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Shobba1008
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Post by Shobba1008 » February 22nd, 2021, 2:26 am

JamesJenkins wrote:
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
Hello James,

Please find the edited recording.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3
I have been successful editing out the noise at 0:36 and at 6:21 and 6:24, not really being able to do much with the others.
Let me know if this edited version makes the cut. many thanks
Shobha

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 22nd, 2021, 11:54 am

Shobba1008 wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 2:26 am
JamesJenkins wrote:
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
Hello James,

Please find the edited recording.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_twotimer_brown_sa_128kb.mp3
I have been successful editing out the noise at 0:36 and at 6:21 and 6:24, not really being able to do much with the others.
Let me know if this edited version makes the cut. many thanks
Shobha
Shobha

That is PL ok. It sounds like from early conversations that you have a plan to exclude mouse clicks in future recordings so you should be good.

James
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JamesJenkins
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Post by JamesJenkins » February 22nd, 2021, 2:44 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
Colleen

This is PL ok,

I read this long ago when I was impressionable. Saw it when PG published it last month and read it again. It was on my list to record if no one noticed it, pretty soon.

James
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Post by ColleenMc » February 23rd, 2021, 8:58 am

JamesJenkins wrote:
February 22nd, 2021, 2:44 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
Colleen

This is PL ok,

I read this long ago when I was impressionable. Saw it when PG published it last month and read it again. It was on my list to record if no one noticed it, pretty soon.

James
Thanks! I had never read it before and it really grabbed me, glad I got a chance to read it!

Colleen
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No matter where you go, there you are. -- Buckaroo Banzai

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Post by MManolakes » February 23rd, 2021, 3:58 pm


alg1001
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Post by alg1001 » February 23rd, 2021, 6:56 pm

Thank you for your story, Mike!
-Amy

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 24th, 2021, 11:29 am

MManolakes wrote:
February 23rd, 2021, 3:58 pm
"No Strings Attached" by Lester Del Rey, duration 27:38, found at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32395/32395-h/32395-h.htm

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_nostringsattached_delrey_mm_128kb.mp3

Mike
Mike can you add a second of silence at the beginning and resubmit?

Everything else is good.

I had not read that one yet, its a good story.

James
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Post by MManolakes » February 24th, 2021, 11:59 am


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Post by Bfuentes » February 24th, 2021, 4:51 pm

Hello Amy,

I would like to contribute the following short story:

Sound of Terror by Don Berry

The source is: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30673

My download URL is: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssof76_soundofterror_berry_bjf_128kbps.mp3

Duration is 23.17

No pseudonym is needed. My real name can be used. It is Benjamin Fuentes.

Thank you much. I hope this makes the cut.

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Post by alg1001 » February 24th, 2021, 6:13 pm

Bfuentes wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Hello Amy,

I would like to contribute the following short story:

Sound of Terror by Don Berry

The source is: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30673

My download URL is: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssof76_soundofterror_berry_bjf_128kbps.mp3

Duration is 23.17

No pseudonym is needed. My real name can be used. It is Benjamin Fuentes.

Thank you much. I hope this makes the cut.
Thank you for your story, Benjamin! It's nice to have your first recording in this collection.

JamesJenkins
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Post by JamesJenkins » February 25th, 2021, 5:12 am

MManolakes wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 11:59 am
"No Strings Attached" corrected, duration 27:39

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf076_nostringsattached_delrey_mm_128kb.mp3

Mike
Thanks Mike, it is PL ok now

James
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Post by JamesJenkins » February 25th, 2021, 5:16 am

Bfuentes wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Hello Amy,

I would like to contribute the following short story:

Sound of Terror by Don Berry

The source is: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30673

My download URL is: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssof76_soundofterror_berry_bjf_128kbps.mp3

Duration is 23.17

No pseudonym is needed. My real name can be used. It is Benjamin Fuentes.

Thank you much. I hope this makes the cut.
Thanks Benjamin, I will PL soon.
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Post by JamesJenkins » February 26th, 2021, 8:20 am

Bfuentes wrote:
February 24th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Hello Amy,

I would like to contribute the following short story:

Sound of Terror by Don Berry

The source is: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30673

My download URL is: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssof76_soundofterror_berry_bjf_128kbps.mp3

Duration is 23.17

No pseudonym is needed. My real name can be used. It is Benjamin Fuentes.

Thank you much. I hope this makes the cut.
Benjami,

Just one thing, the ending silence is almost 10 seconds, can you cut it down to 5 seconds and resubmit (same file name)?

Everything else is good. Thank you :D
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Post by Bfuentes » February 26th, 2021, 9:48 am

Thank you much James. I've chopped down that silence at the end. :)


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssof76_soundofterror_berry_bjf_128kbps.mp3

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Post by JamesJenkins » February 26th, 2021, 10:26 am

Bfuentes wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 9:48 am
Thank you much James. I've chopped down that silence at the end. :)


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssof76_soundofterror_berry_bjf_128kbps.mp3
Perfect, thank PL is ok.
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