You should use the Amplify function under the Effects menu in Audacity to bring the volume up or down to get it closer to our target of 89 dB. So, if Checker gives you a volume of 85.5 dB, then Amplify by 2.5. Or if it is too high, like 93.2, then set Amplify for -4.8. Our acceptable range is 86-92 dB which is what Checker is set for.Theginmann wrote: ↑February 25th, 2021, 6:27 pmHi there, so I did my recording (section 17) and I used the Checker app- it said that I "passed with warnings" and it seems the warning is that my "volume falls outside of the target range." My volume setting is where it should be on Audacity- so I'm not sure how to fix that. I think it has to do with the quality of my headset microphone so I am planning on getting a new one but in the meantime, I just wanted to know if I should still submit the recording to you, or will you not be able to use it as such? Thanks for your help, Gini
It is true that headset mics give really poor quality audio. I use one all day on my job, but would never record with it. I still use the moderately priced USB mic that I got when I first started recording for LibriVox almost six years ago. It's good enough for pro work.
Go ahead and submit your recording, though. I'm sure it will be good enough for us.