LibriVox Newbie-- 1-Minute Audio Test

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SkyborneLove
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Joined: February 27th, 2021, 7:29 pm

Post by SkyborneLove » March 1st, 2021, 6:49 pm

Recording Software: ProTools
Operating System: Mac
Mic Type: Analog

Testing audio in a homemade recording closet for LibriVox recordings.

Thank you!

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

EDIT: Oops! I did another take after this one, and accidentally cross-faded in a breath at the end.

wib66
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Joined: January 5th, 2012, 8:57 am

Post by wib66 » March 2nd, 2021, 5:48 am

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

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

The volume is 83dB 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

If you are using Audacity, here is a video one of our volunteers made on how to set up your tech specs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l00VDvGTieg

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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