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Generoushorse
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Post by Generoushorse » February 27th, 2021, 7:39 pm

Hello! This is my one-minute test recording.

I recorded using Audacity on Windows Ten with a USB microphone. I am sitting in a folding chair inside my closet. The file is raw, I did not edit out any mouth sounds.

Thank you so much for your help and feedback!

Here is the link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_generoushorse._.mp3
Roxy

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 28th, 2021, 3:02 am

Hi and welcome to Librivox. Your reading is great there are just some edits needed please.

The volume is 84dB 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/

Also adding in a plug in called replay gain will help you to check your volume in Audacity. The link for the video on how to do this is below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Uz900RNos&feature=emb_logo

After amplifying it would help if you could remove some of the background noise to do this carry out the following.

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
This should solve the problem. Always make sure you listen to files through headphones so that you can notice any background noise that needs removing. I have tried this setting on your file and it works. It would be good for you to do this yourself so that you can hear the difference.

Please could you carry out the edits then upload the file using the same file name. If you need any more help please just ask. Thanks
Off work now for 10 days so lots of recording, editing and PL ing can't wait.
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Generoushorse
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Post by Generoushorse » February 28th, 2021, 9:55 am

Thanks wib66!

I heard the background noise after I recorded it but I didn't know how to remove it.

Here is the edited file.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_generoushorse._.mp3
Roxy

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 28th, 2021, 11:30 am

Hi that is now PL OK and you are good to go and find something you would like to record. Have fun and please ask if you have any questions.
Off work now for 10 days so lots of recording, editing and PL ing can't wait.
Lady Huntworth's ExperimentThe Clandestine Marriage Overruled Touch and Go
The BetrothalFrank Merriwells Trust

Generoushorse
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Post by Generoushorse » February 28th, 2021, 11:59 am

wib66 wrote:
February 28th, 2021, 11:30 am
Hi that is now PL OK and you are good to go and find something you would like to record. Have fun and please ask if you have any questions.
Thanks! I just found the tutorial in the Wiki explaining how to remove the noise in Audacity LOL. I'll do better and utilizing the LibriVox resources in the future! Thank you for welcoming me into your community!

Quick question about the [YOUR NAME] bit. I know it's optional in the recordings, but which name do you say. Forum name or actual name?
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wib66
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Post by wib66 » March 1st, 2021, 2:16 am

Generoushorse wrote:
February 28th, 2021, 11:59 am
wib66 wrote:
February 28th, 2021, 11:30 am
Hi that is now PL OK and you are good to go and find something you would like to record. Have fun and please ask if you have any questions.
Thanks! I just found the tutorial in the Wiki explaining how to remove the noise in Audacity LOL. I'll do better and utilizing the LibriVox resources in the future! Thank you for welcoming me into your community!

Quick question about the [YOUR NAME] bit. I know it's optional in the recordings, but which name do you say. Forum name or actual name?
You can say whichever name you prefer. I personally use my actual name but it is entirely up to you.
Off work now for 10 days so lots of recording, editing and PL ing can't wait.
Lady Huntworth's ExperimentThe Clandestine Marriage Overruled Touch and Go
The BetrothalFrank Merriwells Trust

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