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Ds1332
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Post by Ds1332 » June 23rd, 2021, 1:43 am

This is my 1-minute test and would like to know what corrections are needed.

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

Thank you!

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Post by sjmarky » June 23rd, 2021, 8:45 am

Hi Disha

I reviewed your test sample and some changes are needed. LibriVox requires audio that is 128kbps constant bit rate, 44.1kHz sample rate, mono, and between 86db and 92db, preferably 89-90. Your test is 69kbps variable bit rate, stereo and just 68.4db.

First, if you have a gain control on your mic, adjust it so your raw recording has wave forms that peak at about the 0.5 marks in the Audacity window. Make sure the recording level in the Audacity window is to the right. If necessary, adjust the volume level before exporting by going to Filters>Amplify. An alternative is to use Filters>Normalize, choose peak and set it to -3 or -4db.

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.

You can check your audio yourself by downloading the free Checker app: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Please record a new test with the same file name and post it as a reply. I’ll return and review it for you.
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Post by Ds1332 » June 24th, 2021, 1:44 am

Thank you Harry for your quick response.
I shall upload the audio file with the suggestions in a few days.
Hope you are safe and well!

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Post by Ds1332 » June 24th, 2021, 10:27 am

Hello Harry,

Uploaded my new recording in the same previous link with the suggestions provided by you.
Please let me know in case there are further issues or I have missed anything.

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

Thank you :)

-Disha

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Post by sjmarky » June 24th, 2021, 11:03 am

Okay Disha, everything is correct except now it is too loud at 94.3db. The acceptable range is 86 - 92db.

Do download and use the Checker app: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

This can save you a lot of trouble.

Please record another new test with the same file name and post it as a reply. I'm sure this time you'll nail it.
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Post by Ds1332 » June 24th, 2021, 9:32 pm

Hi Harry,

Thank you for helping. Used the checker app.
Below is the new file:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_disha_librivox.mp3

Do let me know if this works.

Regards,
Disha

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Post by sjmarky » June 25th, 2021, 7:57 am

You are good-to-go. Happy narrating!
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