COMPLETE The Misses Mallett, by E.H. Young - rap

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mycatmissesme
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Post by mycatmissesme » May 10th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Originally published as The Bridge Dividing

The Misses Mallett by E.H. (Emily Hilda) Young (1880 - 1949).


This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/the-misses-mallett-by-e-h-young/
The arrival of the eligible Francis Sales disturbs the calm existence of the four Misses Mallett in this social satire.Three women love him--will one of them be his wife? ( Anne Erickson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8131
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Genres for the project: Family Life; General Fiction/Published 1900 onward; Literary Fiction; Satire

    Keywords that describe the book: Jane Austen, witty, comedy of manners

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Misses Mallett. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Misses Mallett, by E.H. Young. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Misses Mallett by E.H. Young. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Misses Mallett, by E.H. Young. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename missesmallett_##_young_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. missesmallett_01_young_128kb.mp3)
  • Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
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    Any questions?
    Please post below
Anne Erickson, Toronto

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 10th, 2020, 1:31 pm

Does the text you are using match this Gutenberg ebook? http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8131 It would be nice to have an online reference for the text.

cadastra
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Post by cadastra » May 10th, 2020, 2:01 pm

I'd love to DPL for you.

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Post by Rapunzelina » May 11th, 2020, 1:19 pm

If you haven't started recording from your hard copy yet, please use the online text which is in the public domain, as a later edition would hold its own copyright. If your hard copy is published in 1924 and earlier, you can use it, but it would be necessary to have a picture of its title and copyright page so that the edition can be verified.

Also, how many sections will you need for this book? I failed to notice it wasn't specified when I set it up, so we'll have to add sections manually now.

Cadastra, are you one of those proof-listeners who follow with the text? I'm not asking you to do it if not, just asking if you do that when DPLing, as it would offer an extra check that the text used is in the public domain. :D

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Post by cadastra » May 11th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Yes, I often follow along with the text, although not always. I can do so for this project if necessary.

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Post by mycatmissesme » May 15th, 2020, 2:17 pm

Thanks, Rapunzelina and Cadastra.

Yes, I can read the Gutenberg text, although mine seems to be identical.

How should I record the title? Reading the parenthetical title as given in Gutenberg doesn't sound clear to me--it could be a subtitle. Maybe say "The Misses Mallett, originally published as The Bridge Dividing?" Or "The Misses Mallett, by E.H. Young. This book was originally published as The Bridge Dividing?"

I'm afraid I don't know how many sections I'll need--would I estimate by the number of pages? It's 256 in my copy.

Thanks!
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Post by Rapunzelina » May 15th, 2020, 4:51 pm

Would it work if you said for the title "The Misses Mallett, or The Bridge Dividing, by E.H. Young." ? Otherwise you can use "The Misses Mallett, originally published as The Bridge Dividing, by E.H. Young." for your first section and then just use the one title with the shortened intro for the rest of the sections.
mycatmissesme wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 2:17 pm
I'm afraid I don't know how many sections I'll need--would I estimate by the number of pages? It's 256 in my copy.
it's ok! We can add sections as we go :wink: I can't see if it has chapters. I suppose you can record in manageable chunks and stop at natural points in the story, like change of day or change of scene.

I'll move us to Going Solo!

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 18th, 2020, 11:00 am

Hi Anne! Just checking to see if you're making any progress, or if you need any help with this project. I hope you are well! :9:

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Post by mycatmissesme » July 9th, 2020, 12:57 pm

Hi, Rapunzelina:

I've been delayed on this--sorry! We had a chance to spend June at our cottage and couldn't resist, but we don't have internet there so I couldn't access Gutenberg.

We're back in town now so I'll get back to work. For reasons I won't go into here, though, I think it will take longer than I initially thought.

Anne

PS I did upload one segment before we left. Did it get through OK?

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 9th, 2020, 1:10 pm

Hi, welcome back! June at the cottage indeed sounds irresistible :D
mycatmissesme wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 12:57 pm
PS I did upload one segment before we left. Did it get through OK?
I couldn't find anything in my uploads folder. At your convenience, upload your file again and post the link here in the thread. It will be easier to find. Thank you!

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Post by mycatmissesme » July 18th, 2020, 1:04 pm

Here's part 1 of The Misses Mallett:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/the_misses_mallett_young_pt01_ae_128kb.mp3

44:01

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8131

NB After I uploaded this I realized I had left out the author's name in the intro, so I uploaded it again. I think that means you'll see two on the server; this is the link of the corrected version.

Anne
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Post by Rapunzelina » July 18th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Thank you, Anne!
Our proof-listener, Cadastra, will take a listen at her convenience and will let you know if there are any fixes needed.



Cadastra and Anne, the filename is not in the format proposed in the first post, but don't worry about the filenames, I can take care of those at cataloguing. Thanks! :thumbs:

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Post by mycatmissesme » July 18th, 2020, 1:23 pm

Anne Erickson, Toronto

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Post by cadastra » July 20th, 2020, 6:38 am

mycatmissesme wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Here's part 1 of The Misses Mallett:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/the_misses_mallett_young_pt01_ae_128kb.mp3

44:01

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8131

NB After I uploaded this I realized I had left out the author's name in the intro, so I uploaded it again. I think that means you'll see two on the server; this is the link of the corrected version.

Anne
Hi Anne,
Section 1 sounds beautiful. Just a few PL notes... There should be less than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of the file, and there is currently almost 1.5 seconds of silence. In addition, there are loud background noises at 0:31 and 02:07.

Have you heard of Checker? You can use the program to check the technical specifications of your files against LibriVox standards - https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker. When I ran Section 1 through Checker, I found that there is significant DC bias (-12, see the Information tab). The DC bias should be right around 0. Significant DC bias can distort the audio and create clicks in the background of your recording, especially if you process your files using the noise cleaning or amplifying feature in Audacity. Please normalize the recording by following these instructions: Select All (Ctrl+A), Click Effect | Normalize, and check the "Remove DC Offset" box only, then click OK. Check that there is no DC bias using Checker.

Please edit and re-upload. Thank you!

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Post by cadastra » July 20th, 2020, 2:50 pm

Section 2 is PL OK aside from the DC bias which needs to be fixed. Wonderful reading! Are you using the noise reduction feature in Audacity? If so, I recommend you reduce the settings a bit - the complete silence between sentences is jarring compared to the low hum/fan noise when you are talking. I'm sure it would be easy for the listener to get used to a slight hum, but the inconsistency can be distracting from your lovely voice.

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