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Post Posted:: May 30th, 2017, 9:14 am 

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ReadReedRed wrote:

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Very nicely read. Thank you.
I have a few items for your consideration:
00:00 The overall volume is about 85 db, which is below the Librivox required range of 86 to 92 db.
00:00 The intro silence is about 1.25 seconds; it should be no longer than 1 second
16:56 The outro silence is 7.6 seconds; it should be about 5 seconds (I shoot for 4.9 to 5.2 in my recordings).

I have two optional items for you to consider fixing if you want to:
14:03 I heard "tied" and expected "tried"
15:41 I heard something like "brawn" and expected "bronze"

Finally I am hearing some subtle plosives that I don't think need to be fixed, but in future recordings you might put a little more distance between your mouth and your mic (or put the mic slightly off axis) to eliminate them.

Again, a very nice reading. I look forward to listening to more sections.

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Post Posted:: May 30th, 2017, 2:14 pm 

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pcushnie wrote:

Section 4 is PL OK! :clap:
Very nicely read.
I noticed that the silence at the end is about 6 seconds, which is a bit long--it should be closer to 5 seconds. No need to change it but in future you might want to aim for more like 5 to 5.5 seconds.

Thank you!

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Post Posted:: May 30th, 2017, 6:04 pm 

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DJRickyV wrote:
Section 3 is ready for PL.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/worldsdesire_03_haggard_128kb.mp3
(31:58)

I am available for the next open section as well. Section 5?

Section 03 is PL OK! :clap:
Well done. Thank you!

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Post Posted:: May 31st, 2017, 6:37 pm 

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DJRickyV wrote:

Section 5 is PL OK! :clap:
I heard some plosives in this recording. In future recordings it might help if you put a little more distance between your mouth and the mic or put the mic slightly off axis. Thank you!

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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2017, 5:33 am 

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Penumbra wrote:
ReadReedRed wrote:

Hi:
Very nicely read. Thank you.
I have a few items for your consideration:
00:00 The overall volume is about 85 db, which is below the Librivox required range of 86 to 92 db.
00:00 The intro silence is about 1.25 seconds; it should be no longer than 1 second
16:56 The outro silence is 7.6 seconds; it should be about 5 seconds (I shoot for 4.9 to 5.2 in my recordings).

I have two optional items for you to consider fixing if you want to:
14:03 I heard "tied" and expected "tried"
15:41 I heard something like "brawn" and expected "bronze"

Finally I am hearing some subtle plosives that I don't think need to be fixed, but in future recordings you might put a little more distance between your mouth and your mic (or put the mic slightly off axis) to eliminate them.

Again, a very nice reading. I look forward to listening to more sections.


https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/worldsdesire_01_haggard_128kb.mp3
Section 1 is reuploaded and hopefully good to go this time. Sorry for the minor audio quality issues, I was having a heck of a time with my mic. New one's coming soon so that should solve future issues. Thanks!


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Post Posted:: June 9th, 2017, 7:16 am 

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ReadReedRed wrote:
I was having a heck of a time with my mic.

I had about a month of grief when I changed computers and audacity versions at the same time and suddenly the sound quality went to pot. Fortunately I eventually figured out the problems, but it was pretty ugly for a while.

Section 1 is PL OK! :clap: Well done!

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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 7:11 pm 

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Book 1 Chapter 2 is ready, 18:47.

My 1st 'character read'. I hope my Aphrodite isn't too over the top, maybe I should have left this one for ReadReedRed :?

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/worldsdesire_02_haggard_128kb.mp3


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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 7:52 pm 
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Thank you :D I've popped it in the MW for the DPL .
Just a suggestion - it's worth getting in the habit of posting them as section 02 , both as requests and when you post them. In many cases section 2 is chapter 2 , but it isn't always and we do get people reading the wrong one , so there are 2 of one and none of the other :(

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Post Posted:: June 18th, 2017, 9:24 pm 

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Thank you both.
pcushnie, I hope you enjoy the chapters you already recorded. Would you like to record more?
Stav.

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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 4:59 am 

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Please, call me Pete :)

I would, but I still have a lingering cough & am seeing a doctor today. I'm still not totally happy with my vocal recovery & hope it isn't too obvious in my recordings. I'm concerned I've developed vocal nodules, but let's see what the doc says.

That aside, I found two minor read errors that got by me in my last recording & would like a chance to correct them this afternoon after work. I'll update when I've re-uploaded.


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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 8:42 am 

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I'll wait to PL until after you post your new version. I did listen to a few minutes of the recording and checked the technical specs, which were all good. One discrepancy I heard was

04:42 I heard "Athene, God of Wisdom" but expected "Athene, Queen of Wisdom".

The bit I listened to sounds fine :thumbs: and not at all "over the top". Hope your cough is minor, short-lived and easily discarded.

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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 3:41 pm 

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D'oh! Can't believe I let that one get past me, too! That & the others are fixed, new time is 18:49.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/worldsdesire_02_haggard_128kb.mp3


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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 6:26 pm 

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pcushnie wrote:
D'oh! Can't believe I let that one get past me, too! That & the others are fixed, new time is 18:49.

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/worldsdesire_02_haggard_128kb.mp3

Section 02 is PL OK! :clap:
Well read, Peter. I hope you will consider reading more of this book.

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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 6:45 pm 

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Sure, go ahead & put me down for section 7


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Post Posted:: June 19th, 2017, 9:42 pm 

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THowwonderfu.. 7 is all yours.

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