[Complete] Rhyme? And Reason? by Lewis Carroll - lt

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Post by Foon » March 28th, 2019, 1:48 pm

Hi Michael,
Couple of PL notes for section 13:
3:19 stumble “o-of all such theories” (text reads “in all such theories”)
3:25 stumble “the-the Present Company”
4:19 stumble “the-the world”
4:26 stumble “i-is but a notion”
13:04 I hear “the sang(?) she said”, text reads “the words she said”

One more thing, it doesn't need correcting, but it might be something to keep in mind for future recording: the lines "in character" tend to be rather a bit louder than others. Everyone does that (putting emotion and character into a voice almost automatically leads to a volume increase), but big changes in volume aren't necessarily nice for a listener! Again, it doesn't need correcting here, I just wanted to point it out as something to keep in mind. :D
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Post by MichaelMaggs » March 29th, 2019, 9:42 am

Thanks, I'll make some amendments when I get back home next week. On the volume issue, I can try a higher level of compression and see if that helps. Most of the 'stumbles' are intentional, and are in parts of the dialogue where the speaker is responding hesitantly. Other than where you've identified an error, I would argue that that should be OK. Hesitancy, like accent, stress, speed, etc is simply part of the way the text is read by a specific speaker.

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Post by Lynnet » March 29th, 2019, 10:14 am

Just to point out, except for technical issues, to edit or not to edit is ultimately the reader's decision.

As for the volume, I use the Leveler effect, which I find works better than compression 8-)
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Post by Foon » March 29th, 2019, 10:56 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
March 29th, 2019, 9:42 am
Thanks, I'll make some amendments when I get back home next week. On the volume issue, I can try a higher level of compression and see if that helps. Most of the 'stumbles' are intentional, and are in parts of the dialogue where the speaker is responding hesitantly. Other than where you've identified an error, I would argue that that should be OK. Hesitancy, like accent, stress, speed, etc is simply part of the way the text is read by a specific speaker.
It did cross my mind that it could be intentional, indeed--but I still wanted to mention them just in case they weren't! If you want to keep them as is, that's perfectly fine (as Lynne said as well). I also think that the of/in of the first note isn't important for standard PL, if you don't feel like changing that. And again, no need to change the volume in this recording, I only mentioned it as a "something to keep an eye on" if you wish.
I do think the last note (at 13:04) would benefit from correction. But the rest is definitely all up to you!
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Post by MichaelMaggs » May 15th, 2019, 11:54 am

Just checking in to confirm I'm still here and that I'll be getting back to this as soon as I can.

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Post by Foon » May 16th, 2019, 6:54 am

Good to hear from you, Michael! I look forward to listening to more of these poems! :D
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Post by Lynnet » August 15th, 2019, 8:14 am

Are you still working on the final 3 sections?
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Post by MichaelMaggs » August 15th, 2019, 9:08 am

Sorry for lengthy delay - I’m afraid that family issues have taken priority over the last few months. I will certainly be continuing this, hopefully by next month.

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Post by Lynnet » August 15th, 2019, 9:13 am

That's fine... it's your schedule. Just making sure you hadn't dropped off the face of the earth or been abducted by aliens :shock:
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Post by MichaelMaggs » October 7th, 2019, 12:39 pm

Just spent the afternoon padding out a cubbyhole as a recoding booth. Hope to be back soon, if I can remember how to use Audacity ...

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Post by MichaelMaggs » October 11th, 2019, 3:29 am

Section 16, Four Riddles, now done.

Not sure that complicated acrostic puzzles really work as an audio recording, but I've done my best!

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Post by MichaelMaggs » October 11th, 2019, 4:31 am

In The Three Voices, section 8 [not 13, as mentioned below], I've toned down the variability in volume, and I've also I've made the requested correction at 13:04:

I hear “the sang(?) she said”, text reads “the words she said”

The other points are to do with my deliberate reading choices and I'd prefer to leave them if that's OK.

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Post by MichaelMaggs » October 11th, 2019, 12:09 pm

The Lang Coortin', section 15, ready for PL. I'm not able to do a realistic Scottish accent, so haven't even tried.

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Post by Foon » October 13th, 2019, 2:21 pm

Hi Michael,
Great to see that you're recording and uploading again! I've been having some family circumstances and I'm trying to get everything back on track, so I will PL soon (but it might take a couple of days).
I look forward to listening! :D
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Post by MichaelMaggs » November 12th, 2019, 5:39 am

Hi Foon and Lynnet,

I've uploaded the final recordings, so that should I think be everything from my end, subject to any PL errors you may find.

I wanted to keep the Preface to the Hunting of the Snark separate from the poem itself, so I added a new section in the middle. As the MW explains, the section numbers have been automatically updated, but it seems that the recording URLs aren't amended to follow the new numbering. To avoid having two URLs called https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/rhymeandreason_13_carroll_128kb.mp3, I've uploaded the Snark poem under the name https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/rhymeandreason_12a_carroll_128kb.mp3 hoping that that will sort correctly in the background for Lynnet. But if I should have done something else, do let me know!

I'm having a think about another book now.

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