COMPLETE Dog heroes of many lands by Sarah Ives -ck

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Post by loon » May 10th, 2018, 12:06 pm

mparker wrote:
May 7th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Okay, here is the new file. Thank you.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_02_ives_128kb.mp3
I thought I had rechecked section 2 but I don't see any notes on that one. I'll get to that soon. (But not right now - the real world wants my attention.)
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Post by mparker » May 10th, 2018, 2:06 pm

Is there a way that I can check the level on my own? I really do apologize if it is readily apparent, but I have looked all over and cannot see a level. I see where to set the level of recording volume, but not how to check the level of the finished product.
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Post by mparker » May 10th, 2018, 2:15 pm

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Post by loon » May 10th, 2018, 5:55 pm

mparker wrote:
May 10th, 2018, 2:15 pm
Volume adjusted on Section 3, here it is.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_03_ives_128kb.mp3
I think you accidently re-uploaded your first version - the file is exactly the same size and I get the same volume measurement.
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Post by loon » May 10th, 2018, 6:36 pm

mparker wrote:
May 10th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Is there a way that I can check the level on my own? I really do apologize if it is readily apparent, but I have looked all over and cannot see a level. I see where to set the level of recording volume, but not how to check the level of the finished product.
Yes, there are a couple ways.

1) If you are using Audacity, it probably has the ReplayGain plug-in. Depending on your version of Audacity it may be somewhere in Analyze or Effect menus (on my computer it's in Effect >> Plug-Ins 1 to 15. To use it select your whole recording and run ReplayGain - it will take several seconds to go through your entire recording, then a box will pop up saying something like "ReplayGain level: -3.8 dB." Remember that number. Then with the whole recording still selected run Effect >> Amplify, put the number (-3.8 in this example) in the Amplification box and click OK. Your chapter should then be at the right volume. See this Audacity thread for more: https://forum.audacityteam.org/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=63067

2) You can get the Checker program. It's available for Windows, Mac, Linux - as long as your computer has Java (not Javascript) version 6.
See: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker in the LibriVox Wiki
and/or watch Phil Chinevert describe how to use it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkhk0megqHE&feature=youtu.be
In addition to the recording level, Checker will warn you about possible mp3 format errors. It also makes a guess about background noise based on the last 5 seconds of your recording.

3) After a while you'll be able to tell how your volume is doing from the recording meter. This is how people got uniform volumes for the first 100 years of recording, going back to the early telephone company. (Hint: you don't want the level to go all the way up to zero. You don't even want to to go to -3 except very, very rarely.)
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Post by loon » May 10th, 2018, 6:40 pm

mparker wrote:
May 7th, 2018, 8:14 pm

Okay, here is the new file. Thank you.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_02_ives_128kb.mp3
You reduced the level way too much on this one. The first time you sent chapter 2 it was at 93.3 - this one is at 81.1. See my previous post for checking your levels.

We'll get there!
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Post by Carolin » May 13th, 2018, 12:17 am

Thank you both so much :thumbs:

Sorry for my absence, we had a long weekend with good weather :)
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Post by mparker » May 15th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Wow, have I learned a lot in the past few days!!! Thank you so much for your patience and advice. I was able to finally figure out the volume situation and since I was not really sure where we were at with these, I uploaded them again and they are here. These are sections 2 and 3 section 4 will be uploaded tomorrow.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_02_ives_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_03_ives_128kb.mp3
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Post by mparker » May 15th, 2018, 7:07 pm

And here is section 4, Sirrah Dog of the Ettrick Hills part 2
time is 24:45. Thanks again for all your help.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_04_ives_128kb.mp3
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Post by loon » May 15th, 2018, 7:45 pm

mparker wrote:
May 15th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Wow, have I learned a lot in the past few days!!! Thank you so much for your patience and advice. I was able to finally figure out the volume situation and since I was not really sure where we were at with these, I uploaded them again and they are here. These are sections 2 and 3 section 4 will be uploaded tomorrow.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_02_ives_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_03_ives_128kb.mp3
We had a recreational fire this evening, so I'm ready to yawn and fall asleep. I did check the audio levels and sections 2 & 3 are just right. I'll spot check them again tomorrow, but I expect they'll be fine.

Section 4 is out of the volume range (at 94.4 dB, well beyond the 86-92dB limits).
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Post by mparker » May 15th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Oh for the love of Pete! Here is the right file. I think tomorrow needs to be a beach day! Ciao


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Post by Carolin » May 15th, 2018, 10:55 pm

Thank you both :D
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Post by loon » May 16th, 2018, 4:21 pm

Section 02 - Zip: a dog of the northland - PL OK
Section 03 - Sirrah: a dog of the Ettrick hills (part 1) - PL OK

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Post by loon » May 16th, 2018, 4:29 pm

mparker wrote:
May 15th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Oh for the love of Pete! Here is the right file. I think tomorrow needs to be a beach day! Ciao


https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/dogheroes_04_ives_128kb.mp3
I caught a tiny flaw at 17:40 you say “a weary - a weary footsore flock” - now that you’re a pro at this you should have no trouble removing one “a weary” and re-uploading. Everything else is fine.
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Post by mparker » May 16th, 2018, 4:40 pm

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