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Post by philchenevert » October 12th, 2020, 6:29 pm

mleigh wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:02 pm
I have finished my two selections:

6 Winkie in a Storm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_06_barnum_128kb.mp3
14:17


7 Winkie in a Trap

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_07_barnum_128kb.mp3
9:27


And, like all my animal friends, I leave her stuck in a trap. Poor Winkie.

Thanks,

M
Ignatius, the Penguin of Happiness Image will put tHese into the Magic Window for proof listening.
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

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Post by SpeakeasyBea » October 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm

Hi, Hope this kind of reading is what is expected. Lol, let me know if it went off the rails!

Also two questions:
[*]My Db for the intro and ending are slightly higher than the main body. Is this an issue? Should I make sure the whole recording is at the same Db?
[*]I noticed that I missed two or three words in the reading. Does that need a fix? Is it frowned upon, or is it expected?

Thanks a whole bunch! l loved reading this.

Section 5 - Winkie Meets Don
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:27

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Post by philchenevert » October 13th, 2020, 4:11 pm

SpeakeasyBea wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Hi, Hope this kind of reading is what is expected. Lol, let me know if it went off the rails!

Also two questions:
[*]My Db for the intro and ending are slightly higher than the main body. Is this an issue? Should I make sure the whole recording is at the same Db?
[*]I noticed that I missed two or three words in the reading. Does that need a fix? Is it frowned upon, or is it expected?

Thanks a whole bunch! l loved reading this.

Section 5 - Winkie Meets Don
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:27
Thank you., I will put this into the Magic Window for prooflistening.
1) the volume of a track will naturally have some variation. If, however, the change makes you go "Huh?" then it should be evened out but otherwise it is fine.
2) We aim at 99% accuracy. This allow for missed words along the way. If however they change the meaning of a sentence then your proof listener will ask you to fix them. When editing it is best to follow along with the text and fix everything you can; the track you upload should be ready to publish.

Keep asking questions! :thumbs:
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

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Post by SpeakeasyBea » October 14th, 2020, 6:54 pm

philchenevert wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 4:11 pm
SpeakeasyBea wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Hi, Hope this kind of reading is what is expected. Lol, let me know if it went off the rails!

Also two questions:
[*]My Db for the intro and ending are slightly higher than the main body. Is this an issue? Should I make sure the whole recording is at the same Db?
[*]I noticed that I missed two or three words in the reading. Does that need a fix? Is it frowned upon, or is it expected?

Thanks a whole bunch! l loved reading this.

Section 5 - Winkie Meets Don
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:27
Thank you., I will put this into the Magic Window for prooflistening.
1) the volume of a track will naturally have some variation. If, however, the change makes you go "Huh?" then it should be evened out but otherwise it is fine.
2) We aim at 99% accuracy. This allow for missed words along the way. If however they change the meaning of a sentence then your proof listener will ask you to fix them. When editing it is best to follow along with the text and fix everything you can; the track you upload should be ready to publish.

Keep asking questions! :thumbs:

Thanks very much! Super helpful info.

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Post by cadastra » October 19th, 2020, 1:21 pm

Pianolil wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Hi, cadastra, sadly, I don't have Audacity. I am sorry the recording does not sound as good as before. It sounds muffled because that was the only way I could make it louder. Hope it still works though!

Duration: 7:15 https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_10_barnum_128kb.mp3
No worries, Lily! Did you re-record the whole section, or just use your software to amplify it? The file is now 92.6 dB, which is a little loud (86-92 dB is usually the acceptable range). I don't want you to have to re-record the whole section, so let me know. I'm sure we can figure out a way around that, or if not, 92.6 may be close enough.
Last edited by cadastra on October 19th, 2020, 1:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by cadastra » October 19th, 2020, 1:28 pm

aradlaw wrote:
October 5th, 2020, 4:45 pm
Dang it all... the varmint escaped :shock:
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_11_barnum_128kb.mp3
8:05
Indeed she did! Section 11 is PL OK.

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Post by cadastra » October 19th, 2020, 1:36 pm

Nedge wrote:
October 11th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Never fear -- here comes Chapter 12 to the rescue:

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_12_barnum_128kb.mp3 12:02
Yay, I love a happy ending! Section 12 is PL OK.

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Post by philchenevert » October 19th, 2020, 1:59 pm

cadastra wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Pianolil wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Hi, cadastra, sadly, I don't have Audacity. I am sorry the recording does not sound as good as before. It sounds muffled because that was the only way I could make it louder. Hope it still works though!

Duration: 7:15 https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_10_barnum_128kb.mp3
No worries, Lily! Did you re-record the whole section, or just use your software to amplify it? The file is now 92.6 dB, which is a little loud (86-92 dB is usually the acceptable range). I don't want you to have to re-record the whole section, so let me know. I'm sure we can figure out a way around that, or if not, 92.6 may be close enough.
Hi. I listened to a part of the recording and while there is a sort of hollow sound, it is not too loud at all. So it is OK as to volume. If everything else is fine, then it can be given the PL OK.
Eager to get started recording? Follow these 7 steps to recording! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKLWam9cfVo&t=74s

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Post by cadastra » October 19th, 2020, 2:01 pm

philchenevert wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 1:59 pm
cadastra wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 1:21 pm
Pianolil wrote:
October 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Hi, cadastra, sadly, I don't have Audacity. I am sorry the recording does not sound as good as before. It sounds muffled because that was the only way I could make it louder. Hope it still works though!

Duration: 7:15 https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_10_barnum_128kb.mp3
No worries, Lily! Did you re-record the whole section, or just use your software to amplify it? The file is now 92.6 dB, which is a little loud (86-92 dB is usually the acceptable range). I don't want you to have to re-record the whole section, so let me know. I'm sure we can figure out a way around that, or if not, 92.6 may be close enough.
Hi. I listened to a part of the recording and while there is a sort of hollow sound, it is not too loud at all. So it is OK as to volume. If everything else is fine, then it can be given the PL OK.
Perfect, then it is PL OK! Thanks, Phil!

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Post by cadastra » October 19th, 2020, 2:03 pm

SpeakeasyBea wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Hi, Hope this kind of reading is what is expected. Lol, let me know if it went off the rails!

Also two questions:
[*]My Db for the intro and ending are slightly higher than the main body. Is this an issue? Should I make sure the whole recording is at the same Db?
[*]I noticed that I missed two or three words in the reading. Does that need a fix? Is it frowned upon, or is it expected?

Thanks a whole bunch! l loved reading this.

Section 5 - Winkie Meets Don
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:27
Hi there! According to Checker, the overall dB level of your recording is 87.6 (86-92 dB is the acceptable range). However, the volume of the intro and outro are a little louder than the story itself. This is easily remedied by using the compressor tool in Audacity. The compressor reduces the dynamic range of the audio--in layman's terms, that means that the tool reduces the difference between the loudest and quietest parts of the recording. More information can be found on the page in our LibriVox wiki here. To use the compressor tool, follow these instructions:

1. Select the whole recording.
2. Click Effects > Compressor.
3. Use these settings:
Threshold -12 dB
Noise floor -40 dB
Ratio 3:1
Attack time 0.2 sec
Decay time 1.0 sec
4. Leave "Make-up Gain" and "Compress based on peaks" unchecked.
5. Click OK.

After the compressor tool is used, the file may need to be amplified. To adjust the volume in Audacity, select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify. In the Amplification box, enter the number of dB by which you wish to amplify. Verify that the file is around 89 dB using Checker.

As for your other question, missing words are common. I am among the proof-listeners who almost always use the text when PLing, so I will usually notice if a word is missing in the submitted recording. Below are the reasons I will comment on missing words:

1. Words are omitted too often (think every few sentences, NOT a few in a section).
2. Words are clearly intentionally omitted (sometimes I see this if the reader is trying to make the reading more "politically correct," but it is LibriVox policy to leave the original wording as the author intended).
3. As Phil said, if the missing word causes the sentence to no longer make sense.

All that to say, your reading is just fine! The only issue is the volume. Please edit and re-upload for spot check.

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Post by SpeakeasyBea » October 19th, 2020, 3:09 pm

cadastra wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 2:03 pm
SpeakeasyBea wrote:
October 13th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Hi, Hope this kind of reading is what is expected. Lol, let me know if it went off the rails!

Also two questions:
[*]My Db for the intro and ending are slightly higher than the main body. Is this an issue? Should I make sure the whole recording is at the same Db?
[*]I noticed that I missed two or three words in the reading. Does that need a fix? Is it frowned upon, or is it expected?

Thanks a whole bunch! l loved reading this.

Section 5 - Winkie Meets Don
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:27
Hi there! According to Checker, the overall dB level of your recording is 87.6 (86-92 dB is the acceptable range). However, the volume of the intro and outro are a little louder than the story itself. This is easily remedied by using the compressor tool in Audacity. The compressor reduces the dynamic range of the audio--in layman's terms, that means that the tool reduces the difference between the loudest and quietest parts of the recording. More information can be found on the page in our LibriVox wiki here. To use the compressor tool, follow these instructions:

1. Select the whole recording.
2. Click Effects > Compressor.
3. Use these settings:
Threshold -12 dB
Noise floor -40 dB
Ratio 3:1
Attack time 0.2 sec
Decay time 1.0 sec
4. Leave "Make-up Gain" and "Compress based on peaks" unchecked.
5. Click OK.

After the compressor tool is used, the file may need to be amplified. To adjust the volume in Audacity, select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify. In the Amplification box, enter the number of dB by which you wish to amplify. Verify that the file is around 89 dB using Checker.

As for your other question, missing words are common. I am among the proof-listeners who almost always use the text when PLing, so I will usually notice if a word is missing in the submitted recording. Below are the reasons I will comment on missing words:

1. Words are omitted too often (think every few sentences, NOT a few in a section).
2. Words are clearly intentionally omitted (sometimes I see this if the reader is trying to make the reading more "politically correct," but it is LibriVox policy to leave the original wording as the author intended).
3. As Phil said, if the missing word causes the sentence to no longer make sense.

All that to say, your reading is just fine! The only issue is the volume. Please edit and re-upload for spot check.

Awesome instructions! Thanks for the education and free tutorial on fixing this. I've re-uploaded under the same file name.
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:23:33

The final dB was 88.6 and I believe that is consistent throughout.

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Post by cadastra » October 20th, 2020, 2:21 pm

SpeakeasyBea wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Awesome instructions! Thanks for the education and free tutorial on fixing this. I've re-uploaded under the same file name.
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:23:33

The final dB was 88.6 and I believe that is consistent throughout.
The volume sounds perfect! One more thing... could you remove some of the silence from 0:31-0:35 (after "Winkie, the Wily Woodchuck: Her Many Adventures, by Richard Barnum")? I would have said this earlier, but I completely forgot after I typed up the instructions about using compression and amplification. So sorry about that!

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Post by cadastra » October 20th, 2020, 2:35 pm

mleigh wrote:
October 12th, 2020, 6:02 pm
I have finished my two selections:

6 Winkie in a Storm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_06_barnum_128kb.mp3
14:17


7 Winkie in a Trap

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_07_barnum_128kb.mp3
9:27


And, like all my animal friends, I leave her stuck in a trap. Poor Winkie.

Thanks,

M
Both are PL OK!

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Post by SpeakeasyBea » October 22nd, 2020, 3:34 pm

Okay! I cut it down to about a 2 second pause. Fingers crossed all is good. :)
Thanks for all your help and careful editing!!

Chapter 5
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/winkiethewilywoodchuckhermanyadventures_05_barnum_128kb.mp3
16:23:33

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