COMPLETE [DR] An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott - tg

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Post by Twinkle88 » July 12th, 2018, 8:50 am

I like Tricia's idea of speeding up the tempo. Would you like to try that, Tiffany? :)
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Post by fiddlesticks » July 12th, 2018, 3:00 pm

Sure, I will figure out how to do that and see if I can't squeeze it under that time limit!!
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Post by Twinkle88 » July 13th, 2018, 5:11 pm

Yeah, to speed up the tempo a teeny bit, just open the audio file in Audacity, then hit Ctrl + A to select the entire recording. Then go up to the top and click Effect > Change Tempo... and there you can increase the speed of the chapter a little. :)
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Post by fiddlesticks » July 16th, 2018, 4:35 pm

Finally, here is chapter 6, hope it sounds ok, I upped the tempo by 4 and cut back a lot of the silences between speech
Time 1:11:34

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Post by stoogeswoman » July 16th, 2018, 7:03 pm

I think that sounds just fine! :clap:

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Post by Elizabby » July 17th, 2018, 3:43 am

Hi Devorah - did you save the original version?

I have to say, I don't love the up tempo effect. Some characters are more affected than others, but overall I don't find this version as nice to listen to as other chapters. The removal of the spaces between speeches makes it sound breathlessly rushed at that speed!

I have an alternative suggestion: the problem is the Grandmother - can you just up tempo her speeches selectively? If you speed her up by 5% and leave everyone else alone that would probably do it!

(I haven't PLed the whole chapter, as I think some re-editing will be necessary. If you have the original tempo file before you took out the spaces, you can upload it as a FLAC file and I can play with the editing a bit if you are sick of it!)

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Post by BookAngel7 » July 17th, 2018, 4:37 am

Ugh, chapter six was a bear, especially for poor Grandma! Sorry the editing is giving fits, too. :roll:

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Post by fiddlesticks » July 17th, 2018, 12:17 pm

Here is chapter 6 again *fingers crossed* I did as suggested and just changed the tempo on Grandma's lines and a couple of Maud's just to shave off a few seconds without messing with the silences, thanks for the suggestions and offer of help :D

Time:1:11:59

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Post by fiddlesticks » July 17th, 2018, 2:15 pm

~Tiffany

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Post by Elizabby » July 18th, 2018, 6:11 am

Chapter 8 is PL OK! Interesting time jump - all the voices sound older now!

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Post by Twinkle88 » July 18th, 2018, 9:53 pm

Elizabby wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 6:11 am
Interesting time jump - all the voices sound older now!
Wow, I love that! :D
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Post by BookAngel7 » July 19th, 2018, 3:57 am

Elizabby wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 6:11 am
Chapter 8 is PL OK! Interesting time jump - all the voices sound older now!
Yay! That was one of the hardest parts of this project-- glad we pulled it off! :clap:

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Post by Elizabby » July 19th, 2018, 6:29 pm

Chapter 6 is now PL OK! :clap: Well done!

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Post by fiddlesticks » July 19th, 2018, 6:31 pm

Wonderful! Thank you! I have almost been holding my breath every time this thread gets updated! Will have my next one in Next week hopefully :D
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Post by Twinkle88 » July 20th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Thanks for all your work, Tiffany! You are GREAT!! :)
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