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Post by Lmnei » April 27th, 2018, 10:57 am

Carolin wrote:
April 27th, 2018, 7:42 am
Lmnei wrote:
April 25th, 2018, 9:05 pm
1. There needs to be .5 to 1 second at the beginning of your recording. Right now there is less than .5 of a second.
2. The recording did not pass the Checker as the audio has a high level of background noise which should be cleaned. Your audio right now is at 51.0 dB and it needs to be down in the low 40's at the highest. If you are using Audible try going to Effects/Noise Reduction to reduce the noise. The challenge with this type of noise is that there is a very fine line with taking the tinny noise out and losing the sound of your voice so make sure you keep a backup of your file (personal experience!).
Hiya, i am posting this in the thread rather than via pm because i see this all the time.

1. This is a common misunderstanding. We aim for a short silence, not more than 0.5 to 1 seconds. So anything under is still fine. When you think about the relative importance of the silence of the beginning of a recording you will also agree that anything qualifying as short is fine, i usually still pass recordings as pl ok with up to 3 seconds. There is no reason to be counting fractions of seconds in any case.

2. Please dont follow the checkers advice on background noise but always trust your ears instead. If the checker tells you there is background noise but you dont hear anything disturbing, let it pass. There is a chance that an unnecessary round of noisecleaning decreases the sound quality.

As i said, these are common misunderstandings, no doubt these have been pointed out to you by a dpl for one of your own recordings. I try my best to set these things right but i dont catch it each time. Thank you!
You know Carolin - it is hard remembering what each MC or BC wants when being a DPL for them - each seems to have their own preferences :)

I thought the .5 minimum silence was needed due to the process of putting recordings publicly on Librivox - that is what I was told however I do not remember by who - it was somewhere in my last 1000 recordings.

That said, I HAVE been told that the DPL's feedback is just that (I think you told me that!) and you CAN pick and choose what you want to fix.

Lynda

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Post by Lmnei » April 27th, 2018, 11:19 am

DianaS wrote:
April 27th, 2018, 10:06 am
Hi, here is Section 27 When Travelling time=19:7.74

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/completeetiquette_27_harland_128kb.mp3
Excellent recording Diana!

Section 27 is PL OK! :clap:

Carolin - please mark PL OK when you add the recording to the MW.

Lynda

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Post by Carolin » April 28th, 2018, 4:54 am

Thank you all!


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Post by Carolin » May 2nd, 2018, 11:44 am

Thank you :D

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Post by DianaS » May 2nd, 2018, 6:26 pm

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Post by Lmnei » May 2nd, 2018, 7:41 pm

Hi Kathleen -

Sections 36, 37 and 38 are all PL OK! :clap:

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Post by Lmnei » May 2nd, 2018, 8:02 pm

DianaS wrote:
May 2nd, 2018, 6:26 pm
Hi, here is Section 24 In Public time = 16:28.60

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/completeetiquette_24_harland_128kb.mp3
Hi Diana -

Great reading of Section 24 -

Minor update needed - 8:59 Stumble… We shall be glad….

CAROLIN - Please mark as See PL Notes when you enter the recording in the MW.

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Post by Carolin » May 3rd, 2018, 8:36 am

Thank you all!

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Post by ADKreader1122 » May 4th, 2018, 10:51 am

Hello--Section 33-Church and Parish-is ready for PL. Length is 9:58 and the link follows. Lora

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/completeetiquette_33_harland_128kb.mp3

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Post by Lmnei » May 4th, 2018, 12:42 pm

ADKreader1122 wrote:
May 4th, 2018, 10:51 am
Hello--Section 33-Church and Parish-is ready for PL. Length is 9:58 and the link follows. Lora

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/completeetiquette_33_harland_128kb.mp3
Hi Lora -

It is absolutely a pleasure listening to your recordings - you are improving with each one!

Section 33 is PL OK - Carolin can you please mark it so when you put this recording into the MW?

Lora - more of an advanced type of feedback - can you please take a breathe before you read the poetry lines in future recordings? I think that they should be recognized as such and not part of the text and it will sound better in your readings.

Have a great day!

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Post by ADKreader1122 » May 4th, 2018, 6:17 pm

Thanks, Lynda; your advice about pausing before the poetry lines is something I'll remember. I do appreciate your feedback! Have a good weekend. Lora

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Post by Carolin » May 4th, 2018, 11:38 pm

Thank you both :thumbs:

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Post by MonikaR » May 6th, 2018, 4:03 am

Here is Chapter 6: https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/completeetiquette_6_harland_128kb.mp3, 25:46.5

Have a good Sunday.

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Post by Carolin » May 6th, 2018, 4:34 am

Thank you :thumbs:

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