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Post by KateG » May 8th, 2020, 9:51 am

KateG wrote:
May 8th, 2020, 9:09 am
Here's section 6 - Chance, the poor boy :cry:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_06_various_128kb.mp3

Thanks for listening! :D
Sorry, I just noticed I completely forgot to tell you the duration! :oops:

It's 3:59
Reader's Page 13871

cc welcome!

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Post by TriciaG » May 8th, 2020, 9:53 am

That's fine - I got it when I downloaded and listened to the file. ;) But yes, do stay in the habit of posting it.
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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2020, 8:07 am

Thank you! Only one PL note:

13:55 - "upon his four stout, tawny legs" - there's a click/snap in this.
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Post by anitagraham » May 13th, 2020, 11:02 am

Hello this is anitagraham. I am signing up for: Section 5, A Dog of
Flanders, Part 3, Division 7-8, pg. 81-91.

My first reading request, excited and nervous!
Thank you!

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Post by TriciaG » May 13th, 2020, 11:10 am

Welcome, Anita! I've entered you in for section 5.

Before starting in on this I do recommend you do the 1-minute test to work any kinks out of your recording setup. :)

If you want, you can download section 3 to listen to how the other reader of the story has chosen to pronounce the names. This isn't required, though.

Have fun!
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Post by rwraptor » May 15th, 2020, 11:25 pm

Hi Tricia,

I would love to claim -Section 4, A Dog of Flanders, Part 2 if it's not been claimed by someone else.

Thanks

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Post by TriciaG » May 16th, 2020, 5:42 am

rwraptor wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 11:25 pm
Hi Tricia,

I would love to claim -Section 4, A Dog of Flanders, Part 2 if it's not been claimed by someone else.

Thanks
Great - thank you!
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Post by rwraptor » May 17th, 2020, 8:38 am

Hi Tricia

Please find Section 4 below:-

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_04_various_128kb.mp3 (19:07)

Hope this is okay.

Thanks for listening. :)

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Post by rwraptor » May 17th, 2020, 8:41 am

rwraptor wrote:
May 17th, 2020, 8:38 am
Hi Tricia

Please find Section 4 below:-

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_04_various_128kb.mp3 (19:07)

Hope this is okay.

Thanks for listening. :)
Apologies just re read thread re Section 5 - Part 3 of this story re pronouncing the names - I didn't listen to Ruth's section first - so very likely I've pronounced them differently to Ruth. Hope it's okay.

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Post by TriciaG » May 17th, 2020, 9:33 am

Thanks!
Yeah, that's no problem. It's one of the "risks" of a group project, but not something we're overly concerned about. ;)

I suddenly have a lot of sections to proof-listen; I'll get to this either later this evening or tomorrow.
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Post by TriciaG » May 17th, 2020, 1:38 pm

Section 4:

The reading itself was good! You do have plosives. This is when your breath directly hits the microphone on letters like P, F, or TH. Move your microphone a little bit to the side of your mouth if a desktop mic, or a little above or below your mouth if a headset mic. This will help the air pass by the mic instead of directly hitting it.

0:27-0:34 - a bit of a long pause between the title and the story. Perhaps cut this down to 3 or 4 seconds?

4:32-4:36 - a bit too long a pause

4:44-4:50 long pause

6:03 - "or I will" stumble, repeated at 6:04

6:27-6:30 long pause

6:34-6:38 long pause

7:28 - rumble of breathing followed by long pause

8:07-8:12 long pause

10:15-10:20 long pause

13:54-13:59 long pause

17:23-17:27 long pause

17:43-17:47 long pause

(There were a couple other pauses that were on the long side, but more borderline. These were the ones where they felt quite long to me.)

You only read division 4. This section was also to read divisions 5 and 6 - to pdf page 80. You ended on page 69.
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Post by rwraptor » May 17th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Hi Tricia

Thanks for the very prompt and detailed feedback - I had trouble with the volume being too low so I tried to fix it using Amplify but it still didn’t meet the brief. In the end I used the Effect - Compressor clearly missing that I amplified my breath in the process.

I’ll take on your recommendations and review my Mic position and re record a small part to make sure it’s suitable before recording the whole Section. Thanks 😀

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Post by Ambsweet13 » May 18th, 2020, 5:57 pm

Hello,
I would like to claim sections 10-12, Scally: The Story of a Perfect Gentlement (Parts 1-3). This is my first recording and I would like to appear under my forum name (ambsweet13) in the Librivox catalog. I also just submitted my 1-minute test.
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Post by TriciaG » May 18th, 2020, 6:01 pm

Okay, great, thanks! Please wait until your test is OK'd before digging into this recording. :)

For the record, "Scally" is short for Excalibur, so that may help with pronunciation. (I suppose if you pre-read the story, you'll know that. But I'm one of the lazy ones who doesn't pre-read, and sometimes I get into trouble like this!) :lol:
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