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Post by ColleenMc » January 31st, 2019, 12:36 pm

Chapter 13 and 14 are PL OK!

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Post by Carolin » February 1st, 2019, 12:14 am

Thank you colleen :thumbs:
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Post by Theophania » February 3rd, 2019, 3:32 am

May I claim Conclusion - Chapter 16?

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Post by Carolin » February 3rd, 2019, 12:59 pm

Thats great, thank you :D
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Post by Carolin » February 11th, 2019, 1:03 am

Thank you!

One little thing, how long is the recording (mm.ss)? Please remember to always post the duration of a recording when you post a link so that i can update the magic window :D
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Post by Theophania » February 11th, 2019, 5:40 pm

Sorry--it's 8 minutes 59 seconds

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Post by Carolin » February 12th, 2019, 1:55 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by ColleenMc » Yesterday, 2:26 pm

PL Notes for Chapter 16:

You read wonderfully! Nice pacing and expression.

Three concerns:

1. Volume is quite low at 79.3 decibels. It needs to be between 86 and 92 decibels -- I usually aim for 89-90. I'm not sure if you can use the Amplify function to raise it that many decibels without a deterioration of quality. That's more of a question for the technical experts, which you can find in the "Need Help? Got Advice?" board if you are having problems with it.

If you haven't already, you should download the Checker program. It's invaluable in running your files through after you export to mp3 and before uploading, as it catches common problems with volume, file naming, etc. More info here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

2. I'm not sure if it's because of the low volume, but it seems pretty echo-ey, more so than the other two recordings you have done so far. That plus the volume makes me wonder if you didn't inadvertently record with a built-in microphone rather than your plug-in one. This can happen even when the correct one is plugged in, if the settings are not correct in Audacity (assuming you use Audacity). To be sure, check the Microphone pulldown menu (again, in Audacity) -- on mine (Windows laptop) the correct selection says "Microphone (USP PnP Audio Device)". The built-in microphone selection says "Microphone (Realtek High Definition)". Sometimes if I don't have the microphone plugged in when I open Audacity the selection defaults to the Realtek one, even if I plug the microphone in afterward. I have to quit Audacity and then reopen it to get it to "see" that the USB mike is there. More than once, I've done a whole recording and then realized it went through the wrong mike and had to redo.

3. At the end, you need to include "End of Chapter 16" before the end of book notice.

If you have to re-record, let me know and I'll relisten to the whole chapter rather than do spot PL check.

You are off to a good start though!

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Post by Carolin » Today, 9:31 am

Thank you colleen :thumbs:
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