FULL[PLAY]Engaged by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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Post by skypigeon » April 23rd, 2020, 5:16 pm

Kitty wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 11:49 am
skypigeon wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 9:48 am
Yikes--I was afraid of that--when I submitted the file I'd already adjusted it -2db, are you asking I adjust it a further -3db below that, or -3db overall?
I don't know what you did to the file before you upload but the uploaded file is at 94 dB, if you already decreased that means you had it at 96 previously :shock: Maybe you can step away from the mic a bit if you get carried away again :lol: Or set your input volume to less.
Correction made on the line cited, sorry I missed it.
have you reuploaded it ?
I have now :)
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_belvawney_2_128kb.mp3
This version is dropped -5db from the original (the two I lowered it the first time plus the three you suggested). If it doesn't work, I'm tempted to do the whole thing again, paying better attention to my levels this time. (Will do that with Act 3 regardless.) Thanks!

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Post by ToddHW » April 23rd, 2020, 5:45 pm

I will adjust the actual volume when I edit all the parts together.

The big issue is making sure that there is no clipping in the audio file that makes the sound all fuzzy - that can not be fixed from the uploaded mp3 file. On the other hand, if level is too low then there may be a buncha noise, but that isn't as bad an issue since Audacity has some good noise removal tools.

Thanks, Todd

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Post by ToddHW » April 24th, 2020, 6:08 am

And while we're at it...here is the wise mum who raised such an intelligent child :mrgreen: I hope I'm rolling my 'r's enough :|

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_macfarlane_1_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 1:57 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_macfarlane_2_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:44 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_macfarlane_3_128kb.mp3
Recording time: 0:33 min.
Weel na, aye finalley gots the gumptiun to alist to ya speaken inda Scots, Mrs MacFarlane. Anda aye dunna ken aboot theese PL OK letters, lassie, but aye du ken thata ye spake that all reel weel nah.

Thar assa plaice wheres ye spake "rr" insteda dah propair "rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" butt a thinks that aye'll overluk dat sincea ye's too guta becomes lika maither du aye when aye marries du lassie.

Thank ye, Todd

(Did I really sign up to have to speak like that too? Can't I be a branch of the family tree that was kidnapped by academics and growed up in Oxford or something?)

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Post by Kitty » April 24th, 2020, 7:00 am

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April 24th, 2020, 6:08 am
Anda aye dunna ken aboot theese PL OK letters, lassie, but aye du ken thata ye spake that all reel weel nah.
who ur ye callin lassie, me lad ? a biteen more of the respec, playse
(Did I really sign up to have to speak like that too? Can't I be a branch of the family tree that was kidnapped by academics and growed up in Oxford or something?)
:lol: now don't you dare chickening out of the job !

btw I had a hard time reading your Scotch, I guess it will be even harder understanding it :lol: Scotch is probably something one should drink and not speak...

Sonia

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Post by Kitty » April 24th, 2020, 7:06 am

skypigeon wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_belvawney_2_128kb.mp3
This version is dropped -5db from the original (the two I lowered it the first time plus the three you suggested). If it doesn't work, I'm tempted to do the whole thing again, paying better attention to my levels this time. (Will do that with Act 3 regardless.) Thanks!
no don't redo the whole thing !!!! Not with a performance like this. Chances are high you could not do it as well again. In any case, it's perfectly corrected. Did you redo the entire line ? And the volume is now down to 91 dB. :thumbs: PL ok now, thanks. And waiting for Act 3...

Sonia

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Post by skypigeon » April 24th, 2020, 10:34 am

Kitty wrote:
April 24th, 2020, 7:06 am
skypigeon wrote:
April 23rd, 2020, 5:16 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_belvawney_2_128kb.mp3
This version is dropped -5db from the original (the two I lowered it the first time plus the three you suggested). If it doesn't work, I'm tempted to do the whole thing again, paying better attention to my levels this time. (Will do that with Act 3 regardless.) Thanks!
no don't redo the whole thing !!!! Not with a performance like this. Chances are high you could not do it as well again. In any case, it's perfectly corrected. Did you redo the entire line ? And the volume is now down to 91 dB. :thumbs: PL ok now, thanks. And waiting for Act 3...

Sonia
Again, you're too kind :D I didn't redo the entire line, just the sentence in error.

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Post by jennlea » April 25th, 2020, 7:17 am

Here are Minnie's lines for Act 2:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_minnie_2_128kb.mp3

I had fun getting into her silly little noodle (though I have a feeling she is smarter than she seems)!

Couple of notes:
-At 7:36 I could not decide how I wanted to say "Cheviot" so there are three versions for Todd to choose from.
-At 8:15 I added a fainting sound in case Todd wants the end actions to be acted out.
-Jenn B.

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Post by ToddHW » April 25th, 2020, 8:49 am

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Kitty » April 25th, 2020, 11:18 am

jennlea wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 7:17 am
Here are Minnie's lines for Act 2:
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_minnie_2_128kb.mp3
I had fun getting into her silly little noodle (though I have a feeling she is smarter than she seems)!
actually, I think it was "noddle" ;) but "noodle" fits right well for Minnie's language style here :lol: she plays awfully well the "helpless little child" card throughout the play, so much so that I would be on my guards not to trust her too much :|

great job so far, Jenn, thank you. But you missed one line:

> at about 5:29: (p. 63) "Parker, where's Mr Cheviot ?"

the rest ist fine :)

Sonia

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Post by jennlea » April 26th, 2020, 5:41 am

Kitty wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 11:18 am

actually, I think it was "noddle" ;) but "noodle" fits right well for Minnie's language style here :lol: she plays awfully well the "helpless little child" card throughout the play, so much so that I would be on my guards not to trust her too much :|

great job so far, Jenn, thank you. But you missed one line:

> at about 5:29: (p. 63) "Parker, where's Mr Cheviot ?"

the rest ist fine :)

Sonia
My eyes read it as 'noodle' and now I feel like the silly one :lol:
Oh well, glad it worked still!

Here is the file with the missing line at 5:30:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_minnie_2_128kb.mp3
-Jenn B.


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Post by ToddHW » April 26th, 2020, 6:31 am

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by Kitty » April 27th, 2020, 11:16 am

thank you, Michael, as always, excellent narration. Is it just me or is there a constant sobbing and weeping going on throughout the play by all people involved ? :lol:

Act 1 is already PL ok, but I have a few small notes for the other two acts:

Act 2:
> at about 2:21: (p. 63) missed line "kissing her" (this should be here twice, you only have it once)

Act 3:
> at about 4:01: (p. 83) missed line "Cheviot, writing"

> at 6:17: (p. 85) "and Mrs MacFarlane" - you said "Miss"

thanks

Sonia

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Post by MichaelMaggs » April 29th, 2020, 4:46 am

Kitty wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 11:16 am
thank you, Michael, as always, excellent narration. Is it just me or is there a constant sobbing and weeping going on throughout the play by all people involved ? :lol:
I think you're right. Also, quite a lot of reposing on bosoms. :lol:

Acts 2 and 3 back for spot PL:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_narrator_2_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/engaged_narrator_3_128kb.mp3

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Post by ToddHW » April 29th, 2020, 7:45 am

Thank ye.

Todd

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