[COMPLETE] My Favorite Fairy Tales - phil

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Post by linny » July 22nd, 2018, 7:26 am

robinlamb wrote:
July 21st, 2018, 7:47 am
Here is the link to chapter 1: https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/mybookoffavoritefairytales_01_vredenburg_128kb.mp3 Length: 10:35
Nicely done! Pl ok. :thumbs:

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Post by Stepho24 » July 22nd, 2018, 4:29 pm

Can I take number 15, Thumbling? This will be my first read :D
I'd like to have my catalog name to be Stephanie Clark

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Post by Foon » July 23rd, 2018, 11:46 am

Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by linny » July 24th, 2018, 6:57 am

Hi Foon,
Sleeping Beauty is PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by linny » July 24th, 2018, 6:58 am

Stepho24 wrote:
July 22nd, 2018, 4:29 pm
Can I take number 15, Thumbling? This will be my first read :D
I'd like to have my catalog name to be Stephanie Clark
Hi Phil,
I hope you don't mind but I PLed Foon's chapter and put it in the MW. I didn't want this claim to get lost in the thread.

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Post by Barrettgps » July 24th, 2018, 4:50 pm

philchenevert wrote:
July 19th, 2018, 11:58 am

Your volume is indeed perfect this time and your reading just gets better and better; much more interesting!!!. But the distracting hum/background noise has not been reduced at all, at least to my ears and analysis. Something electrical is running very near to your microphone, producing loud frequencies in the 0 - 400 Hz range probably the computer? Sadly PCs have very loud fans in them; I have to point the back of my computer away from my mic and hand a soundproofing blanket between to dampen that darned noise. Anyway, I used the ending 'silence' of your recording as the sample, did a moderate -10 dB reduction using Noise REduction and it sounded much better, in fact I would get an OK from me. Please try that. You probably don't need this, but here is a video about using Noise REduction in Audacity (It says Noise Removal but that ain't true!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw
So I went ahead and re-recorded my test (no harm in extra practice 👍) I think this might be the one! 🤞 Would you give it a listen for me? :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_barrettgps.mp3

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Post by philchenevert » July 28th, 2018, 9:47 am

linny wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 6:58 am
Stepho24 wrote:
July 22nd, 2018, 4:29 pm
Can I take number 15, Thumbling? This will be my first read :D
I'd like to have my catalog name to be Stephanie Clark
Hi Phil,
I hope you don't mind but I PLed Foon's chapter and put it in the MW. I didn't want this claim to get lost in the thread.
I don't mind at all. I have not been receiving notices when posts are made in most of my projects and this is one of them so it is easy to not notice something. Thanks.
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Post by philchenevert » July 28th, 2018, 9:49 am

Barrettgps wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 4:50 pm
philchenevert wrote:
July 19th, 2018, 11:58 am

Your volume is indeed perfect this time and your reading just gets better and better; much more interesting!!!. But the distracting hum/background noise has not been reduced at all, at least to my ears and analysis. Something electrical is running very near to your microphone, producing loud frequencies in the 0 - 400 Hz range probably the computer? Sadly PCs have very loud fans in them; I have to point the back of my computer away from my mic and hand a soundproofing blanket between to dampen that darned noise. Anyway, I used the ending 'silence' of your recording as the sample, did a moderate -10 dB reduction using Noise REduction and it sounded much better, in fact I would get an OK from me. Please try that. You probably don't need this, but here is a video about using Noise REduction in Audacity (It says Noise Removal but that ain't true!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw
So I went ahead and re-recorded my test (no harm in extra practice 👍) I think this might be the one! 🤞 Would you give it a listen for me? :D

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test2_barrettgps.mp3
Yes, that is OK. You might have applied a bit too much noise reduction but the result is very undersrtandable. So you have the OK to record!. I apologize for the delay in responding; I have not been receiving any notices that people are posting my projects and so it only by luck I find 'em. Go ahead and record the section and ask if anything is perplexing. :thumbs:
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Post by philchenevert » July 28th, 2018, 10:04 am

The tiny preface has been put into the MW . :D
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Post by FinnHandyside » July 28th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Hi Phil!
Here is Bluebeard for your review... mm:ss = 10:23
Wide open to any suggestions or comments. Struggled a bit deciding what to do with Bluebeard's speaking parts. Especially since my voice is not very "big" or "dangerous" sounding to begin with. And this was my first time reading female dialogue so....

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/mybookoffavoritefairytales_12_vredenburg_128kb.mp3


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Post by philchenevert » July 28th, 2018, 7:53 pm

FinnHandyside wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Hi Phil!
Here is Bluebeard for your review... mm:ss = 10:23
Wide open to any suggestions or comments. Struggled a bit deciding what to do with Bluebeard's speaking parts. Especially since my voice is not very "big" or "dangerous" sounding to begin with. And this was my first time reading female dialogue so....

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/mybookoffavoritefairytales_12_vredenburg_128kb.mp3


:)
Thank you. How well I remember the first time reading female dialogue and feeling scared; or any dialog for that matter. Nothing bothers me now, so just trust yourself, you probably did a great job. I have found that people listen to the story and if you are telling it in an intersesting way, they automatically accept whatever you sound like for the characters. Listen to a few other LibriVox recordings of people doing dialog and see how it just flows. Anway, keep up the good work and just dive right in. :thumbs:
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Post by linny » July 29th, 2018, 7:50 am

philchenevert wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 10:04 am
The tiny preface has been put into the MW . :D
Hi Phil,
PL ok with the exception of the volume. The file is at 95.2dB.

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Post by philchenevert » July 29th, 2018, 8:53 am

linny wrote:
July 29th, 2018, 7:50 am
philchenevert wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 10:04 am
The tiny preface has been put into the MW . :D
Hi Phil,
PL ok with the exception of the volume. The file is at 95.2dB.
Wow! that is high; bet I forgot compression. will fix it in a few minutes and post again.
EDIT: it is fixed and I will double check at validation so let's mark it OK. Thanks.
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Post by linny » July 30th, 2018, 6:20 am

FinnHandyside wrote:
July 28th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Hi Phil!
Here is Bluebeard for your review... mm:ss = 10:23
Wide open to any suggestions or comments. Struggled a bit deciding what to do with Bluebeard's speaking parts. Especially since my voice is not very "big" or "dangerous" sounding to begin with. And this was my first time reading female dialogue so....

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/mybookoffavoritefairytales_12_vredenburg_128kb.mp3


:)
Hello,
You did a great job and the voices worked well. No need to worry there.

The only thing I could possibly offer is when a voice gets loud (yelling, emotional, etc) back slightly away from the mic. This will leave the full effect of the emotion without actually changing the volume.

PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by FinnHandyside » July 30th, 2018, 7:00 pm

[/quote]Hello,
You did a great job and the voices worked well. No need to worry there.

The only thing I could possibly offer is when a voice gets loud (yelling, emotional, etc) back slightly away from the mic. This will leave the full effect of the emotion without actually changing the volume.

PL OK! :thumbs:
[/quote]

Thanks, Phil :)
I’ll have to work something out regarding loud voices. Currently, I’m sitting in a small space on a chair that squeaks loudly if I move. I try turning my head away from the mic and aiming my voice up and away, but “to no purpose” (using the parlance of the books we tend to read around here). If I’m going to do loud, emotional voices I’ll either need a quieter chair or a space where I can stand up (while maintaining good acoustics).
Thanks for the feedback! Now to find another piece to read :)

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