1-Minute Test Recording - Waynehom [OK]

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waynehom
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Post by waynehom »

Hello,


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

Computer: Macbook Air 2015 model - MacOS 12.7.1
Software: Audacity for Mac 3.4.2
Microphone: Blue Yeti USB

Ran test file through Checker and showed Passed. Took quite a few times to get the volume correct.



Thank you
waynehom
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Post by sjmarky »

Welcome Wayne

Your test audio has all the correct settings, so well done. There is however too much reverb in your recording environment. You need a deader recording space.

You can find advice on improving issues like room echo in the Librivox wiki:
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Improve_Your_Recording

Try some of those approaches and make a new test recording and post it in a reply to this message. I will come back and review it for you.
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waynehom
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Post by waynehom »

Hi sjmarky

Thanks for reviewing the test recording.

Yeah, I thought that reverb might be a problem. I've got some sound blankets coming so will re-record after setting up the space better.


Thanks
Wayne
waynehom
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Post by waynehom »

Hello,


I had ordered some sound blankets and set up a padded space to record.

Take 2 in new padded recording area. Same equipment. Recorded 1-Minute test again. Passed in Checker after adjusting volume with Audacity Amplify, about 2.5 dB.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_waynehom_take2.mp3



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Waynehom
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Post by sjmarky »

Huge improvement. The fact is, the recording space is much more important the quality of the mic.

Okay, you are good to go.

Happy narrating!
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waynehom
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Post by waynehom »

Hi sjmarky

Great! Thanks very much for the review and guidance.

I'll see what I can work on.


Thanks
waynehom
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