[CHILDREN] Mostly About Nibble the Bunny by John Breck - icequeen

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Seaquill
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Post by Seaquill » February 4th, 2021, 3:28 pm

Here is chapter one:
<https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_01_breck_128kb.mp3> (13:12)

Were there any metadata tags I needed to enter?

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Post by silverquill » February 4th, 2021, 10:20 pm

Seaquill wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Here is chapter one:
<https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_01_breck_128kb.mp3> (13:12)

Were there any metadata tags I needed to enter?
Thank you!
This is in the MW Ready for PL.

No tags needed. These are now filled in automatically at the end. :thumbs:
~ Larry

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Post by ashleighjane » February 6th, 2021, 6:39 am

Seaquill wrote:
February 4th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Here is chapter one:
<https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_01_breck_128kb.mp3> (13:12)

Were there any metadata tags I needed to enter?
Chapter one is PL OK :D

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Post by mleigh » February 8th, 2021, 4:27 pm

Here is Chapter 3, Nibble to the Rescue.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_03_breck_128kb.mp3
14:35


Please let me know of any problems. I'm really hoping not as this was an emotionally challenging chapter for me to read.

Thanks,

M

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Post by silverquill » February 8th, 2021, 10:18 pm

mleigh wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Here is Chapter 3, Nibble to the Rescue.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_03_breck_128kb.mp3
14:35


Please let me know of any problems. I'm really hoping not as this was an emotionally challenging chapter for me to read.

Thanks,

M
You're reading is always so good.
We'll have your PL report for you soon.
Thanks so much.
~ Larry

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Post by ashleighjane » February 9th, 2021, 1:11 pm

silverquill wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 10:18 pm
mleigh wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Here is Chapter 3, Nibble to the Rescue.

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_03_breck_128kb.mp3
14:35


Please let me know of any problems. I'm really hoping not as this was an emotionally challenging chapter for me to read.

Thanks,

M
You're reading is always so good.
We'll have your PL report for you soon.
Thanks so much.
Chapter 3 is PL OK :D

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Post by CUIJN » February 11th, 2021, 6:32 pm


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Post by silverquill » February 11th, 2021, 10:35 pm

CUIJN wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Hello Icequeen,

Here is Section 4...
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/mostlyaboutnibblethebunny_4_brek_128kb.mp3

Thank you,
Thank you for your effort on this recording.
Unfortunately, I think this will need to be recorded again.

There are many clicks and bumps from beginning to end that are just too severe. Some of these could be edited out, but some of the loudest are in the middle of the reading and can't be corrected. I haven't listened to the entire recording but here are just a few of the worst places that I heard:

Loud bangs: :36 1:03 1:41

Also there is a major problem with the volume. Overall it is at 95 decibels! Our target is 89 with an acceptable range of 8-92. If you look at the waveform, it almost solid blue. Below I will give you some resources that may help you adjust volume. But it is better to make some changes in your recording set up. Decrease your input gain, and maybe be further from the microphone. Experiment with your settings until you have results closer to the range we need.

The other problem with the volume is that there are sections that are so LOW that they are barely audible, such as the introduction right at the beginning and your ending. Here are a couple of other places where the volume drops to the bottom:

Places of low vol. 1:46-48 2:48-50

If you want to try again, please be sure to leave about FIVE seconds of silence at the end.
Also, please use the proper file name as given in the instructions in the leading post
For this project it is:
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Save files as
128 kbps MP3
nibblebunny_##_breck_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. nibblebunny_01_breck_128kb.mp3)
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and give the file length as mm:ss
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Here are two programs that I use to adjust the volume of recordings:

1. CHECKER
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker>CHECKER.

This little program was written specifically for LibriVox, and is very easy to use.
Just drag your file to the Checker window, and it will quickly check it for all LibriVox specifications and give you a report.

One of the measurements is the volume in decibels. Use the Amplify feature under the Effect menu in Audacity to adjust the volume, by setting the value to plus or minus to bring the recording close to the LV target of 89 dB.

2. ReplayGain
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

This article will introduce you to ReplayGain, which is a plugin specifically for Audacity. There is a link to download it and a link to a tutorial on how to use it. Once installed, it is easy to use. Depending on your version of Audacity, it will appear either in the Analyze menu or the Effects menu. ReplayGain can be selected to analyze the recording, giving a reading of how many decibels, plus or minus, that the recording is off from the target. It is then easy to use the Audacity Amplify feature to make the adjustment before exporting the file.
~ Larry

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Post by BrentP » February 14th, 2021, 3:15 pm

Recording for Chapter 2 is loaded.
Length - 10:02
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_02_breck_128kb.mp3

Please let me know if any revisions are needed. Thank you!

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Post by silverquill » February 14th, 2021, 10:18 pm

BrentP wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 3:15 pm
Recording for Chapter 2 is loaded.
Length - 10:02
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_02_breck_128kb.mp3

Please let me know if any revisions are needed. Thank you!
Thank you!
This is in the MW Ready for PL.
~ Larry

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Post by ashleighjane » February 16th, 2021, 3:06 am

BrentP wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 3:15 pm
Recording for Chapter 2 is loaded.
Length - 10:02
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_02_breck_128kb.mp3

Please let me know if any revisions are needed. Thank you!
0:22 Please add the chapter title 'NIBBLE RABBIT LEARNS HIS FORTUNE' here.

All good other than that :D

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Post by BrentP » February 19th, 2021, 1:37 pm

ashleighjane wrote:
February 16th, 2021, 3:06 am
BrentP wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 3:15 pm
Recording for Chapter 2 is loaded.
Length - 10:02
https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_02_breck_128kb.mp3

Please let me know if any revisions are needed. Thank you!
0:22 Please add the chapter title 'NIBBLE RABBIT LEARNS HIS FORTUNE' here.

All good other than that :D
Oh! Of course! I guess my first submission was bound to have something to fix.

Updated recording length is now 10:03

Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_02_breck_128kb.mp3

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Post by silverquill » February 19th, 2021, 3:04 pm

BrentP wrote:
February 19th, 2021, 1:37 pm

Oh! Of course! I guess my first submission was bound to have something to fix.

Updated recording length is now 10:03

Thanks!

https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/nibblebunny_02_breck_128kb.mp3
Minor thing, believe me. And it is Ready for Spot PL.

Thanks so much.
~ Larry

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Post by ashleighjane » February 22nd, 2021, 4:38 pm

Chapter 2 is now PL OK :D

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Post by silverquill » February 26th, 2021, 10:05 pm

For those interested, while we're waiting for the last chapters to be completed, I've launched the next one in this series, and all readers are welcome.

Nibble Rabbit Makes More Friends
viewtopic.php?f=28&t=85941
~ Larry

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