[SOLO]A Chinese Wonder Book by Norman Hinsdale Pitman - ke

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Post by plaidsicle » March 7th, 2016, 8:18 pm

winahath wrote:Hello Plaidsicle- welcome to this book project! I must warn you that I have an accent so if I mispronounce words, please let me know so I can correct!

Thanks!
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got it. I am excited to listen!
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Post by winahath » May 23rd, 2016, 6:41 pm

Just touching base. I have been bogged down by life and health issues so this project got held up considerably. I have recorded some of the chapters. I just need to edit and i'll post soon. Btw, what is the recommended amplification for the recording? I think my recording may be a bit loud but I don't know what will be the best volume to record in.

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Post by kathrinee » May 23rd, 2016, 8:12 pm

Hello Wina,

I hope you feel better, and that Real Life is treating you better. Yes, it can definitely take over...! The volume of the recordings should be about 89 - generally anything between 87 and 91 is fine. (Does that answer your question?) If the volume is a bit loud in the raw recordings, you can normally deamplify in Audacity. (If it is very very loud, it might affect the sound quality somewhat.)

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Post by winahath » June 5th, 2016, 7:45 pm

Finally! :clap: I just uploaded Chapter 1.


https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/chinesewonderbook_01_pitman128kb.mp3
This recording is 00:31:05 long.

Progress has been slow because I have asthma and sometimes, it is hard to breathe. You will probably hear me wheezing on this one. I tried to fix with noise removal so it should be okay. I love to read and I want to finish this book so please bear with me.

Hope all is well.
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Post by plaidsicle » June 12th, 2016, 2:48 pm

chapter 1 PL notes:

I enjoyed listening to this so much-- it's a funny little story, with such a surprising ending. and you do so well with the character voices! I didn't hear any mistakes at all, but the recording is very quiet. amplify by 6 and that should get it to around 89db.

also, should the silence at the end be 10 seconds, since the recording is just over 30 minutes long?


I'm looking forward to the next sections.
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Post by winahath » June 13th, 2016, 8:27 pm

thanks for the feedback! I fixed the deficiencies that you found.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/chinesewonderbook_01_pitman128kb.mp3

Thank you so much! hope this passes QC this time!

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Post by plaidsicle » June 14th, 2016, 6:20 am

it does! all PL okay. thank you :)
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Post by winahath » July 1st, 2016, 12:42 pm

Checking in! I'm still on this project. I will upload more this weekend!
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Post by winahath » July 16th, 2016, 9:11 pm

I finished Chapter 2 and uploaded it!


https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/chinesewonderbook_02_pitman128kb.mp3

recording length is : 29:53

I am editing Chapter 3 and hopefully get that done soon.

thanks for everyone's patience!

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Post by plaidsicle » July 17th, 2016, 8:14 pm

just a few PL notes for chapter 2-- (I listened with my niece and nephew who seemed very captivated!)

at 6:49 you have "his father's" instead of "her father's"

at 24:53 it should say "not to forget"

25:37 I don't hear the "th" on "for thee" -- this one is probably not a big deal, but I thought I'd note it anyway especially because you did ask for feedback on pronunciation. there were a few other "th" words I didn't note that were perfectly understandable even without a clear pronunciation of the "th", but it could be something you want to watch out for!
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Post by winahath » August 18th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Hello!

I really appreciate your comments and also apologize for not immediately following up with a better reading of Chapter 2. To be honest, I was a little discouraged since my accent has been really thick lately and I felt that I cannot continue to read this book anymore feeling inadequate to do so.

I tried several times to read the chapters over and over and over again and I just get worse and worse. So that being said, I will have to find a good day to read and hopefully deliver a better recording than what I uploaded. I don't know when that will be and I know that there are deadlines to be met but I don't know what else to do. :cry: :? :(

Thank you for your patience!
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Post by plaidsicle » August 19th, 2016, 7:07 am

it is okay to take your time! your readings are really good so far and I love listening to the way you do these stories. don't be too hard on yourself-- I haven't had any trouble at all understanding your accent. even those "th" sounds I mentioned are really minor.

I'll look forward to your next chapters and readings, whenever you have them ready. :)
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Post by kathrinee » January 2nd, 2017, 10:12 pm

Happy New Year! I hope you are well. Any news on this project? :)
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Post by plaidsicle » April 18th, 2017, 3:25 pm

I miss listening to these stories!
has there been any news from the soloist?
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Post by kathrinee » April 18th, 2017, 9:39 pm

not that i have heard, no. i'll send a pm and leave it for another while :)
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