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dqtcat
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Post by dqtcat » August 1st, 2020, 1:57 am

Hello!

I am posting my 1-minute test for technical feedback...

OS: Windows 10
Rec. SW: Audacity
Mic: USB output on Samson Q2U
Link: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_dqtcat.mp3

Kind regards,
Cat

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Post by Algy Pug » August 1st, 2020, 7:07 pm

Hello Cat

Your recording was clear and of good audio quality, and background noise was minimal. Your voice is also very pleasant.

However, it was a touch on the loud side. If you reduce the volume by 1 - 2 db it would meet the required specification.

I noted that there were a few plosives (popping 'p' sounds.) It would be worth your getting or making a pop filter to minimize these.

This video has some useful information about pop filters:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WwEroqddWg

Cheers
Algy Pug

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dqtcat
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Post by dqtcat » August 2nd, 2020, 9:57 pm

Thank you for the nice compliment, and the suggestions, Algy! I'll see what I can do :)

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Post by dqtcat » August 7th, 2020, 7:40 pm

Hello,

I spoke a little further from the mic this time with a metal pop filter in between. I think that reduced the volume a bit, and diffused the plosives. I hope this setup sounds better.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_dqtcat2.mp3

Thanks in advance for the technical feedback. I've signed up for a chapter and hope to get started soon!

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Post by Algy Pug » August 7th, 2020, 8:04 pm

Hi

Sound quality was very good and there were no obtrusive plosives this time.

Volume has a tad low - if it were raised by about 2 db it would be fine. When you check the volume on Audacity the peak should be about -4 to -5 dB.

I think that you can go ahead and record.

I look forward to haring more of your voice.

Cheers
Algy Pug

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