[Kids] The Chinese Kitten by Edna Adelaide Brown - lt

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Post by Lynnet » September 12th, 2018, 3:02 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Chapter 3 is ready for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/chinesekitten_03_brown_128kb.mp3

The file length is 10:10.
Thank you,
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Post by jenniferrd » September 12th, 2018, 7:21 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Chapter 3 is ready for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/chinesekitten_03_brown_128kb.mp3

The file length is 10:10.
Thank you,
~JayKitty76
Hello JayKitty76! First I want to say, you have a very pleasant reading voice! Before I PL the entire piece, there are a few corrections to make. I know this looks like a lot, but it's really not, and any questions you might have, please feel free to ask!! :D

1. Volume falls outside of the target range of 86-92 dB, it is only 83 dB. If you're using Audacity, you can easily bring this up by going into Effect, selecting the entire piece and Amplify by 6 - bringing your entire piece up to to 89, which is the ideal volume. This also can increase noise, which brings me to the second point -

2. I only listened to about a two minutes and then just sampled throughout, and there are a lot of noise clicks and background noise, which can be distracting to listeners. You can clean up a lot of this noise by running noise reduction. Here is a link how to do it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning. Additionally, you can "silence" the background noise in between by selecting the noise and clicking the little button that looks like two squiggly lines with a straight line in the center called "silence audio", which of course this only works when there is no talking!

The clicks I find a little more difficult to remove, but here is a good dialogue with a lot of good information on how to remove them: viewtopic.php?t=15172. Obviously you can't do it in this recording, but in the future, the best way I've found to reduce overall mouth clicks is making sure I'm well hydrated before and during recording. You can see the clicks on the file, they are a single vertical line, and they are obvious when you get used to recording. They seem to be mostly in the first 2 minutes of your recording, so you may find it easier to just rerecord that section, and then deal with clicks later on, if there are any, individually.

3. There should be no more than .5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording, there is 2.5 right now. And since you'll already be in the file, the ending needs to have 5 seconds, there is 4 right now.

After these are corrected, I'll PL the entire thing!
I have had a lot of real life work the last few weeks. Please bear with me as I may take a little longer to PL or respond. I'll still get to everything as soon as possible. :D

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Post by JayKitty76 » September 13th, 2018, 11:36 am

jenniferrd wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 7:21 pm
JayKitty76 wrote:
September 12th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Chapter 3 is ready for PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/chinesekitten_03_brown_128kb.mp3

The file length is 10:10.
Thank you,
~JayKitty76
Hello JayKitty76! First I want to say, you have a very pleasant reading voice! Before I PL the entire piece, there are a few corrections to make. I know this looks like a lot, but it's really not, and any questions you might have, please feel free to ask!! :D

1. Volume falls outside of the target range of 86-92 dB, it is only 83 dB. If you're using Audacity, you can easily bring this up by going into Effect, selecting the entire piece and Amplify by 6 - bringing your entire piece up to to 89, which is the ideal volume. This also can increase noise, which brings me to the second point -

2. I only listened to about a two minutes and then just sampled throughout, and there are a lot of noise clicks and background noise, which can be distracting to listeners. You can clean up a lot of this noise by running noise reduction. Here is a link how to do it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning. Additionally, you can "silence" the background noise in between by selecting the noise and clicking the little button that looks like two squiggly lines with a straight line in the center called "silence audio", which of course this only works when there is no talking!

The clicks I find a little more difficult to remove, but here is a good dialogue with a lot of good information on how to remove them: viewtopic.php?t=15172. Obviously you can't do it in this recording, but in the future, the best way I've found to reduce overall mouth clicks is making sure I'm well hydrated before and during recording. You can see the clicks on the file, they are a single vertical line, and they are obvious when you get used to recording. They seem to be mostly in the first 2 minutes of your recording, so you may find it easier to just rerecord that section, and then deal with clicks later on, if there are any, individually.

3. There should be no more than .5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording, there is 2.5 right now. And since you'll already be in the file, the ending needs to have 5 seconds, there is 4 right now.

After these are corrected, I'll PL the entire thing!
Okay thanks jenifferd! I'll amplify and noise clean, and sorry about the clicks! I'll remember to drink more water. I'll add/remove the silence in the recording too.
Thanks for your feedback!
~JayKitty76

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Post by Farnood » September 18th, 2018, 7:55 am

Hi,

I would like to claim section 13.

Thanks
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"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" (Thoreau)

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Post by Lynnet » September 18th, 2018, 8:00 am

Farnood wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 7:55 am
Hi,

I would like to claim section 13.

Thanks
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Post by larryhayes7 » September 18th, 2018, 6:00 pm

I would like to claim Chapter 11

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Post by Lynnet » September 18th, 2018, 6:03 pm

larryhayes7 wrote:
September 18th, 2018, 6:00 pm
I would like to claim Chapter 11
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Post by larryhayes7 » September 20th, 2018, 6:20 am


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Post by Lynnet » September 20th, 2018, 6:34 am

larryhayes7 wrote:
September 20th, 2018, 6:20 am
Chapter 11 completed


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/chinesekitten_11_brown_128kb.mp3

Time 10:58
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Post by jenniferrd » September 21st, 2018, 8:01 am

Hi Larry! I loved your voices! There are just a few changes to make:

1. Volume falls outside of Librivox's accepted range of 86-92 dB at 92.8 dB - please reduce volume by at least .8, I would suggest bringing it down 3.8 dB to 89 dB which is the ideal range for Librivox.
2. 09:06 - Text reads: "but she was out", and I hear, "but she was not out" - which changes the meaning of the sentence.
3. Needs 5 seconds of silence at end of section, only 2 second now.
I have had a lot of real life work the last few weeks. Please bear with me as I may take a little longer to PL or respond. I'll still get to everything as soon as possible. :D

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Post by Shasta » October 1st, 2018, 4:32 pm

I volunteer to do Sections 07 through 10
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Post by Lynnet » October 1st, 2018, 5:00 pm

Shasta wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 4:32 pm
I volunteer to do Sections 07 through 10
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Post by JayKitty76 » October 9th, 2018, 3:08 pm

Jenniferrd,
Here are the edits for chapter 3:


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/chinesekitten_03_brown_128kb.mp3

Sorry I took so long, I've been busy with other recording projects.

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Post by Lynnet » October 9th, 2018, 4:18 pm

JayKitty76 wrote:
October 9th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Jenniferrd,
Here are the edits for chapter 3:


https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/chinesekitten_03_brown_128kb.mp3

Sorry I took so long, I've been busy with other recording projects.
Thank you
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Post by jenniferrd » October 10th, 2018, 4:16 pm

Thank you - I'll get to this soon, real world work is getting in the way.... :shock: :shock:
I have had a lot of real life work the last few weeks. Please bear with me as I may take a little longer to PL or respond. I'll still get to everything as soon as possible. :D

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