[Complete] The Last Egyptian by L. Frank Baum - lt

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AnomolousZipf
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Post by AnomolousZipf » October 25th, 2017, 1:57 pm

My one minute test has already been approved. :clap:
Thanks for adding me to the Reader list. My username is fine for that for now.

Ianstewart
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Post by Ianstewart » October 25th, 2017, 2:43 pm

Section 11 re-uploaded with noise reduction applied. Thanks for the tip regarding plosives. I will experiment with microphone placement.

I couldn't hear any background noise - perhaps it's my ears or my headphones (Sennheiser HD-201). What sort of noise was it? It could be fan noise from the laptop I'm using.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_11_baum_128kb.mp3

Regards,

Ian

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Post by AnomolousZipf » October 25th, 2017, 3:01 pm

Chapter 17 uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_17_baum_128kb.mp3 9.47 KB

10:06

Also, can I do Chapter 21? I may want to do more after I finish with these but I don't want to claim too many at once.

Thank you for your help!

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Post by DrPGould » October 25th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Section 11 re-uploaded with noise reduction applied. Thanks for the tip regarding plosives. I will experiment with microphone placement.

I couldn't hear any background noise - perhaps it's my ears or my headphones (Sennheiser HD-201). What sort of noise was it? It could be fan noise from the laptop I'm using.

Ian:

Section 11 is now PL-OK. It was an undefinable humming...its the kind of thing like a heater or air conditioner or major appliance running--some sort of ambient noise that usually gets ignored. I've heard of laptops occasionally making a humming noise...I suppose it's not out of the question that its your headphones...but I kind of doubt it. Your noise reduction took it completely away. When its loud enough, it detracts from your reading. The new section 11 was completely clear!

I enjoyed your reading. Many thanks,

Philip
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AnomolousZipf
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Post by AnomolousZipf » October 25th, 2017, 5:04 pm

After listening to my recording after posting it, there are a few changes I would like to make. :oops: I need to add a hard limiter for sure. Also, I had some difficulty getting consistency in my edits so some of them sound really different :shock: ... is there anything I can do, other than recording it again, to fix that? I'm definitely willing to do so, especially since this is my first actual recording. 8-)

Thanks again. :D

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Post by Lynnet » October 25th, 2017, 5:38 pm

AnomolousZipf wrote:After listening to my recording after posting it, there are a few changes I would like to make. :oops: I need to add a hard limiter for sure. Also, I had some difficulty getting consistency in my edits so some of them sound really different :shock: ... is there anything I can do, other than recording it again, to fix that? I'm definitely willing to do so, especially since this is my first actual recording. 8-)

Thanks again. :D
At Librivox, we are not seeking perfection (if people want perfection, there are professional audiobooks they can spend money on 8-) ) so don't be too hard on yourself. Files are rarely so bad they need to be re-recorded; this causes extra work for the proof listener and often is no better.

However, one of our admins has made some videos, which some readers (myself included) have found very useful: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/User:Philchenevert

In the meantime, I will assign the other section you request. You might want to wait for Philip's notes before making any changes.
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AnomolousZipf
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Post by AnomolousZipf » October 25th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Thank you! I was able to smooth it out quite a bit by just editing out a few things here and there. The limiter also helped a lot. Don't know if I need to post the link again, but I re-uploaded the recording with the minor tweaks.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_17_baum_128kb.mp3

Now only 9:25.

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Post by Ianstewart » October 25th, 2017, 9:08 pm

Section 12 uploaded. 14 mins 40 seconds. I applied noise reduction and changed microphone position to minimize intrusive plosives.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_12_baum_128kb.mp3

Regards,

Ian

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Post by Lynnet » October 25th, 2017, 10:47 pm

Ianstewart wrote:Section 12 uploaded. 14 mins 40 seconds. I applied noise reduction and changed microphone position to minimize intrusive plosives.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_12_baum_128kb.mp3

Regards,

Ian
Thank you
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Post by Lynnet » October 25th, 2017, 10:49 pm

AnomolousZipf wrote:Thank you! I was able to smooth it out quite a bit by just editing out a few things here and there. The limiter also helped a lot. Don't know if I need to post the link again, but I re-uploaded the recording with the minor tweaks.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lastegyptian_17_baum_128kb.mp3

Now only 9:25.
Thank you
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Post by DrPGould » October 26th, 2017, 10:44 am

PL notes for Section 17:

I would second everything that Lynne said earlier. However, for the most part, the audio for this file was excellent--there are just a few notes

at 00 there is a "boom" in the audio.

From 1:23-1:27, the audio sounds "choppy" as if slivers of unsound were spliced between slivers of audio.

AT 2:46; 6:03; 7:19, there are a number of really explosive plosives (all words with the "P" sound). You may wish to adjust your microphone to avoid these.

Other than that, very nicely read!

Many thanks,

Philip
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DrPGould
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Post by DrPGould » October 26th, 2017, 10:45 am

Ian:

Section 12 is PL-OK! Nicely done! The adjustments you made were perfect!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by deongines » October 29th, 2017, 6:10 pm

Can I claim section 21? Thanks, Deon
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Post by Lynnet » October 29th, 2017, 6:35 pm

deongines wrote:Can I claim section 21? Thanks, Deon
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Post by Ianstewart » October 31st, 2017, 6:28 pm

May I claim Section 15 please?

Regards,

Ian

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