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FunionSpool
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Post by FunionSpool » March 4th, 2021, 12:17 am

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wib66
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Post by wib66 » March 4th, 2021, 4:04 pm

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

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.
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
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

FunionSpool
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Post by FunionSpool » March 5th, 2021, 5:35 pm

Thank you so much for the feed back! I will make the edits suggested and post when able. I'm using Wavepad by NCH software but its very user friendly and I believe has similar edit settings. Thanks again and will post soon.
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