COMPLETE: Elsie at Nantucket by Martha Finley -jo

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knittedpiano
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Post by knittedpiano » April 23rd, 2018, 7:19 am

Thank you so much! That would be great!
~Amy

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Post by MrsHand » April 23rd, 2018, 8:15 am

Chapter 3 is read splendidly.

There is an issue that exists with all the sections and that is the volume is too low, so I'm marking Chapter 3 as "see PL Notes". We strive for 89 dB as our volume, with a +/- of 2 dB being allowable. That give a window of 87 - 91 dB.

There were parts of Chapter 3 that were so quiet that I had to really crank the volume to hear them. That prompted me to check the file, and since one was low, I went ahead and did the others and confirmed that they are low also.

A quick amplification in your recording software would solve the issue!

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Post by knittedpiano » April 23rd, 2018, 8:18 am

Thanks for letting me know!

So should I fix all the files for this project?

Also, I'm still new to Audacity, so how would I do that?

Thanks!
~Amy

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Post by MrsHand » April 23rd, 2018, 6:05 pm

Personally, I'd do all 4 sections you've already recorded.

One of our awesome admins, Phil, created an excellent series on how to use Audacity. You can find the whole list of topics on the wiki at https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Audacity_Tutorials or if video format is easier for you, there's the LibriVideo wiki: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

Also, there's a program called Checker where you can check your own technical specs before uploading the file. It's found on the wiki at https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

I hope that helps!


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Post by MrsHand » April 25th, 2018, 11:03 am

All but Section 2 are great! Section 2 is coming in at 85 dB, so it's still just a hair low.

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Post by knittedpiano » April 25th, 2018, 11:34 am

~Amy

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Post by MrsHand » May 1st, 2018, 4:07 am

knittedpiano wrote:
April 25th, 2018, 11:34 am
Ok, here it is! Hope this is better!

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/elsieatnantucket_02_finley_128kb.mp3

18:49
It's perfect! 2 is now PL OK!

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Post by knittedpiano » May 1st, 2018, 8:23 am

Thank you very much!

I'm not sure if I'll be able to record anything this week, but I'll upload something as soon as possible.
~Amy

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Post by knittedpiano » May 14th, 2018, 9:20 am

I'm really sorry I haven't been able to record anything yet! I have slightly lost my voice, but it should be good in a couple of days.

Sorry for the long wait!
~Amy

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Post by knittedpiano » May 15th, 2018, 5:45 pm

~Amy

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Post by knittedpiano » May 16th, 2018, 9:49 am

~Amy

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Post by MrsHand » May 17th, 2018, 5:57 am

PL Notes:

Section 4: Starting at about 3:39 and running for several second there's some very distracting background noise. I would suggest re-recording that section.

Section 5: at approximately 22:34, the end of the word "direction" is cut off.


The readings themselves were very good. I would note that it may be worth doing some specific noise removal to take care of the mouse clicking noise throughout, but I'm not going to say things aren't PL if it's left alone.

And if you don't mind my wholly unsolicited advice, I have found that using my arrow keys or the scroll wheel on the mouse to scroll down when I'm reading the text off of a browser window (especially from the Project Gutenberg website) takes care of the clicking sounds.

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Post by knittedpiano » May 17th, 2018, 7:07 am

~Amy

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