[FULL]World's Story 6: Russia, Austria-Hungary, Balkan States, Turkey - kit

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Post by neecheelok70 » February 18th, 2019, 12:53 pm

You amaze me with your superior knowledge. I knew nothing. Fortunately for me I am getting my second go at an education. Filling in some of the gaps so to speak. Thanks for the ok. :D

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Post by techpsalti » February 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm

I have uploaded a stab at Section 43:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume06_043_tappan_128kb.mp3

Duration 09:58.

This is my very first recording (outside of the one-minute test), so any feedback is welcome!

-Daniel
~~ Life's too short to drink bad coffee. ~~

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Post by Kitty » February 20th, 2019, 3:00 am

techpsalti wrote:
February 19th, 2019, 11:25 pm
I have uploaded a stab at Section 43:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume06_043_tappan_128kb.mp3
Duration 09:58.
This is my very first recording (outside of the one-minute test), so any feedback is welcome!
-Daniel
Fond memories as I can exactly picture where the author was standing. I watched the Neva and the island in the middle of it at a similar spot on my trip to St Petersburg. :9: That was in summer though, so I didn't see any horse racing on the river.

Thank you Daniel for this wonderful first section :clap: you are really a very gifted storyteller, because you narrated it all very vividly and it's a pleasure to listen to. Well paced, well articulated, all perfect to understand and the local colouring with the Russian pronunciations is an added bonus.

Already I'm looking forward to another of your recordings. 8-)

There is only one tiny bit missing right at the beginning:

> at 0:36: you forgot to add the year "1870" between title and author. I wanted the whole title read like it is in the book, with no omissions, and especially since this is a history book, it's good to have the details of a timeline included as well. No need to redo it all, simply record "1870" (or if you wish the whole title) on another Audacity track, try to match the sound and volume a bit to the initial recording and copy/paste it in the correct spot.

The rest is totally word perfect. :clap: Please name the new file exactly the same way as the old, that way the new file will replace the old in the Magic Window. :)

Since you are asking for any feedback, if I may, I only want to add a small note to your audio quality. Did you do a lot of noise-cleanning ? If so, maybe the numbers you used were a bit aggressive, the sound is slighty echoey. Nothing disturbing, everything is perfectly understandable, but if the noise-cleaning is the cause, then maybe we could find way for improvement there. Or maybe you have automatic noise-cancellation turned on in the mic or the computer, if so, it would be good to turn it off. It's better to make a round of slight noise-cleaning later on in post-processing than cancelling it all out from the start, because the sound is usually warmer that way.

As to your narrative qualities, they are perfect. :thumbs:

Thank you

Sonia

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Post by neecheelok70 » February 22nd, 2019, 5:35 pm

Here is 13. Ah, the Kremlin! (But no mention of a Trump Tower, alas.)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume06_013_tappan_128kb.mp3 16.10 KB

17:10

Jim :lol:

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Post by silverquill » February 22nd, 2019, 9:21 pm

Well, I should do something for this volume.
How about Section 61?

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Post by Kitty » February 23rd, 2019, 2:13 am

silverquill wrote:
February 22nd, 2019, 9:21 pm
Well, I should do something for this volume.
How about Section 61?
thank you for participating in here as well, Larry, the section is yours :9:

And thank you April and Jim for your sections, will PL later in the day.

Sonia

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Post by ColleenMc » February 23rd, 2019, 7:41 am

Here is section 22 (Crossing of the Beresina River):

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume06_022_tappan_128kb.mp3

10:01

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Post by Hypatia » February 23rd, 2019, 8:23 am

Hello,

Can I please claim sections 47, 48 and 49 ? Thanks!

Hypatia

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Post by Kitty » February 23rd, 2019, 8:27 am

Hypatia wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 8:23 am
Can I please claim sections 47, 48 and 49 ? Thanks!
of course, thank you :9: happy to have you in this part of the project as well

(but pleeeeeease finish the other project first ;) )

also thank you Colleen for your section. I updated the MW. It will take a bit of time to PL though, I have accumulated quite a backlog this weekend. Everybody seems to be recording :lol:

Sonia

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Post by ColleenMc » February 23rd, 2019, 11:30 pm

My other two sections:

17 (Supposed Letter of an English Architect):


https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume06_017_tappan_128kb.mp3

15:43

21 (Burning of Moscow)

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume06_021_tappan_128kb.mp3

8:23

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Post by ColleenMc » February 23rd, 2019, 11:31 pm

Could I claim 35, 37, 51 and 55?

Thanks!
Colleen

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Post by Kitty » February 24th, 2019, 2:03 am

ColleenMc wrote:
February 23rd, 2019, 11:31 pm
Could I claim 35, 37, 51 and 55?
you can ! thank you so much, Colleen, also for the other sections. As you may all be aware of, I am hopelessly behind in my PL backlog, couldn't get done anything yesterday, for various reasons. :( I try to catch up as soon as possible, but it may not yet be today.

Thank you for your patience

Sonia

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Post by ColleenMc » February 24th, 2019, 7:15 am

No worries here! I'm just happy to check them off my own lengthy to-do list!

Colleen

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Post by Kitty » February 24th, 2019, 7:20 am

ColleenMc wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 7:15 am
No worries here! I'm just happy to check them off my own lengthy to-do list!
:lol: I totally understand, and I'm happy that they come in so quickly....now I only have to check them off my lengthy PL list :mrgreen: don't worry, I'll get to it, tomorrow at the latest.

Thanks for the patience, and have a nice Sunday still

Sonia

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