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Post by kristin » April 30th, 2007, 7:05 pm

Yay! Moving you now. :D
[size=75]Whereas story is processed in the mind in a straightforward manner, poetry bypasses rational thought and goes straight to the limbic system and lights it up like a brushfire. It's the crack cocaine of the literary world. - Jasper Fforde[/size]

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Post by LeonMire » May 1st, 2007, 9:21 pm

Here is the link to Chapter 7:
http://www.mediafire.com/?6ojtzwooztr

I am a little bit concerned that I've gotten this done so quickly. I've noticed that other people have had a piece claimed since February or March. Is my recording noticeably below standard, or do I just have more free time? I'm especially concerned about the sound quality of my recordings. It seems that everyone else's recordings sound much cleaner, without all the fuzz in the background. I've been unable to figure out how to reduce the background noise, even using GoldWave. Do I just need a new mic, or is there some trick to editing out that noise that I've been unable to find anywhere? Any suggestions would be welcome.
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Post by CarlManchester » May 2nd, 2007, 11:16 am

Hi Leon,

Your recording sounds absolutely fine to me, and nicely read (haven't listened right through yet).

You are right though, there is some fuzz which it would be still better without. I'm not really an expert, so you might want to post in the help wanted section. I think quality of mic and/or quality of sound card (if using one) will probably be the answer, but there's also software (which I don't know much about) which can clean fuzz from recordings.

Must stress, there's nothing actually that bad about a bit of fuzz, so raiding the piggybank or not going to be essential.

Thanks for lending your voicebox,
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Post by LeonMire » May 20th, 2007, 6:31 pm

I recently downloaded Adobe Soundbooth, and the noisecleaning is so good that I decided it might be worthwhile to see if I can improve the sound quality of recordings I made on my cheap $10 microphone, when I first joined Librivox. My recording of Section 7 ("The Essence of Humanism") was made on that mic, and with some experimentation, I have improved the sound quality by quite a bit, though it's still nowhere near as good as the ones made on my new USB mic. If possible, I would like for you to replace the file I submitted earlier, of Section 7, with this one:

http://www.mediafire.com/?91nztyutdzk
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Post by CarlManchester » May 28th, 2007, 2:06 pm

Thanks Leon, am replacing.
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Post by CarlManchester » June 14th, 2007, 8:12 am

Hi all,

I'm now uploading chapter 11

http://www.carlmanchester.net/James/essaysinradicalempiricism_11_james.mp3

This may seem a bit of a cheek, since its been so long coming, but I think its about time I did my sheepdog thing and sent out some reminder messages on outstanding chapters...

Cheers,
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Post by LeonMire » June 23rd, 2007, 2:03 am

Here is the link to Section 12:
http://www.mediafire.com/?4oebr9mdnl8

You'll notice that the sound quality is much better, because I did go ahead and "raid the piggybank" for a USB mic. Now that I've gotten used to much higher quality sound, my recording of section 7, even the noisecleaned one, seems embarassingly bad. :oops:
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Post by CarlManchester » June 23rd, 2007, 12:47 pm

Thank you kindly.
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Post by hugh » June 28th, 2007, 11:03 am

sorry folks. 13'll be coming next week. promise!

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Post by CarlManchester » July 2nd, 2007, 12:10 pm

Thanks Hugh.
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Post by CarlManchester » July 12th, 2007, 12:48 pm

I'm going to be a away for a few days. It's possible that I'll be able to check the forums, but I won't be able to download anything or use the magic window.

Thanks,
Carl.
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Post by ezwa » July 19th, 2007, 10:02 am

Hello, Carl!
Here's section 14: La notion de conscience. I hope the intro is alrgight as it is (said ...section 14, chapitre 8...).
Let me know if anything needs to be changed.

Cheers,
Ezwa

« Heureux qui... sait d'une voix légère passer du grave au doux, du plaisant au sévère »
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Lecteurs de poésie : RDV ici.

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Post by CarlManchester » July 19th, 2007, 11:04 am

I'm sure it will be magique. Cheers Ezwa.
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Post by CarlManchester » July 20th, 2007, 11:54 am

Hi Ezwa,

Listened to your reading and it sounded great actually. No technical hiccups. However, if there were any minor pronunciation errors, I may not have picked them up due to having foreign ears.

So there's probably a question of whether this is good enough to call it prooflistened or not (and whether a francauditor can be found to do it).

What think you?

Cheers,
Carl.
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