COMPLETE[PLAY]Pseudolus by Plautus - thw

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Post by Kitty » May 25th, 2020, 11:41 pm

JtotheP716 wrote:
May 25th, 2020, 2:41 pm
finally fixed
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_boy_03_128kb.mp3 01:48
thank you, Jennifer, now PL ok :)

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Post by jasonb » June 4th, 2020, 11:48 pm

Here is my act 1


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_pseudolus_1_128kb.mp3

I couldn't believe it when I finished, that just my part was this long.
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Post by ToddHW » June 5th, 2020, 5:45 am

Well, you are the character the play is named after.

It will take a while for The Cheat - the other character the play is named for (in English) - to show up and take over.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Kitty » June 6th, 2020, 5:56 am

jasonb wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 11:48 pm
Here is my act 1
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_pseudolus_1_128kb.mp3
I couldn't believe it when I finished, that just my part was this long.
yes that's the fate of all the main characters :lol: but you are really shining here in this role. I like the quite mocking undertone you mostly have throughout the act :thumbs: I guess it's absolutely how the original would have sounded.

just a small snippet here:

> at 19:01: (p. 275) repeat "I know that" - can be cut out once

oh and this is optional, but the other readers all say "read by" instead of "played by" in the voice credit. Doesn't matter much, only giving you the option if you want to say it the same way than the others

Thanks, looking forward to the next act

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Post by Fongie » June 9th, 2020, 9:49 am

POLYMACH.. POLY.. POL..POLYMACHA.. POLYMACHAEROPLAGIDES okay sure no problem saying that :|

Here they are finally! Sorry for delivering on deadline again and not before.

Kitty, last time I recorded you asked for a louder recording. I am a little confused about the numbers, all librivox references are about numbers in the 80s and 90s of decibels, but all recording software I have use more relative db metering - all levels are -5, -10, 0, etc (more than 0 not advised). Do you know what the correct librivox levels are with that system? I have a fairly advanced recording software for recording music, and I can get it to show me LUFS, RMS, peaks/averages, K10 K20 etc but nothing shows me "86db" or similar :hmm: Or else, you could tell me how you measure the audio yourself and Ill figure it out. It's not a problem to re-export these if they are wrong again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_ballio_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_ballio_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_ballio_4_128kb.mp3

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Post by ToddHW » June 9th, 2020, 10:51 am

I think 0 on many audio instrument scales is ~the desired 87 dB. I confess I use the "Replay Gain" analysis in Audacity and just do what it tells me (like +1.3 or -4.0, etc). I think Checker is more complete and accurate but I don't have it.

Since your files are going to be edited into the master files for the acts, it isn't critical that you be at the exact dB level as you be if your files were going into the catalog exactly as you uploaded it. I am going to play with the levels of the pieces of everyone's files to get the final mix that I think works best, and when I edit, I do it by ear - so long as I don't get the dreaded "clipping" line indication. I need no clipping in your inputs either - that can't be fixed by me once you export it into an mp3. Levels can be very low and I can amplify them, but then they often have a buncha noise in them, and that doesn't sound nice.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by alanmapstone » June 9th, 2020, 12:53 pm

Fongie wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 9:49 am
Kitty, last time I recorded you asked for a louder recording. I am a little confused about the numbers, all librivox references are about numbers in the 80s and 90s of decibels, but all recording software I have use more relative db metering - all levels are -5, -10, 0, etc (more than 0 not advised). Do you know what the correct librivox levels are with that system? I have a fairly advanced recording software for recording music, and I can get it to show me LUFS, RMS, peaks/averages, K10 K20 etc but nothing shows me "86db" or similar :hmm: Or else, you could tell me how you measure the audio yourself and Ill figure it out. It's not a problem to re-export these if they are wrong again.
There are a collection of "VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR LIBRIVOX" in the "Need help? Got advice?" Forum. I have found some of them useful in sorting out my recording and editing problems. I also had problems originally relating the levels in Audacity to the required dB levels for Librivox.
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Post by jasonb » June 9th, 2020, 8:47 pm

Kitty wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 5:56 am

yes that's the fate of all the main characters :lol: but you are really shining here in this role. I like the quite mocking undertone you mostly have throughout the act :thumbs: I guess it's absolutely how the original would have sounded.

just a small snippet here:

> at 19:01: (p. 275) repeat "I know that" - can be cut out once

oh and this is optional, but the other readers all say "read by" instead of "played by" in the voice credit. Doesn't matter much, only giving you the option if you want to say it the same way than the others

Thanks, looking forward to the next act

Sonia

Fixed and reuploaded

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_pseudolus_1_128kb.mp3
Regards,
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20 Years in Canada, 20 years in Panama, now returned to Canada for the next stage of my life

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Post by Kitty » June 10th, 2020, 4:53 am

Fongie wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 9:49 am
POLYMACH.. POLY.. POL..POLYMACHA.. POLYMACHAEROPLAGIDES okay sure no problem saying that :|
:lol: you did an excellent job with that tongue-twister. I remember I had to say it myself, but only once I think. Took a bit of practice. Adrian did it well too.

In fact the whole performance was absolutely stunning. In the beginning you are really a brutal slave-owner and sound like you enjoy the beatings. Later on in the verbal abuse scene you are quite cool and unfazed :thumbs: and then in the end, exasperated to be duped after all when the whole scheme dawns on you. Great characterization throughout.
Kitty, last time I recorded you asked for a louder recording. I am a little confused about the numbers, all librivox references are about numbers in the 80s and 90s of decibels, but all recording software I have use more relative db metering - all levels are -5, -10, 0, etc (more than 0 not advised). Do you know what the correct librivox levels are with that system?
sorry I'm no specialist in these matters. I use the Checker to see what the volume is. If it fails the recording with, say 80 dB, I simply calculate up to the desired average of 89 and go back to my file and amplify with +9 and that's it. Here is the checker, you can use it for your files as well: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

It also tells you other settings that may be wrong...

> in fact, all your files are in stereo instead of mono. Could you change these settings please for all three and reupload again ?

Other than that, Acts 3 and 4 have no errors, but I found a few notes for Act 1:

> at 4:35: (p. 263) "who spend your time with illustrious men in refinements" – I hear "tins" if I'm not mistaken :hmm:
> at 10:43: (p. 268) "your wealth defunct" – you say "defuned"

thanks ! I really enjoyed it.

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » June 10th, 2020, 4:58 am

jasonb wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 8:47 pm
Fixed and reuploaded
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_pseudolus_1_128kb.mp3
thanks Jason, now definitely PL ok :)

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Post by jasonb » June 18th, 2020, 1:58 am

Regards,
Jason (back) in Canada

20 Years in Canada, 20 years in Panama, now returned to Canada for the next stage of my life

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Post by Kitty » June 18th, 2020, 3:08 am

brilliant job Jason, totally PL ok. You're making my job easy and enjoyable here. :9: The plot thickens and so does the mischief in your voice :lol:

Excellent, I think that means Act 2 is ready for final assembling. All the roles are in for that act.

Thanks, and looking forward to the next act...

Sonia

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Post by Fongie » June 29th, 2020, 9:41 am

Kitty wrote:
June 10th, 2020, 4:53 am
Fongie wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 9:49 am
POLYMACH.. POLY.. POL..POLYMACHA.. POLYMACHAEROPLAGIDES okay sure no problem saying that :|
:lol: you did an excellent job with that tongue-twister. I remember I had to say it myself, but only once I think. Took a bit of practice. Adrian did it well too.

In fact the whole performance was absolutely stunning. In the beginning you are really a brutal slave-owner and sound like you enjoy the beatings. Later on in the verbal abuse scene you are quite cool and unfazed :thumbs: and then in the end, exasperated to be duped after all when the whole scheme dawns on you. Great characterization throughout.
Kitty, last time I recorded you asked for a louder recording. I am a little confused about the numbers, all librivox references are about numbers in the 80s and 90s of decibels, but all recording software I have use more relative db metering - all levels are -5, -10, 0, etc (more than 0 not advised). Do you know what the correct librivox levels are with that system?
sorry I'm no specialist in these matters. I use the Checker to see what the volume is. If it fails the recording with, say 80 dB, I simply calculate up to the desired average of 89 and go back to my file and amplify with +9 and that's it. Here is the checker, you can use it for your files as well: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

It also tells you other settings that may be wrong...

> in fact, all your files are in stereo instead of mono. Could you change these settings please for all three and reupload again ?

Other than that, Acts 3 and 4 have no errors, but I found a few notes for Act 1:

> at 4:35: (p. 263) "who spend your time with illustrious men in refinements" – I hear "tins" if I'm not mistaken :hmm:
> at 10:43: (p. 268) "your wealth defunct" – you say "defuned"

thanks ! I really enjoyed it.

Sonia
Thanks for the kind words! And sorry about the delay (again). Here is act 1 fixed and all three reuploaded in mono (oops)


https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_ballio_1_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_ballio_3_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/pseudolus_ballio_4_128kb.mp3

I look forward to hearing this when its done =)

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Post by ToddHW » June 29th, 2020, 11:51 am

Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » June 30th, 2020, 2:52 am

Fongie wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 9:41 am
Here is act 1 fixed and all three reuploaded in mono (oops)
thank you, Acts 3 and 4 now in mono and PL ok.

The corrections in Act 1 have been made, but now there is a blank gap in the first 3 and a half minutes :shock: Where has your audio disappeared to ?

That means Acts 2 and 3 are ready to edit !

Sonia

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