[COMPLETE] Character, by Samuel Smiles - tg

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jhturner
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Post by jhturner » July 4th, 2020, 8:16 am

I can take the two remaining sections.

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Post by TriciaG » July 4th, 2020, 8:19 am

jhturner wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 8:16 am
I can take the two remaining sections.
I'm sorry - someone claimed them just a few minutes before you did. :)
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by jhturner » July 4th, 2020, 8:30 am

Missed it by that much! :wink: No problem--thanks.

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Post by cimt » July 5th, 2020, 9:45 am

Carisa

"Anything's better than lying and deceit." -Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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Post by TriciaG » July 5th, 2020, 9:52 am

That was quick! :thumbs: Thanks!

PL to come this afternoon, barring any unforeseen interruptions.
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by TriciaG » July 5th, 2020, 11:29 am

Section 45:

FYI for future recordings, "gaol" is the British spelling of "jail" and is pronounced the same. :)

5:17 - "as the finest allegory in the world" - there's a plosive in here, then the rest of the phrase is really quiet. It's probably best to re-record this phrase

8:41 - "He lay confined in Austrian gaols for..." - loud plosive here that should be replaced by re-recording

9:04 - "and the colorless events of his monotonous" - two plosives

10:01 - "...has been a course of interrupted success" - I didn't look it up, but the context implies this should be UN-interrupted success.

10:03 - "The character of a man" - loud plosive

11:10 - "they have not begun to live until they have died" - loud plosive

11:59 - "who best can suffer best can do" - loud plosive

12:20 - "death hath no power" - loud plosive

12:55 - "Adversity is the touchstone" - plosive

13:12 - "and bring to light hidden graces" - plosive

With these plosives fixed, you should be able to amplify the whole thing by 2 or 3 dB. (Or there may be a couple more spikes you have to squish down before amplifying.)
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by TriciaG » July 5th, 2020, 11:51 am

Section 46:

5:16 - "oppressed by a total deafness" - plosive

5:19 - "after his short but brilliant life" - there's a skip in the beginning of this that makes it hard to understand; needs re-recording

7:42 - "than he that hath no adversity" - plosive

7:57 - "prosperity and success in themselves" - skip in the recording

8:27 - "so that the Caliph Abdul Ramen" - plosive

10:34 - "imprisoned Queen Caroline Matilda" - plosive

13:12 - "and the least accompanied" - plosive

13:46 - repeat: "and when that is done"

14:01 - "Half that we have" - plosive

Volume needs to come up 6 dB. If you can't get this far, you may have to squish some more spikes other than the ones mentioned above. :)
I'd suggest adjusting your mic more to the side of your mouth to lessen the plosives. Also, increase your input volume by moving the mic slider up a notch or two.
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by Jen0631 » July 5th, 2020, 1:14 pm

Find me at VoiceJen.com & konsort29.blogspot.com

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Post by TriciaG » July 5th, 2020, 1:39 pm

Thank you! PL OK! 8-)
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by cimt » July 6th, 2020, 7:29 am

Section 45 Corrected 14:30
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/character_45_smiles_128kb.mp3

Section 46 Corrected 14:20
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/character_46_smiles_128kb.mp3

Thanks for the notes, I did the best I could to get rid of most of the plosives. If it isn't enough, just let me know.
Carisa

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Post by TriciaG » July 6th, 2020, 9:01 am

Thank you! This works. :)

PL OK. Off to the catalog!
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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Post by TriciaG » July 6th, 2020, 12:20 pm

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/character-by-samuel-smiles/
Hatfields & McCoys sensationalist account: An American Vendetta
Jack London short stories: The Strength of the Strong
Mystery: Dope, by Sax Rohmer
The one that started them all: Self-Help, by Samuel Smiles

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