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Post by AnnaK » May 20th, 2020, 12:36 am

Good morning from the UK :-)

Please find my 1-minute test file here

Many thanks,

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 20th, 2020, 5:51 pm

Hi Anna. Welcome to LibriVox.

Your test recording is in stereo and needs to be mono. You didn't mention what recording software you are using, so hopefully the following will be useful.

Here is how you set this in Audacity for all future recordings.

I would also recommend you apply a little noise reduction to tone down the background hiss. I pass in Audacity with the default settings should do the trick.


Your volume is close to the top of the accepted range of 86-92 db. You might consider deamplifying by -2db to get closer to the target of 89 db.

Please upload another test and post the link in this same thread to keep everything together. :)
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Post by AnnaK » May 21st, 2020, 1:05 am

Hi Jo,

Many thanks for listening and for your feedback.
I will try to address all of the issue and re-post :)
I'm using Garage Band and as a complete newbie am struggling to understand the settings but will persevere! Thanks again :D

All the best,

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