[OPEN][History]World's Story 14: Outline of Universal History - kit

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 11:19 am

mightyfelix wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 10:19 pm
Here's my first one.
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_013_ploetz_128kb.mp3
22:35
I only looked up about 1 in 10 of the many unfamiliar words I saw. I'm guessing you're probably unfamiliar with a lot of them too, but if you hear something that you know of that I am pronouncing wrong, I'm more than willing to fix it!
no I think the names are easily understood the way you said them and I am not a specialist either, so I think we can all keep them like that :thumbs: Thank you so much for another lovely reading, Devorah. You brought the Celts alive to the listeners. And PL ok, right away.

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 11:36 am

and another PL ok section about Iberia :thumbs: thank you, Alan ! great job again.

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 11:48 am

and thank you Jim, another perfect narration and PL ok. Interesting Asiatic history, of which I didn't know so much yet.

Now time for an evening snack, and then I hope to tackle the final outstanding section here. If not, tomorrow first thing.

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Post by Kitty » January 7th, 2021, 1:28 pm

Parsa2020 wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 4:28 pm
So I uploaded the file, here it is:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_060_ploetz_128kb.mp3
and the last section really was a treat. Please don't be shocked by the long list of PL notes, I know it looks like a lot but it's not difficult to correct and basically is often the same error.

You may be pleased to hear that I enjoyed the narration extremely. You sounded like an enthusiastic war reporter and you'll drag the listeners into the thick of the action with your engaging narration. This section definitely was not a boring piece of history. :thumbs:

Now to the PL notes, it's often only cuts (long pauses, page references, repetitions), so not very difficult. Only a few spots where you missed a word actually. No need to re-record ! Please only Spot correct, it will save us both a lot of time and your narration was so great, it would be a pity to redo it all.

I would strongly recommend to start cutting from the final PL note and working your way up to the first. That way all the time stamps stay the same for you. ;)

Technical settings:

> overall volume only 82.2 dB. Please amplify by about 7 dB to get to a good average of 89
> the bitrate should be 128kbps constant, yours is 192. Did you update your Audacity program recently ? Then it can happen that it reverted to the default settings. I remember last time your settings were correct :hmm:

Textual corrections:

> at 0:33: could you please read the title like I noted in the MW: "Section 60: Part 4. The Thirty Years' War"
> at 1:20: (p. 308): please always include the dates in this project, since it's about historical events, here: "1618-1623" after the subtitle 1
> at 1:30: (p. 308) you forgot to say "end of footnote" (mentioned in the special rules for this project in the second post)
> from 1:30-1:32: (p. 308) repeat of "closing of a Utraquist church" which you can cut, as you said it already before the footnote
> at 8:40: (p. 310) I don't want the page references included, so please cut "page 306" here at this spot, after "ecclesiastical reservation" (also mentioned in the special rules)
> at 13:15: (p. 311) again, please insert "end of footnote" here
> at 15:51: (p. 312) repeat of "Wallenstein turned upon Saxony, now defenseless" - you can cut out one version
> at 16:52: (p. 312) "end of footnote" missing
> at 17:33: (p. 313) missed date "1633" before "expedition of Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar"
> from 21:28-21:30: (p. 314) between "at Nördlingen" and "Peace of Prague" - nearly 3 seconds of silence is a bit long, I would cut down to under 2 seconds
> at 21:34: (p. 314) "May 30th" - I think I hear "13th" but I am not entirely sure, you might check again
> at 21:58: (p. 314) page reference "page 305" can be cut after "convention of Passau"
> from 22:41-22:45: (p. 314) between "accepted the peace" and "4. Swedish-French Period" - again, the pause is too long, please stay under 2 seconds
> at 22:59: (p. 314) "Richelieu, died 1642" - this cross symbol should be read as "died" to avoid historical confusion with other dates
> at 24:46: (p. 314) "September 1643" - you forgot to say "September"
> from 25:44-25:48: (p. 315) repeat "they forced the Bavarians under Mercy to retreat" - can be cut here, is repeated after the date where it fits better
> at 27:06: (p. 315) page reference cut "p. 352" after "Brömsebro"
> at 29:12: (p. 316) you forgot "A. Indemnifications" after "conditions of the peace"
> at 31:14: (p. 316) "died 1680" - please insert "died" here as well
> at 31:16: (p. 316) "5. Mecklenburg" - you say "6"
> at 31:37: (p. 316) "1. General amnesty" - you forgot to mention "1"
> at 32:37: (p. 316) page reference "page 247" can be cut after "of the empire"
> from 32:38-32:41: between "of the empire" and "C. Ecclesiastical affairs" - please shorten the pause again here
> at 32:51: (p. 317) page reference cut "page 305"
> at 33:27: (p. 317) page reference cut "page 306"

thanks

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Post by Sshoger » January 7th, 2021, 4:37 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_051_ploetz_128kb.mp3

Corrected version here! I assumed I should simply reupload the updated file without changing the filename, but let me know if that's off base.

I did run noise correction before I submitted the first version, but I ran it again this time around, bumping up the sliders to somewhere in the middle. I'll admit that I can't hear much of a background buzz. Perhaps I'm more sensitive to how my voice sounds hollow and metallic! I actually picked up a new mic and am getting considerably better results, though that also means there's a clear difference in quality between the original recording and my updates.

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Post by Kitty » January 8th, 2021, 2:51 am

Sshoger wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 4:37 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_051_ploetz_128kb.mp3
Corrected version here! I assumed I should simply reupload the updated file without changing the filename, but let me know if that's off base.
no that is completely correct. Only with the exact same file name will the old file be replaced by the new file in the Magic Window. So we need to keep the names identical.

Perfect corrections and now PL ok. :clap: Thank you so much, it was not an easy task for a new reader.

Could you please always state the length of a file when you post a link, just for completeness' sake ?
I did run noise correction before I submitted the first version, but I ran it again this time around, bumping up the sliders to somewhere in the middle. I'll admit that I can't hear much of a background buzz. Perhaps I'm more sensitive to how my voice sounds hollow and metallic!
do you use Audacity ? What are the numbers you use for noise-cleaning ? Maybe they are too high and that is what is making your sound more tinny.
I actually picked up a new mic and am getting considerably better results, though that also means there's a clear difference in quality between the original recording and my updates.
yes to me the sound was quite good, I like the new mic. :thumbs:

Looking forward to your next section (in the Rover, thanks, I saw that you posted)

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Post by Sshoger » January 8th, 2021, 7:57 am

Yes, thanks, I'll remember to include file length going forward.

And, yep, I've been using Audacity. I had the noise reduction numbers initially at 10 dB, 5.00 sensitivity and 3 bands. That cleaned up a lot of background noise but didn't address (or maybe accentuated) that annoying underlying hum. So I tried increasing the levels on a second pass to 15 dB, 7 sensitivity and 5 bands.

(For the Rover file, I stuck with that lower level of noise reduction and didn't have the same issue with tinny sound, though I did roll off lower frequencies because I had issues with plosives. I suppose I'm still trying to find the right mic setup where I'm close enough to minimize background noise but not so close that plosives or sibilance prove distracting.)

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Post by Parsa2020 » January 8th, 2021, 11:31 am

Kitty wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Parsa2020 wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 4:28 pm
So I uploaded the file, here it is:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_060_ploetz_128kb.mp3
and the last section really was a treat. Please don't be shocked by the long list of PL notes, I know it looks like a lot but it's not difficult to correct and basically is often the same error.

You may be pleased to hear that I enjoyed the narration extremely. You sounded like an enthusiastic war reporter and you'll drag the listeners into the thick of the action with your engaging narration. This section definitely was not a boring piece of history. :thumbs:

Now to the PL notes, it's often only cuts (long pauses, page references, repetitions), so not very difficult. Only a few spots where you missed a word actually. No need to re-record ! Please only Spot correct, it will save us both a lot of time and your narration was so great, it would be a pity to redo it all.

I would strongly recommend to start cutting from the final PL note and working your way up to the first. That way all the time stamps stay the same for you. ;)

Technical settings:

> overall volume only 82.2 dB. Please amplify by about 7 dB to get to a good average of 89
> the bitrate should be 128kbps constant, yours is 192. Did you update your Audacity program recently ? Then it can happen that it reverted to the default settings. I remember last time your settings were correct :hmm:

Textual corrections:

> at 0:33: could you please read the title like I noted in the MW: "Section 60: Part 4. The Thirty Years' War"
> at 1:20: (p. 308): please always include the dates in this project, since it's about historical events, here: "1618-1623" after the subtitle 1
> at 1:30: (p. 308) you forgot to say "end of footnote" (mentioned in the special rules for this project in the second post)
> from 1:30-1:32: (p. 308) repeat of "closing of a Utraquist church" which you can cut, as you said it already before the footnote
> at 8:40: (p. 310) I don't want the page references included, so please cut "page 306" here at this spot, after "ecclesiastical reservation" (also mentioned in the special rules)
> at 13:15: (p. 311) again, please insert "end of footnote" here
> at 15:51: (p. 312) repeat of "Wallenstein turned upon Saxony, now defenseless" - you can cut out one version
> at 16:52: (p. 312) "end of footnote" missing
> at 17:33: (p. 313) missed date "1633" before "expedition of Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar"
> from 21:28-21:30: (p. 314) between "at Nördlingen" and "Peace of Prague" - nearly 3 seconds of silence is a bit long, I would cut down to under 2 seconds
> at 21:34: (p. 314) "May 30th" - I think I hear "13th" but I am not entirely sure, you might check again
> at 21:58: (p. 314) page reference "page 305" can be cut after "convention of Passau"
> from 22:41-22:45: (p. 314) between "accepted the peace" and "4. Swedish-French Period" - again, the pause is too long, please stay under 2 seconds
> at 22:59: (p. 314) "Richelieu, died 1642" - this cross symbol should be read as "died" to avoid historical confusion with other dates
> at 24:46: (p. 314) "September 1643" - you forgot to say "September"
> from 25:44-25:48: (p. 315) repeat "they forced the Bavarians under Mercy to retreat" - can be cut here, is repeated after the date where it fits better
> at 27:06: (p. 315) page reference cut "p. 352" after "Brömsebro"
> at 29:12: (p. 316) you forgot "A. Indemnifications" after "conditions of the peace"
> at 31:14: (p. 316) "died 1680" - please insert "died" here as well
> at 31:16: (p. 316) "5. Mecklenburg" - you say "6"
> at 31:37: (p. 316) "1. General amnesty" - you forgot to mention "1"
> at 32:37: (p. 316) page reference "page 247" can be cut after "of the empire"
> from 32:38-32:41: between "of the empire" and "C. Ecclesiastical affairs" - please shorten the pause again here
> at 32:51: (p. 317) page reference cut "page 305"
> at 32:27: (p. 317) page reference cut "page 306"

thanks

Sonia
Oops, I read the post you had made but I guess I forgot some aspects of it. Anyway, I thank you for your compliment and for the PL notes. I will surely correct the recording.

Best Regards

Parsa

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Post by BettyB » January 8th, 2021, 10:07 pm

May I claim Section 101 - the finale...

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Post by Kitty » January 9th, 2021, 3:43 am

BettyB wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 10:07 pm
May I claim Section 101 - the finale...
you may, Betty, thank you so much. So cool to read about relatively "new" history for once. :lol:

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Post by Kitty » January 9th, 2021, 7:54 am

I did not know much about this history, so quite an interesting chapter. Thank you, Jim, another straight PL ok :)

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Post by neecheelok70 » January 9th, 2021, 9:16 am

Good news. Thank you! :D

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Post by Parsa2020 » January 9th, 2021, 11:43 am

Here is the corrected version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_060_ploetz_128kb.mp3

34:23

Best Regards

Parsa :)

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Post by neecheelok70 » January 9th, 2021, 1:42 pm

Here is Section 50. Getting closer by the day or by the year--this time in the 1400's, almost contemporary! :lol:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume14_050_ploetz_128kb.mp3

37:55

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