~[SOLO] A Short History of Germany by Mary Platt Parmele - dc

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Post by craigdav1 » September 13th, 2020, 7:53 pm

Natalie,
I just renumbered the sections from 0-20 so the section and chapter numbers again match up (section 0 = preface, section 1 = chapter 1,..., 20=20). At the beginning of the intro you could just say the chapter # and then at the end of the intro say the topics covered. E.g.

"Chapter 1 of A Short History of Germany by Mary Platt Parmele. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Then say:
"Chapter 1, Indo-European Migrations—Divisions of the Aryan Family into European Races—The Teutonic Race"

For the Preface (section 0) you would use the longer intro and just say "preface" at the beginning and end of the intro. E.g.

"Preface of A Short History of Germany. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
Then say:
"A Short History of Germany by Mary Platt Parmele. Preface"

There are many variations possible so it's best to plan this before you begin recording.

Dave

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Post by laughingcat302 » September 20th, 2020, 10:57 am

Hi,

Just an update here...

I have recorded the Preface and Chapters 1-3, but there is an issue with the microphone not configured right on my brand new computer. I may have to go back and re-record these sections if I can figure out what is causing the issue. There is a TON of background noise, the "s" and "t" letters in my speaking are super sibilant, and I sound like I'm very far away. It's kind of a mess!

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Post by craigdav1 » September 20th, 2020, 11:39 am

Thanks for the update. Sorry to hear there are recording issues. Feel free to post a sample here if you want someone to have a listen.

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Post by laughingcat302 » September 24th, 2020, 7:54 pm

I decided to just re-record the preface and chapters 1 and 3. They sound a lot better now that I got the Audacity Pro extension for my computer. I don't think I had these issues before I upgraded to a better computer, but the audio sounded awful. So glad it sounds normal now!! I should have these chapters all set by the end of the weekend :)

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Post by laughingcat302 » September 27th, 2020, 10:36 am

Hi,

Can you take a few seconds-listen of this recording, and tell me what I can do to fix it? Any tips are welcome!

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/shorthistoryofgermany_01_plattparmele_128kb_data_data.mp3
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Post by laughingcat302 » September 27th, 2020, 10:58 am

I believe the Preface is ready to go. Let me know what you think.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/shorthistoryofgermany_00_plattparmele_128kb_data.mp3
Chapter: Preface
Time: 1:27 min

Thank you!
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Post by craigdav1 » September 27th, 2020, 11:11 am

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Technical specs are all fine. The file name, of course, should not have the word "data" in it (..mele_128kb.mp3). There is some unevenness in the volume especially at the very end (1:17-1:22 is about 84dB) but with recording practice that will go away. Btw, with Audacity you can highlight a section and just amplify it.

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Post by laughingcat302 » September 29th, 2020, 7:20 pm

craigdav1 wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 11:11 am
0
Technical specs are all fine. The file name, of course, should not have the word "data" in it (..mele_128kb.mp3). There is some unevenness in the volume especially at the very end (1:17-1:22 is about 84dB) but with recording practice that will go away. Btw, with Audacity you can highlight a section and just amplify it.
I think I fixed it, should I reupload it now? I think the ending is just me saying "recording by....".

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Post by craigdav1 » September 29th, 2020, 7:53 pm

Yes, re-upload with the corrected file name and then change the url link in the MW. The only required thing at the end is "end of preface" and 5s of silence. "Recorded by..." is optional.

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Post by laughingcat302 » September 29th, 2020, 8:54 pm

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Post by laughingcat302 » September 29th, 2020, 8:57 pm

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Post by craigdav1 » September 30th, 2020, 6:20 am

0 PL OK!

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Post by laughingcat302 » October 17th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Chapter 3
Time: 08:31 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/shorthistorygermany_3_pamelle_128kb.mp3

I will be re-recording Chapters 1 and 2, since they did not turn out the way I wanted.

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Post by craigdav1 » October 18th, 2020, 9:45 am

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00:21 I hear "recovering" not "covering."

Also, the file name has two errors: The authors name is shortened and the file number is 03 not 3. All file/section numbers must be two digit otherwise they will play out of order. When you upload the corrected file make sure to put the corrected file name in the MW. I will delete the "3" file after the book is finished.

Nice read.

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