COMPLETE-When Stars Are in the Quiet Skies-Bulwer-Lytton

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Post by Shurtagal » March 18th, 2008, 6:55 pm

Nice reading Crystal. You're right it is a little soft. (I havn't time to fix it) The reason the "effects" in audacity were grayed out is because you didn't have anything selected, (i think) try selected the audio that you want to change then apply the desired effect.
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Post by ductapeguy » March 19th, 2008, 6:09 am

You need to highlight the section (or the whole track) of what you want to apply the effect to. I normally normalize my tracks to -1.5 db. The normalize effect is a little tricky because it has a - sign built in so you just have to put 1.5 in the box.


Whether you normalize or amplify it's best to start with the loudest recording volume you can because when you amplify your recording, you're amplifying the background sounds too.
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Post by kristin » March 19th, 2008, 3:40 pm

zadokprincess wrote:Here is mine.
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_cf.mp3

I know the volume is low. I have it set on the highest setting(my mic) I also tried to adjust it on Audacity with the amps etc, but when I tried, I could not click on anything to adjust it. I don't know why.. .maybe its the version I have?
But everything was "grayed" out where it says "Effect".
... :)
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Thanks, I've amplified it. The quickest way to amplify is to select the whole file by clicking in the box to the left of the track, then select amplify from the effects menu. I usually base my amplifying on the number in the box below the slider, which for this file I set to -1.5 because of some large spikes in the waveform. Depending on the density of the waveform and the hight of any spikes present I'll set it anywhere between -3.0 if it looks dense and 0.0 if the spikes are really big.
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Post by Cloud Mountain » March 20th, 2008, 11:07 am

This time arriving within plenty of time <chem chem>

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_add.mp3

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Post by Jamina1 » March 20th, 2008, 12:22 pm

zadokprincess wrote:Here is mine.
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_cf.mp3

I know the volume is low. I have it set on the highest setting(my mic) I also tried to adjust it on Audacity with the amps etc, but when I tried, I could not click on anything to adjust it. I don't know why.. .maybe its the version I have?
But everything was "grayed" out where it says "Effect".
... :)
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The Effect Menu is greyed out unless you have some part of your recording selected (try Ctrl+a to select the whole thing)
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Post by kristin » March 20th, 2008, 3:49 pm

Thanks, Claire. :D

Thanks, Alan, very timely this week. :thumbs:
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Post by Jc » March 20th, 2008, 4:54 pm

zadokprincess wrote:Here is mine.
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_cf.mp3

I know the volume is low. I have it set on the highest setting(my mic) I also tried to adjust it on Audacity with the amps etc, but when I tried, I could not click on anything to adjust it. I don't know why.. .maybe its the version I have?
But everything was "grayed" out where it says "Effect".
... :)
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You have to first select the "area" you want to amplify, by highlighting it (as you would with text).
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Post by Jc » March 20th, 2008, 4:57 pm

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Post by genecode » March 20th, 2008, 6:51 pm

Hey, kristin,
Here's my try this week. :)


Edited:
Just found out I lost one word "by" in the line "thou shouldst be by my side" and sth. wrong in the ID tags,too. :oops:

Corrected version:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kh/stars_bulwerlytton_vcc1.mp3

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Post by kristin » March 20th, 2008, 10:26 pm

Thanks, Jc and Vivian. :thumbs:
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Post by Starlite » March 21st, 2008, 4:28 am

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Post by Kaffen » March 21st, 2008, 1:39 pm

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Post by kristin » March 21st, 2008, 2:16 pm

Thanks, Esther and Mark. :D
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Post by Cloud Mountain » March 21st, 2008, 5:44 pm

kristin wrote:Thanks, Alan, very timely this week. :thumbs:
Yeh, I have a coupla important things to do this weekend
and may not be able to be last minute as usual.

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