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matt17
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Post by matt17 » March 1st, 2021, 3:53 pm

Matt

wib66
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Post by wib66 » March 2nd, 2021, 12:07 pm

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 if you are using Audacity. If you are using any other software I am not able to advise on that.

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

matt17
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Post by matt17 » March 3rd, 2021, 7:21 pm

Hi Michele,

The file is updated, and much cleaner! Thank you for your help.
Matt

wib66
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Post by wib66 » March 4th, 2021, 7:18 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.

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