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Post by zoesmama » October 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm

It's def. well done and you have a lovely voice. I was searching for the volume parameters and found that.. Funny that the volume is so important and yet so hard to find info about it, and how to achieve it, if I could request a 'song' that'd be the one.. wink, wink...
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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 4:59 pm

zoesmama wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 4:55 pm
It's def. well done and you have a lovely voice. I was searching for the volume parameters and found that.. Funny that the volume is so important and yet so hard to find info about it, and how to achieve it, if I could request a 'song' that'd be the one.. wink, wink...
LOL!
Thanks again..
Wendy
Was it hard to find the volume slider? I can make a video about that, no problem. Volume has always been a problem with us; it is a slippery concept and hard to explain.
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Post by zoesmama » October 28th, 2020, 5:02 pm

Yes.. identifying the 'gain' as it has to do with the volume, etc... the ideal input and or output numbers.. ah, etc. etc.. yes, to be succinct, 'the volume' ..(also having the 'ideal numbers' that Librivox would like to have in more places would be useful, too!IMHO)

Thank you!

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Post by 2839reader » October 28th, 2020, 8:54 pm

Claim 27 and 28 please.
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Post by retroindiereader » October 28th, 2020, 9:28 pm

Can I claim sections 9 and 13?
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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 10:08 pm

2839reader wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 8:54 pm
Claim 27 and 28 please.
Those are yours. :clap:
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Post by philchenevert » October 28th, 2020, 10:10 pm

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October 28th, 2020, 9:28 pm
Can I claim sections 9 and 13?
Absolutely. All yours. :thumbs:
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Post by HLinnae » October 29th, 2020, 6:55 am

Thanks, Phil, for this information! I'll be sure to practice that in the future.
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Post by loupo » October 29th, 2020, 7:46 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track length 18:26

I hope the noise floor is okay now. I measured it at 89 but I've never paid much attention to noise levels before, only used the ACX check so let me know if it still needs tweaking.

Lou
loupo wrote:
October 28th, 2020, 2:10 pm
No worries Rich,

I'll sort it tomorrow. Sorry, I was going by the numerals at the top. Easy fixes. Glad you didn't mention my terrible granny voice 😂

Lou
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October 28th, 2020, 1:32 pm
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October 28th, 2020, 8:36 am
Howdie

I've completed section 34, Little Gretchen. It's 18 mins 32seconds long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Cheers
Lou
Lou - I found 3 problems. All should be easily fixable.
1) In the intro and outro you read 'chapter 33' rather than 'chapter 34' (twice in the beginning and one more time at the end.)
2) Your closing silence is about 2 3/4 seconds long - since you'll probably find it easiest to re-record the introduction and outro and edit those onto the story, just make sure to leave more silence on the ending - you're aiming for 5 seconds of silence.
3) Your overall volume is louder than the LibriVox standard range. 'Checker' reports the volume as 93 when it should be in the 86 to 92 range. After you've made the other two edits, select the whole track and use the 'Amplify...' Effect to change the volume by -4 dB . That is to say, make it this much quieter.

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Post by melissabuell » October 29th, 2020, 8:19 am

Hi!
May I please claim #26 The First New England Christmas?

Thanks!
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Post by HLinnae » October 29th, 2020, 9:07 am

May I read #10, A Story of the Christ-Child?
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Post by loon » October 29th, 2020, 9:51 am

loupo wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 7:46 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track length 18:26

I hope the noise floor is okay now. I measured it at 89 but I've never paid much attention to noise levels before, only used the ACX check so let me know if it still needs tweaking.
Lou - your new introduction and outro are fine as is your newly-adjusted overall volume.

By the way, you have no problem with noise floor - I measured that as 57 dB below your voice which is pretty good by our reconing. I was concerned with the volume of the parts where you are talking. Your measurement with ACX tools came pretty close to my measurement with Checker (89 vs 89.5 dB) so feel free to keep using ACX to make sure your chapters aren't too loud or quiet.

However, your closing silence is still only 2 1/2 seconds long and should be 5. Could you please edit 2 1/2 seconds of silence onto the very end and upload that? Then you should be golden. (For now I've marked your section as 'See PL Notes'.)
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Post by loupo » October 29th, 2020, 10:19 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3 Length 18:29

Sorry! Here it is. Hopefully it's right now. Thanks for the feedback by the way. I'm self-taught and guilty of sticking to the settings I know and not fully understanding the technical blurb so it's really interesting to have some pointers.

Lou
loon wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 9:51 am
loupo wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 7:46 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/childrensbookofchristmasstories_34_dickinson_128kb.mp3

Track length 18:26

I hope the noise floor is okay now. I measured it at 89 but I've never paid much attention to noise levels before, only used the ACX check so let me know if it still needs tweaking.
Lou - your new introduction and outro are fine as is your newly-adjusted overall volume.

By the way, you have no problem with noise floor - I measured that as 57 dB below your voice which is pretty good by our reconing. I was concerned with the volume of the parts where you are talking. Your measurement with ACX tools came pretty close to my measurement with Checker (89 vs 89.5 dB) so feel free to keep using ACX to make sure your chapters aren't too loud or quiet.

However, your closing silence is still only 2 1/2 seconds long and should be 5. Could you please edit 2 1/2 seconds of silence onto the very end and upload that? Then you should be golden. (For now I've marked your section as 'See PL Notes'.)

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Post by philchenevert » October 29th, 2020, 10:37 am

melissabuell wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 8:19 am
Hi!
May I please claim #26 The First New England Christmas?

Thanks!
-Melissa
Welcome to our Christmas project! Yes, that section is all yours to enjoy. Have you picked your catalog name yet? This is how you will be found in our catalog. Many of us use our real names but it is up to you, just let me know.
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Post by philchenevert » October 29th, 2020, 10:40 am

HLinnae wrote:
October 29th, 2020, 9:07 am
May I read #10, A Story of the Christ-Child?
Certainly. Section 10 is all yours. :thumbs:
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