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Post by shizzle4 » June 30th, 2020, 4:47 pm

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Post by kathrinee » July 1st, 2020, 12:21 pm

Thank you for the test; you sound good!

The volume is a little bit too high, around 95dB. We aim for 89dB and accept a range between 87 and 91. I don't know what editing software you are using, but in case you have Audacity: Select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify and enter -5. Click OK.

There is a little bit of background hum. It'll get less when you reduce the volume of the whole recording, but in case you want to lightly reduce just the background hum (again, in Audacity), this is how:
There is a bit of background hum. This is a really common thing to fix during editing! Select a few seconds of background noise only (no speech) and click Effect | Noise Reduction | Get Profile. Then select the whole recording (Ctrl+A), click Effect | Noise Reduction again, and use settings:

Noise Reduction: 10 dB
Sensitivity: 6
Frequency smoothing (bands) 6

and click OK.

Please lower the volume (and noise clean, if you'd like), save, upload and post again in this thread. You're doing well! :thumbs:

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