(Children) Mary Ware in Texas by Annie Fellows Johnston - m8b1

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Post by m8b1 » August 11th, 2020, 11:19 am

GoldenThread wrote:
August 11th, 2020, 11:15 am
Thank you, Maria! It's been hard to tell exactly what's the perfect volume in Audacity. I will definitely make use of the tools provided. Much thanks!
Pretty soon you'll be doing it by sight! :-) The illustration on the 1 minute test page is a pretty good idea of what to aim for visually: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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Post by GoldenThread » September 5th, 2020, 7:08 pm

Chapter 3 is finished. See link below. Total time: 23min 26 sec.
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_03_johnson.mp3

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Post by m8b1 » September 6th, 2020, 6:51 pm

Thank you very much ~ I will listen to it tomorrow! :-)

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Post by m8b1 » September 7th, 2020, 2:36 pm

PL Notes Chapter 3:

Lovely job! There are a couple of very minor edits needed.

At the very beginning, we do ask that the silence be no more than a second. If you could cut it down a bit, that would be great!

Also, at the end of the intro could you please add: "Chapter 3. The Little Town of Bauer"

Thanks! :D

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Post by GoldenThread » September 13th, 2020, 7:48 pm

Thank you, Maria! I will go back and edit Ch. 3 with those changes. In the meanwhile, here is Chapter 4:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_04_johnson.mp3

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Post by GoldenThread » September 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm

Maria,

Here's the revised Chapter three with the recommended edits. Let me know if there's anything else you need.

Thank you,
Rachel


https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_03_johnson.mp3

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Post by m8b1 » September 14th, 2020, 9:41 am

GoldenThread wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 7:48 pm
Thank you, Maria! I will go back and edit Ch. 3 with those changes. In the meanwhile, here is Chapter 4:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_04_johnson.mp3
Thank you! Lovely job. :-)

The only issue is is that is only 2 seconds of silence at the end instead of 5. :-)

Edit: Also, the volume is a bit low. If you could amplify it a bit, that would be great.

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Post by m8b1 » September 14th, 2020, 9:42 am

GoldenThread wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Maria,

Here's the revised Chapter three with the recommended edits. Let me know if there's anything else you need.

Thank you,
Rachel


https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_03_johnson.mp3
Chapter 3 is PL OK!

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Post by GoldenThread » September 14th, 2020, 5:07 pm

Thank you for the feedback, Maria. I amplified the volume and made sure there were five seconds at the end. Thank you for your patience! This was my first time ever doing this so a little rough:)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_04_johnson.mp3

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Post by m8b1 » September 14th, 2020, 5:21 pm

GoldenThread wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Thank you for the feedback, Maria. I amplified the volume and made sure there were five seconds at the end. Thank you for your patience! This was my first time ever doing this so a little rough:)
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/marywareintexas_04_johnson.mp3
Thank you, Rachel ~ it is PL OK!

You are doing great! I wouldn't have guessed that you were knew to it just by listening! :thumbs:
(Trust me, it gets easier the more you do it. :-))

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Post by Kathimariewalsheck » September 24th, 2020, 6:17 pm

I would like to record #7 Christmas please. I am new to recording for Librivox.

My name in the Librivox Catalogue will be: Kathi M. Walsheck.

Please let me know if you will allow me to read.

Thanks bunches,
Kathi

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Post by m8b1 » September 25th, 2020, 6:04 am

Kathimariewalsheck wrote:
September 24th, 2020, 6:17 pm
I would like to record #7 Christmas please. I am new to recording for Librivox.

My name in the Librivox Catalogue will be: Kathi M. Walsheck.

Please let me know if you will allow me to read.

Thanks bunches,
Kathi
Hi Kathi,

Welcome to LibriVox! Section 7 is all yours. Please read the first post of this thread carefully.

Since this is your first recording, we ask that you send in a 1-minute test recording. This is not an audition, it's just to make sure the sound quality and the recording settings are all right - often things can be improved at the outset that are difficult to fix later. Please go to https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test to find out what to record for your 1-minute test, and how to upload the recording. In the LibriVox Uploader, please select 'tests - tests' from the MC drop-down, and then post your test recording in the Listeners Wanted forum, rather than in this thread - you'll get feedback more quickly there.

Thanks, and have fun!

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Post by Kathimariewalsheck » September 25th, 2020, 6:57 pm

Thank you. I ordered a good microphone for my Audacity set up and it will be delivered tomorrow. When I receive it, I shall upload my 1 minutes test.
Kathi

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Post by Kathimariewalsheck » September 26th, 2020, 1:27 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kathimariewalsheck.mp3

Hi, Here is my 1-minute test. I did it a few times and think I got it to sound great. All feedback is very welcome!
I am ready to record chapter 7!

Kathi

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Post by m8b1 » September 26th, 2020, 2:29 pm

Kathimariewalsheck wrote:
September 26th, 2020, 1:27 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_kathimariewalsheck.mp3

Hi, Here is my 1-minute test. I did it a few times and think I got it to sound great. All feedback is very welcome!
I am ready to record chapter 7!

Kathi
Hi Kathi,

It sounds good! :thumbs:

However, there are several technical settings that need to be fixed. Don't worry, that is what the test is for ~ to fix things before you jump into a longer section. :-)

First, your file is in Stereo, and we need it to be in Mono.
We need to the bit rate to be 128kbps and Contant. Yours is 140kbps and variable.

Are you using Audacity? If so here is a video that one of volunteers made, showing how to set the tech specs that we need:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8JkCgKo3fU&t=72s

Also, your volume is a bit on the high side. If you could bring it down a bit, that would be great. There is also a bit of background noise, and the file could use a light noise cleaning.

Here is a video that includes how to do noise cleaning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvhqw7zBmEo&feature=youtu.be

And for good measure, a link to all of Phil's videos: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

Please let me know if you need some more help!

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