[COMPLETE] An Essay Concerning Human Understanding Book II by John Locke (1632 - 1704). - ke

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Post by BrianC » November 26th, 2018, 9:59 pm

Hello, I would be happy to read section 3.

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Post by silverquill » November 26th, 2018, 10:19 pm

soupy wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 7:43 pm
Sections 3 and 13 are orphaned.

Is there anyone interested in picking them up :D

Craig
Sure, I can take 13, if you can wait a couple of weeks.
It is crunch time here on several fronts. Just let me know.

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Post by enz2103 » November 27th, 2018, 4:47 am

soupy wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Section 22 is yours in the MW enz2103 :D

Craig
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_enz2103.mp3

I uploaded my 1-minute test. Additionally, I have a question: for sections containing multiple chapters, should I record each chapter separately, or read them consecutively during a single recording?

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Post by soupy » November 27th, 2018, 6:43 am

I have a question: for sections containing multiple chapters, should I record each chapter separately, or read them consecutively during a single recording?
We read all the chapters together if they are included in one section.

Thanks for the one-minute test enz.
You have a good reading voice Emanuel :D

I noted that the recording was very high compared to what the standard is with LibriVox. We like the volume to be 89.0db yours was 95.7db.

You can download a nice tool called Replay/Gain to check your volume after finishing your recording. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

There is a deal of background noise in your recording. You can "see it" on the waveform by the little squiggles (or fuzz) where there is quiet. Removing background noise is quite easy in Audacity..

1) Select an area where you can see the (fuzz) squiggles, but it should be flat (aka quiet)
2) Effect / Noise Removal [Get Noise Profile]
3) Clear the highlighted area on the waveform (so that you're now removing the noise from the rest of the recording)
4) Effect / Noise Reduction [ok]Noise_Cleaning[/quote] You may need to repeat the steps above if there are lots of squiggles (fuzz) left on the waveform. Remember also to check your volume levels afterwards.
The best is to have a quiet recording space and to find all sources of noise and eliminate them if possible. I know it is difficult - I can only record on weekends due to the surrounding traffic

Installing ReplayGain plugin "installation – only done once"]There is a nice little tool that directly tells you how much to amplify: Replay Gain plugin for Audacity

Mono/Stereo

Your technical settings ... You have recorded the piece as a stereo piece. This is easily fixed (and only needs to be done once). Go: Edit/ Preferences/Devices/Channels (bottom of the list)/Mono


Newbie Guide to Recording
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

Overall you did a good job reading and have only some technical things to work out. Please rerecord the test and upload to this page and I'll listen again.

Craig
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Post by soupy » November 27th, 2018, 6:50 am

Section 13 is yours silverquill :D

A couple of weeks is within the 1 month limit.

Thanks
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Post by soupy » November 27th, 2018, 6:58 am

by BrianC » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:59 pm
Hello, I would be happy to read section 3.
Librivox is a good place for everything you wrote about in your introduction. Thanks for all you do for everyone and especially for your wife and son :D

I don't see a one-minute test. Could you submit one in the forum?
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

I'll reserve section 3 for you.

Let me know what display name you would like and if you want yor online portfolio page linked as your website.

Craig
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Post by enz2103 » November 27th, 2018, 8:33 pm

soupy wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 6:43 am
Newbie Guide to Recording
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

Overall you did a good job reading and have only some technical things to work out. Please rerecord the test and upload to this page and I'll listen again.

Craig
Thank you. I actually completed this recording without a microphone, only using the microphone integrated into my laptop.

Provided there's no immediate deadline, I can purchase a cheap headset/microphone sometime later this week, which will likely eliminate the background noise and help with clarity. I will also take the steps you mentioned to adjust for volume concerns.

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Post by soupy » November 27th, 2018, 9:21 pm

Provided there's no immediate deadline, I can purchase a cheap headset/microphone sometime later this week, which will likely eliminate the background noise and help with clarity. I will also take the steps you mentioned to adjust for volume concerns.
I can wait until you get a headphone. Are you using Audacity?

Craig
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Post by BrianC » November 27th, 2018, 10:47 pm

soupy wrote:
November 27th, 2018, 6:58 am
by BrianC » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:59 pm
Hello, I would be happy to read section 3.
Librivox is a good place for everything you wrote about in your introduction. Thanks for all you do for everyone and especially for your wife and son :D

I don't see a one-minute test. Could you submit one in the forum?
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

I'll reserve section 3 for you.

Let me know what display name you would like and if you want yor online portfolio page linked as your website.

Craig
Here it is. Done with Audacity on Windows 10 using a Blue Snowball Ice USB Microphone.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_brianc.mp3

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Post by soupy » November 28th, 2018, 6:00 am

That was well read Brian.

I noted the volume was a little high. 91.4 we like it at 89.0

You and use this program to check your recording.

You can download a nice tool called Replay/Gain to check your volume after finishing your recording. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

Craig

You can go ahead and record.

What display name would you like?
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Post by franklinvios » November 28th, 2018, 8:53 am


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Post by soupy » November 28th, 2018, 9:53 am

Thanks for section 19 Franklin :D

Well read and only a few errors noted:

:25 intro – your read Chapter 12 of mixed modes – it should be chapter 22

9:08 Which being fleeting and transient combinations of simple ideas – you read some ideas

We need 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording

Craig
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Post by BrianC » November 29th, 2018, 10:24 pm

soupy wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 6:00 am
That was well read Brian.

I noted the volume was a little high. 91.4 we like it at 89.0

You and use this program to check your recording.

You can download a nice tool called Replay/Gain to check your volume after finishing your recording. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

Craig

You can go ahead and record.

What display name would you like?
Excellent! Thanks. I will get down to it ASAP, and you should have it very soon.

"Brian C. Rideout" is my preferred name on any project.

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Post by soupy » November 30th, 2018, 6:21 am

You are in the Magic Window Brian :thumbs:

Craig
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Post by franklinvios » November 30th, 2018, 6:13 pm

soupy wrote:
November 28th, 2018, 9:53 am
Thanks for section 19 Franklin :D

Well read and only a few errors noted:

:25 intro – your read Chapter 12 of mixed modes – it should be chapter 22

9:08 Which being fleeting and transient combinations of simple ideas – you read some ideas

We need 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording

Craig
Hi Craig,

Here's the corrected file:

https://librivox.org/uploads/kathrinee/humanunderstandingvol2_19_locke_128kb.mp3

Franklin

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