[HISTORY] The Cambridge Modern History. Volume 01, The Renaissance-Leni

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acarlow
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Post by acarlow » May 14th, 2020, 9:11 am

I'm interested in everyone's opinion about whether I should add a touch of echo to my recordings for this project. Here is a link containing 4 small test files with varying levels of echo/reverb. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on which (if any) you prefer, from a listener's perspective, for this content.

One sample has no echo, which is how I typically record, and the other three have increasing amounts. If you have a preference please let me know which one.

Thank you!

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Post by Piotrek81 » May 14th, 2020, 9:31 am

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Post by cadastra » May 14th, 2020, 9:40 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 8:08 am
I've just noticed that section 65 was also marked in the MW as being too quiet. Here's the amplified version:
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cambridgemodernhistory1_65_128kb.mp3 please put all the notes in the thread :)
Sorry. It's noted a few posts above. Somehow I missed it before.
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Post by ShamaAbbasi » May 14th, 2020, 9:40 am

I would like to claim Section 21, please. Chapter VI. Florence (II): Machiavelli by L. Arthur Burd (part 2).
This would be my second recording. The first was a small section from 'Songs of the Sea and Lays of the Land, by Charles Geoffery Leyland - https://librivox.org/songs-of-the-sea-and-lays-of-the-land-by-charles-godfrey-leland/

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Post by Kazbek » May 14th, 2020, 3:20 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 9:31 am
Here's the final section
https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cambridgemodernhistory1_67_128kb.mp3 duration 30:08
Thank you, Piotrek!

Michael

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Post by Kazbek » May 14th, 2020, 3:35 pm

ShamaAbbasi wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 9:40 am
I would like to claim Section 21, please. Chapter VI. Florence (II): Machiavelli by L. Arthur Burd (part 2).
This would be my second recording. The first was a small section from 'Songs of the Sea and Lays of the Land, by Charles Geoffery Leyland - https://librivox.org/songs-of-the-sea-and-lays-of-the-land-by-charles-godfrey-leland/
Thanks, Shama! I've entered your claim. I see that it's been a couple of years since your first recording. If you'd like to do a 1-Minute Test to make sure that your recording software is still set up according to our specifications, I can check that for you. We wouldn't want you to have to redo a long section because of a software configuration issue.

Michael
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Post by Kazbek » May 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm

acarlow wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 9:11 am
I'm interested in everyone's opinion about whether I should add a touch of echo to my recordings for this project. Here is a link containing 4 small test files with varying levels of echo/reverb. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on which (if any) you prefer, from a listener's perspective, for this content.

One sample has no echo, which is how I typically record, and the other three have increasing amounts. If you have a preference please let me know which one.

Thank you!
I think I prefer the version with no echo, but the differences are quite subtle. If I listened to any one of them without warning, the only thing I would notice is the excellent reading. :)

Michael

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Post by acarlow » May 14th, 2020, 5:41 pm

Kazbek wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 3:47 pm
acarlow wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 9:11 am
I'm interested in everyone's opinion about whether I should add a touch of echo to my recordings for this project. Here is a link containing 4 small test files with varying levels of echo/reverb. I would greatly appreciate your opinion on which (if any) you prefer, from a listener's perspective, for this content.

One sample has no echo, which is how I typically record, and the other three have increasing amounts. If you have a preference please let me know which one.

Thank you!
I think I prefer the version with no echo, but the differences are quite subtle. If I listened to any one of them without warning, the only thing I would notice is the excellent reading. :)

Michael
Thank you :-). Unless I get more votes with some echo/reverb, I'll keep the recordings dry. The reason I asked was that some believe a touch of reverb is more pleasant to listen to, but there doesn't seem to be real consensus on this issue. I am personally ambivalent one way or the other, unless the reverb/echo is distracting.

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Post by wildlindajohnson » May 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm

Linda Johnson

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Post by Kazbek » May 14th, 2020, 9:54 pm

wildlindajohnson wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Here's Section 18:


https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cambridgemodernhistory1_18_128kb.mp3 [47:19]
Thank you, Linda!

Michael

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Post by ShamaAbbasi » May 15th, 2020, 5:06 am

Kazbek wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 3:35 pm
ShamaAbbasi wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 9:40 am
I would like to claim Section 21, please. Chapter VI. Florence (II): Machiavelli by L. Arthur Burd (part 2).
This would be my second recording. The first was a small section from 'Songs of the Sea and Lays of the Land, by Charles Geoffery Leyland - https://librivox.org/songs-of-the-sea-and-lays-of-the-land-by-charles-godfrey-leland/
Thanks, Shama! I've entered your claim. I see that it's been a couple of years since your first recording. If you'd like to do a 1-Minute Test to make sure that your recording software is still set up according to our specifications, I can check that for you. We wouldn't want you to have to redo a long section because of a software configuration issue.

Michael
Thank you so much, Michael. I will do a 1-min test to make certain that my software and hardware is working well. Is it possible to record on the audacity app on our phones as well?

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Post by Kazbek » May 15th, 2020, 5:31 am

ShamaAbbasi wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 5:06 am

Thank you so much, Michael. I will do a 1-min test to make certain that my software and hardware is working well. Is it possible to record on the audacity app on our phones as well?
I haven't tried, and I'm not aware of an Audacity phone app. There's been a recent discussion about it, and someone even posted a Youtube video on using a phone for LV recordings:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=79541

It sounds like it's possible to record on your phone and edit the result on your desktop, and possibly even edit your recording on a phone, but keep in mind that it would be harder for you to get technical help if you do. There are many tutorials on LV wiki for using Audacity on a desktop/laptop and many folks here have experience with it, but if you use a phone, you may be among early adopters exploring largely uncharted territory.

Michael

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Post by ShamaAbbasi » May 15th, 2020, 11:56 am

Kazbek wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 5:31 am
ShamaAbbasi wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 5:06 am

Thank you so much, Michael. I will do a 1-min test to make certain that my software and hardware is working well. Is it possible to record on the audacity app on our phones as well?
I haven't tried, and I'm not aware of an Audacity phone app. There's been a recent discussion about it, and someone even posted a Youtube video on using a phone for LV recordings:

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=79541

It sounds like it's possible to record on your phone and edit the result on your desktop, and possibly even edit your recording on a phone, but keep in mind that it would be harder for you to get technical help if you do. There are many tutorials on LV wiki for using Audacity on a desktop/laptop and many folks here have experience with it, but if you use a phone, you may be among early adopters exploring largely uncharted territory.

Michael
Thank you! Sounds like I will be a proud pioneer then. I will give a 1 min test a go with the phone before I try anything else. :)

Cheers!
Shama

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Post by wildlindajohnson » May 16th, 2020, 6:57 pm

Linda Johnson

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Post by Kazbek » May 16th, 2020, 7:06 pm

wildlindajohnson wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 6:57 pm
Here's Section 19:


https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/cambridgemodernhistory1_19_128kb.mp3 [48:41]
Thank you, Linda!

Michael

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