[COMPLETE] Stories From The Operas by Gladys Davidson - tg

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Post by linny » February 10th, 2018, 4:37 pm

Ava,
That would be wonderful. Thank you for joining us. :D

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Post by RussellEric » February 12th, 2018, 5:26 am

I would like to claim Section 5, Bellini’s I Puritani. This is my first recording, so any advice and eventually feedback will be greatly appreciated. I chose this selection because it is one of your shorter items, and there are few non-English words to worry about pronunciation!

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Post by linny » February 12th, 2018, 6:36 am

Welcome to LV and congratulations on getting your setup working for your 1 minute test.

Please let me know what name you would like to have show up in the catalog.

Let me know if you have any questions along the way.

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Post by DianaS » February 12th, 2018, 4:40 pm

Hi, here is section 29, The Barber of Seville time= 14:12.87

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_29_davidson_128kb.mp3
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Post by DianaS » February 12th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Hi, may I read section 36, IL TROVATORE, OR, THE GIPSY'S VENGEANCE?
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Post by linny » February 13th, 2018, 9:59 am

TheVagabond wrote:
February 9th, 2018, 6:05 am
Completed reading: PUCCINI, LA BOHEME

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_27_davidson_128kb.mp3

Track length: 37 mins, 30 secs

No last minute stabbing this time, but no less tragic. It's getting harder to keep the tears out of the microphone.

Tom
Hi Tom,
I'm sorry you had such a long wait for PL notes.

The reading was great. The volume however is too low at 85.9dB. You don't have the room for a straight amplification without having to lower some high spots. The leveler on moderate should be enough to bring you in range.

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Post by TheVagabond » February 13th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Hi Linny,

Recording of PUCCINI, LA BOHEME - altered by leveler set at 2.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_27_davidson_128kb.mp3

I was uncertain myself about the volume of the first version, but the checker said it was OK. Not infallible it seems.

I gather that the leveler is to be used sparingly, but I now know a little more about it.

Tom
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Post by Elizabby » February 13th, 2018, 5:30 pm

I've never been clear about the differences between the Leveller, the Compressor and the Normalizer! I use the Compressor mostly, because I often have a lot of volume variation even if I'm averaging OK - the compressor moves everything a bit towards the average.

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Post by TheVagabond » February 14th, 2018, 2:27 am

The Leveller, the Compressor, and the Normalizer?

They sound like the favourite weapons of the Three Musketeers.
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Post by TriciaG » February 14th, 2018, 7:32 am

Compressor - shrinks peaks. More controls for the user to determine which peaks to use compression on, how much to shrink them, etc.

Normalize - raises the selected audio's volume (amplifies) so that the highest peak is at a specified distance from maximum. So if you set Normalize to 0.5, it will set the volume of the whole selection so that the biggest peak is 0.5 dB from clipping/maximum.

(as compared to) Amplify - raises or reduces the selected audio's volume by the amount you specify. So if you amplify 0.5, it raises the volume 0.5 dB for the selected audio. (Amplify by -0.5 reduces the volume by that amount.)

Leveler - shrinks some peaks, raises some low spots. I'm not sure how it decides what to shrink and what to raise. :) It might just be a light compressor and normalizer. IIRC, it has settings of Light, Medium, and Heavy. (I just went to check on my Audacity, and I cannot find the Leveler. I wonder if they've gotten rid of it in newer versions of Audacity.)

Personally, I compress as it gives me more control, and amplify rather than normalize because I don't care what the peak volume is; I want to raise the whole recording by the amount I want to raise it, often using ReplayGain to guide me. ;)
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Post by linny » February 14th, 2018, 8:20 am

Thank you, Tricia. :thumbs:

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Post by linny » February 14th, 2018, 8:38 am

TheVagabond wrote:
February 13th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Hi Linny,

Recording of PUCCINI, LA BOHEME - altered by leveler set at 2.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_27_davidson_128kb.mp3

I was uncertain myself about the volume of the first version, but the checker said it was OK. Not infallible it seems.

I gather that the leveler is to be used sparingly, but I now know a little more about it.

Tom
Hi Tom,
The Checker is actually what told me the volume was too low. Please make sure your setting are correct in the Checker. Validation>Choose Validation Methods>
Check marks should be on Technical Specifications, Wave Forms, and Background Noise.

I do have my Checker set to Validation>Strict.

I use the leveler for quick and easy. The compressor followed by amplification is generally what I use but there is a learning curve to it. I like this video for explaining it. The Audacity version is old but it's still close enough to get the idea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c

Spot check PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by linny » February 14th, 2018, 8:54 am

DianaS wrote:
February 12th, 2018, 4:40 pm
Hi, here is section 29, The Barber of Seville time= 14:12.87

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/storiesfromtheoperas_29_davidson_128kb.mp3
Diana, nicely done! PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by TheVagabond » February 14th, 2018, 9:50 am

Hi Linny, Tricia G,

Thanks for the advice and information about using Audacity and Checker - the settings on which I have changed now.

I should make some time just to mess around with these and see what happens on a test recording.

Tom
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Post by linny » February 14th, 2018, 10:02 am

:thumbs:

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