[complete] The Hero by W. Somerset Maugham - ke

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Post by pnagami » June 6th, 2016, 5:51 pm

Yeah, now I'm feeling sorry for her again because she is so clueless.

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by OCTL7 » June 7th, 2016, 12:53 pm

Hi Pam,
Chapter 8 ready! :D
Thanks!
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Post by pnagami » June 7th, 2016, 3:01 pm

Hi Lilith,

Chapter 8 is PL OK.

Love your French!

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 7th, 2016, 5:51 pm

Thanks, Pam! :D
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Post by OCTL7 » June 8th, 2016, 12:55 pm

Chapter 9, Pam! :D
Thanks!
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Post by pnagami » June 8th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Hi Lilith,

Lovely reading, as usual, and letter perfect. It was very moving.

Couple of suggestions:

I would apply some notice reduction. Here is how I suggest you do it. Go to the blank space in your recording between about 08:3 and 09:9 seconds and highlight it. Then go to Effect and click on Noise Reduction.

I suggest the following settings: Noise Reduction dB 12
Sensitivity 6.00
Frequency Smoothing (bands) 0
Noise; Reduce
Then click on Get Noise Profile

Next, highlight the entire recording by going to the beginning and clicking on the grey area next to 32-bit float and above Solo. Then click on effect. Click on Noise Reduction. Click on OK. The process takes about a minute. Then save the file.

I actually to this kind of mild noise reduction on all of my files to get rid of background hiss.

You are also a bit loud at 90 db in Checker. If you wish, and can highlight the entire recording and Click on Amplify. Then in the Amplification box you can type in -1.0 which will bring you to exactly 89.0 dB, the optimal level. However, 90 is also OK, so this last step is up to you.

I think you are really good at reading and voice acting. It is a pleasure to listen to every file!

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 8th, 2016, 5:58 pm

Thanks Pam!
I am still working on getting the right adjustment. I have been using MP3 Gain, but at times it doesn't seem to get to the right sound level. Thanks for all the specifications! They are very helpful! :clap:
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Post by pnagami » June 8th, 2016, 6:04 pm

Great!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 9th, 2016, 7:26 am

Chapter 10 ready, thanks Pam! :D
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Post by pnagami » June 9th, 2016, 8:17 am

Hi Lilith,

Chapter 10 is PL OK.

Excellent!

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 9th, 2016, 4:34 pm

Thanks Pam!

Chapter 11 ready! :D
Though I know the story already, just can't help wanting to get on! :lol:
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Post by pnagami » June 9th, 2016, 5:04 pm

Great! And please, no spoilers! I am on the edge of my seat!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 9th, 2016, 9:15 pm

Hi Lilith,

Section 11 is PL OK. Broad satire--farce even with Mary's mother on her knees.

Volume is spot on.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 10th, 2016, 3:44 am

Thanks, Pam!
Haha, the faded beauty. I can see Maugham the dramatist already in the dialogues.
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Post by OCTL7 » June 10th, 2016, 3:17 pm

Hi Pam,
Chapter 12 ready! Thanks! :D
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