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

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Post by RitaBoutros » September 4th, 2020, 5:18 am

MFD32 wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 1:35 pm
Chapter 4 is ready.

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https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_04_putnam_128kb.mp3



Let me know if you'd like me to continue on.

=Mark-

Mark, the reading of chapter 4 is excellent as always. We do have an issue with the volume, which the Checker indicates is at 92.2, over the acceptable range. If you could dial it down a bit, somewhere in the range of 89-90, then we'll be good to go.

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Post by MFD32 » September 4th, 2020, 5:32 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 5:18 am
We do have an issue with the volume, which the Checker indicates is at 92.2, over the acceptable range. If you could dial it down a bit, somewhere in the range of 89-90, then we'll be good to go.
I'm not familiar with the checker you mentioned. Is that a tool here on the site we can use?
I can re-engineer the recording if it helps.

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Post by RitaBoutros » September 4th, 2020, 5:46 am

Volume needs to be somewhere between 86-92, although a mid range, about 90, would be ideal. You can check your volume using the Volume Checker (see Newbie's Guide to Recording on Librivox's home page – link: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording).

Adjustments to volume can be made 2 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 on the left, and under that, a sliding scale. 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.

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Post by MFD32 » September 4th, 2020, 4:10 pm

RitaBoutros wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 5:46 am
Volume needs to be somewhere between 86-92, although a mid range, about 90, would be ideal. You can check your volume using the Volume Checker (see Newbie's Guide to Recording on Librivox's home page – link: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording).

Adjustments to volume can be made 2 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 on the left, and under that, a sliding scale. 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.
Sorry, I still don't understand what I'm looking for here. I've used Audacity for years before joining Librivox for my voiceover work, and I've always relied on the Normalize tool to adjust and monitor the levels, with good results. Looking at the latest project, the levels are mostly within the -0.5 - 0.5 dB range, which the guide asks for. I just ran a section through the Leveller and it made it waaaay overblown and loud (on any setting). When you say "you can check your volume using the Volume Checker" what is that exactly? In your earlier post you said "... which the Checker indicates is at 92.2" Where can I find the meter that shows this kind of reading? The guide makes no mention of it that I can see. Is this a separate tool to use? I'm keen to give it a try.

This is a long way of saying I'm not sure what it is I have to fix.

-m-

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Post by Lynnet » September 4th, 2020, 4:30 pm

https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

This tool was written specifically for LV by the husband of one of our admins. It is free, easy and safe :clap: We look for 89dB, but 86-92 is usually acceptable. The tool also checks other specs.
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Post by MFD32 » September 5th, 2020, 5:17 am

Lynnet wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 4:30 pm
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

This tool was written specifically for LV by the husband of one of our admins. It is free, easy and safe :clap: We look for 89dB, but 86-92 is usually acceptable. The tool also checks other specs.
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Post by MFD32 » September 8th, 2020, 4:49 pm


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Post by Lynnet » September 8th, 2020, 5:49 pm

MFD32 wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Chapter 4, re-engineered.

26:50
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_04_putnam_128kb.mp3


Chapter 5, ready.

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-mark-
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Post by RitaBoutros » September 9th, 2020, 5:27 am

Sec 04 is PL OK. Thank you

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Post by RitaBoutros » September 9th, 2020, 7:05 am

Chapter 5, ready.

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Chapter 5 is PL OK

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Post by MFD32 » September 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm


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Post by Lynnet » September 14th, 2020, 4:11 pm

MFD32 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Chapter 6 ready.

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Post by RitaBoutros » September 16th, 2020, 6:29 am

The link to the gutenberg text is no longer functioning. Can you check?

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Post by Lynnet » September 16th, 2020, 6:44 am

RitaBoutros wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 6:29 am
The link to the gutenberg text is no longer functioning. Can you check?
The site appears to be down. Try again later.
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Post by RitaBoutros » September 16th, 2020, 6:57 pm

MFD32 wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Chapter 6 ready.

29:09
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/charlesthebold_06_putnam_128kb.mp3

-mark-
Another excellently read chapter. Sec 6 is PL OK!

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