[COMPLETE] Neither Here nor There by Oliver Herford - kd

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Post by deongines » December 26th, 2017, 4:30 pm

Can I claim sections 9 and 25? Thanks Deon
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Post by lannonx23 » December 26th, 2017, 4:42 pm

And I would please like to claim Section 31 - Say It With Askterisks.

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Post by NemoR » December 26th, 2017, 5:22 pm

lannonx23 wrote:
Hi Nemo!

I'm happy to! In fact, here's the file, reduced by 3.3, I believe: https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
Section 24
File Duration: 03:38

Let me know how that sounds. I got ReplayGain and learned how to use it, so I should be on top of this going forward. I appreciate you guiding me! Please continue to give me feedback like this! It's what I'm looking for.
Perfect!

Thanks Mindle!

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Post by lannonx23 » December 26th, 2017, 6:53 pm

I've got a question on how to read some stuff in section 31. The title is "Say It With an Asterisk," and the author is literally playing around with asterisks in the writing. Here's an example section:
On page 133 of Baedeker’s Berlin, “Furniture From the Boudoir of Queen Marie Antoinette” has two stars, ** while “Elijah in the Desert,” on page 108, has, in addition to all his other troubles, to worry along with one star.

And that is not the worst of it.

On page 163, “a well-preserved Archæopteryx in Solnhofen slate,” to me by all odds the most interesting object in Berlin, has no star at all! * * *
The asterisks in the passage do not refer to an actual footnote. The first example comes right after he says "two stars" (followed immediately by "**"), so I might be tempted to exclude them, but the last example, "...no star at all! * * *", the asterisks are obviously there on purpose for exaggerated comedic effect. Oh, and to make it clear, he uses "star" and "asterisk" interchangeably throughout the section.

I think I'm going to read all the asterisks as the literal word "asterisk." So, I would read the last sentence in the above quotation as "..has no star at all! Asterisk, asterisk, asterisk." Likewise, I'd read out the two asterisks after "two stars".

Any thoughts? I'm happy to read it however the BC or more experienced readers would recommend.

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Post by silverquill » December 26th, 2017, 7:55 pm

I've assigned Section 31 to you. I knew it was going to be a challenge. I think your approach is good in those two instances, read them as "asterisk" each time. There are two other similar instances near the end of the section that can be read the same way.

The asterisks that are used, creatively, as dividers in the text should be ignored. There is just no good way to read them that would add anything to the listening experience. There are often visual elements, esp. in poetry, that we just cannot convey in our reading.

And, don't forget the end of book closing.

Thanks for taking this challenging section! :clap:

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Post by silverquill » December 26th, 2017, 7:56 pm

deongines wrote:Can I claim sections 9 and 25? Thanks Deon
Yes, you are in the MW for these.
Thanks for joining this project.

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Post by lannonx23 » December 26th, 2017, 8:31 pm

silverquill wrote:I've assigned Section 31 to you. I knew it was going to be a challenge. I think your approach is good in those two instances, read them as "asterisk" each time. There are two other similar instances near the end of the section that can be read the same way.

The asterisks that are used, creatively, as dividers in the text should be ignored. There is just no good way to read them that would add anything to the listening experience. There are often visual elements, esp. in poetry, that we just cannot convey in our reading.

And, don't forget the end of book closing.

Thanks for taking this challenging section! :clap:
Haha, thanks, Larry, and you're welcome! I appreciate the input. I almost mentioned the section dividers in my message (I agree--ignoring the asterisks in them sounds like the right approach), but my initial message was already long enough I didn't want to grow and complicate it any further. Thanks for clarifying that point without me even bringing it up!
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Post by DrPGould » December 26th, 2017, 9:54 pm

Larry:

Here are the links for Sections 4, 14, and 26. Their respective running times are 3:42, 4:29, and 3:04.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by NemoR » December 26th, 2017, 11:42 pm

DrPGould wrote:Larry:

Here are the links for Sections 4, 14, and 26. Their respective running times are 3:42, 4:29, and 3:04.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Many thanks,

Philip
Nice job! ... all three are PL OK & in the MW.

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Post by Bobbin » December 27th, 2017, 6:52 am

Bobbin wrote:Hi! I'd like to claim sections 8 and 9 please.
OK! I have all the sections I asked to claim ready for upload. For now, I just uploaded the first one, chapter 8, and if you OK this one, I'll upload the rest in one go. Just making sure it sounds allright and everything is in order (as it's my first live upload after the test). :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Please note that I did ask a few days ago to do chapter 9 as well, as quoted above, however - I now see it's assigned to someone else. Is it still possible to change that? I already recorded it as well...

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Post by silverquill » December 27th, 2017, 9:03 am

Bobbin wrote:
Bobbin wrote:Hi! I'd like to claim sections 8 and 9 please.
OK! I have all the sections I asked to claim ready for upload. For now, I just uploaded the first one, chapter 8, and if you OK this one, I'll upload the rest in one go. Just making sure it sounds allright and everything is in order (as it's my first live upload after the test). :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Please note that I did ask a few days ago to do chapter 9 as well, as quoted above, however - I now see it's assigned to someone else. Is it still possible to change that? I already recorded it as well...
Sorry about missing you for 9. It is yours.

I do appreciate your posting your first file for evaluation. This will save us some time.
I do love your reading, and not the slight echo mentioned in your test evaluation, at it is perfectly acceptable, so I wouldn't change anything about that. Overall it is quite a pleasant sound.

There are two technical issues, however, that need attention.

The easiest to fix is the ending silence. It need to be 5 seconds and you have only one second. For this, you can just copy and paste the one second to get the five. When recording, just let the recording run for a little longer than five seconds and then trim it.

More serious is the high volume. Our LibriVox target is 89dB with a range of 86-92dB Yours measures 94.3dB This would also evident looking at the wave form which also shows numerous red spikes on my Audacity display.

To correct this, I used the Amplify feature in Audacity and set it to -5, but it would be better to adjust your mic settings to get it closer to the desired 89dB. I usually do some volume adjusting, but the less needed, the better.

I use two tools to help. The first is an Audacity plug-in called ReplayGain. After recording, I just run this and it tells me how many dB adjustment is needed, and then I use the amplify feature in Audacity. When I PL pieces, I check the technical parameters with a little program called Checker written specifically for LibriVox. It checks volume, length, bit rate, etc. There are links to both of these programs in the LV wikis.

Oh, one other thing. Please post the file length along with your link. This one measures 4:44.

Once you have these technical aspects well in hand, you'll be a seasoned pro. You are off to a good start. I look forward to the rest of your recordings.

ETA: Make the necessary changes, then upload the new file under the same name, then post the link here again along with the new file length.

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Post by DrPGould » December 27th, 2017, 10:07 pm

Here are the links for Sections 10 and 30. Running times are (respectively) 5:46 and 9:04.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by silverquill » December 27th, 2017, 10:43 pm

DrPGould wrote:Here are the links for Sections 10 and 30. Running times are (respectively) 5:46 and 9:04.

https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kilteddrag ... _128kb.mp3

Many thanks,

Philip
Thank you so much!
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Post by deongines » December 28th, 2017, 10:26 am

Turning it over in your mind will not plow the field.

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Post by silverquill » December 28th, 2017, 10:11 pm

Thank you!
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