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Post by tcjsavannah » April 9th, 2021, 6:58 am


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Post by williamjones » April 9th, 2021, 9:11 am

Tricia may I be assigned Section 23?
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Post by TriciaG » April 9th, 2021, 9:29 am

Justinhan33 wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 6:52 am

Thank you! As for as being credited, I will stick with your recommendation and use the name I say when I record, which will be my real name.

Best,
Justin
So... "Justin"? Or do you want a surname attached? And if so, what is it? :lol:
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Post by TriciaG » April 9th, 2021, 9:30 am

tcjsavannah wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 6:58 am
Here is section 29.


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thrift_29_smiles_128kb.mp3

27:18
Thanks! PL either later tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by TriciaG » April 9th, 2021, 9:31 am

williamjones wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 9:11 am
Tricia may I be assigned Section 23?
You may. :) Thanks!
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Post by TriciaG » April 9th, 2021, 12:27 pm

Section 29 - PL OK!

I wonder if that "receipt" for making blacking was a "recipe" in the original, scanned text. :hmm:
Ah, no - apparently it has an archaic definition of "recipe", according to Dictionary.com :lol:
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Post by tcjsavannah » April 11th, 2021, 8:22 am

TriciaG wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 12:27 pm
Section 29 - PL OK!

I wonder if that "receipt" for making blacking was a "recipe" in the original, scanned text. :hmm:
Ah, no - apparently it has an archaic definition of "recipe", according to Dictionary.com :lol:
I admit it threw me for a second too, but as with most of these, I just go with it until told differently! Thank you.

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Post by TriciaG » April 11th, 2021, 11:29 am

Section 8:

I'm going to start getting a little more strict in my proof-listening of your sections. :)

1:52 - "never on any account" - pause in this, and "on any account" is much quieter.

2:10 - "enriches himself. The next" - there's absolutely no pause between these sentences. It's better to pause a bit to let the listener's brain catch up with the words. :)

2:14 - "uncertain profit by expending" - "by expending" is much quieter.

5:42 - "trusting to themselves and their own" - cut off abruptly, then next phrase is much quieter

11:55 - "to educate, and elevate himself" - "educate" is cut off so I can't understand it well, and "and elevate himself" comes in quieter

15:52 - "drive their wedge the broad end foremost" - I hear "the board end"

17:05 - "powerful instruments for the regeneration of society" - "instruments" cut off, rest of phrase too quiet

17:52 - "that labor is the price" - starts out too quiet

About 2 seconds of silence at the end; it needs a total of 5.

I've noticed, and have listed instances, where a sentence or phrase is cut off and the next one starts out really quietly. It's strange. I wonder if you stop the recording there, and then your microphone has to "warm up" for a few seconds to settle into its proper volume. What you can do to fix this, I think, is to not start reading the text right away, but say something out loud like, "one two three four five" (to let the mic "hear" your voice and adjust its volume), then resume reading. You'll have to go back to cut out the "12345" part, but it would produce a more even volume throughout the recording.

Alternately, you could check to see if your microphone has some sort of volume control setting that is kicking in, and turn it off.
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Post by AstridW » April 11th, 2021, 1:27 pm

Hallo,
here is section 26 - Healthy Homes Part 1

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thrift_26_smiles_128kb.mp3 31:19

Thank you for listening! May I please draw your attention and ask for feedback on 6:10 where I am reading Footnote 1 - I wonder whether position and style is as you would expect it?

Best wishes

Astrid

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Post by williamjones » April 11th, 2021, 2:04 pm

TriciaG wrote:
April 11th, 2021, 11:29 am
Section 8:

<snip>
I've noticed, and have listed instances, where a sentence or phrase is cut off and the next one starts out really quietly. It's strange. I wonder if you stop the recording there, and then your microphone has to "warm up" for a few seconds to settle into its proper volume. What you can do to fix this, I think, is to not start reading the text right away, but say something out loud like, "one two three four five" (to let the mic "hear" your voice and adjust its volume), then resume reading. You'll have to go back to cut out the "12345" part, but it would produce a more even volume throughout the recording.

Alternately, you could check to see if your microphone has some sort of volume control setting that is kicking in, and turn it off.
If Audacity is being used on a Windows machine, the selection of the "Recording device" can cause the soft-delay followed by normal volume. Here below is shown what happens when 3 different devices are shown. In all 3 cases, I tried to simultaneously click on the record button and hum a constant note two-As below middle-C.
You'll see in the first two cases there is 1-second delay before proper microphone performance kicks in.
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Hope this help explain what is going on. My prediction is that the recording is being done on a Windows laptop with no external (USB) microphone.
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Post by TriciaG » April 11th, 2021, 4:44 pm

Section 26 - PL OK!

The footnote was great. I think its location in the text and how you read the figures, etc. was perfect. :)
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Post by laurencetrask » April 13th, 2021, 1:48 pm

Here is section 4...it is 26:17 in length....

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thrift_04_smiles_128kb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » April 13th, 2021, 3:29 pm

Thanks! I do enjoy your voice. :)

2:43 - 2l 14s 6d - this is sixpence, not six dollars. :)

2:48 - Please say "end of footnote"

4:17-4:25 - please remove this footnote. It's uninteresting, IMHO.

6:06 - please say "end of footnote"

7:14 - 8s 9d a day - "nine pence" please. :)

7:17 - 11s 7d... 10s 9d... 13s 2d - please make these all "pence" (if you want to sound like a Brit, 2d would be "tuppence")

7:38 - please say "end of footnote."

10:20 - please say "end of footnote"

19:48 - stumble & repeat: "The intense selfishness...credible" repeated at 19:57
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Post by williamjones » April 13th, 2021, 6:59 pm

Uploaded Section 23 - Famous Debtors Part 2
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/thrift_23_smiles_128kb.mp3 31:31

What an interesting chapter!!
Shakespeare, Burns, BYRON!!!, Johnson, Sterne, Bosworth, Goldsmith, Savage, etc. etc..... all debtors, many of whom spent time in jail (gaol). Anecdotes littering the landscape of this section!!!!
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