Thank you, Michael and Sonia, for checking, and for your feedback.
Yes, the "c" in "haec" is inaudible: that was not an intentional effect, it just happened. I think I fixed it.
Also, as I see it, the sibilants may here have a number of relevant purposes; however, if they hurt to much, maybe it's better to reduce their volume or fade them out just a little bit. I've tried to do just this in the new file. Can you please check if the effect is acceptable, and if you think that in the next recordings I should correct more (or maybe less)?
While my control on voice, breathing, volume, etc., is far from the levels that I wish to achieve, the pronunciation and scansion here are almost perfect, although some annoying imperfections still persist. As I see it, some of the most obvious are:
- the syllable "rĭ" in the first īnfĕrĭās should have been pronounced just a bit clearer;
- in ādlŏquĕrēr, the ā should have been much longer, and the ŏ much shorter;
- generally, most m's should have been waaaay longer;
- generally, many r's should have been more vibrated;
- the ē in pērpĕtŭūm should (probably) have sounded more like an é than an è.
Also, I am not satisfied with the background noise and some specific noises (caused by a cable?, by fingers on the table?, by the chair?). Occasionally I try the noise remover, but I rarely accept the results as it seems it has more effect on the recorded voice than on the actual noise.
I think there are so many features in Audacity that I still need to learn to use properly
Obviously, there is much to improve
Sbagliando si impara (hopefully)
The amended file is here: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/msw025_carmenci_catullus_le_128kb.mp3
Thank you for your work,