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Post by ej400 » May 31st, 2019, 10:58 am

Oh funny! Thank you so much. I have a question. Have these last recordings sounded better than the first few?

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Post by SaraHale » May 31st, 2019, 11:02 am

ej400 wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 10:58 am
Oh funny! Thank you so much. I have a question. Have these last recordings sounded better than the first few?
You're most welcome. Definitely, YES. I was shy to mention it. :oops: I wanted to know what are you doing to make it sound better.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ej400 » May 31st, 2019, 11:08 am

Well, were in a new house, so I think that plays a part. And then I am forcing myself to stop and clap twice when I know I made a mistake. I'm also trying to read at a better pace, and I think I'm just reading better. But yeah, I don't have weird furnace noises here. It's peaceful, except sometimes (since were in town now), there's cars driving by or random loud noises.

Thank you so much Sara!

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Post by SaraHale » May 31st, 2019, 11:15 am

ej400 wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 11:08 am
Well, were in a new house, so I think that plays a part. And then I am forcing myself to stop and clap twice when I know I made a mistake. I'm also trying to read at a better pace, and I think I'm just reading better. But yeah, I don't have weird furnace noises here. It's peaceful, except sometimes (since were in town now), there's cars driving by or random loud noises.

Thank you so much Sara!
I see. That's amazing! I hope I'll get better at recording as well. I always get stiff when I start recording. :lol:

Well, for me, the airport is near us. So, I hear airplanes landing at random with loud noises plus traffic in Egypt is very loud. :evil:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ej400 » June 10th, 2019, 8:23 am

Ok, it's the following weekend then. Section 15 is ready for PL :D <smile>

Have such a wonderful day, that tomorrow has to be wonderful too! :D <smile>

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Post by ej400 » June 14th, 2019, 6:37 am

Section 16 is ready for PL

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Post by SaraHale » June 26th, 2019, 7:53 am

Hey Elijah,

Sorry for the late PL. Good job pronouncing empyreumatick. I had no idea what was that. Could you please give me the timestamps for the things that you corrected only? I think it will save you time. And it will be easier for me to check them quickly. Thanks! :D

Section 15
  • MP3 Format is 128 kbps 32,000 Hz Mono. Please change 32,000 Hz to 44.1 kHz (44,100 Hz).
  • @02:52.421 - repeated: "A very few miles require several hours." Please remove the first one because the second one is so much better.
  • @04:25.003s - This isn't important. But you usually leave some silence between paragraphs. But not in this one.
  • @05m:23.862s - either procures recommendations. I hear "produces" instead of "procures".
  • @06m24.226s - There is a bang-like sound.
  • @07m:08.078s - There is a sound.
  • @07m:11.694s - I feel that the word "somewhat" is cut off in "somewhat sooner than Apicius".
  • @08m:04.119s - They are so tame as to own a home. I hear it "They are so two/too tame as to own a home." Could you please remove "two/too"?
  • @10m:41.975s - in quest of sensual. I hear it "a quest"
  • @11m:25.279s - wine for wool. I hear it " for fool" Don't know why.
  • @13m:26.415s to @13m:40.653s - there are tick sounds or something
  • @14m:54.240s - There is a tick like sound.
I'll listen to Section 16 and get back to you.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ej400 » June 26th, 2019, 8:45 am

I have no idea what the word was either! It took me like 5 minutes to figure it out, certainly didn't happen on the first try. Thank you Sara!

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Post by SaraHale » June 26th, 2019, 11:45 am

Hey again, Elijah.

My PL Notes for Section 16:
  • @01m:51.534s - "I considered this rugged ascent as" Could you please double check "ascent"? I hear it differently when I check the word on howjsay. https://howjsay.com/search?word=ascent. I just like to learn the correct way to pronunce words. I'm sorry for bothering you. But I would prefer to discuss and correct things before the book gets cataloged. That's just my mindset.
  • @05m:59.351s - There is a click sound.
  • @06m:20.331s - There is a click sound.
  • @06m:39.743s - There is a click sound.
  • @07m:29.051s - tinged as in England. The word "tinged" isn't clear.
  • @07m:33.247s - Of their eels. I hear it "Other eels"
  • @07m:54.984s - There is a click sound.
  • @08m:37.853s - stumble in Dunvegan.
  • @09m:41.593s - They impute to the ravage of the foxes. I hear savage instead of ravage.
  • @10m:27.474s - there is a click sound. I'm curious to know what is it?
  • @10m:40.310s - the click sound.
  • @10m:54.385s - when he held up the head. isn't clear.
  • @12m:13.904s - the click sound.
  • @12m:28.776s - There is clipping. Actually, you can see clipping if you go to View > Show Clipping on/off in Audacity.
  • @13m:14s - Missed "The ancient proceleusmatick song, by which the rowers of gallies were animated, may be supposed to have been of this kind." I noticed it because I'm curious how are you going to pronounce "proceleusmatick".
  • @13m23.284s - the click sound.
  • @13m28.168s - the click sound.
  • @13m:57.169s - the click sound.
  • @14m:41.689s - the click sound.
  • @14m:57.909s to @15m:14.405s - there is a voom like sound.
  • @15m:37.201s - The number of this little community. Missed "little"
  • @16m:03.327s - the click sound.
  • @16m:55.606s - click sound.
  • @18m:34.786s - click sound.
  • @18:44.100s to @18m:54.473s - Repeated. Please remove it. It should be like this: and the feudal institution operated upon life with their full force. He might therefore have displayed a series of subordination and a form of government,
  • @18m:59.715s - click
  • @19m:17.847s - click
  • @19m:51.870s - click
  • @21m:50.764s - different kind of click.
  • @22m:28.928s - If the inhabitants were doubled. I hear "doubted" instead of "doubled".
  • @23m:86.809s - click
  • @24m:18.081s - I can't recognize the word to type it, sorry. It should be "I had fancied a Phoeacia."
  • @24m:23.694s - click
Sorry for the long list. I'm not sure whether the click will be annoying to the listener or not. So, I ended up writing it every time I notice it. Fix the ones that you see best. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by SaraHale » June 27th, 2019, 5:14 am

ej400 wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 8:45 am
I have no idea what the word was either! It took me like 5 minutes to figure it out, certainly didn't happen on the first try. Thank you Sara!
You're most welcome. Do your best with this word "proceleusmatick"? I have no idea where do they come from.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ej400 » July 12th, 2019, 7:09 am

Sorry it's been taking me so long, but I've corrected section 15:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/journey_15_johnson_128kb.mp3 -15:16

Edits @ 2:54, 6:21, 7:08, 7:59. I removed most of the noticible clicks. I didn't fix one @ 7:04, because I don't think it was a click, more of a weird "T." I thought it would sound more natural to leave it in. I heard wool, and I didn't fix the other ones.. they were optional right?

Thank you so much Sara!

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Post by SaraHale » July 12th, 2019, 8:43 am

ej400 wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:09 am
Sorry it's been taking me so long, but I've corrected section 15:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/journey_15_johnson_128kb.mp3 -15:16

Edits @ 2:54, 6:21, 7:08, 7:59. I removed most of the noticible clicks. I didn't fix one @ 7:04, because I don't think it was a click, more of a weird "T." I thought it would sound more natural to leave it in. I heard wool, and I didn't fix the other ones.. they were optional right?

Thank you so much Sara!
That's okay! I hope I'm not giving you a hard time. :lol: Section 15 is PL OK now. :clap: Yes, they were optional. Almost all my PL Notes are optional. I like to mention them because I know that some readers depend on DPL to listen to the file. So, I place myself in your shoes and take notes of everything and leave you to decide what to correct or not. Therefore, if I send you a long list you are totally free to fix some of them or to ignore them all. It's your SOLO, not mine.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ej400 » July 12th, 2019, 10:19 am

SaraHale wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 8:43 am
ej400 wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 7:09 am
Sorry it's been taking me so long, but I've corrected section 15:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/journey_15_johnson_128kb.mp3 -15:16

Edits @ 2:54, 6:21, 7:08, 7:59. I removed most of the noticible clicks. I didn't fix one @ 7:04, because I don't think it was a click, more of a weird "T." I thought it would sound more natural to leave it in. I heard wool, and I didn't fix the other ones.. they were optional right?

Thank you so much Sara!
That's okay! I hope I'm not giving you a hard time. :lol: Section 15 is PL OK now. :clap: Yes, they were optional. Almost all my PL Notes are optional. I like to mention them because I know that some readers depend on DPL to listen to the file. So, I place myself in your shoes and take notes of everything and leave you to decide what to correct or not. Therefore, if I send you a long list you are totally free to fix some of them or to ignore them all. It's your SOLO, not mine.
Your apart of my SOLO though, and I appreciate you work. I know sometimes it isn't easy. But that's super smart. This way you can get almost everything word perfect readers like, and yet it's still not overwhelming. I try to fix everything, just sometimes I get a little lazy. I mean, I'd rather people know I make mistakes, but I admit I'm not perfect, so even if it's a small stumble, I'm alright with people knowing it's a common human error, but I fix it anyway, knowing it improves the quality of the recording.

Thank you Sara!

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Post by SaraHale » July 12th, 2019, 10:35 am

ej400 wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:19 am
Your apart of my SOLO though, and I appreciate you work. I know sometimes it isn't easy. But that's super smart. This way you can get almost everything word perfect readers like, and yet it's still not overwhelming. I try to fix everything, just sometimes I get a little lazy. I mean, I'd rather people know I make mistakes, but I admit I'm not perfect, so even if it's a small stumble, I'm alright with people knowing it's a common human error, but I fix it anyway, knowing it improves the quality of the recording.

Thank you Sara!
Thanks! I'm so happy to be part of your SOLO. And I hope that we can work on another project (hopefully, fiction) I know what you mean. I get lazy as well with my recordings. Because if I try to fix some of my errors it's so obvious that that part is fixed. But I can't do the same thing with other readers, I'm afraid that they think I ignored it on purpose or something. I always like to be on the safe side.

My pleasure! And if you have any comments on my recordings feel free to share them. I want to be a good narrator. :D

Have an AWESOME day! :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ej400 » July 12th, 2019, 11:00 am

SaraHale wrote:
July 12th, 2019, 10:35 am
Thanks! I'm so happy to be part of your SOLO. And I hope that we can work on another project (hopefully, fiction) I know what you mean. I get lazy as well with my recordings. Because if I try to fix some of my errors it's so obvious that that part is fixed. But I can't do the same thing with other readers, I'm afraid that they think I ignored it on purpose or something. I always like to be on the safe side.

My pleasure! And if you have any comments on my recordings feel free to share them. I want to be a good narrator. :D

Have an AWESOME day! :thumbs:
Oh yes, I agree 100% especially with the fiction being next!

YOU have an even more AWESOME day than yesterday :D <smile>

Like one of my favorite singer's say, "may the best of your today's be the worst of your tomorrows".

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