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Post by Lmnei » September 15th, 2020, 2:49 pm

mleigh wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 2:12 pm
I have finished:

18 How the First Stockings Were Hung by the Chimneys

It is now ready for your expert review.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_18_baum_128kb.mp3
11:44

Thanks,

M
Hi there!

That was an excellent recording!

There was a repeat at 3:52/3:58 duplicate sentence

Other than that it will be PL OK!

Lynda

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Post by philchenevert » September 15th, 2020, 3:13 pm

Lmnei wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 2:28 pm
Hi Phil -
Chapter 16 is ready for Spot PL.
It is in the MW already.
Lynda
cHAPTER 16 PL OK. :D
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Post by philchenevert » September 15th, 2020, 3:36 pm

clionawoodbyrne wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 11:17 am
philchenevert wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 6:35 am
clionawoodbyrne wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 6:25 am
Hi Phil

What a charming project.

I would like to claim section 11 How Little Mayrie Became Frightened please, if it is still available.
Cliona
Hi and welcome Cliona! Section 11 is all yours to enjoy. Oh, and Fiona, the LV Penguin wants to welcome you to LibriVox too. Image
Hi Phil
I just love your Penguin.
This is my recording for Section 11. It is 8m:46s long
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_06_baum_128kb.mp3)_.mp3
I really enjoyed this project. Thank you.
Cliona
Cliona. The file you uploaded was not for section 11. Somehow you uploaded the file that another reader had recorded for chapter 6. Did you record 11, How Little Mayrie Became Frightened and hve it on your computer? Please let us know. thanks. Chapter 6 is fine as is by the way, whew!
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Post by clionawoodbyrne » September 16th, 2020, 12:07 pm

philchenevert wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 3:36 pm
clionawoodbyrne wrote:
September 13th, 2020, 11:17 am
philchenevert wrote:
August 23rd, 2020, 6:35 am


Hi and welcome Cliona! Section 11 is all yours to enjoy. Oh, and Fiona, the LV Penguin wants to welcome you to LibriVox too. Image
Hi Phil
I just love your Penguin.
This is my recording for Section 11. It is 8m:46s long
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_06_baum_128kb.mp3)_.mp3
I really enjoyed this project. Thank you.
Cliona
Cliona. The file you uploaded was not for section 11. Somehow you uploaded the file that another reader had recorded for chapter 6. Did you record 11, How Little Mayrie Became Frightened and hve it on your computer? Please let us know. thanks. Chapter 6 is fine as is by the way, whew!
Hi Phil
I am really sorry. :cry: I did indeed record How Little Mayrie Became Frightened. Shall I rename my piece as 11 and upload it again?
I'm so glad Chapter 6 is OK.

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Post by Lmnei » September 16th, 2020, 12:48 pm

[/quote]
Hi Phil
I am really sorry. :cry: I did indeed record How Little Mayrie Became Frightened. Shall I rename my piece as 11 and upload it again?
I'm so glad Chapter 6 is OK.
[/quote]

Yes please! Then I can PL it for you :)

Lynda

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Post by mleigh » September 16th, 2020, 3:48 pm

Lmnei wrote:
September 15th, 2020, 2:49 pm
mleigh wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 2:12 pm
I have finished:

18 How the First Stockings Were Hung by the Chimneys

It is now ready for your expert review.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_18_baum_128kb.mp3
11:44

Thanks,

M
Hi there!

That was an excellent recording!

There was a repeat at 3:52/3:58 duplicate sentence

Other than that it will be PL OK!

Lynda
Thank you for your kind words. I have removed the first iteration (there was a telephone in the background).

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_18_baum_128kb.mp3
New time is: 11:38

Thanks,

M

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Post by Lmnei » September 16th, 2020, 4:40 pm

mleigh wrote:
September 14th, 2020, 2:12 pm
Thank you for your kind words. I have removed the first iteration (there was a telephone in the background).

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_18_baum_128kb.mp3
New time is: 11:38

Thanks,

M
Drum roll please! That is PL OK!

Lynda

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Post by clionawoodbyrne » September 17th, 2020, 11:03 am

Lmnei wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Hi Phil
I am really sorry. :cry: I did indeed record How Little Mayrie Became Frightened. Shall I rename my piece as 11 and upload it again?
I'm so glad Chapter 6 is OK.
[/quote]

Yes please! Then I can PL it for you :)

Lynda
[/quote]

Hi Lynda

I'm really nervous now, I hope I have done this right. Here is my recording that is 8.43m long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_11_baum_128kb.mp3

Cliona

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Post by philchenevert » September 17th, 2020, 12:10 pm

Hi Lynda
I'm really nervous now, I hope I have done this right. Here is my recording that is 8.43m long.
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_11_baum_128kb.mp3
Cliona
Ha. Don't be nervous. I have all to frequently uploaded the wrong file thinking it was another. Easy mistake.
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Post by Kristine1990 » September 18th, 2020, 8:26 pm

Hi Phil. Here is chapter 10, 'How The Ryls Coloured The Toys.' :)
It is 10 minutes, 7 seconds long.

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Post by Lmnei » September 18th, 2020, 8:31 pm

Kristine1990 wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Hi Phil. Here is chapter 10, 'How The Ryls Coloured The Toys.' :)
It is 10 minutes, 7 seconds long.
We need the link too please or I cannot listen to it...

Lynda

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Post by Kristine1990 » September 18th, 2020, 8:43 pm


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Post by Lmnei » September 19th, 2020, 6:45 pm

Hi Lynda

I'm really nervous now, I hope I have done this right. Here is my recording that is 8.43m long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_11_baum_128kb.mp3

Cliona

Hi there - here is my PL feedback - please do not be concerned with the volume - it is mostly instructions on how to do a couple of things -

Great reading! I enjoyed listening to it!

There are a couple of mostly technical issues that need to be changed/updated.

1. There should only be .5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording. Please cut out the extra silence by highlighting it and pressing delete on your keyboard. Same with the end of the recording – there should only be 5 seconds – so please cut out the extra seconds there too.
2. At the beginning and end of the recording you say Chapter 4 – you should say Chapter 11 as that is the number on the right side of the Magic Window of the title that you are recording. The easiest way to fix this is to open an Audacity session, record “"Chapter Eleven” and then leave some space and then say “End of Chapter Eleven” then highlight the first recording and copy (Edit > Copy), Now, go to File > Open on the Audacity Window and open your recording and highlight where you said Chapter 4 at the start of the recording. Now select (Edit > Paste) and the new recorded snippet of Chapter Eleven will be inserted. Repeat that process with the 2nd snippet you recorded now and Export the Recording to save it before doing the next set of instructions which are technical in nature.
3. So, there is a some noise in the recording in addition to spikes in your recording volume. First we will deal with the volume spikes so that we can then increase the volume - the high and low wave forms of your recording. We need to get them a bit more even. So with your recording highlighted (either with the mouse or use Ctrl-A), go to the menu item Effect > Compressor. Leave all the settings as they default except the Ratio – set that to 8:1 by pulling on the bar. Press OK.
4. Now for the noise - keeping the whole recording highlighted, go to Effect menu item > Noise Reduction and select the button at the top Get Noise Profile. That will review your recording for noise. Now, with your recording still highlighted, go back to that same Noise Reduction menu item and key in the following numbers in the fields on the lower half of the form – 6, 9.0, 3 and Reduce. You should see the places in the recording where there is no sound become straight thin lines. Now, Export your recording and see what your noise and volume levels are – you can use the Checker program to do this.
5. If no one has given you the checker program (assuming you are on a PC) here is a link to it. https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html
6. Install it and then open it up and go to File then Check Files and find your new Exported recording. It will then load the recording and tell you if you Pass, Passed with Warnings or Fail. If you Pass, you are done! I suspect though it is going to say Passed with Warnings and that your volume is too low.
7. To increase your volume go back to Audacity and highlight the recording and then select Effect > Amplify. This is where you can play with the volume – BOTH up and down. To go up (which in this case you need to do) enter a number that is between 0 and the default number in the window. To go down you enter a minus – and then a number such as -2. On my test of your recording, I see you at 83.9 dB volume in Checker so you will need to get closer to 89dB which is the middle of the range of 86–92 dB. Enter 3 and press OK.
8. Now Export the file and check it in Checker (if you over wrote the file then all you need to do in Checker is highlight the file and select Edit > Check File Again. This time you should be greater than 86 dB. You might get a noise warning as you have increased the volume however at this time, if you are not having a volume warning, please Upload the file with the correct naming format and post the link to the forum and I will have a look at it and see what next that needs to be done, if any.
9. I hope this information helps you - I do have one item to note from your recording though – generally we do not allow sounds to be recorded – we just record the spoken voice – either reading or singing. So the sound of a tap, toilet flushing, doors opening and closing and the like are not allowed. I am going to leave your knocking in this recording as it was not too obtrusive however it is something you do need to watch out for future recordings.
10. So I hope these technical issues are not overwhelming and that once you get these down pat, you will have no problems recording and editing in LV! Please let me know if you have any questions….

Lynda

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Post by clionawoodbyrne » September 20th, 2020, 12:47 pm

Lmnei wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 6:45 pm
Hi Lynda

I'm really nervous now, I hope I have done this right. Here is my recording that is 8.43m long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_11_baum_128kb.mp3

Cliona

Hi there - here is my PL feedback - please do not be concerned with the volume - it is mostly instructions on how to do a couple of things -

Great reading! I enjoyed listening to it!

There are a couple of mostly technical issues that need to be changed/updated.

1. There should only be .5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording. Please cut out the extra silence by highlighting it and pressing delete on your keyboard. Same with the end of the recording – there should only be 5 seconds – so please cut out the extra seconds there too.
2. At the beginning and end of the recording you say Chapter 4 – you should say Chapter 11 as that is the number on the right side of the Magic Window of the title that you are recording. The easiest way to fix this is to open an Audacity session, record “"Chapter Eleven” and then leave some space and then say “End of Chapter Eleven” then highlight the first recording and copy (Edit > Copy), Now, go to File > Open on the Audacity Window and open your recording and highlight where you said Chapter 4 at the start of the recording. Now select (Edit > Paste) and the new recorded snippet of Chapter Eleven will be inserted. Repeat that process with the 2nd snippet you recorded now and Export the Recording to save it before doing the next set of instructions which are technical in nature.
3. So, there is a some noise in the recording in addition to spikes in your recording volume. First we will deal with the volume spikes so that we can then increase the volume - the high and low wave forms of your recording. We need to get them a bit more even. So with your recording highlighted (either with the mouse or use Ctrl-A), go to the menu item Effect > Compressor. Leave all the settings as they default except the Ratio – set that to 8:1 by pulling on the bar. Press OK.
4. Now for the noise - keeping the whole recording highlighted, go to Effect menu item > Noise Reduction and select the button at the top Get Noise Profile. That will review your recording for noise. Now, with your recording still highlighted, go back to that same Noise Reduction menu item and key in the following numbers in the fields on the lower half of the form – 6, 9.0, 3 and Reduce. You should see the places in the recording where there is no sound become straight thin lines. Now, Export your recording and see what your noise and volume levels are – you can use the Checker program to do this.
5. If no one has given you the checker program (assuming you are on a PC) here is a link to it. https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html
6. Install it and then open it up and go to File then Check Files and find your new Exported recording. It will then load the recording and tell you if you Pass, Passed with Warnings or Fail. If you Pass, you are done! I suspect though it is going to say Passed with Warnings and that your volume is too low.
7. To increase your volume go back to Audacity and highlight the recording and then select Effect > Amplify. This is where you can play with the volume – BOTH up and down. To go up (which in this case you need to do) enter a number that is between 0 and the default number in the window. To go down you enter a minus – and then a number such as -2. On my test of your recording, I see you at 83.9 dB volume in Checker so you will need to get closer to 89dB which is the middle of the range of 86–92 dB. Enter 3 and press OK.
8. Now Export the file and check it in Checker (if you over wrote the file then all you need to do in Checker is highlight the file and select Edit > Check File Again. This time you should be greater than 86 dB. You might get a noise warning as you have increased the volume however at this time, if you are not having a volume warning, please Upload the file with the correct naming format and post the link to the forum and I will have a look at it and see what next that needs to be done, if any.
9. I hope this information helps you - I do have one item to note from your recording though – generally we do not allow sounds to be recorded – we just record the spoken voice – either reading or singing. So the sound of a tap, toilet flushing, doors opening and closing and the like are not allowed. I am going to leave your knocking in this recording as it was not too obtrusive however it is something you do need to watch out for future recordings.
10. So I hope these technical issues are not overwhelming and that once you get these down pat, you will have no problems recording and editing in LV! Please let me know if you have any questions….

Lynda
Hi Lynda
Thank you very much for such detailed feedback and for taking the time and interest in providing me with clear instructions. This is only my third project and I have learned so much every time.

Here is my revised recording. It is 8:43s long.

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/lifeandadventuresofsantaclaus_11_baum_128kb.mp3

Fingers crossed it passes. Please let me know as soon as possible if I need to re-record anything as I am going into hospital on Friday 24th Sept for an operation on my mouth and will not be in position to re-record for a couple of weeks after that.

Cheers
Cliona

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Post by Lmnei » September 20th, 2020, 1:12 pm

Thanks Cliona!

I will be sure to check it this afternoon!

Lynda

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