[COMPLETE][GRP/POETRY] Cobwebs from a Library Corner by John Kendrick Bangs - kit

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Post by RSlabaugh » December 30th, 2019, 9:45 pm

NishthaRocks wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Hello!

Here's number 30:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_30_bangs_128kb.mp3


Here's number 31:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_31_bangs_128kb.mp3

I'm not sure I got the amplification right on this one because it wasn't allowing me to amplify much without clipping. If there's a problem, I'll redo this one.

Thanks,
Nishtha
I’ll try to get to these tomorrow. Thanks! :)
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Post by RSlabaugh » January 1st, 2020, 9:37 am

NishthaRocks wrote:
December 30th, 2019, 9:40 pm
Section 30 is PL OK :clap:

Section 31 PL notes:
Volume is still at 85.8 dB so I asked Sonia for input on how to fix it. Here’s her reply:
if you download and open in audacity you see the problem right away. Between 0:55 and 0:56 is a high peak. That is the one that would be clipping. Luckily she only has that one peak. Some people are riddled with spikes and it's a lot of work to manually get them down. But here it's only one single one, so the best way to do is this:

1) zoom in and highlight the spike only
2) decrease volume on the spike by -5 (I think that should be enough)
3) highlight it all now
4) now you can amplify with 3 dB and nothing will clip - the volume will be about 88 dB then
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Post by NishthaRocks » January 1st, 2020, 9:49 pm

Here's the rectified version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_31_bangs_128kb.mp3


Thanks for the help, Rosebud and Sonia! Sorry for all the trouble I'm causing!

Nishtha

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Post by RSlabaugh » January 2nd, 2020, 9:04 pm

NishthaRocks wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 9:49 pm
Here's the rectified version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_31_bangs_128kb.mp3


Thanks for the help, Rosebud and Sonia! Sorry for all the trouble I'm causing!

Nishtha
Don't consider yourself a bother at all! We love helping people get their bearings, and I only wish my knowledge and experience were such that I could do more of it.

This file appears to be identical to the previous one, did you save your changes? Or perhaps upload the wrong version? Still at 85.8 dB, still has that spike... Sorry for the stress it's been giving you! But don't give up, it won't always be this hard!
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Post by NishthaRocks » January 2nd, 2020, 9:25 pm

RSlabaugh wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 9:04 pm

Don't consider yourself a bother at all! We love helping people get their bearings, and I only wish my knowledge and experience were such that I could do more of it.

This file appears to be identical to the previous one, did you save your changes? Or perhaps upload the wrong version? Still at 85.8 dB, still has that spike... Sorry for the stress it's been giving you! But don't give up, it won't always be this hard!
You're right! I hadn't saved my changes! I think this one is correct:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_31_bangs_128kb.mp3


Thanks!

Nishtha

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Post by RSlabaugh » January 3rd, 2020, 8:14 am

NishthaRocks wrote:
January 2nd, 2020, 9:25 pm
You're right! I hadn't saved my changes! I think this one is correct:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_31_bangs_128kb.mp3


Thanks!

Nishtha
PL OK :clap: Volume is right on now!
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Post by silverquill » January 3rd, 2020, 3:46 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_54_bangs_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_55_bangs_128kb.mp3

The corrected files are uploaded, same time
Thanks so much for catching these little things! They do make a difference.

~Larry

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Post by adr6090 » January 3rd, 2020, 4:30 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 3:46 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_54_bangs_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_55_bangs_128kb.mp3

The corrected files are uploaded, same time
Thanks so much for catching these little things! They do make a difference.

~Larry
Thank you Larry!! They are now in the MW awaiting Rose to pl approve.
April

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Post by RSlabaugh » January 4th, 2020, 11:31 am

silverquill wrote:
January 3rd, 2020, 3:46 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_54_bangs_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_55_bangs_128kb.mp3

The corrected files are uploaded, same time
Thanks so much for catching these little things! They do make a difference.

~Larry
Yep! PL OK :wink:

Thanks!
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Post by Kitty » January 4th, 2020, 12:02 pm

oh I just saw that we are fully assigned, so I'll move us over to Readers found. Sorry for the oversight

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Post by adr6090 » January 4th, 2020, 8:37 pm

Kitty wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 12:02 pm
oh I just saw that we are fully assigned, so I'll move us over to Readers found. Sorry for the oversight

Sonia
We attained the being fully assigned recently....last week the last open section was claimed. :clap:
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Post by adr6090 » January 5th, 2020, 2:57 pm

oogiesragdoll wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 2:12 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_07_bangs_128kb.mp3

Here is section 07, duration 00:47
Thank you for 06 & 07!!
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Post by RSlabaugh » January 5th, 2020, 5:09 pm

oogiesragdoll wrote:
January 5th, 2020, 2:00 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/cobwebsfromalibrarycorner_06_bangs_128kb.mp3

Here is section 6, duration 33 seconds.
Lovely reading!!

Several PL notes:
There's a very obvious hum in the background. One round of cleaning should do wonders for that!
DC Bias is at -15 (should be right around 0). To fix that, select all of your recording, go to Effects>Normalize, and make sure only the box that mentions DC Offset is checked. Then hit apply.
Also your beginning silence should be lengthened a little. There seems to be only .1 second.

That should do it. Thanks! :)
~Rosebud

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