[complete] The Hero by W. Somerset Maugham - ke

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Post by pnagami » June 10th, 2016, 3:23 pm

Great, Lilith, you are a fast reader after my own heart!
Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 10th, 2016, 4:35 pm

Hi Lilith,

Great reading!

At 24:49, I hear "Mrs. Clibborn" Rather than "Miss Clibborn"

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 10th, 2016, 6:28 pm

Thanks Pam! I corrected the fragment. :D
I just find myself thinking about the story the whole day! I guess it won't stop until I finish it.
And it's lots of fun recording an audio book; didn't know that before.
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Post by pnagami » June 10th, 2016, 6:33 pm

Section 12 is PL OK.

When I said fast, I meant as in getting a lot done. Yes, when you are the solo reader of an audiobook, you inhabit it and become its voice!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 11th, 2016, 9:06 am

Thanks Pam! :D
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Post by OCTL7 » June 12th, 2016, 6:52 pm

Hi Pam,
Chapter 13 ready! Thanks!
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Post by pnagami » June 12th, 2016, 7:42 pm

Great!
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 12th, 2016, 8:57 pm

Hi Lilith,

Such a nice dramatic reading. Some small technical things:

between 17:41-18:04 there are a number of crackling snaps that you may want to edit out or re-record the segment.

There is quite a lot of background sound especially after about 18:04 minutes, but sure enough, when I applied my usually benign noise reduction, I didn't like the results.

At some point, but maybe not now, you will want to find a solution to this common problem that works for you (all of my recordings have this background hiss which I have to remove). Here is Phil Chenevert's latest video on the problem:

https://youtu.be/x2603zZhUUk

Here is the wiki link to the topic:

http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noise_Cleaning

I would not mention any of this small stuff if this were a collaborative project, but you are a soloist and this is the first of what I hope will be many projects.

Hope this is helpful,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 13th, 2016, 3:37 pm

Hi Pam,
I rerecorded the troublesome section. I am not sure what it is, but if I record an extended period the mic seems to give up. It's probably because it's an old mic that I dug out from boxes. I have to check better next time! :oops:
I've tried noise reduction after 18:04. I think it is much better now. I tried before in sections, but obviously I missed the later parts! :(
Hope you don't mind this going back to and fro! Still trying to find the optimal settings in many things. I may have to consider another room for recording...
Thanks for all the patient advice! Very much appreciated. I half grasped the explanations in the video, with practice hopefully I'll have a better understanding.
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Post by pnagami » June 13th, 2016, 3:53 pm

Hi Lilith,

I don't mind going back and forth at all. I am just grateful for your patience with the process!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by pnagami » June 13th, 2016, 4:19 pm

Hi Lilith,

Section 13 is PL OK.

The snaps are gone. Some noise remains at the end but I would proceed with caution and experiment with small files on Audacity first.

Yes, a decent mic is important. I got a Samson on sale from Amazon. But before you make a change, it may be helpful to post a sample file made on your current equipment on the help and advice forum here and let the experts take a listen.

Anyway, this is a terrific reading of the chapter!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 17th, 2016, 12:37 pm

Hi Pam,
Back! Thanks for the advice. I'll try that.
Chapter 14 ready.
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Post by pnagami » June 17th, 2016, 3:14 pm

Hi Lilith,

Sections 14 is PL OK.

Sound perfect! No background hiss. No snaps.

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by OCTL7 » June 17th, 2016, 4:08 pm

Thanks Pam!
I think I know better what to do now. I passed it through Checker, did Amplify, reduced noise, checked again, and amplified and checked as needed. :D
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Post by pnagami » June 17th, 2016, 4:32 pm

Well, it's perfect!

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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