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sarahmonroe
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Post by sarahmonroe » February 26th, 2021, 1:20 pm


wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 27th, 2021, 1:12 am

Hi all your technical aspects are good. Just one note to make about plosives.
You also have quite a lot of plosive noise. This is that "windy" noise you can hear from time to time in the recording. It happens as your breath blows into the microphone. What you can (and should, I think) do is to move the microphone itself so that it's either up near your nose, or down by your chin, but NOT directly in front of your mouth. It'll still be plenty close enough to pick up all of your words, but not in the direct path of your breath blowing past it.

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

sarahmonroe
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Post by sarahmonroe » February 27th, 2021, 11:38 am

Thank you for your feedback. I tried your advice and made a new recording. Let me know if this sounds better.

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

wib66
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Post by wib66 » February 27th, 2021, 12:41 pm

Hi that is great there are no plosives now. Just one more edit to do 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/

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

sarahmonroe
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Post by sarahmonroe » March 1st, 2021, 9:42 am

Thank you! I will download the checker and increase the volume. I really appreciate your time!

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