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Post by Great Plains » February 19th, 2008, 12:50 pm

I would like Chapter 30 ("A Loss"), please.

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Post by kmerline » February 19th, 2008, 1:22 pm

mcyama wrote:I have uploaded Chapter 16: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/davidcopperfield_16_dickens.mp3
duration: 59min03s long
file size: 55.360KB

I tried some amplification and noise reduction. Please let me know if it sounds too artificial. If so, I can re-record it at a higher volume.
Maria, it does sound artificial, and there are additional sounds that are actually added to tracks when some noise cleaning programs are used. That said, it isn't horrible, and I wouldn't like you to have to redo the whole hour, especially when it's so well read . . .

Do you have a copy of the original file, before amplification and noise cleaning were applied? One of our experts might be able to do the noise cleaning so the artifact sounds aren't audible. If you do, please send it, and we'll give it a try.

And yes, next time (and I hope you will read some more!) having the volume higher on the first pass is usually better. If you still have questions, we can give you some more tips.

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Post by kmerline » February 19th, 2008, 1:26 pm

MichaelBradford wrote:Hi, I'm new, but would like to take a stab at Chapter 46 Intelligence if available still.

Thanks,
Michael
Hi Michael, welcome to LibriVox. Section 46 has been assigned to you. Unless you have previous recording experience, you might like to submit a 3 or 4 minute sample of the beginning of your section to make sure the technical issues are all ironed out. :)

Just post it to this thread, and I'll have a listen. When you reply, please tell me the name you wish to use for catalog credit and your URL, if any.

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Post by kmerline » February 19th, 2008, 1:32 pm

Great Plains wrote:I would like Chapter 30 ("A Loss"), please.
Chapter 30 is yours! Thank you for volunteering!

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Post by kmerline » February 19th, 2008, 2:06 pm

cereselle wrote:I rerendered Chapter 8 again, so hopefully this file will work:

http://www.spiritutuo.com/librivox/davidcopperfield_08-1_dickens.mp3

Just for updates, I recorded chapter 13 tonight. Just needs editing and I can post that too.
cereselle - The new Ch 8 is OK and ready for cataloging. I especially enjoy your reading - looking forward to the next one!

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Post by Great Plains » February 19th, 2008, 6:20 pm

Where is Mr. Peggotty from? Dickens wrote the dialog with an accent, so I'm assuming Peggotty is not English. Wikipedia says they're from Yarmouth, but I'm not sure which Yarmouth.

Any hints on how Mr. Peggotty is supposed to sound? Thanks for the help :)
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Post by DebraLynn » February 19th, 2008, 9:39 pm

Title: 23 - I Corroborate Mr. Dick, And Choose A Profession
Section: 23
Run Time: 33:37
File Size: 30.7MB
File Name: davidcopperfield_23_dickens.mp3
Reader: Debra Lynn
Link to recorded file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JBZQ3Z7D
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Post by MichaelBradford » February 19th, 2008, 9:52 pm

kmerline wrote:
MichaelBradford wrote:Hi, I'm new, but would like to take a stab at Chapter 46 Intelligence if available still.

Thanks,
Michael
Hi Michael, welcome to LibriVox. Section 46 has been assigned to you. Unless you have previous recording experience, you might like to submit a 3 or 4 minute sample of the beginning of your section to make sure the technical issues are all ironed out. :)

Just post it to this thread, and I'll have a listen. When you reply, please tell me the name you wish to use for catalog credit and your URL, if any.
Okay, here it is...I think I was a little close to the mic, but I will tweak that out more.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/davidcopperfield_46_dickens-sample.mp3

For catalog credit, use "Michael Bradford" please. My website is michaelbradfordlpc.com if you want to use that, not at all necessary.

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Post by DebraLynn » February 19th, 2008, 9:52 pm

Great Plains wrote:Where is Mr. Peggotty from? Dickens wrote the dialog with an accent, so I'm assuming Peggotty is not English. Wikipedia says they're from Yarmouth, but I'm not sure which Yarmouth.

Any hints on how Mr. Peggotty is supposed to sound? Thanks for the help :)
I don't know if Yarmouth is real, but I'm quite sure that in this story it is an English coastal town and that Peggotty is English with a different accent than that of, say an educated Londoner.

Dickens wrote his dialog with many different English accents, depending on what part of England the characters are from. The same way that an American author might write the dialog differently for a southerner or a New Yorker, for example. I don't "do" accents, but I find that if I read Dickens' dialogs just the way he wrote them, it conveys a pretty good idea of what he's after. He was very good at writing things the way they should be pronounced.

Hope that helps.

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Post by MichaelBradford » February 20th, 2008, 1:15 am

I have uploaded Chapter 46: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/davidcopperfield_46_dickens.mp3

duration: 32:08
file size: 29.4MB

This is my first audio book recording, and I would appreciate any constructive criticism/comments. Thanks!

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Post by mcyama » February 20th, 2008, 2:36 am

Hi, kmerline,
I uploaded the original recording.
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/davidcopperfield_16_dickens.mp3
I believe it is much too low. And there are mouse clicks and chair creaks… Please see whether there is something that can be done. But if not, I will be more than happy to do it again. Really. It was my first attempt and I am sure there are many passages I can try and do better.
Thanks
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Post by simonevers » February 20th, 2008, 6:12 am

Happy to do Chapter 62. (But I'm having some trouble uploading at the moment.)

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Post by luciburg » February 20th, 2008, 6:49 am

MichaelBradford wrote:I have uploaded Chapter 46: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/lb/davidcopperfield_46_dickens.mp3

duration: 32:08
file size: 29.4MB

This is my first audio book recording, and I would appreciate any constructive criticism/comments. Thanks!
Thanks Michael for doing this. :)

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Post by luciburg » February 20th, 2008, 6:55 am

simonevers wrote:Happy to do Chapter 62. (But I'm having some trouble uploading at the moment.)
I have put you down for chapter 62, I hope your uploading problems sort out for you. (see how you go)

Thanks Lucy :)
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Post by kmerline » February 20th, 2008, 8:28 am

Great Plains wrote:Where is Mr. Peggotty from? Dickens wrote the dialog with an accent, so I'm assuming Peggotty is not English. Wikipedia says they're from Yarmouth, but I'm not sure which Yarmouth.

Any hints on how Mr. Peggotty is supposed to sound? Thanks for the help :)
DebraLynn's advice is excellent: The simplest way is not to worry to much about it - Dickens' phonetic spelling is excellent.

I've often wondered which Yarmouth. We need some help here from an East Anglian, but as a Dickens fan from the US, I don't think it's the one on the Isle of Wight. I think it's the one on the East Anglian (east) cost, roughly between London and Norfolk, because they drive there in Barkis' cart without having to take a ferry.

As to accent, all I can suggest is listening to some of the chapters already done with Mr. Pegotty in them. Or, if you want more detail, post in "Help and advice" and one of out British volunteers will help you. :)

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