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Post by carolpelster » November 15th, 2017, 11:21 am

Hi. I uploaded Section 7 of My Strange Rescue. The length was 16 minutes 50 seconds. The link is:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_7_oxley_128kb.mp3
This is my first time submitting something besides my one minute test. Did I do it right?
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Post by Lynnet » November 15th, 2017, 11:50 am

carolpelster wrote:Hi. I uploaded Section 7 of My Strange Rescue. The length was 16 minutes 50 seconds. The link is:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_7_oxley_128kb.mp3
This is my first time submitting something besides my one minute test. Did I do it right?
Carol Pelster
Thank you and congratulations on your first recording :thumbs:
It is almost right... we need the leading zero on the file number, in projects with more than 9 sections. Don't worry about it... I can change it on the server; but if there are any edits needed after Proof Listening, please upload as _07_ 8-)
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Post by karlkuzmich » November 17th, 2017, 3:03 pm

carolpelster wrote:Hi. I uploaded Section 7 of My Strange Rescue. The length was 16 minutes 50 seconds.
Thank you, Carol, I enjoyed your reading.
In addition to the missing zero, I only could note that some of the pauses were long enough for me to start checking for my headphones connection :-)
There are no hard rules on the acceptable pause length, but I'd say no longer than 1.5 - 2 sec, unless between chapters or at section ends, or for special dramatic effects. If you intended the long pauses, fine, we can call it PL OK, but I think everyone would win if you cut them in half at 0:20, 1:45, 2:40, 3:30, 4:30, 11:05, 13:30, and 16:05.
Let me know what you decide, I'd be happy to spot-PL.
I'll say it again, I enjoyed your reading, thank you! :)
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Post by karlkuzmich » November 17th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Sec.5 PL OK :thumbs:
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Post by carolpelster » November 18th, 2017, 1:44 pm

Hello, Mark Chulsky
Thanks for the good suggestion about getting rid of the pauses. Here is a revised version of section 7, now 15 minutes 56 seconds long, about 1 minute less than the original version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_07_oxley_128kb.mp3

In case you have any further suggestions for improving future readings, I would be happy to hear them.

Carol

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Post by orschiro » November 19th, 2017, 10:50 am

Sorry that it took me so long to do my recording!

I am quite new to this and not yet accustomed.

So many other things got in my way... :-(

I am not even sure if my recording suffices.

If not, please let me know!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_0xley_128kb.mp3
Duration: 14:55

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Post by Lynnet » November 19th, 2017, 11:18 am

orschiro wrote:Sorry that it took me so long to do my recording!

I am quite new to this and not yet accustomed.

So many other things got in my way... :-(

I am not even sure if my recording suffices.

If not, please let me know!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_0xley_128kb.mp3
Duration: 14:55
Thank you. Mark will listen soon.
Please note that the file name needs to be all lower case... don't worry, I can change it, but if you need to re-upload with edits, please watch that 8-)
Also, you get 2 months from the date of your claim to submit your file, before I get mean :twisted: -- and you can usually ask for an extension if you need it. In this case, you were well within the time :thumbs:
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Post by karlkuzmich » November 20th, 2017, 7:18 pm

orschiro wrote:I am not even sure if my recording suffices.

If not, please let me know!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_0xley_128kb.mp3
Duration: 14:55
Dear Orshiro, your recording is quite enjoyable, don't be shy about it.
The only notes are: please replace the zero with small "o" in the track name as Lynne pointed out and cut the 8-sec pause at 7:40.
Looking forward to hearing your voice again.
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Post by orschiro » November 21st, 2017, 6:35 am

Dear karlkuzmich,

Thank you for your encouraging words! :-)

I think this version addresses all your points:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_oxley_128kb.mp3

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Post by karlkuzmich » November 21st, 2017, 11:51 am

orschiro wrote:I think this version addresses all your points:
Sorry, but now we have a long pause at 11:00 -- what's happened there? It was not there before.
Also, the Sample Rate must be 44,100 Hz.
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Post by karlkuzmich » November 21st, 2017, 1:05 pm

carolpelster wrote:Hello, Mark Chulsky
Thanks for the good suggestion about getting rid of the pauses. Here is a revised version of section 7, now 15 minutes 56 seconds long, about 1 minute less than the original version:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/mystrangerescue_07_oxley_128kb.mp3

In case you have any further suggestions for improving future readings, I would be happy to hear them.

Carol
Good job, Carol, don't you agree the story became more dynamic and energetic? Sec.7 PL OK :clap:
I enjoyed listening to the story again, however usually it is expected that you only correct what the PL-er noted. If you do more, than the PL-er has to listen to the entire track again, not just spot-PL. It's a good practice to agree about the second round of PL upfront. Other PL-ers might balk at re-PLing of long tracks. But don't worry, I enjoyed listening to your performance again. 8-)
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Post by orschiro » November 22nd, 2017, 7:16 am

karlkuzmich wrote:
orschiro wrote:I think this version addresses all your points:
Sorry, but now we have a long pause at 11:00 -- what's happened there? It was not there before.
Also, the Sample Rate must be 44,100 Hz.
I am very sorry for this!

I fixed this empty pause at minute 11 and adjusted the frequency but now my voice sounds a bit weird.

Anyway, if you think we can use it that way, I am fine with it! :-)

http://uploads.librivox.org/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_oxley_128kb.mp3

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Post by Lynnet » November 22nd, 2017, 9:23 pm

orschiro wrote:
karlkuzmich wrote:
orschiro wrote:I think this version addresses all your points:
Sorry, but now we have a long pause at 11:00 -- what's happened there? It was not there before.
Also, the Sample Rate must be 44,100 Hz.
I am very sorry for this!

I fixed this empty pause at minute 11 and adjusted the frequency but now my voice sounds a bit weird.

Anyway, if you think we can use it that way, I am fine with it! :-)

http://uploads.librivox.org/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_oxley_128kb.mp3
Thank you. Sometimes what sounds "weird" to the reader sounds just fine to everyone else :D
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Post by karlkuzmich » November 23rd, 2017, 12:53 pm

orschiro wrote:I fixed this empty pause at minute 11 and adjusted the frequency but now my voice sounds a bit weird.
Anyway, if you think we can use it that way, I am fine with it! :-)
http://uploads.librivox.org/lynnet/mystrangerescue_06_oxley_128kb.mp3
Hello, Orschiro,
You shouldn't have touched "frequency," whatever it was. Your recording became 70 sec. longer, so you must have slowed it down, therefore it sounds weird 8-)
Please:
1. Delete this file, you don't need it.
2. Open your original version (the one with "0xley") in Audacity,
3. Cut out the pause,
4. Set the correct sampling rate:
--- a. At the left from the waveform find "Mono, 48,000 Hz".
--- b. Click the drop-down arrow,
--- c. Click "Set Rate" at the bottom, set it to 44,100.
5. Export as "mystrangerescue_06_oxley_128kb.mp3"
You should be all set. Good luck :wink:
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