FULL[PLAY] Belinda: an April Folly, by A.A. Milne - thw

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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 19th, 2020, 10:49 am

Devenish Act 1 is OK! Much better.

I am still not feeling great from my appointments, so I will only be PLing around one a day for a few more days.
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Post by LCaulkins » March 19th, 2020, 1:26 pm

No problem at all, Campbell - get some rest and take care of You.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 20th, 2020, 10:46 am

Lynette, you have Devenish's Acts II and III mixed up (II is labeled as III, III is labeled as II), so I'm not marking anything in the MW for the time being.

That being said, I PLed Devenish act III (currently labeled as act II). I had a few minor notes. My brain is not working well enough today to determine if these word changes significantly alter the meaning, so let me know if you don't think they do.

0:48 – extra word ‘seat’

1:47 – heard ‘that’s right’ instead of ‘that’s all right’

Also, no need to change this this time, but please note that your volume is a tad low. Lynette will be messing around with the volume anyways, but something to keep in mind for future recordings.
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Post by LCaulkins » March 20th, 2020, 10:51 am

Hi, Johan!

I've fixed the Act numbers in the MW, so these PL notes from Campbell are for Act 3, just to clarify.

Can you double check if the noted spots make a change in meaning? If they don't change meaning, no need to edit them.

Thanks!

Here are Campbell's notes, for ease of finding them:
lymiewithpurpose wrote:
March 20th, 2020, 10:46 am
Lynette, you have Devenish's Acts II and III mixed up (II is labeled as III, III is labeled as II), so I'm not marking anything in the MW for the time being.

That being said, I PLed Devenish act III (currently labeled as act II). I had a few minor notes. My brain is not working well enough today to determine if these word changes significantly alter the meaning, so let me know if you don't think they do.

0:48 – extra word ‘seat’

1:47 – heard ‘that’s right’ instead of ‘that’s all right’

Also, no need to change this this time, but please note that your volume is a tad low. Lynette will be messing around with the volume anyways, but something to keep in mind for future recordings.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 21st, 2020, 12:46 pm

Devenish act 2 is OK!
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Post by LCaulkins » March 21st, 2020, 12:58 pm

Thanks so much, Johan and Campbell!
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Post by JohanSupertramp » March 23rd, 2020, 1:12 pm

Sorry about the volume. Despite my efforts, I have not figured out to change it on Garageband or Audacity. If anyone can help, I appreciate it.

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Post by LCaulkins » March 23rd, 2020, 1:50 pm

JohanSupertramp wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 1:12 pm
Sorry about the volume. Despite my efforts, I have not figured out to change it on Garageband or Audacity. If anyone can help, I appreciate it.
No worries here, Johan - I'll get it amplified when I prep the role files for editing the Acts together.

I'm not familiar with Garageband. On Audacity, there should be a mic icon with a slider bar next to it (for recording volume). For me, having that bar on .90, and my microphone on the same level as my mouth and a thumb-to-pinky distance gives me a good 89.5-90.1 volume without problems with plosives. If you can find it, I would try bumping it up just .1 from where it is now, and seeing what that yields for you on your files. Aim for 89-90 on your file output as the ideal range for DR/Plays.
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 23rd, 2020, 3:08 pm

Also, for fine tuning in Audacity you can use the amplify effect. Just enter the number you want to amplify by and it can adjust it.
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Post by Mfassio » March 25th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Thanks,

Michael

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Post by LCaulkins » March 25th, 2020, 4:56 pm

Boom! All three! Thank you, Michael - all are tucked into the MW for PL attention. :)
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » March 26th, 2020, 10:49 am

Thanks for reading, I have only a few notes.
Act 1
0:59, 1:36, 1:51 – need silence for stage directions

Act 2
0:59 – missing a ‘Who is Mr. Baxter?
1:06 – need silence for stage directions

Act 3
3:29, 3:55 – needs more silence for stage directions

Also, I noticed that you mainly have 2 seconds of silence in between lines. This is technically OK, and you don't have to change it. In the future, you may want to increase it a tad though. It makes it easier on the editor. 3 seconds of silence usually does well. Thanks!
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Post by Mfassio » April 7th, 2020, 12:24 pm

Thanks,

Michael

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Post by LCaulkins » April 7th, 2020, 2:52 pm

Gosh, thank you, Michael!
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 7th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Mfassio wrote:
April 7th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Thanks for the PL!
Here are the corrections. I did go ahead and add some more space between lines.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_tremayne_1_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_tremayne_2_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/belinda_tremayne_3_128kb.mp3
Wow, thanks for the edits. I only really checked the areas with notes, but visually to me it looked much easier to work with for the editor, so the extra space helped. Acts 2 and 3 are OK! Act 1 is also ok, but I did notice at 1:45 there is some extra silence in there (it is in the middle of a line). I'll make a note in the MW so Lynette can remember when editing.
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