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Post by alg1001 » February 16th, 2021, 5:34 am

Shobba1008 wrote:
February 16th, 2021, 5:06 am
alg1001 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:39 am
Hi Shobba,
Both vignettes should be included in one recording for Two-Timer.
Cheers,
-Amy
Hello Amy,

Two timer
by Frederic Brown

this is the link for the uploaded recording
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3

this is the reading source
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29948

Time: 6:24

I already have a personal page on librivox - Shobha Anand

Hope this makes the cut
many thanks

Shobha
Hi Shobha,
Thank for your story!
-Amy

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 16th, 2021, 9:22 am

Shobba1008 wrote:
February 16th, 2021, 5:06 am
alg1001 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:39 am
Hi Shobba,
Both vignettes should be included in one recording for Two-Timer.
Cheers,
-Amy
Hello Amy,

Two timer
by Frederic Brown

this is the link for the uploaded recording
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3

this is the reading source
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29948

Time: 6:24

I already have a personal page on librivox - Shobha Anand

Hope this makes the cut
many thanks

Shobha
Shobha

Please fix this
There is a background noise at 0:36 (kids maybe?) that should be edited out. It is between dialog and an easy fix.

Your decision to address this or not.
There are also some mouse clicks. At 0:28, 0:32, 0:38, 3:46, 3:47, 4:43, 6:21, 6:24 some of them are while you are reading, so would require re-recording segments, but many are between dialog. If you edit out last two, be sure you leave the 5 seconds of salience at the end, you may need to copy and paste in second of silence.

Thanks James.
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Post by Shobba1008 » February 17th, 2021, 2:57 am

JamesJenkins wrote:
February 16th, 2021, 9:22 am
Shobba1008 wrote:
February 16th, 2021, 5:06 am
alg1001 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:39 am
Hi Shobba,
Both vignettes should be included in one recording for Two-Timer.
Cheers,
-Amy
Hello Amy,

Two timer
by Frederic Brown

this is the link for the uploaded recording
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3

this is the reading source
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29948

Time: 6:24

I already have a personal page on librivox - Shobha Anand

Hope this makes the cut
many thanks

Shobha
Shobha

Please fix this
There is a background noise at 0:36 (kids maybe?) that should be edited out. It is between dialog and an easy fix.

Your decision to address this or not.
There are also some mouse clicks. At 0:28, 0:32, 0:38, 3:46, 3:47, 4:43, 6:21, 6:24 some of them are while you are reading, so would require re-recording segments, but many are between dialog. If you edit out last two, be sure you leave the 5 seconds of salience at the end, you may need to copy and paste in second of silence.

Thanks James.
Hello James,

Thanks for taking the time to PL and the feedback.
I am not sure how to fix the background noise at 0:36. Does the audacity software have some other effect which i could use to edit out unwanted noise.
The mouse clicks happened while moving between tabs. For future recordings will use the alt+tab option, although I am not very comfortable with that and the mouse seems easier.
I had used the audacity software noise reduction effect in the hope that most background noises would have been removed, i suppose it is not that easy
Is there something else i should try . Please let me know.
Thanks for your time

Shobha

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 17th, 2021, 6:38 am

Shobba1008 wrote:
February 17th, 2021, 2:57 am
Hello James,

Thanks for taking the time to PL and the feedback.
I am not sure how to fix the background noise at 0:36. Does the audacity software have some other effect which i could use to edit out unwanted noise.
The mouse clicks happened while moving between tabs. For future recordings will use the alt+tab option, although I am not very comfortable with that and the mouse seems easier.
I had used the audacity software noise reduction effect in the hope that most background noises would have been removed, i suppose it is not that easy
Is there something else i should try . Please let me know.
Thanks for your time

Shobha
Shobba,

I edit out mouse clicks by selecting the spike and cutting out that sound. I only move the page between sentences so I have a silent place to cut it out.

Sometimes there is a background noise while I am recording, so I open a second Audacity session, record the sentence over again (usually a couple times so I can pick the best one) and then copy the sentence from one recording and paste it into the second.

Before I do any editing I export the file to keep as backup on my computer, just incase I make it worse instead of better. I name the backup copy _V1, _V2 etc for different verisions so you might save your intial copy as ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb_V1.mp3 on your computer. then when you have the final version ready to post to LibriVox export it without the version ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3

See this for some editing hints
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Editing_Audio

Let me know when you repost the final changes and I will listen to it again.

James
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 17th, 2021, 3:45 pm

Hi Amy! I have recorded what is a dialogue describing a utopian Kingdom, would it be considered science fiction? :hmm:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55269

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Post by alg1001 » February 17th, 2021, 8:22 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 17th, 2021, 3:45 pm
Hi Amy! I have recorded what is a dialogue describing a utopian Kingdom, would it be considered science fiction? :hmm:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55269
What a great find! I think it can be considered Fantasy Fiction. Fantasy fiction, and speculative fiction work well in this collection, as well as science fiction. :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 6:52 am

Thank you, Amy! Here it is:

A Description of the Famous Kingdome of Macaria
by Gabriel Plattes (c.1600–1644) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Plattes

mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_descriptionofmacaria_plattes_r_128kb.mp3
duration 22:14
text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55269

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Post by alg1001 » February 18th, 2021, 7:29 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 6:52 am
Thank you, Amy! Here it is:

A Description of the Famous Kingdome of Macaria
by Gabriel Plattes (c.1600–1644) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Plattes

mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_descriptionofmacaria_plattes_r_128kb.mp3
duration 22:14
text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55269
Fantastic! Thanks, Rapunzelina!
-Amy :)

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 18th, 2021, 1:58 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 6:52 am
Thank you, Amy! Here it is:

A Description of the Famous Kingdome of Macaria
by Gabriel Plattes (c.1600–1644) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Plattes

mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_descriptionofmacaria_plattes_r_128kb.mp3
duration 22:14
text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55269
This PL ok, there is some interesting spelling in this. Thank you.
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Post by Rapunzelina » February 18th, 2021, 2:18 pm

Thank you for listening, James!

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Post by Rapunzelina » February 20th, 2021, 6:02 am

And now, from the other side of the spectrum, a dystopian story

The Man Who Killed the World
by Ray Cummings

mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_manwhokilledworld_cummings_r_128kb.mp3
duration: 16:02
text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61721

Thanks!

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 20th, 2021, 12:02 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
February 20th, 2021, 6:02 am
And now, from the other side of the spectrum, a dystopian story

The Man Who Killed the World
by Ray Cummings

mp3: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_manwhokilledworld_cummings_r_128kb.mp3
duration: 16:02
text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61721

Thanks!
Thank you Rapunzelina

This is PL ok

Amy will post it to the Magic Window soon.

James
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Post by alg1001 » February 20th, 2021, 7:42 pm

Thank you, Rapunzelina and James!

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Post by ColleenMc » February 21st, 2021, 8:34 pm

Colleen McMahon

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Post by alg1001 » February 21st, 2021, 11:00 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
February 21st, 2021, 8:34 pm
Here's one from me:

Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_zerohour_bradbury_cm_128kb.mp3

21:16

Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64264

Colleen
Thanks, Colleen!

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