[GRP/Bio] Charles the Bold, Last Duke of Burgundy by Ruth Putnam - lt

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Post by djsmith » December 26th, 2020, 7:05 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
December 26th, 2020, 6:35 am
djsmith wrote:
December 23rd, 2020, 2:46 pm
Here is chapter 18
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_18_putnam_128kb.mp3
26:01
Thank you for chapter 18, which was read beautifully. We only have one issue, and that is with the volume which is at 83.1 Volume needs to be somewhere between 86-92, although a mid range, about 90, would be ideal. You can check your volume and other settings for each recording by using the Volume Checker (link: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker) before submitting your file.

Adjustments to volume can be made in a number of ways: Using the Audacity program, you can highlight the passage (or entire text) you want to amplify, click on Effects (at the top) and choose Amplify. Experiment with that a bit and you'll find the right volume. You could try it with a sample text first. The second option to adjusting volume is also within Audacity, but on the left side. You'll see a mute button with a sliding scale below it. Highlight your text and click on that box. Again, you can check your volume with the Checker until you get it where you want it to be. Alternately, you can use that sliding scale to increase the volume, and that is my preferred method.
Here is the corrected recording.
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_18_putnam_128kb.mp3
Thank you for explaining how to adjust the volume so easily! This was a hard chapter to read, and I wouldn't want to have to do it again :-)
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Post by RitaBoutros » December 26th, 2020, 7:18 am

Here is the corrected recording.
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_18_putnam_128kb.mp3
Thank you for explaining how to adjust the volume so easily! This was a hard chapter to read, and I wouldn't want to have to do it again :-)


Dore, your correction was perfect! Sec 18 is PL OK

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Post by Lynnet » December 26th, 2020, 9:02 am

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Post by sdwilcox » December 27th, 2020, 6:51 am

I will take on the orphaned chapter 19! Let me just consult my books on how to read olde English and French pronunciation now. ha!

Is it acceptable to translate the old english (if that's what it is) paragraph to a more understandable, standard English version and read it that way?
Ex: read " the assege lastyth stylle by the Duke off Burgoyn affoor Nuse" as "the seige lasts still by the Duke of Burgundy before Neuss"?
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Post by RitaBoutros » December 27th, 2020, 7:35 am

hmansoor wrote:
December 25th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Hi Lynnet.

I have completed Chapter 17.

30m34sec

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_17_putnam_128kb.mp3

Husain

I will PL as soon as it has been put into the MW.

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Post by Lynnet » December 27th, 2020, 9:18 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
December 27th, 2020, 7:35 am
hmansoor wrote:
December 25th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Hi Lynnet.

I have completed Chapter 17.

30m34sec

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_17_putnam_128kb.mp3

Husain

I will PL as soon as it has been put into the MW.
Done
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Post by Lynnet » December 27th, 2020, 9:20 am

sdwilcox wrote:
December 27th, 2020, 6:51 am
I will take on the orphaned chapter 19! Let me just consult my books on how to read olde English and French pronunciation now. ha!

Is it acceptable to translate the old english (if that's what it is) paragraph to a more understandable, standard English version and read it that way?
Ex: read " the assege lastyth stylle by the Duke off Burgoyn affoor Nuse" as "the seige lasts still by the Duke of Burgundy before Neuss"?
8-)
It is not acceptable to translate. However, it is acceptable to use modern pronunciation (it’s all semantics :lol: :lol: )
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Post by RitaBoutros » December 28th, 2020, 6:57 am

hmansoor wrote:
December 25th, 2020, 5:07 pm
Hi Lynnet.

I have completed Chapter 17.

30m34sec

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_17_putnam_128kb.mp3

Husain
Chapter 17 notes:

You give the chapter great articulation and pacing. Just a couple of tiny things that need to be addressed:

Please reduce the opening silence to between .5 - 1.0 second. I think you have over 2 seconds there.
At :56 "the emperor argued before his guest.." should be "the emperor argued with his guest..."
3:57 "..steed was heavily weighted down with its rich comparisons..." should be "...with its rich caparisons...."

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Post by hmansoor » January 3rd, 2021, 11:04 am

Hi Rita.

PL changes have been made:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_17_putnam_128kb.mp3

30m32s

By the way Rita, thank you for your encouraging words, you make this even more fun.

Husain

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Post by Lynnet » January 3rd, 2021, 11:39 am

hmansoor wrote:
January 3rd, 2021, 11:04 am
Hi Rita.

PL changes have been made:

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_17_putnam_128kb.mp3

30m32s

By the way Rita, thank you for your encouraging words, you make this even more fun.

Husain
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Post by RitaBoutros » January 4th, 2021, 6:05 am

Chapter 17 is PL OK :thumbs:

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Post by sdwilcox » January 10th, 2021, 10:05 am

I have completed recording and editing the final, orphaned chapter of this work. It was a doozy! Please let me know if it is acceptable or if you want me to redo anything. Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_19_putnam_128kb.mp3

28:43

-Sdwilcox

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Post by Lynnet » January 10th, 2021, 10:21 am

sdwilcox wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 10:05 am
I have completed recording and editing the final, orphaned chapter of this work. It was a doozy! Please let me know if it is acceptable or if you want me to redo anything. Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_19_putnam_128kb.mp3

28:43

-Sdwilcox
Thank you. It is very rare for us to ask for a re-record. Most files can be tweaked to pass our standards 8-)
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Post by RitaBoutros » January 11th, 2021, 11:19 am

sdwilcox wrote:
January 10th, 2021, 10:05 am
I have completed recording and editing the final, orphaned chapter of this work. It was a doozy! Please let me know if it is acceptable or if you want me to redo anything. Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_19_putnam_128kb.mp3

28:43

-Sdwilcox
Your reading of chapter 19 was super! Loved the old English - and I shudder to think how long it took to work that out :lol:

I won't ask you to edit this file, but in future, please make sure we have the full 5 seconds at the end. I think in this case we only had 4.

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Post by ArturoJR17 » Today, 12:44 pm

Chapter 21/22 is finished! It is one, large recording. I read it according to the HTML file, which had no separation for chapter 22, or a designation for it. So, I read the whole things as one chapter and called it "Chapter 21"

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_21_putnam_128kb.mp3

Track length: 57:37

Thanks so much! A very fascinating read!

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