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Post by Emory » July 27th, 2015, 9:55 pm

Here is Chapter 33.
Time is 25 min 17 sec
Clocks in at 89.6 db
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_33_xenophon_128kbs.mp3

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Post by philchenevert » July 28th, 2015, 7:05 am

Emory wrote:Here is Chapter 33.
Time is 25 min 17 sec
Clocks in at 89.6 db
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_33_xenophon_128kbs.mp3
Thank you Emory. I will put this into the magic window for proof listening
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Post by silverquill » August 10th, 2015, 8:25 am

Emory wrote:Here is Chapter 33.
Time is 25 min 17 sec
Clocks in at 89.6 db
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_33_xenophon_128kbs.mp3
Thanks for another wonderfully read section! :clap:

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Post by canadaguy2015 » August 10th, 2015, 4:45 pm

I'd like to read Book VIII chapter 7. Please let me know if anyone has claimed it.

Regards,

Jim

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Post by philchenevert » August 10th, 2015, 5:18 pm

canadaguy2015 wrote:I'd like to read Book VIII chapter 7. Please let me know if anyone has claimed it.

Regards,

Jim
Certainly Jim, Section 40 is all yours to record. :thumbs:
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Post by RandolphCarter » August 11th, 2015, 4:34 pm

I would love to record chapters 1-3 in book 4, are these sections still open?
also, I would like to be credited as John Martin
thanks!
- John
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Post by philchenevert » August 11th, 2015, 6:30 pm

RandolphCarter wrote:I would love to record chapters 1-3 in book 4, are these sections still open?
also, I would like to be credited as John Martin
thanks!
- John
Yes those are available and are assigned to you John. Note that they are sections 14, 15 and 16 in the magic window. Enjoy and don't hesitate to ask questions about LibriVox or anything. We are a friendly bunch here. :D
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Post by RandolphCarter » August 12th, 2015, 3:49 pm

here is the section 14 (book 4, chapter 1) recording link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_14_xenophon_128kbs.mp3
I did my best to make the recording as professional as possible, but it is my first official recording for a book so I would really appreciate any tips and general advice to improve my recordings in the future.
- John
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Post by philchenevert » August 12th, 2015, 4:17 pm

RandolphCarter wrote:here is the section 14 (book 4, chapter 1) recording link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_14_xenophon_128kbs.mp3
I did my best to make the recording as professional as possible, but it is my first official recording for a book so I would really appreciate any tips and general advice to improve my recordings in the future.
- John
Thank you John and congrats on your first recording, that is always a big accomplishment. I will put this into the magic window for proof listening. They will tell you later if anyting needs to be corrected. Way to go!!! :thumbs:
EDIT: one note for future recordings, the file name has 128kb, not 128kbs. you don't need to change anything, I will fix this in validation, it is just for your future recordings.
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Post by Kaneyoto » August 15th, 2015, 10:18 pm

Also first book recording here:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_25_128kb.mp3
Please let me know any advice/tips you have, as I'm editing the audio for the other parts :)

Thank you!
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Post by philchenevert » August 16th, 2015, 7:37 am

Kaneyoto wrote:Also first book recording here:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_25_128kb.mp3
Please let me know any advice/tips you have, as I'm editing the audio for the other parts :)

Thank you!
Well this is exciting! Another first book recording in a row. Probably the start of two great careers in recording here. Petunia the Perky LibriVox Penguin (a volunteer)Imagewill put this into the Magic Window for proof listening.
EDIT: Also a note on the file naming to remember for future tracks: there is a 'xenophon' in there after the section number and before the 128kb. I will fix this too at validation.
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Post by Kaneyoto » August 16th, 2015, 5:34 pm

philchenevert wrote:
Kaneyoto wrote:Also first book recording here:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_25_128kb.mp3
Please let me know any advice/tips you have, as I'm editing the audio for the other parts :)

Thank you!
Well this is exciting! Another first book recording in a row. Probably the start of two great careers in recording here. Petunia the Perky LibriVox Penguin (a volunteer)Imagewill put this into the Magic Window for proof listening.
EDIT: Also a note on the file naming to remember for future tracks: there is a 'xenophon' in there after the section number and before the 128kb. I will fix this too at validation.
OK, I will keep that in mind. Also I forgot to mention that my recording is 22 minutes and 53 seconds.
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Post by silverquill » August 16th, 2015, 10:21 pm

RandolphCarter wrote:here is the section 14 (book 4, chapter 1) recording link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_14_xenophon_128kbs.mp3
I did my best to make the recording as professional as possible, but it is my first official recording for a book so I would really appreciate any tips and general advice to improve my recordings in the future.
- John
Thanks so much for reading for us! Your reading is just fine.
There is, however, one technical note. The volume of these recording is just a bit too low, measured in our Checker program at 85.8 dB. The LibriVox target is 89dB with a margin of a few dB either way. So, just amplify this about 3dB, and easy task in Audacity, then upload the new recording under the same name.

Welcome to LibriVox! :clap:

I look forward to hearing many more fine recordings from you.

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Post by silverquill » August 16th, 2015, 10:27 pm

Kaneyoto wrote:Also first book recording here:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/cyropaedia_25_128kb.mp3
Please let me know any advice/tips you have, as I'm editing the audio for the other parts :)

Thank you!
This is nicely read! :thumbs:
One small technical issue: The background noise in this recording is quite loud, so I ran the Noise Reduction in Audacity at 15db, just so I could listen to it comfortably. I actually do this routinely on all my recordings, and the result is a much cleaner file.

So, please run Noise Reduction on this, and upload the new file (you can use the corrected file name tha Phil pointed out) and post a note here. Phil has a great video tutorial on doing this, which you will find on the LibriVox site.

Welcome to LibriVox!

I look forward to hearing many more fine recordings from you :clap:

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Post by Kaneyoto » August 16th, 2015, 11:19 pm

OK, I will do just that.

Do you recommend that I put it through once at 15db or several times at a lower setting?
Also, I noticed that there are 3 different toggles and they all do different things, but I notice when I run it too much my voice starts to sound tinny.
Any advice for how to cut the BG?

I'll also listen to the tutorial

Thanks for the feedback :thumbs:
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