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by sjmarky
April 16th, 2021, 12:21 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One minute test from Adam Roxby
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: One minute test from Adam Roxby

You can just re-export the same one with the correct settings.
by sjmarky
April 15th, 2021, 8:24 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-minute test [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: 1-minute test

Hello Add

Your test is perfect. You are good-to-go. Happy narrating to you!
by sjmarky
April 15th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One minute test from Adam Roxby
Replies: 5
Views: 69

Re: One minute test from Adam Roxby

Hi Adam I reviewed your test, and some changes are needed. LibriVox requires audio that is 128kb constant bit rate, mono, and between 86db and 92db, preferably 89-90. Your sample is 109kb variable bit rate, and 85.2db. When exporting your MP3 from Audacity, be sure to first check Bit Rate Mode - Con...
by sjmarky
April 14th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: Apr.14.21 Please Listen: One_Minute_Test [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Apr.14.21 Please Listen: One_Minute_Test

Hello DOLZ

Your test passes and you are good-to-go. Happy narrating.
by sjmarky
April 14th, 2021, 1:23 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One Minute Test [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: One Minute Test

Hi Liv

Perfect! Your are good-to-go. Happy narrating!
by sjmarky
April 14th, 2021, 1:20 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-Minute Test [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: 1-Minute Test

Hi there Van Your test meets all the requirements and your are good-to-go. Happy narrating! I should note, however, that your overall volume at 86.8db (-25db RMS) is just barely above the minimum of 86. I suggest boosting your volume by about 4db (to -21db RMS) going forward. No need to do a new test.
by sjmarky
April 13th, 2021, 8:20 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Problems with recordings.
Replies: 9
Views: 178

Re: Problems with recordings.

Are you using any kind of noise gate, de-esser or de-breath filter? All of those can cause clipped words.
by sjmarky
April 11th, 2021, 8:21 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: 1 minute test

Volume is good, but there are other issues. LibriVox requires audio that is 128kb constant bit rate, mono. Your sample is 95kb, variable. When exporting your MP3 from Audacity, be sure to first check bit rate mode - Constant, then select 128kb from the pull-down menu, and check Force export to mono....
by sjmarky
April 9th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-minute test [OK]
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: 1-minute test

Hi Fern

Your test sounds very nice and meets LV specs, so you are good-to-go. I just want to note that your volume at 86.2db is barely above the minimum of 86. I suggest raising your volume 3 - 4 db going forward to stay in the range. No need to submit another test.

Happy narrating to you!
by sjmarky
April 4th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: (Humour) Ukridge, by P. G. Wodehouse - lt
Replies: 38
Views: 371

Re: ~ (Humour) Ukridge, by P. G. Wodehouse - lt

I’ll take section 4 to complete this puppy.
by sjmarky
March 26th, 2021, 9:32 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Free Narration Masterclass from ACX/Audible on YouTube
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Free Narration Masterclass from ACX/Audible on YouTube

ACX University Performance Masterclass with coach Emily Lawrence teaching a new narrator. 35 minutes.

https://youtu.be/GwPU7Xs5NHQ
by sjmarky
March 26th, 2021, 9:25 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1-Minute Test submission [OK]
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: 1-Minute Test submission

Hi Pelham

Your test is A-OK. Welcome to the club, and enjoy your narrating adventure.
by sjmarky
March 26th, 2021, 9:09 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP 2! [ZOOM, FEB 28]
Replies: 18
Views: 1010

Re: LIBRIVOX NARRATOR WORKSHOP 2! [ZOOM, FEB 28]

Thank you for making this happen Mark, much appreciated, and gleaned! As a side note, I can't believe you omitted Simon Vance from your recommended narrator list :) Did you ever notice once you recorded your first bit of narration, you listen to audiobooks in a whole new light. Every book I listen ...
by sjmarky
March 24th, 2021, 8:53 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: 1 minute test

Hi there I reviewed your test sample, and I'm afraid you have some work to do. LibriVox requires audio that is 128kb constant bit rate, mono, and between 86db and 92db, preferably 89-90. Your test is 73kb variable bit rate and only 83.4db, much too low. In addition, your audio is severely distorted....