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Post by SarahC » July 6th, 2020, 8:05 pm

Hello,

Can I claim Section 8: Sharp Eyes Goes Traveling?

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Post by philchenevert » July 6th, 2020, 9:10 pm

SarahC wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Hello,

Can I claim Section 8: Sharp Eyes Goes Traveling?
Absolutely! have fun and tell us a story. :thumbs:
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Post by TheIntern356 » July 7th, 2020, 1:40 pm


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Post by philchenevert » July 7th, 2020, 1:43 pm

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Here is section 10 and 11. First attempt at differentiating character voices.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_10_barnum_128kb.mp3 (10:25.24)


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_11_barnum_128kb.mp3 (12:47.09)
Thank you. I will put these into the magic window for proof listening. :thumbs: Different voices can be fun and/or challenging. I just imagine that i'm reading a story to my grandchildren and they seem to come naturally.
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Post by loon » July 7th, 2020, 6:21 pm

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 1:40 pm
Here is section 10 and 11. First attempt at differentiating character voices.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_10_barnum_128kb.mp3 (10:25.24)


https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_11_barnum_128kb.mp3 (12:47.09)
Chapter 10 - Sharp Eyes Meets Chunky - is PL OK.

Chapter 11 - Sharp Eyes Gets Away - has one flaw: the ending silence is under 4 seconds when it should be 5. We can't get too carried away when bending the rules. If you can edit a bit of silence onto the end of chapter 11 and upload it again it'll be fine.

Chunky does indeed sound happy.
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Post by TheIntern356 » July 7th, 2020, 7:01 pm

loon wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 6:21 pm


Chapter 10 - Sharp Eyes Meets Chunky - is PL OK.

Chapter 11 - Sharp Eyes Gets Away - has one flaw: the ending silence is under 4 seconds when it should be 5. We can't get too carried away when bending the rules. If you can edit a bit of silence onto the end of chapter 11 and upload it again it'll be fine.

Chunky does indeed sound happy.
Okay, here is a fixed Chapter 11
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_11_barnum_128kb.mp3 (12:48.29)

Also is there some easy way to ensure only a precise 5 seconds of silence? I've been recording an extra like 60 seconds to get juicy noise reduction profiles and then estimating a 5-second cut through just highlighting.

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Post by loon » July 7th, 2020, 7:32 pm

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 7th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Okay, here is a fixed Chapter 11
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_11_barnum_128kb.mp3 (12:48.29)

Also is there some easy way to ensure only a precise 5 seconds of silence? I've been recording an extra like 60 seconds to get juicy noise reduction profiles and then estimating a 5-second cut through just highlighting.
Chapter 11 is now PL OK - thanks for the fix.

It will vary with your operating system and version of Audacity, but I'm fond of the [Ctrl]-1 , [Ctrl]-2 and [Ctrl]-3 keys, which adjust the horizontal scale shown for your track(s). On my system, the [Ctrl]-2 sets the scale so about 15 seconds of my recording is the width of my screen and each second is labeled, [Ctrl]-1 and [Ctrl]-3 duplicate the 'zoom in' and 'zoom out' buttons on the toolbar - but I don't have to leave the keyboard and grab the mouse. Expanding the horizontal scale that way should give you all the information you need.
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Post by loon » July 7th, 2020, 7:44 pm

PS - expanding on the old joke, 'close' (or as you say 'precise') applies to horseshoes, hand grenades --- and the ending 5 seconds of silence in a LibriVox chapter. When I'm wearing my DPL hat I'm not going to bat an eye if the closing silence is 4.5 or 5.0 or 5.5 seconds.
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Post by TheIntern356 » July 8th, 2020, 10:55 am

I see that no one has taken chapter 6 yet. I could go and wrap that up.

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Post by philchenevert » July 8th, 2020, 12:11 pm

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 8th, 2020, 10:55 am
I see that no one has taken chapter 6 yet. I could go and wrap that up.
That would be most excellent!
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Post by TheIntern356 » July 9th, 2020, 10:01 am

Hey, so in chapter 6 there's a rooster that supposed to go "cock-a-doodle-doo"

Can I just edit in a real rooster sound effect?

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Post by philchenevert » July 9th, 2020, 10:45 am

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 10:01 am
Hey, so in chapter 6 there's a rooster that supposed to go "cock-a-doodle-doo"

Can I just edit in a real rooster sound effect?
You may not. Just make the sound yourself, it will be fine. :D
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Post by TheIntern356 » July 9th, 2020, 11:02 am


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Post by philchenevert » July 9th, 2020, 11:04 am

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 11:02 am
Aw okay.

Anyway here's Section 6

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_6_barnum_128kb.mp3 (11:46.56)
Thank you. Yes, I know it's nice to add sound effects but we have found it much safer to not use them because of public domain issues. But I am sure your rooster was up to snuff. :thumbs:
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Post by loon » July 9th, 2020, 1:32 pm

TheIntern356 wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 11:02 am
Anyway here's Section 6

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_6_barnum_128kb.mp3 (11:46.56)
Both "Cock-a-doodle-do"s are extremely loud compared to the rest of the chapter - painfully so. They're also clipping - you drove the levels to the digital limits and beyond. It would be better if you replaced those rooster crows with a couple that weren't so loud.

Also, the file name should be
sharpeyesthesilverfox_06_barnum_128kb.mp3
not
sharpeyesthesilverfox_6_barnum_128kb.mp3

I like your Don the friendly dog voice.
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