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Post by eveevee » March 1st, 2021, 12:35 am


Any feedback is appreciated!

Recording Software: Audacity
Operating System: Mac
Mic Type: USB

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Post by SkyborneLove » March 1st, 2021, 7:04 pm


Thanks for posting!

I found there was quite a bit of background hum-- was there an electrical appliance going on in the background? :(

I like the tone of your voice-- very calming!

I noticed some mouth noise in your recording-- drinking apple juice or eating an apple beforehand can help with that! Or simply fixed by doing another take!

Otherwise, I think you did a good job!


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Post by wib66 » March 2nd, 2021, 5:45 am

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

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
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