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lakshmij
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Post by lakshmij » May 28th, 2021, 10:47 pm

Please find my 1 min test audio file link

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

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lakshmij

wib66
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Post by wib66 » May 29th, 2021, 12:28 am

Hi and welcome to Librivox. Your reading is great there are just some edits needed please. If you are using Audacity you can do the following.

The bit rate should be 128 kbps. When you export the file change ‘quality’ to 128kbps.

The recording should be in mono not stereo

there is some background noise which detracts from the reading and should be removed please. To do this in Audacity.

Step 1 - Select a piece of background noise
Select a piece of background noise (no speech, breaths or other noises) in your audio.
In Menu click: Effect > Noise Reduction... A dialog will pop up.
Click "Get Noise Profile" The dialog box will close instantly.

Step 2 - Noise Reduction
Press CTRL-A / Command-A to select your complete recording.
In Menu click: Effect > Noise Reduction... again. Note: don't select "Repeat Noise Reduction" -- that instantly applies the default settings; you want to adjust the settings and preview the results before you apply the noise filters.
Set Noise Reduction (dB) to 12
Set sensitivity to 6.00
Set frequency smoothing bands to 3
Choose Noise: Reduce
Click ok

Please could you carry out the edits then upload the file using the same file name and post in this thread. . If you need any more help please just ask. Thanks

lakshmij
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Post by lakshmij » May 29th, 2021, 12:48 am

Thank you for reply.
I have recorded on garageband . Can u suggest settings for that..
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Post by wib66 » May 29th, 2021, 3:01 am

GarageBand is not always the best program for our purposes. It's always been difficult to get a recording with the right tech parameters from GB, but evidently, they changed something, and now it seems to be actually impossible to get the right settings.
Most of the members on here use Audacity which is a free programme and we are able to give great advice about editing etc.

There are some videos here to help if you decide you would like to use Audacity.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=78647

lakshmij
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Post by lakshmij » May 29th, 2021, 7:20 am

Ok then I will record on audacity.
Thanks and regards
Lakshmij

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Post by lakshmij » May 30th, 2021, 11:44 pm

please find link to my 1 min test recording on audacity

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/librivox_test.mp3
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wib66
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Post by wib66 » May 31st, 2021, 2:30 am

Just a couple of edits needed please

The volume is 81dB which is too low. We aim for between 86-92 dB but ideally we would like it to be at 89 dB.
In Audacity you will also find the option to amplify under 'effects'.
How to amplify in Audacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
If you like you can use the checker tool to verify volume and other settings.
https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

When you carry out the amplification there is some background noise which detracts from the reading and should be removed please. To do this in Audacity.

Step 1 - Select a piece of background noise
Select a piece of background noise (no speech, breaths or other noises) in your audio.
In Menu click: Effect > Noise Reduction... A dialog will pop up.
Click "Get Noise Profile" The dialog box will close instantly.

Step 2 - Noise Reduction
Press CTRL-A / Command-A to select your complete recording.
In Menu click: Effect > Noise Reduction... again. Note: don't select "Repeat Noise Reduction" -- that instantly applies the default settings; you want to adjust the settings and preview the results before you apply the noise filters.
Set Noise Reduction (dB) to 12
Set sensitivity to 6.00
Set frequency smoothing bands to 3
Choose Noise: Reduce
Click ok

Please could you carry out the edits then upload the file using the same file name and post in this thread. . If you need any more help please just ask. Thanks

lakshmij
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Post by lakshmij » June 14th, 2021, 9:22 pm

PFA edited Audacity 1 min recording
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/librivox_test.mp3
regards
Lakshmij

lakshmij
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Post by lakshmij » June 18th, 2021, 12:40 am

Hello team
I haven't received any reply on my post of edited 1min test
Should I repost it??
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Lakshmij

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Post by mightyfelix » June 18th, 2021, 1:01 pm

Sorry for the delay in getting your second test checked. Yes, this one passes! You are good to record for projects at LibriVox. Have fun!

lakshmij
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Post by lakshmij » June 18th, 2021, 7:11 pm

Wow.. That's great
How should I proceed now to get the read?
Regards
Lakshmij

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Post by mightyfelix » June 18th, 2021, 8:39 pm

lakshmij wrote:
June 18th, 2021, 7:11 pm
Wow.. That's great
How should I proceed now to get the read?
Regards
Lakshmij
Browse through any of the Readers Wanted forums to find a project that interests you. When you find a project you like, be sure to read all the information in the first post of that project and then follow those directions. They will explain how to claim sections. Good luck!

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Post by lakshmij » June 18th, 2021, 9:29 pm

Sure thanks
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Lakshmij

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