The Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 2 - lny

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niobium
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Post by niobium » June 8th, 2020, 3:34 am

The Golden Bough: The Magic Art and the Evolution of Kings, Volume 2 by James Frazer (1854 - 1941).


The second volume in Frazer's seminal 12 volume set on anthropology and traditional systems of belief. The superstition and magical purpose of kings is further discussed alongside the worship of trees, vegetation, fire, and the sacred marriages, and the mystical bond between people and trees. ( Leon Harvey)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/b21356737_002/page/n7/mode/2up
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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Post by linny » June 8th, 2020, 6:08 am

I can MC this for you. Do you have a DPL lined up?

EDIT: Your MW is ready for you. Let me know if you have any difficulties.

I added a ~ to the subject in case you don't have a DPL lined up. I also shortened the file name to be consistent with volume 1. The file names are automatically generated and you are welcome to shorten them.

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Post by niobium » June 8th, 2020, 2:48 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/linny/goldenbough2_01_frazer_128kb.mp3

first section is 12 minutes.

i do not have a proof listener offering help.

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Post by linny » June 9th, 2020, 9:42 am

OK, we will stay on the launch pad a day or so and see if a DPL shows interest.

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Post by niobium » June 9th, 2020, 3:36 pm

how long does it normally take? not that i keep score, but it has not been a problem in the past few years

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Post by linny » June 9th, 2020, 5:03 pm

Oh, it really depends. Right now because so many folks are in quarantine there is a little lack of PLers. Don’t let it stop you from recording. As we say at LV... everything eventually gets done. :D

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Post by lsaravia » June 12th, 2020, 5:57 pm

Hi there, I just listened to your recording and have a couple of things to point out.
There is a steady hum in the background.
Also, I understand these cuts are there to differentiate between the sections of the chapter, yet they're very sudden and make the audio sound unnatural or cut off. I noticed these cuts at 2:45, 4:59, and 8:33.
Lastly, At 12:04 when you said "End of Chapter 8", the audio also seemed to be cut off or unnatural.

:) Have a great day.

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Post by linny » June 13th, 2020, 4:58 am

lsaravia wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Hi there, I just listened to your recording and have a couple of things to point out.
There is a steady hum in the background.
Also, I understand these cuts are there to differentiate between the sections of the chapter, yet they're very sudden and make the audio sound unnatural or cut off. I noticed these cuts at 2:45, 4:59, and 8:33.
Lastly, At 12:04 when you said "End of Chapter 8", the audio also seemed to be cut off or unnatural.

:) Have a great day.
Thank you for the PL and welcome to LV. Please make sure you have reviewed the PL process. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Guide_for_Proof-listeners

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Post by linny » June 13th, 2020, 7:19 am

niobium wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 3:36 pm
how long does it normally take? not that i keep score, but it has not been a problem in the past few years
Have you ever posted a listeners wanted ad in the Listeners & Editors Wanted thread?

Here is the template for doing so. Let me know if you have any questions about it. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/ProofListening_Template

I'm going to move us over to Going Solo.

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Post by linny » June 13th, 2020, 8:08 am

lsaravia wrote:
June 12th, 2020, 5:57 pm
Hi there, I just listened to your recording and have a couple of things to point out.
There is a steady hum in the background.
Also, I understand these cuts are there to differentiate between the sections of the chapter, yet they're very sudden and make the audio sound unnatural or cut off. I noticed these cuts at 2:45, 4:59, and 8:33.
Lastly, At 12:04 when you said "End of Chapter 8", the audio also seemed to be cut off or unnatural.

:) Have a great day.
Clarifying and expanding on PL Notes.

Intro does not match the first post.

It seem you missed a few spots when you were noise cleaning. The following areas could use a touch. 0:28-1:28, 2:24-2:26, 3:13-3:52, 4:11-4:59.

Most of your breaks between subsections are fine. I'm a fan of ~ 1.5 seconds. The break at 5:00 could use some trimming.

11:13 – extra word – Themselves for fear of being elevated to the invidious dignity which he has what just vacated.

Ending silence is at 7 seconds. Please trim to ~ 5 seconds.

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Post by niobium » June 20th, 2020, 7:00 pm

section 1 and 2 both ready for proof listening. There may still be a problem with the buzzing although i have made some noise reductions. Unfortunately this also affects the voice we want to keep in, but if you feel there is any parts that need to be done again, i can go over a few minutes, but be aware that a change of microphones and different times will probably make itself felt in the recording.

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Post by linny » June 21st, 2020, 6:44 am

Since you didn't re-record section 1 I'm going to toggle it to "Ready for Spot Check".

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Post by LGroden » July 20th, 2020, 6:13 am

Hi, could I PL for section 2?

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