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Post by SkyRider » August 14th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Sorry to hear about all your upgrade woes. I hadn't picked up that there was a new Audacity - these days I've cut the computer out of the loop altogether (at least until editing) and record on one of these - it's easy to carry about and just works. I suppose there might be new firmware issued at some time, but I don't use any of the advanced functions so can't imagine I'd need it.

The reading is great but I'm afraid you need to revisit your MP3 settings - you've saved the MP3 as a VBR file and the settings need to be CBR at 128kbps. Since you're also having to resave it anyway, the file would benefit from a very small amount of amplification too - you're within the 87-92dB range but only just (Checker's reporting 87.3dB so 1.7dB more would give you the full 89) - not enough to be a problem but, as I said, if you're resaving anyway it's only a couple of extra mouseclicks.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by barbara2 » August 14th, 2017, 3:57 pm

SkyRider wrote:Sorry to hear about all your upgrade woes. I hadn't picked up that there was a new Audacity - these days I've cut the computer out of the loop altogether (at least until editing) and record on one of these - it's easy to carry about and just works. I suppose there might be new firmware issued at some time, but I don't use any of the advanced functions so can't imagine I'd need it.
Such impressive equipment! I think I need a new mic, the sound seemed to be breaking up.

It was the latest Audacity for Linux and it presented me with a lot more choices (which I didn't understand). It was also calling the file an "aiff" (I googled, it's a known bug). But now you've told me what the "constant" option means and that's great! I think the bitrate and the volume should be OK now.

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Barbara

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Post by SkyRider » August 14th, 2017, 4:07 pm

All good! :D Spot PL OK.

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Post by barbara2 » September 1st, 2017, 4:22 pm

And now, Section 3 - Sleepy Hollow:


https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/desirablealien_03_hunt_128kb.mp3
M:S
30:15


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Barbara

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Post by SkyRider » September 2nd, 2017, 3:08 pm

Section 3 - PL OK.

Sorry for the slow response - I was out all day.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by barbara2 » September 2nd, 2017, 3:49 pm

SkyRider wrote:Section 3 - PL OK.

Sorry for the slow response - I was out all day.

Cheers,
Paul

Thanks, Paul!

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Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » October 19th, 2017, 12:23 am

Hi Paul and Anne,

Just letting you know I'll be taking up this project again soon. My other Solo is winding down to its end...

Best,

Barbara

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Post by annise » October 19th, 2017, 3:20 am

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Post by SkyRider » October 21st, 2017, 1:07 am

No hurry - I'm here when you want me.

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Post by barbara2 » December 2nd, 2017, 6:04 pm

Hi Paul and Anne, clocking in to say my other solo has only two sections to go.

I shall return.

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Barbara

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Post by annise » December 2nd, 2017, 6:11 pm

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Post by barbara2 » January 2nd, 2018, 8:48 am

Hi Paul,

Just when you thought I'd gone missing, here is Section4:

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/des ... _128kb.mp3
M:S
13:32

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Barbara

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Post by barbara2 » January 8th, 2018, 7:55 pm

Section 5 is in the MW.

"Pax Germanica: Servants, Fairy Tales and Witches."
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/desirablealien_05_hunt_128kb.mp3
M:S
26:25

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Barbara

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Post by SkyRider » January 10th, 2018, 10:20 am

Chapter 4 PL OK
Chapter 5 PL OK

Sorry that I hadn't picked up on the posts - hopefully this reply will resubscribe me to the thread.

Cheers,
Paul

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Post by barbara2 » January 10th, 2018, 3:26 pm

SkyRider wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 10:20 am
Chapter 4 PL OK
Chapter 5 PL OK

Sorry that I hadn't picked up on the posts - hopefully this reply will resubscribe me to the thread.

Cheers,
Paul
Thank you Paul. There was some trouble of that nature a while back.... I can't remember the details, but it was fixed.

Best,

Barbara

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