[COMP.] The Story of Robin Hood by Bertha Bush - phil

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Post by Penumbra » July 16th, 2017, 1:13 pm

aniroo wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3
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Story of Robin Hood, chapter 4 , Allen a Dale and Friar Tuck

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Thank you for reading this section. I have a few items for your attention:
03:26 I heard a correction: "with a in the robe of a friar" I think you meant to delete "with a"
06:51 I heard a correction "and waded across the <something> water" I think you meant to delete <something>
07:59 I heard a correction "then Robin <something> then Robin fought with him" I think you meant to delete the first "then Robin <something>"
11:22 the word "but" is truncated and so indistinct

Overall: the volume level is too soft for the file. Probably the easiest way to increase it to be in range is to use the Audacity compressor function. Setting the threshold slider to -18db and leaving the other sliders set to their default values should work for this file. After you do this you will need to reduce the noise level since the compressor function increases it.
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Post by aniroo » July 17th, 2017, 5:25 am

This is the edited version, edited per your notes.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

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Post by philchenevert » July 17th, 2017, 7:32 am

aniroo wrote:This is the edited version, edited per your notes.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

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thank you. :D
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Post by aniroo » July 17th, 2017, 9:25 am

philchenevert wrote:
aniroo wrote:This is the edited version, edited per your notes.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

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thank you. :D

My apologies. I was re reading your notes, after I sent my file, unfortunately, and I forgot that I was going to ask you why I would compress the file to make it louder and then amplify it. Couldn't I just amplify it? I forgot to do either as I meant to ask you about the compression first. Sorry. I will take care of the volume after you explain about the compression, it confused me. BTW. I have a new microphone so my future submissions may not need to fuss with the volume so much.

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Post by philchenevert » July 17th, 2017, 9:51 am

aniroo wrote:
philchenevert wrote:
aniroo wrote:This is the edited version, edited per your notes.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

aniroo
thank you. :D
My apologies. I was re reading your notes, after I sent my file, unfortunately, and I forgot that I was going to ask you why I would compress the file to make it louder and then amplify it. Couldn't I just amplify it? I forgot to do either as I meant to ask you about the compression first. Sorry. I will take care of the volume after you explain about the compression, it confused me. BTW. I have a new microphone so my future submissions may not need to fuss with the volume so much.
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No problem Aniroo. I admit it kinda confused me too but I was afraid to ask. I think compression reduces the overlyloud peaks so that the track can then be amplified but I am not sure. He will explain I am sure and no harm done except we are all learning good stuff, eh? :D
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Post by Penumbra » July 18th, 2017, 7:57 am

aniroo wrote: My apologies. I was re reading your notes, after I sent my file, unfortunately, and I forgot that I was going to ask you why I would compress the file to make it louder and then amplify it. Couldn't I just amplify it? I forgot to do either as I meant to ask you about the compression first. Sorry. I will take care of the volume after you explain about the compression, it confused me. BTW. I have a new microphone so my future submissions may not need to fuss with the volume so much.
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OK, here's the deal. In order to bring the recording into the accepted volume range, you would have to amplify it by about 5 db. However, There are a half dozen or so places that would get clipped if you did that because they are much louder than the rest of the file. So you could (1) go in and manually amplify the parts of the file that lie between these loud places, or (2) manually de-amplify the loud bits so that you could then amplify the whole file, or (3) do the compression trick. Compression does compress the amplitude, but it does it selectively, compressing the loud bits more than the quiet bits. Then, if you have the little box checked that says "make-up gain for 0 db after compressing" the effect will amplify the whole file to push the loudest point to 0 db.

So option 3 is a lot like option 2, except you do it all in one step instead of making lots of finicky adjustments individually.

One downside to compression is that everything ends up getting amplified, including the noise. and if it ends up loud enough then you need to make a noise reduction pass. When I compressed the file I felt like the noise was just a bit too loud so recommended that you do some noise reduction.

Another downside is that compression sometimes introduces some distortion. I didn't find that to be the case here, but it is something to be aware of. Probably the best solution would be option 2 above, but that's a fair bit of work and IMO takes a lot of care to do it without causing the volume to sound odd at the de-amplification points.
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Post by Penumbra » July 18th, 2017, 8:05 am

aniroo wrote:This is the edited version, edited per your notes.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

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Everything fine but the volume.
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Post by aniroo » July 19th, 2017, 8:49 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

Here it is again, for the "upteenth" time as my mom would say. I think I have to volume levels correct now. Can't speak to the quality of the sound, but I have a new mic now, so if it is really poor, I could re record it. Maybe get it right this time???

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Post by philchenevert » July 19th, 2017, 9:40 pm

aniroo wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

Here it is again, for the "upteenth" time as my mom would say. I think I have to volume levels correct now. Can't speak to the quality of the sound, but I have a new mic now, so if it is really poor, I could re record it. Maybe get it right this time???

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Thank you for being patient aniroo. My mom used to say the same thing "for the umpteenth time" gee.
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Post by aniroo » July 20th, 2017, 6:16 am

Looking at this, I realized I forgot to put the time. 13:15


philchenevert wrote:
aniroo wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

Here it is again, for the "upteenth" time as my mom would say. I think I have to volume levels correct now. Can't speak to the quality of the sound, but I have a new mic now, so if it is really poor, I could re record it. Maybe get it right this time???

aniroo
Thank you for being patient aniroo. My mom used to say the same thing "for the umpteenth time" gee.
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Post by Penumbra » July 20th, 2017, 8:11 am

aniroo wrote:https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/storyofrobinhood_04_bush_128kb.mp3

Here it is again, for the "upteenth" time as my mom would say. I think I have to volume levels correct now. Can't speak to the quality of the sound, but I have a new mic now, so if it is really poor, I could re record it. Maybe get it right this time???

aniroo
Section 04 is PL OK! :clap:
Every now and then in my own recording I'll have a section I just can't seem to get right. But eventually it all works out, as it has done here. Congratulations!

Phil: we are done. Somehow sections 3 and 4 got swapped in the MW (remarkably easy to do, probably my own clumsiness) so I put them back the way I think they should be. You might just check the order before you move the book to the catalog.
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Post by philchenevert » July 20th, 2017, 11:23 am

Thanks Tom for all your great work. The swap was probably my doing , not yours since I have a proclivity for that kind of thing and t hanks for making 'em in the right order.

I will st art validation on this tonight unless I get sleepy or something. :D
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Post by philchenevert » July 20th, 2017, 12:30 pm

This Project is now in our catalog at http://librivox.org/the-story-of-robin-hood-by-bertha-evangeline-bush/

A big thanks to all our readers and especially to PENUMBRA, our DPL for a great job. Image
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