Hi, acbowgus--I listened to your recording this evening. Great story, and you have a wonderful voice, very expressive! I have a few notes for you--acbowgus wrote:Text of story:[url://www.classichorrorstories.com/texts/lovecraft/hypnos.txt[/url]
Author: H.P. Lovecraft
This is my first recording. I can be listed as ACBowgus
link to recording: http://dev.librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor022_hypnos_hplovecraft_acb.mp3
Section 12 (Hypnos):
--At ~5:44 the text shows "...its burning eyes..." but I hear something like "...its o-nering eyes..."
--This paragraph "Midwinter evenings seemed least dreadful to him. Only after two years did I connect this fear with anything in particular; but then I began to see that he must be looking at a special spot on the celestial vault whose position at different times corresponded to the direction of his glance-a spot roughly marked by the constellation Corona Borealis." is recorded once at ~10:39 and then repeated at ~11:29 after an intervening paragraph.
--At ~11:51 the paragraph beginning and through "Then came one January of fog and rain/.../spheres forbidden, unimagined, and hideously remote." is omitted in its entirety.
--There are a couple of spots that have 5-6 second silences--like at ~4:18, ~12:47. If the silences are too lengthy, it can be confusing for the listener. You might want to trim a bit of the silence out.
--Also, you've got 12 seconds of silence on the end of the track, but we want only 5 seconds of ending silence if the length of the recording is less than 30 minutes.
Finally, for future use in your recording here: You have quite a large variation in the volume throughout the track--some clipping in the loudest parts, but very quiet in other parts. Sometimes it is helpful in those situations to use the Compressor effect in Audacity. It reduces those spikes in volume so that you can then amplify the track if needed. One of our members has made a short, helpful video about using Compressor here Some Parts of My Recording are TOO LOUD and Others Too Soft if you want to check it out.
After you have made the corrections, upload the file again using the same file name, and then post the link here along with the new length of the recording. I'll take another quick look at it. Don't hesitate to ask questions if you run into any problems--we'll be happy to help!