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RickJay
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Post by RickJay » March 3rd, 2021, 10:39 am

Feedback please!

Raw recording, using Audacity, Windows 10 and a USB microphone (Elgato Wave-3)

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

Thank you!

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

Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 1:57 pm

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 recording should use a constant bit rate. When you export the file change ‘bit rate mode’ to ‘constant’

If you like you can use the checker tool to verify volume and other settings.
https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

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

RickJay
Posts: 27
Joined: March 1st, 2021, 7:33 am

Post by RickJay » March 3rd, 2021, 4:13 pm

Thank you for the feedback. I have applied the noise reduction and exported properly. The file is here:

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

Hope this is better!

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

Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 4:40 pm

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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