Shodan701 test recording [OK]

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Shodan701
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Post by Shodan701 »

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_shodan701.mp3

I am using Audacity, Windows and a USB microphone
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Post by sjmarky »

Welcome Wayne

I reviewed your test sample, and while it sounds good there are some technical changes needed. LibriVox requires audio that is 128kbps constant bit rate MP3, 44.1kHz sample rate, mono, and between 86db and 92db, preferably 89-90. Your test audio settings are correct except the volume, which is too high at 92.6db.

Make sure the the input gain slider in Audacity (upper right with the little mic icon) is well to the right. Then adjust the input gain on your mic so your raw recording has wave forms that peak at about the 0.5 marks in the Audacity window:
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If necessary, adjust the volume level before exporting by going to Effects>Amplify

You can pre-check your audio yourself by downloading the free Checker app: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/
Passed with Warnings is a fail with regard to volume.

Please 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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Shodan701
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Post by Shodan701 »

Thank you for taking the time to review my test recording and providing feedback. Please listen to the below revision and let me know if this volume is within the desired range.
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_shodan701.mp3
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Post by sjmarky »

Okay, you are good to go.

Happy narrating!
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Shodan701
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Post by Shodan701 »

Thank you!!!
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