[Complete] Bill Nye's Cordwood by Bill Nye - lt

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Post by NemoR » April 14th, 2018, 1:43 pm

Lmnei wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 1:37 pm
NemoR wrote:
April 13th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Section 30 for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_30_nye_128kb.mp3 (2:32)
Nemo - excellent reading per usual! PL OK!

Lynda
Thanks Lynda! :D
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Post by Lmnei » April 14th, 2018, 1:47 pm

Steve wrote:
April 9th, 2018, 10:23 am
Lmnei wrote:
April 6th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Steve - great recording - love your accent! PL OK!

Lynda
Thanks for that Lynda. :)

Section 27 now uploaded:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_27_nye_128kb.mp3

Duration: 8:41

Cheers

Steve
Steve - Chapter 27 is PL OK

Lynda

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Post by Lmnei » April 14th, 2018, 1:53 pm

DrPGould wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 3:16 pm
Tom:

Here is the link for Section 7. Duration is 8:02

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_07_nye_128kb.mp3

(Frances Folsom Cleveland...known as "Frank" to her husband, is one of my favorite first ladies. I think in a battle of wits with Nye, she would've easily held her own.....and it would have been fun to watch.)

Many thanks,

Philip
Phillip - your recording per usual is PL OK :)

Lynda

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Post by Lmnei » April 14th, 2018, 2:17 pm

yaelh wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Here is section 6:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_06_nye_128kb.mp3 4.65 KB
duration: 4:57
I'd be glad to have some feedback :D
Thanks,
Yael
Hi Yael - your recording is good from a spoken word standpoint. Have you done your 1 minute test already?
The reason why I ask is that your recording did not pass from a noise standpoint - there is a lot of noise in the recording - it sounds like you are recording in an empty space with a lapel microphone as there are a lot of hisses when you pronounce certain letters leading to a fail on the noise check we do. Usually these types of things are found when the 1 minute recording process is done. I tried playing with your recording myself and you can get the noise down to an acceptable level (I use the Checker tool).

I did the following in Audacity AFTER saving your original file with a different name -

Effect - Noise Reduction - Get Noice Profile - OK
Effect - Noise Reduction - Change Noise Reduction to 10 - OK (This is a very high amount - normally I have 3 entered there).
Effect - Compressor - Set Compression to 3:1 - leave other Settings and boxes unchecked - OK
Effect - Amplify - It allowed me to Amplify at this point (amount in top box) so that is what I did - OK
Then one more time Effect - Noise Reduction - Change Noise Reduction to 10 - OK

Now save this file as billnyescordwood_06_nye_128kb.mp3 and run it through the Checker Tool which I will post the link for for you https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker. You will need to download the Checker Tool and install it on your computer. You should get a PASSED when you select your Section 6 file now instead of getting a noise warning.

EDIT - I found this information too when looking for the Checker Tool link -
text instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
video, but with an older version of Audacity so the settings are different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw


Let me know how it goes.

Lynda

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Post by Lmnei » April 14th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Hi Lane -

I just reviewed Sections 11 and 12 for the removal of the stereo and the addition of the time at the beginning which is now great and fixed however now both recordings are too loud :(

Section 11 and 12 are both 93.3 dB where they need to be within the range of (86–92 dB).

Can you please apply either Noise Reduction or enter a Negative number (such as -3 or -4) in Effects - Amplify if you are using Audacity to reduce the volume of your recordings and re-submit them please?

I think by they will will have covered off everything!

Lynda

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Post by Lmnei » April 14th, 2018, 2:44 pm

Phillip -

Section 16 is PL OK Good work!

Lynda

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Post by DrPGould » April 14th, 2018, 2:50 pm

Tom:

Here is Section 13. Duration is 5:54.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_13_nye_128kb.mp3

(If laughter is the best medicine, I just od-ed.)

Many thanks,

Philip

PS--15 & 26 look interesting, may I claim them?
Back after 8/15. In the hands of the medicos.

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Post by Lmnei » April 14th, 2018, 3:34 pm

DrPGould wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Tom:

Here is Section 13. Duration is 5:54.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_13_nye_128kb.mp3

(If laughter is the best medicine, I just od-ed.)

Many thanks,

Philip

PS--15 & 26 look interesting, may I claim them?
Oh my GOODNESS! I cannot believe you could record that without even breaking into laughter once! That recording is PL OK!

I just HAD to listen to it immediately! :)

Lynda

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Post by Penumbra » April 14th, 2018, 5:45 pm

DrPGould wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 2:50 pm
Tom:

Here is Section 13. Duration is 5:54.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_13_nye_128kb.mp3

(If laughter is the best medicine, I just od-ed.)

Many thanks,

Philip

PS--15 & 26 look interesting, may I claim them?
They are yours. Thank you!
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Post by Sonichamy » April 15th, 2018, 6:18 am

Lmnei wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Hi Sonichamy -

All these sections are PL okay for the reading portion - you have a great voice and these were excellent readings!

The only issue was technical with Sections 33 and 34 -

They both currently have a volume of 92.1 dB and they need to be in the target range (86–92 dB). I know this is picky but the Checker is not giving it a pass so if you can reduce the volume just a bit and resubmit these two that would be awesome!

Lynda

Thanks a lot, Lynda! My grandfather recorded books for the blind for many years, so I'm trying to follow in his footsteps.

Here are the revised files. They should be well within the level range now.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_33_nye_128kb.mp3 - 4:06
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/billnyescordwood_34_nye_128kb.mp3 - 5:55

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Post by Lmnei » April 15th, 2018, 8:36 am

Sonichamy -

Sections 33 and 34 are Spot PL OK!

Thanks for your patience with the process!

Lynda


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Post by Penumbra » April 16th, 2018, 8:38 am

Tom Penn

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Post by Penumbra » April 16th, 2018, 8:38 am

Section 08 in the MW and ready for PL.
Thanks, Lynda.
Tom Penn

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Post by Lmnei » April 16th, 2018, 1:03 pm

Hey Tom -

Can I read 10 and 14 so we get this project to Readers Found?

I am just finishing the PL of the 4 Sections posted over the last day.

Lynda

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