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Post by Roxanneh » April 25th, 2020, 3:09 pm

May I have section 9 please?

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Post by TriciaG » April 25th, 2020, 3:12 pm

Roxanneh wrote:
April 25th, 2020, 3:09 pm
May I have section 9 please?
I will pencil you in for it. Please do the 1-minute test before starting to record this. It's not an audition, but a "sound check" on your tech settings, etc. :)

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Post by TimHuffman » April 26th, 2020, 4:31 am

I'd like to claim section 2 "The Bloodhound" You can list my Name, Tim Huffman. Thank You!

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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2020, 5:52 am

Thanks, and welcome, Tim! :)
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Post by Mirabelle » April 26th, 2020, 10:52 am

Hi!

I have made the suggested corrections and uploaded the new version with the same name:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_16_various_128kb.mp3

Thanks,
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Post by Mirabelle » April 26th, 2020, 11:05 am

Requesting 7 and 8 for Mirabelle. :)

Thanks!

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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2020, 11:14 am

16 PL OK! 7 and 8 are yours. Thanks!
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Post by Roxanneh » April 26th, 2020, 11:21 am

Hi, I have sent a test audio for section 9. My name, Roxanne Hugenberger is okay to be used. Thank you
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/Section_9_Sample.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » April 26th, 2020, 11:50 am

Roxanneh wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 11:21 am
Hi, I have sent a test audio for section 9. My name, Roxanne Hugenberger is okay to be used. Thank you
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/Section_9_Sample.mp3
Are you using audacity?

- The recording is in stereo. To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)".

- Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, change the Bit Rate mode to Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

The rest is OK, although it would sound better with a little noise reduction to take care of the background white noise. Here are a couple resources:
text instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
video, but with an older version of Audacity so the settings are different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

My settings are as follows:
Noise reduction: 10-16 (I suggest about 12 for you)
Sensitivity: [default]
Frequency Smoothing: [default]

I do noise reduction on all my recordings; it's a common post-production task. :)
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Post by Roxanneh » April 30th, 2020, 8:25 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_9_128kbps.mp3

Hi,

I've changed to 128 constant and mono and added some noise reduction. Hope this is better. Thank you
oh and my name, Roxanne Hugenberger is okay to catologue

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Post by TriciaG » April 30th, 2020, 8:48 am

Good! Tech specs all check out. :)

Only two PL notes:

1) The end after "end of section 9" has only about 1 second of silence. We need about 5.

2) 0:27-0:29 "The spearman heard the bugle sound" - there's a noise in this portion that needs a re-record to fix. (It's minor; I wouldn't have mentioned it but for the need for more silence at the end.)

The file name isn't quite right; I suggest copy/pasting from the first post, then changing the section number. :)
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Post by alanmapstone » April 30th, 2020, 11:08 pm

May I claim section 13 (Vagabonds)?
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Post by TriciaG » May 1st, 2020, 6:01 am

You've got 13. Thanks!
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Post by KateG » May 8th, 2020, 9:09 am

Here's section 6 - Chance, the poor boy :cry:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/gooddogbook_06_various_128kb.mp3

Thanks for listening! :D
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Post by TriciaG » May 8th, 2020, 9:28 am

Thank you! PL OK - and yes, many of these dog poems and stories are sad. :cry:
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