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maxgal
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Post by maxgal » September 2nd, 2019, 12:41 pm

THX for the feedback & cogitations, everyone :mrgreen:
Yes, I agree too slow is better than too fast.
And yes, all that "jabbergabble" sets my teeth on edge.
(How's that for a word coinage??)
And while I'm in the peeve mode:
My other pet peeve for radio/recordings/podcasts/interviews/conversations, is ... frying!
...you know, where the speaker sort of croaks instead of enunciating?
...especially at the end of every sentence or even nearly every word... :evil:
Louise
"every little breeze..."

maxgal
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Post by maxgal » September 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm

maxgal wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 12:41 pm
THX for the feedback & cogitations, everyone :mrgreen:
Yes, I agree too slow is better than too fast.
And yes, all that "jabbergabble" sets my teeth on edge.
(How's that for a word coinage??)
And while I'm in the peeve mode:
My other pet peeve for radio/recordings/podcasts/interviews/conversations, is ... frying!
...you know, where the speaker sort of croaks instead of enunciating?
...especially at the end of every sentence or even nearly every word... :evil:
...for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_LmC-ynqGM
Louise
"every little breeze..."

schrm
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Post by schrm » October 26th, 2019, 12:36 am

maxgal wrote:
September 2nd, 2019, 12:53 pm
...for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_LmC-ynqGM
what an interesting video...
thank you!

/reader/12275
cc welcome! my skills improve from pl notes that cite when my english pronunciation is way off, or when words/sentences are clearly missing.
thx!


en: lay down your arms

de: sammlung kurzer deutscher prosa, katerpoesie, allerlei gelehrte

Jen0631
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Post by Jen0631 » March 19th, 2020, 9:57 am

Greetings Fellow LibriVoxers,

OK, I don’t think I suck, but I’m certain I have room for improvement.

I’ve set up a small sample – a very short recording, and I’m hoping some of you are willing to listen and let me know if you have any recommendations.

If you are willing, please visit http://www.voicejen.com/audio/200317lv100.html. The raw audio is just that – recorded and exported to mp3. The second, edited audio, has some minor cleanup, and the (I hope light) processing I do for files I’m submitting to LibriVox.

I appreciate your time, and any feedback you may offer,
Jennifer
Find me at VoiceJen.com & konsort29.blogspot.com

tovarisch
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Post by tovarisch » March 19th, 2020, 10:17 am

Jennifer,

You have a great voice, and I have only one small improvement recommendation - reduce sibilants in editing. There is probably an effect (like low pass filter) that can help...

I will have another listen tonight at home, if I remember to. My home is somewhat quieter, and I have better audio equipment that might show me something I can't hear while in the office...
tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

lurcherlover
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Post by lurcherlover » March 19th, 2020, 11:40 am

I found your recordings very good, with excellent voice production and a good quality of recording. If only there were more recordings like this!

I noticed you increased the volume (gain) on the edited version which brought the level up and this was good. There was no appreciable increase in background noise i.e. room sound. I think you must be using a good mic and interface/recorder. All in all you will be a very fine reader for Librivox. Good luck and you will be doing a really great job.

Jen0631
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Post by Jen0631 » March 19th, 2020, 1:12 pm

tovarisch wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:17 am
. . . You have a great voice, and I have only one small improvement recommendation - reduce sibilants in editing. There is probably an effect (like low pass filter) that can help...
I appreciate that. I just did a little homework (thanks to YouTube) and found a VO coach who suggests one reduce sibilance through delivery - more careful placement of tongue. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVo0nAEjwR4) I will definitely give it some attention and see if I can refine the sound any.

I appreciate your help!
Jennifer
Find me at VoiceJen.com & konsort29.blogspot.com

Jen0631
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Post by Jen0631 » March 19th, 2020, 1:20 pm

lurcherlover wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 11:40 am
. . . All in all you will be a very fine reader for Librivox. Good luck and you will be doing a really great job.
Thank you for such kind words, Peter. I will certainly keep at it.

Jennifer
Find me at VoiceJen.com & konsort29.blogspot.com

tovarisch
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Post by tovarisch » March 19th, 2020, 5:29 pm

tovarisch wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:17 am
...I will have another listen tonight at home, if I remember to.
I remembered, and I don't have anything material to add. Your setup seems to work fine. Thank you for sharing!
tovarisch
  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

Jen0631
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Post by Jen0631 » March 19th, 2020, 5:55 pm

tovarisch wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 5:29 pm
tovarisch wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:17 am
...I will have another listen tonight at home, if I remember to.
I remembered, and I don't have anything material to add. Your setup seems to work fine. Thank you for sharing!
I am grateful! Have a great day,
Jennifer
Find me at VoiceJen.com & konsort29.blogspot.com

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