[COMPLETE]The Double Life of Mr. Alfred Burton

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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » November 15th, 2017, 5:35 pm

ergopony wrote:Hi,

Chapter 6 is up for PL:

Track Length - 17:53
https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/doublelifeofmralfredburton_06_oppenheim_128kb.mp3

Thanks!
M.
Thank you! This is in the MW and ready for PL. :)
Devorah Allen

Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by HZFerr » November 16th, 2017, 11:37 am

sect 6 A Meeting With Ellen

PL OK

great job :thumbs:
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA, we will remember them.

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Post by ergopony » November 16th, 2017, 6:21 pm

Chapter 7 is now ready for PL :D

Track Length: 12:46
https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/doublelifeofmralfredburton_07_oppenheim_128kb.mp3

Cheers,
Michelle.

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Post by ergopony » November 16th, 2017, 7:30 pm

And finally, Chapter 8 is up for PL

While I was editing I thought there were a lot of silibants in the 2nd half, I thought I'd see what our DPL thought about it before making any changes. I'd appreciate the feedback, let me know if it's too much?

Track Length - 13:49
https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/doublelifeofmralfredburton_08_oppenheim_128kb.mp3

Cheers,
Michelle.

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Post by mightyfelix » November 16th, 2017, 11:11 pm

Thanks, Michelle, these are in the MW.

I didn't listen to the whole thing--I'll leave that to Helen :)--but I did jump around and listen a bit here and there, because you mentioned you were concerned about sibilants. I didn't notice anything particularly about your "esses," but I did notice that many of your plosives and some of your esses as well had some extra noisiness to them. Are you using a headset mic? If so, it's best to position it a little bit below your mouth, not directly in front of it. You want to avoid putting it where the "wind" of your speech (consonants like f, p, th, s) will blow straight into it. From what I heard, though, there's no need to re-record. Just keep this positioning in mind for future recordings. :)

There is a De-Esser plugin for Audacity that may or may not be of some help to you. I don't have any experience with it personally, so I don't know. I just know it exists. If you want to try it, you should be able to find a link in the LibriVox wiki.
Devorah Allen

Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by ergopony » November 17th, 2017, 12:53 am

Hi Devorah,

Yes, I am using a headset mic at the moment, I swear I had less trouble with mic position when I was holding up the little freebie earphone's mic that came with my phone. :roll:

I had a bout of coughing which I guess must have knocked the mic out of position somewhere in the middle of Chapter 8 and I failed to re-test and reposition it for plosives and esses afterwards. I'll wait on Helen's verdict on this one, but will definitely re-check after interruptions in future.

Thanks for taking the time to have a quick listen and reply.

Cheers,
Michelle.

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Post by mightyfelix » November 17th, 2017, 8:00 am

I had a hunch. My first mic was a headset. I don't miss it at all. It was comfortable when you first put it on, but not after 20 minutes or so. And I had some bad plosives in some of my early recordings. I was upset when it died young, but I'm so happy with the one I have now!
Devorah Allen

Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by HZFerr » November 17th, 2017, 8:17 pm

PL OK for:

sect 7 The Truthful Auctioneer

sect 8 Hesitation

Note:
Michelle, I think you are being too hard on yourself. Your voice was clear and beautifully read. :clap:
Helen

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close yir een an remember me." Sgt. Joseph Kilna MacKenzie
POW/MIA, we will remember them.

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Post by JoeS » November 17th, 2017, 8:27 pm

I would like to claim section 16 if I may. Thanks in advance!
Joe

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Post by mightyfelix » November 17th, 2017, 11:48 pm

JoeS wrote:I would like to claim section 16 if I may. Thanks in advance!
Sure thing, you're in! Thank you!
Devorah Allen

Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by ergopony » November 19th, 2017, 5:45 pm

mightyfelix wrote:I had a hunch. My first mic was a headset. I don't miss it at all. It was comfortable when you first put it on, but not after 20 minutes or so. And I had some bad plosives in some of my early recordings. I was upset when it died young, but I'm so happy with the one I have now!
Mine moves around more than I was expecting, my hubby bought it for gaming which I thought meant it'd be a step up from the ones they sell for phone calls :? :: shrug :: No big deal, I'll keep using it as it sure beats holding up the shonky little freebie, especially during longer recordings.

Just because I like finding out about gadgets etc... can I ask what your current equipment setup is?

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Post by ergopony » November 19th, 2017, 5:47 pm

HZFerr wrote:PL OK for:

sect 7 The Truthful Auctioneer

sect 8 Hesitation

Note:
Michelle, I think you are being too hard on yourself. Your voice was clear and beautifully read. :clap:
Thanks Helen sometimes I can be a worrywart.

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Post by mightyfelix » November 19th, 2017, 6:10 pm

ergopony wrote: Just because I like finding out about gadgets etc... can I ask what your current equipment setup is?
Sure! It's nothing very fancy. I have a Samson Meteor mic. It connects through USB and has a short built-in tripod. I set it on a small box because the tripod isn't tall enough. Then that box and the mic go inside of a larger box which has little tiny pillows pinned all over the inside. I came across this page in the LibriVox wiki awhile ago, so this was my attempt to create that. It works rather well for cutting down on outside noise. I still need to apply noise cleaning to my recordings, but I get less traffic noise and other things from outside.
Devorah Allen

Feminism: The Future of the Women's Movement
Journal of Francis Asbury, traveling preacher in America 1771-1815
Christian attitudes toward suffering: The Crook in the Lot
Dramatic Reading: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Post by ergopony » November 19th, 2017, 7:15 pm

mightyfelix wrote: I came across this page in the LibriVox wiki awhile ago, so this was my attempt to create that. It works rather well for cutting down on outside noise.
Some of those set ups are amazing! :thumbs: Some great ideas... :hmm:

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Post by Darvinia » November 20th, 2017, 4:17 pm

NishthaRocks wrote: https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/Chapter_14_The_Double_Life_of_Mr._Alfred_Burton_.mp3

This is the link to chapter 14 read by Pseudonymous Nerd

This is my first recording and there are a few errors. :(
If I need to do it again just give me a nudge. :wink:
I'm tidying up my projects on the server so I renamed this to the correct name of:
https://librivox.org/uploads/darvinia/doublelifeofmralfredburton_14_oppenheim_128kb.mp3

I will change the link in the MW so it can still be downloaded from there (or the link in this post) if you need to get it for your edits. When you reupload the corrected file use the same name again. The file on the server won't be overwritten, it will be renamed with a date suffix to differentiate it from the new upload.
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