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Jmbau13
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Post by Jmbau13 » February 2nd, 2020, 12:06 am

Beautifully read on both, thank you.
101 is PL OK.

With 102, there is one point only:
~ 0.32 the text says he 'burst into revilings...' but I hear revellings instead, which would change the meaning. (The i in reviling is long, as in while )
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Post by ddderakhshan » February 2nd, 2020, 4:50 pm

Ohhh, I see that now. Ok, I'll put the length of time under it next time. Promise! Hope all is well.
Danny
Jmbau13 wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 11:37 pm
ddderakhshan wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 1:15 pm
Here's the file to check out. Thanks for having me here and please let me know if it's OK or if I need to tweak anything.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_103_aesop_128kb.mp3

Danny :mrgreen:

Perfect! PL OK on first pass - very well done and nicely read. The only thing you forgot (presumably) to do was to post the recording length. We ask readers to do this with every file they upload. I've filled it in for you this time.

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Post by Jmbau13 » February 2nd, 2020, 6:31 pm

ddderakhshan wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 4:50 pm
Ohhh, I see that now. Ok, I'll put the length of time under it next time. Promise! Hope all is well.
Danny
Jmbau13 wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 11:37 pm
ddderakhshan wrote:
February 1st, 2020, 1:15 pm
Here's the file to check out. Thanks for having me here and please let me know if it's OK or if I need to tweak anything.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_103_aesop_128kb.mp3

Danny :mrgreen:

Perfect! PL OK on first pass - very well done and nicely read. The only thing you forgot (presumably) to do was to post the recording length. We ask readers to do this with every file they upload. I've filled it in for you this time.
Yes, this one all good. The file length is used in a couple of ways, at the end (when published) and during the putting together of the work, it can be helpful to help distinguish between revised versions of a reading - eg, if the original length was 2.05 but the PL (Peer Listener) pointed out the end silence was too short, the reader fixes it and resubmits, but the file length hasn't changed, then it highlights something is wrong somewhere. Hope this helps. It all gets very familiar after a while, but I know when starting out there always seems to be a lot to learn and remember.
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Jane Bennett

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Post by KathrynP » February 2nd, 2020, 6:49 pm

Jmbau13 wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 12:06 am
Beautifully read on both, thank you.
101 is PL OK.

With 102, there is one point only:
~ 0.32 the text says he 'burst into revilings...' but I hear revellings instead, which would change the meaning. (The i in reviling is long, as in while )
Oooh...so sorry! I should know better...maybe I need new readers!! :wink:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_102_aesop_128kb.mp3

Thank you for keeping me honest!
Kathryn

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Post by silverquill » February 2nd, 2020, 9:15 pm

102 Ready for Spot PL

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Post by Jmbau13 » February 3rd, 2020, 9:16 pm

KathrynP wrote:
February 2nd, 2020, 6:49 pm

Oooh...so sorry! I should know better...maybe I need new readers!! :wink:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_102_aesop_128kb.mp3

Thank you for keeping me honest!
Kathryn
You're most welcome! And don't worry, we've all done it!
Thank you for taking the PL request so well and your beautifully done revision. All PL OK now!
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Jane Bennett

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Post by problemhouse » February 3rd, 2020, 11:03 pm

Jmbau13 wrote:
January 27th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Lovely reading, nice voice, nicely done.

Just one issue:
~1.27 the text says Men of eminent parts... I'm not sure what I hear (emittent?) but it isn't eminent

FYI only. The word 'shew' is a now archaic spelling of the word show, and is pronounced the same (ie, rhymes with oh rather than oo)
Strange, it sounds like I was very deliberately saying a word that doesn't exist. Anyway, I reuploaded the file with the correction.

42 - Aesop and the Impertinent Fellow
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_042_aesop_128kb.mp3
2:01

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2020, 12:03 am

Thanks! It is Read for Spot PL

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Post by hypsypops » February 4th, 2020, 7:15 am

Jmbau13 wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 7:45 pm
hypsypops wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 7:45 am
Thank you! I think this is everything?

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_129_aesop_128kb.mp3
Thank you! The only issue on this one was your final silence a bit too short. There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording. On this occasion, I have adjusted it for you and thus marked the recording as PL OK, but if you could remember for any future recordings?
Thank you! I was aware that I was supposed to do that, but I guess I forgot. I'll be extra sure next time!

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Post by Jmbau13 » February 4th, 2020, 7:43 pm

problemhouse wrote:
February 3rd, 2020, 11:03 pm

Strange, it sounds like I was very deliberately saying a word that doesn't exist. Anyway, I reuploaded the file with the correction.

42 - Aesop and the Impertinent Fellow
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_042_aesop_128kb.mp3
2:01
Well, no wonder I couldn't recognise it. :lol: All good now, thanks.
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Post by tels » February 6th, 2020, 1:43 pm

Jmbau13 wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 7:36 pm
tels wrote:
January 29th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Jmbau13 wrote:
December 20th, 2019, 1:05 pm
Oops, I wrote email where I should have written post. Sorry!
‘See PL notes’ is a bit opaque, isn’t it? It is just means ‘see the post which says what needs to happen’.
PL stands for Peer Listen /er (ie, someone else listening to your recording)
Now, I can’t remember at this point either. So what I do is search using the Search topic box . I put in just your forum name and search on that. The relevant posts appear in reverse order. I have to scan down through them, but when I find the relevant post, it tells me I said:
Section 4:
Very nice reading.
* The volume on this is way too low - only 83 dB as measured by Checker. Our target is 89 dB with a range of 86-92 dB. If you need help adjusting this, let me know, but since section 3 was correct, may be just an oversight.
* You have omitted to say “Fables of Aesop and Others, by Aesop” just before the fable name
* Could you correct the pause and stumble around 2.35, which is jarring to a listener?
(Optional, but I've added it as there are some corrections to be made): you may wish to double check your pronunciation of "ignominious".

Always ask when you don’t know. All happy to help.
Thanks Jane, :clap: that's really helpful and a very clear explanation, with great suggestions

Here's the fourth chapter:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/fablesofaesop_004_128kb.mp3 2:48

About loudness, I still just amplifying until the max and use my eye to see that it falls between -12 and -6 most of the time. If there's a better way of doing this, I'd like to know. This time there was one loud moment, which pushed everything else down, but I fixed it. :thumbs:

Thanks for your leadership!

tels
Thank you for this. The volume is now just under 89 dB, which is perfect. I commend you to the Checker utility, which I run every file of mine and every recording for PL through, to check the basics. It's mentioned on the Newbie's Guide link and is invaluable. See here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker If you scroll down on the Information tab, it will tell you the dB rating.

Your recording had a bare 1 sec of silence at the end of it, whereas the beginning info on the first post of every project says: There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording. Please remember this on any future recordings. As this revision had been quite a while in coming, and as there were no other changes to be made, I have fixed it and reuploaded the corrected version, thus it is now PL OK.
Thanks Jane,

I'm going to now look into getting email notifications when posts mention me, and I will get that Checker. Very helpful.

Best,
tels

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