COMPLETE - 300 Aesops Fables, 1868 - tg

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Post by marmenta » March 2nd, 2012, 1:56 am

Three Hundred Aesop's Fables by Aesop (620 BC - 554 BC) . Translated by George Fyler Townsend (1814 - 1920).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/300-aesops-fables-by-george-fyler-townsend/
312 Aesop's Fables translations by George Fyler Townsend, published by G. Routledge and Sons. 1867 (Summary by M. Armenta)
  • Target completion date: 2012-April 23
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Three_Hundred_Aesop%27s_Fables
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Post by marmenta » March 2nd, 2012, 4:33 pm

Last year I recorded this book for HS students for a Freshman Lit class. It's all recorded and perfectly edited and proofread!
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Post by TriciaG » March 2nd, 2012, 4:44 pm

I'll MC this for you. We'll still need a basic PL to make sure the intros, outros, ID tags, and tech specs are all OK, but I'm guessing this should go pretty quickly if you have them all recorded already. :)

If you would upload the first to my folder (tg) I'll check the tech specs on at least that one for you.

I can't get this set up right now; it'll be later this evening.
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Post by marmenta » March 2nd, 2012, 5:21 pm

Thank you. I'm reading all the FAQs to help me understand what's happening. Thank you!!!! Yes, it's all recorded. The first part is the incredibly boring and long preface. Do you want that? It's hideously tedious.
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Post by TriciaG » March 2nd, 2012, 5:22 pm

Oh, send me one of the shorter sections, I guess. I won't listen to much of it; I'll mostly just check the tech specs.
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Post by marmenta » March 2nd, 2012, 5:24 pm

I probably won't have time to upload it til tomorrow around this time. Kids, you know. :)
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Post by TriciaG » March 2nd, 2012, 6:43 pm

Okay - your magic window is up. You'll need to fill in the titles in the MW, as I don't know how you're breaking this up. You could probably just do something like "00 - Preface", "01 - Section 1", "02 - Section 2" etc. if there isn't any section titles in the text. (I assume you're grouping the fables together in groups of 20 or so.) Or you could do "01 - Fables 1-20" "02 - Fables 21-30" etc.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 4:58 pm

I originally put it on 3 Audio Cds. The Preface and the "Life of Aesop section takes about 30 Booooring minutes, but I put that at the very end of the recordings. On the CD I split it up into sections of 12. Each is about 15-20 minutes on average. So I'll uplaod the first Section right now.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 5:02 pm

In the Gutenburg text the Preface and Life of Aesop essays are at the end, but on other sites, it, of course, comes before. What do you think? oooh!!! I forgot! In the CD recording I don't have the Librivox opening. I will do that right now and then upload it.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 5:20 pm

My gash, I'm sorry. I divided them into sections of 20, so their won't be too many sections.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 5:57 pm

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Post by TriciaG » March 4th, 2012, 6:35 pm

Did you do any modifications to the file? It sounds like the voice is distorted - very, very growly and with some background noise in the vocals, but not in the silences between phrases. I listened to your test recording, and that doesn't have the same growly sound to it.

Volume is quite high - it should come down 7 dB.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 8:54 pm

I think I know why. I EQ'd that particular test. Everyone says that my voice is pretty high endy, but deep. Like Alexander Scourby with a big nose. The noise in the background drove me nuts on that particular test so I Eq'd out it as best I could. Real breathy and growly like you said. I DID run both of them through a noise gate. There's a setting on the Realtek sound card I have that says "Noise Suppression" I THINK I had that on at the time on the test, but for sure it wasn't on when I did the Aesop one. The only difference between the two besides those things is that the microphone I used was different. I'm guessing you're talking about the test I sent in December with all the "ism"s LOL. I also read a lot for Wikipedia.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 8:56 pm

I think the "Noise Suppression" setting is itself a Noise Gate.
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Post by marmenta » March 4th, 2012, 8:58 pm

Should I EQ this one too so it's not so growly and breathy? I know it's not the best recording quality ever.
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