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alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » February 8th, 2019, 9:19 pm

Hi Dale,
Here are the PL notes for your.
Earthmen bearing gifts is PL OK. :thumbs:

The Hand needs its ending silence reduced to 5 seconds.

The Drug has a
-repeat at 1:58-2:03 "Amos was no expert, but he'd spent many hours on customers' farms."
-repeat at 15:20-15:25 "One look told Amos what was coming."
-"A frightening thought struck him." is cut off at 15:59.

Cheers,
Amy
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Post by thebigmilk » February 8th, 2019, 11:23 pm

alg1001 wrote:
February 8th, 2019, 8:56 pm
thebigmilk wrote:
January 31st, 2019, 11:22 am
Exploiter's End
By James Causey
Read by Walter Mays
Time: 41:44
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/40970
Upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_exploitersend_causey_wm_128kb.mp3
Hi Walter
Your recording just needs three technical updates. The bit rate must be 128kbs. It must be a constant bit rate, and it needs to be amplified 6 dbs.
Please make these changes and resubmit it.
Other than, nice reading.
Amy
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_exploitersend_causey_wm_128kb.mp3

I've re-uploaded it with these changes. I'm not 100% sure that the amplification was exactly 6db, but I went back and used a compressor to even it out, then normalized it. It should be boosted to the correct level now, but let me know if I need to change anything.
All the best,

Walter

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Post by alg1001 » February 9th, 2019, 6:26 am

Hi Walter,
The bit rate part is all set now. Thanks for updating it.
It just needs more amplification now. 89db is the target. The recording is at 85 so it is still too quiet. One way to estimate the volume is to look at the track. If it touches or comes close to touching the 0.5 to -0.5 range in Audacity, it should be good. The more precise way is to use the checker. It will show you whether the tech specs and the volume are okay. MP3 Gain checks the volume only.
Here is a link in the forum where you can find the checker and mp3 gain.
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=36489
Please amplify it by 4 ideally. When you choose the amplification effect, it will suggest an amount to amplify it by. If it is less than 4, you can use the compressor effect to bring down any peaks. It should be able to amplify by 3 or 4 then.
Thank you,
Amy
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Post by Grothmann » February 9th, 2019, 7:16 pm

Hi Amy:

Re-cut the tail and reloaded The Hand --

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_thehand_sohl_dg_128kb.mp3

Everything else the same.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » February 10th, 2019, 6:04 am

Thank you for making the update, Chris. PL OK :thumbs:

p.s.
For future reference, please post the link in the thread when you upload another one.
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Post by alg1001 » February 10th, 2019, 6:05 am

Dale, The Hand is PL OK now. :thumbs:
Thanks,
Amy
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Post by Grothmann » February 13th, 2019, 2:03 pm

Hi Amy:

I may have made a serious error. I can not find my copy of the audio file for "the Drug". Let me look for another day. If I can not find it, we may have to remove it, unless there is a way I can get a copy from Librivox?

Thanks
Dale

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Post by Grothmann » February 13th, 2019, 2:06 pm

H:

I believe I have corrected Merchants of Venus. and Reloaded it.

Thanks
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » February 13th, 2019, 4:51 pm

Hi Dale,
Okay, Merchants of Venus is PL OK. If you can't find The Drug, you can download it from the MW.
Thanks,
Amy
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Post by Grothmann » February 13th, 2019, 6:31 pm

Hi:

The Drug is corrected and reloaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_drug_macapp_dg_128kb.mp3

Everything else is the same.

Thanks for listening to it.
Dale

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Post by alg1001 » February 14th, 2019, 4:21 pm

Thanks, Dale. The Drug is PL OK. :thumbs:
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Post by thebigmilk » February 17th, 2019, 8:25 pm

I think I finally got the technicalities of the recording right; please let me know if there's anything else I need to change.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_exploitersend_causey_wm_128kb.mp3

All the best,

Walter Mays

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Post by alg1001 » February 18th, 2019, 7:27 am

Hi Walter,
It is PL Ok now. :thumbs:
Thank you for updating it again!
-Amy
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Post by kristbg » February 27th, 2019, 6:22 pm

The Aggravation of Elmer
By Robert Arthur
Read by Chris Godinho
Time: 17:21
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29618
Upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf065_theaggravationofelmer_arthur_cg_128kb.mp3

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Post by alg1001 » February 27th, 2019, 6:36 pm

Thanks for your story, Chris! :)
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