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Post by Kitty » June 25th, 2017, 8:31 am

mlee wrote:Here is Story 116 Blue Light 1,800 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_116_grimm_128kb.mp3 10:38:5

Here is Story 135 White Bride and Black One 1,560 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_135_grimm_128kb.mp3 9:57
wonderful stories, which I both remember from my childhood :9: I remember the beginning of the Blue Light always creeped me out, when the witch throwing the soldier into the well. Hearing it again after all these years, it doesn't sound as scary anymore :mrgreen:

Story 116 is PL ok

but I found a bit of a missing sentence in Story 135:

> at 0:43: ""seek it for yourself," and the daughter added, "If you are afraid you will not find it,": here the recording seemed to have jumped, because the middle part (underlined) of the sentence is missing :hmm:

Sonia

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Post by mlee » June 25th, 2017, 9:48 am

Kitty wrote:
mlee wrote:Here is Story 116 Blue Light 1,800 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_116_grimm_128kb.mp3 10:38:5

Here is Story 135 White Bride and Black One 1,560 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_135_grimm_128kb.mp3 9:57
wonderful stories, which I both remember from my childhood :9: I remember the beginning of the Blue Light always creeped me out, when the witch throwing the soldier into the well. Hearing it again after all these years, it doesn't sound as scary anymore :mrgreen:

Story 116 is PL ok

but I found a bit of a missing sentence in Story 135:

> at 0:43: ""seek it for yourself," and the daughter added, "If you are afraid you will not find it,": here the recording seemed to have jumped, because the middle part (underlined) of the sentence is missing :hmm:

Sonia


June 25
mlee

Here is #2 of Story 135 White Bride with sentence missing now added. Thanks When I listened it did not sound right so....


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_135_grimm_128kb.mp3 10:01

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Post by Kitty » June 25th, 2017, 10:57 am

mlee wrote:Here is #2 of Story 135 White Bride with sentence missing now added. Thanks When I listened it did not sound right so....
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_135_grimm_128kb.mp3 10:01
mlee
hehe, yes is does make more sense now ;) Thanks ! PL ok now

Sonia

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Post by VittoriaConn » June 25th, 2017, 7:23 pm

larryhayes7 wrote:
VittoriaConn wrote:Here's my first Librivox recording! Running time: 16:21

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_054_grimm_128kb.mp3

Vittoria
Nice voice Vittoria, what type of microphone are you using?
Thanks Larry! I use a Behringer C-1 condenser mic.

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Post by aniroo » June 26th, 2017, 7:37 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_031_grimm128kbs.mp3 14:22

I hope I've done this correctly. I've been having trouble seeing if I exported at 128 kbps and in figuring out the noise reduction filter. Do I do the noise reduction before or after export?

aniroo
aniroo :wink:

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Post by Kitty » June 26th, 2017, 8:29 am

aniroo wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_031_grimm128kbs.mp3 14:22

I hope I've done this correctly. I've been having trouble seeing if I exported at 128 kbps and in figuring out the noise reduction filter. Do I do the noise reduction before or after export?

aniroo
Hello Aniroo

I will have a listen to it now, but since this is your first recording, I need to create your reader page as well. Do you want to be credited with your forum name Aniroo or with something else, real name, or whatever ?

Will be back with feedback shortly :)

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » June 26th, 2017, 9:33 am

All right, Aniroo, I just listened to the entire story. :)

First some praise: as to your reading, there's no fault in it. :9: I love the expressiveness with which you read. Especially the despair of the wife at the beginning and later the aged Queen mother was really heart-rending. Also the Devil sounds really evil when he speaks to the miller about his daughter. All the characters are well acted out, this makes it very lively and entertaining to listen to. So you already have the best tool to make great recordings: your voice and your narrative qualities. :thumbs:

Now a few PL notes. Don't get a shock when you see the long text, it's actually not that much to correct, only I have trouble keeping myself short in my comments ;) I try to write it all up as precise as possible, as I don't know how much you already know, as a newbie.

> What we need to work on to make the listening experience even better are some technical issues which need to be corrected though:

1) the recording is a bit too loud (93.3 dB) while we need to stay inside 86 and 92 dB, with a preferred average of 89 dB. Could you de-amplify by at least 3 dB please ? In Audacity, highlight the entire recording, go to Effect - Amplify and input - 3 (don't forget the MINUS sign) in the slot and press OK

2) the background noise is indeed VERY high. In order to listen to it I had to noise clean quite a bit to make it agreeable to the ear. Well once you de-amplified it all, the noise will be less as well, but still I think a round of noise cleaning wouldn't hurt. Are you using Audacity ? The highlight a portion of the room-noise at the end of your recording - go to Effect - Noise Reduction - Press first Get Noise sample - then highlight the entire recording - again Effect - Noise Reduction and then press OK. Audacity does the rest.

And to answer your question: yes the noise cleaning needs to be done BEFORE exporting it to mp3

Maybe it would help if you could put the input level of your microphone to a lower level, that way to begin with the background noise picked up by the mic might already be less. :hmm: I would try that with your next recording

3) you have over 3 seconds at the beginning before you start, this feels a bit long. Usually we have between 0.5 and 1 second maximum. Could you cut off 2 seconds at the beginning please ?
Likewise the End silence should be 5 seconds, you have 4, which is ok for once, but be careful to not let it get even less

> Concerning the Intro and outro disclaimer:

we all use a Standardized Intro disclaimer, as per Point 7 in the first Post: No need to say the title right at the beginning, and you wording is a bit different. Please say the following:
Story 31 of Household Tales. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org
Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address] (optional)
"Household Tales, by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm. Translated by Margaret Hunt. The Girl without hands
likewise, in the end disclaimer we need not repeat the title. Simply say "End of Story 31." and the rest you can cut out

> and now to the text proper, as I said, all in all, very beautifully read and not many errors. However there are a few sentences that would need a bit of tweaking:

> at 3:23: "and in my terror I have promised to do it" - stumble and repeat at "terror"
> at 4:14: "Thereupon she caused her maimed arms to be bound to her back" - "arms" not "hands" as she actually doesn't have hands anymore
> at 4:50: "else must I die of hunger" - stumble and repeat of "I"
> at 4:56: "And suddenly an angel came towards her" - stumble at "And"
> at 10:12: "Then said the poor woman" - you forgot to say "said", which makes the sentence a bit strange
> at 11:21: "and took these tokens from it" - stumble and repeat at "these"
> at 13:45: "He is not my father" - you say "thy", but it's actually the son saying this

> Once you have corrected all these issues please upload with the exact file name as stated under Point 8 in the first Post of this project "householdtales_031_grimm_128kb (you forgot a _ between grimm and 128)

If there are any questions, don't hesitate to ask. This might seem a lot to take in for the beginning, but believe me, it will get easier with each recording. The main issue really is the noise cleaning, all the rest is only "cosmetics". :)

Sonia

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Post by mlee » June 26th, 2017, 9:46 am

Kitty wrote:
mlee wrote:Here is #2 of Story 135 White Bride with sentence missing now added. Thanks When I listened it did not sound right so....
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_135_grimm_128kb.mp3 10:01
mlee
hehe, yes is does make more sense now ;) Thanks ! PL ok now

Sonia



June 26
mlee

Here is Story 169 The Hut 1,900 words

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_169_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:06

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Post by Kitty » June 26th, 2017, 10:25 am

mlee wrote: Here is Story 169 The Hut 1,900 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_169_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:06
mlee
oh I loved this story, it teaches kindness to animals :9: lovely narrated again, I found the rough-spoken "duks" so funny each time :mrgreen:

Only found one tiny error:

> at 5:52: "and will stay in the right path" - you say "and I will stay", but the father means his daughter, not himself

Sonia

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Post by mlee » June 27th, 2017, 6:37 am

Kitty wrote:
mlee wrote: Here is Story 169 The Hut 1,900 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_169_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:06
mlee
oh I loved this story, it teaches kindness to animals :9: lovely narrated again, I found the rough-spoken "duks" so funny each time :mrgreen:

Only found one tiny error:

> at 5:52: "and will stay in the right path" - you say "and I will stay", but the father means his daughter, not himself

Sonia


June 27
mlee

Here is #2 of Story 169 The Hut with ..."and will stay in...." (A very fine and important change)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_169_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:06:5

May I read Story:

121 Kings Son Feared 2,150 words
126 Ferdinand Faithful 2,000 words
127 Iron Stove 2,200 words

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Post by Kitty » June 27th, 2017, 6:43 am

mlee wrote:Here is #2 of Story 169 The Hut with ..."and will stay in...." (A very fine and important change)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_169_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:06:5
yep, the was a subtle difference in meaning ;) now it's PL ok. Thanks !
May I read Story:
121 Kings Son Feared 2,150 words
126 Ferdinand Faithful 2,000 words
127 Iron Stove 2,200 words
of course ! Great. I was already looking forward to The Iron Stove. I think I should know the tale but cannot remember it. Somehow I think I have a vague memory of a prince transformed into a stove, but that sounds weird...but I have such a feeling. Well I didn't want to peek ahead, so now I'm happy it's finally chosen to be recorded :9:

Sonia

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Post by Elizabby » June 27th, 2017, 7:17 am

Great work everyone! :thumbs:

We are now 90% claimed and two-thirds complete! :clap: I'm impressed - this project isn't even two months since launch! Thanks especially to Sonia, our very prompt and encouraging DPL! :9:

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Post by mlee » June 28th, 2017, 9:06 am

Kitty wrote:
mlee wrote:Here is #2 of Story 169 The Hut with ..."and will stay in...." (A very fine and important change)
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_169_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:06:5
yep, the was a subtle difference in meaning ;) now it's PL ok. Thanks !
May I read Story:
121 Kings Son Feared 2,150 words
126 Ferdinand Faithful 2,000 words
127 Iron Stove 2,200 words
of course ! Great. I was already looking forward to The Iron Stove. I think I should know the tale but cannot remember it. Somehow I think I have a vague memory of a prince transformed into a stove, but that sounds weird...but I have such a feeling. Well I didn't want to peek ahead, so now I'm happy it's finally chosen to be recorded :9:

Sonia



June 28
mlee

Here is Story 121 Kings Son Feared Nothing 2,150 words

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_121_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:52:5

mlee

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Post by Kitty » June 28th, 2017, 9:27 am

mlee wrote:Here is Story 121 Kings Son Feared Nothing 2,150 words
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_121_grimm_128kb.mp3 12:52:5
mlee
I didn't know this one yet, but there are similarities to another story: "The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Fear Was", which I knew already. I think I prefer the action in this version though. :9:

Flawlessly read and PL ok. Thanks ! You're making my job easy here.

Sonia

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Post by jdnyenhuis » June 28th, 2017, 2:50 pm

049, The Six Swans
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/householdtales_049_grimm_128kb.mp3
12:56

For anyone interested, this one got a Jim Henson Storyteller episode: https://youtu.be/8uG5wl77ksQ
They're all so good!
Jim Nyenhuis

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