COMPLETE - The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius - NF/ge

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Kani73
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Post by Kani73 » May 18th, 2006, 2:49 pm

Hey. I'll take 21 and 22. Thx.
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Post by Gesine » May 25th, 2006, 7:14 am

So sorry Kani, I completely missed your post! Sections 21 and 22 are yours.
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Post by hugh mac » May 27th, 2006, 5:31 am

18 - Section II, and Song II: The Bent of Nature
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=3C1A7F40045F69C6

still struggling with the background humm issues. But i think this is somewhat better than section 17. When i do get this problem sorted out perhaps i will reread section 17 as it was very short.

can i claim a few more sections?
how about

19 - Section III, and Song III: The Insatiableness of Avarice
20 - Section IV, and Song IV: Disgrace of Honours Conferred by a Tyrant

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Post by Gesine » May 27th, 2006, 8:31 am

hugh mac - thank you for the recording. The sound quality, as you said, is still not much improved and it would be great to get this better before the next recordings. As you said, your first section was very short - perhaps you could use this to experiment until the sound is better, before you move on to longer sessions?

I don't know what setup you use - if you're not using a USB mic, I'd strongly suggest trying one, as this might solve the hum. You can pick up a Logitech USB 250 headset quite cheaply at amazon if you're in the US.

If you are using a USB mic already, the best thing might be to post a message in the 'Help Wanted' forum to see if someone can come up with a solution or some things to try.

I will ask one of our special sound editors to have a go at section 18 to see how much it can be improved. If you do this, you might post this link to your chapter 17 so people can listen to it: http://librivox.gesine.org/coordination/boethius/consolationphilosophy_17_boethius.mp3

Let me know if you have any questions.

I've signed you up for sections 19 & 20, thanks!
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Post by Xander » May 30th, 2006, 2:01 pm

a.r.dobbs wrote:Hey Xander,

sure looks like Latin in your sig line... so I thought you might possibly read Latin too? If so...
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2278&highlight=

Gesine is coordinating a philosophy book with a helping of Latin and Greek in the opening. She put that (above) post up to seek a reader, but nobody has responded yet...
Alas my sig. line is just about the only Latin I know.

However, I would love to read the following sections if they are still open:

02 - Song I: Boethius' Complaint, and section I
03 - Song II: His Depondency, and section II
-Xander

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Post by Gesine » May 31st, 2006, 12:14 am

Hi Xander, thanks, sections 02 & 03 are yours!

Anita - thanks for your tireless promotion efforts :) We have some classicists here, I'll have a look in the Introduction forum to find some, when I have time :)
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Post by hugh mac » May 31st, 2006, 6:58 pm

17 - Section I, and Song I: The Thorns of Error.

i think this is much better.

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=2DD4B05C3FD18823

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Post by Gesine » June 2nd, 2006, 6:08 am

Wow, hugh mac - world of difference. Thanks so much. What did you do? It's brilliant now. Only thing is that it's a little on the quiet side (we can amplify, no problem) - can you check if your input volume is turned all the way up? Always best to fix these things during recording if you can.

Thanks again for re-doing this! :)
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Post by Xander » June 3rd, 2006, 3:57 pm

Here are the two sections I claimed. When I get caught up with my solo project I might come back for more. :)

Hope these are OK. If you have any criticisms, comments, or advice, please send them my way.


02 - Song I - Boethius' Complaint, and section I
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=BC57273403352CF8

03 - Song II - His Depondency, and section II
http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=EB70FA7210716D97
-Xander

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Post by hugh mac » June 4th, 2006, 9:26 am

19 - Section III, and Song III: The Insatiableness of Avarice

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=8F00FFF55B6429D8

I got a new sound card and this seems to have solved the problem. CAD 15.00, much cheeper than a USB mic. Apparently onboard sound cards, such as i had, are terrible for recording.

However, by playing around and experimenting with certain setting i have just discovered that i made this file rather worse than the previous one. And not only that, but it does not seem like i made it any louder, which was the reason i was playing around with settings in the first place.

what do you think? is it passable?

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Post by kayray » June 4th, 2006, 10:16 am

Hi guys,

Gesine's pretty busy moving house, so I'll grab these three recent files (2, 3, 19) and mark them Done in the first post. Hugh Mac, I don't have time to listen to yours right now, but I'm sure Gesine will advise you when she has a spare minute :)

(Gesine, I will put these files in the usual place ;-)

edit: I'm having trouble downloading them. I'm sure they'll come through eventually, but please keep your files on your local computers just in case!
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Post by kayray » June 6th, 2006, 8:35 am

Xander, I'm still unable to download #3. Yousendit's server has been "too busy" for days. Would you send it again?

(got 2 and 19 ok)
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Post by Gesine » June 6th, 2006, 11:12 am

Thanks very much, Kara! I have internet access occasionally, but I can see that I'm missing things... hopefully next week we'll be connected at the new house!
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Post by Talented_Mr_Miller » June 8th, 2006, 9:41 pm

Having finished with Nietzsche, I'll take section 36. I aspire to do all of Book V, but we'll take it one at a time.
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Post by Gesine » June 9th, 2006, 2:35 am

Super, thanks, Talented Mr Miller! Section 36 for starters, then. :)
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