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Post by HZFerr » June 10th, 2018, 12:37 pm

sect 3 The Tower of Cologne
PL note: Your reading is PL OK, but you still need to increase your volume.

Your volume is (83.7db), this volume falls outside of the target range (86–92 dB).
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Post by Morlock » July 10th, 2018, 4:14 pm

Should I increase the volume of that segment or decrease it?

D.

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June 10th, 2018, 12:24 pm
sect 1 A Maker of Songs
PL note
13:05 -16:44 your voice fades- there is distortion.

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Post by Morlock » July 10th, 2018, 5:04 pm

I uploaded chapter 2 & 3 again and also chapter 6, duration 17 minutes and 28 seconds.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_06_reed_128kb.mp3

I wasn't sure what to do for chapter one so I will await that advice. Thanks!

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Post by HZFerr » July 10th, 2018, 6:17 pm

by Morlock » 10 Jul 2018 19:14
Should I increase the volume of that segment or decrease it? D.
sect 1
reply:
It is hard for me to advise you; my tech knowledge is limited. I have heard of something called compression in Audacity.
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Post by craigdav1 » July 10th, 2018, 6:31 pm

This video shows you how to use the compression function in Audacity. You will need to use it to increase the volumes of Sections 2&3 (82.3 and 83.4dB, respectively) as there are spikes in the waveform that are preventing amplification.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c

Mp3Gain is a useful program for determining the volume.

http://mp3gain.sourceforge.net/download.php

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Post by HZFerr » July 24th, 2018, 8:23 pm

sect 2 & 3 PL OK

sect 4
PL note

You need to increase your volume. 82 is low, it needs to be increased to 86.
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Post by Morlock » July 27th, 2018, 4:17 pm

A-ha! I got a good tutorial today, thanks Dave! Aw, Phil, always putting together those tutorials. That whole video was a trip, I hadn't seen a moving picture of Phil before. His robe was cool too, nice and at-home.

So I compressed and re-uploaded chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4. It was wild to do the compression and see the track expand. I presumed it would just lower the peaks but it didn't always, it often made the whole track expand to increase in volume. If it didn't I amplified it, of course.

With chapter 7, I had actually been doing a sort of compression thing by hand, really. So before I watched that video I was teaching myself how to do something similar, decreasing the peaks so that when I amplified the track as a whole it would reach that higher volume we're shooting for.

Here is chapter 7 with the duration of 17:01

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_07_reed_128kb.mp3

(In which we come to discover, or allow Barbara to discover, why Roger's mother wasn't the most attractive of marriage partners for Roger's father. Eep!)

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Post by craigdav1 » July 27th, 2018, 6:42 pm

Glad you found the video useful. Yes, Phil does set the fashion bar pretty high for the rest of us. Hope you are far from the fires. I have family in Redding and they just got evacuated.

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Post by HZFerr » August 16th, 2018, 9:19 pm

sect 4
PL note: the volume needs to be increased.

sect 5
PL note: the volume needs to be increased.

sect 6

PL note: the volume needs to be decreased.
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Post by HZFerr » August 16th, 2018, 9:20 pm

sect 1

PL note: the volume needs to be decreased.
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Post by Morlock » September 13th, 2018, 9:38 pm

Just giving a heads up that we got sick out here (and I'm sure the West Coast fire/smoke phenomenon added to the problem) so I've been coming back to personal abilities slowly this last month and will return to my LV commitments ASAP. *heart*

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Post by Morlock » October 2nd, 2018, 11:06 pm

I really don't believe this will make the grade with all the troubles I couldn't edit out, but I just wanted to put it out there to show I haven't been slacking. I've been editing this chapter incessantly and getting nowhere. :roll:

chapter 8, 13:04

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_08_reed_128kb.mp3

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Post by Morlock » October 2nd, 2018, 11:26 pm

HZFerr wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 9:20 pm
sect 1

PL note: the volume needs to be decreased.
I decreased it here. Does this work?

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_01_reed_128kb.mp3

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Post by Morlock » October 2nd, 2018, 11:50 pm

HZFerr wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 9:19 pm
sect 4
PL note: the volume needs to be increased.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_04_reed_128kb.mp3


sect 5
PL note: the volume needs to be increased.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_05_reed_128kb.mp3


sect 6

PL note: the volume needs to be decreased.


https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/flowerofthedusk_06_reed_128kb.mp3
Any better?

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Post by Morlock » October 3rd, 2018, 12:22 am

craigdav1 wrote:
July 27th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Glad you found the video useful. Yes, Phil does set the fashion bar pretty high for the rest of us. Hope you are far from the fires. I have family in Redding and they just got evacuated.
Aye, aye, captain! We were far enough. I'm not shirking my gratitude over here! I hope your folks managed to skirt the distress.

Phil's robe protects many a psyche, I believe.

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