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Dwarika
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Post by Dwarika » April 27th, 2020, 12:43 am

Hi..

Can I take chapter 4?

Warm regards,
Dwarika

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Post by julianpratley » April 27th, 2020, 3:53 am

fshort wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 11:22 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_00_conquest_128kb.mp3
Duration: 22:42

I pronounced Zarah as if it rhymed with the girl's name Sarah.
Florence, absolutely no problems with your reading but a couple of issues with the file. First, the DC bias is at +27 and really should be close to 0. Second, the background noise is a bit high at 44 dB. 10-15 seconds starting at 16:44 was particularly noisy so you might need to further noise clean that.
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Post by Lynnet » April 27th, 2020, 6:50 am

Dwarika wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 12:43 am
Hi..

Can I take chapter 4?

Warm regards,
Dwarika
You may!
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Post by fshort » April 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm

Concerning the Prologue, I have to calm my brain for a solution. My recording sounds and looks near excellent both when I listen through the headphones or just the Mac Pro speakers.
(I've been spending a lot of time studying youtube presentations of Audacity in order to improve.) After reading the PL notes, I opened my file, all sounded okay. Then I Googled DC bias to see what that meant. Then, I hit Effects on my file of Zarah..., went to Normalize. I didn't change a setting but now my recording sounded AWFUL. Incredibly awful. The box for DC offset was checked. The Maximum Amplitude was -1.0. I quickly closed the file without saving. WHAT HAVE I DONE? And how in the world do I repair it? I have a Blue Yeti microphone. I used Noise Reduction a number of times as I as edited the file before sending it in. I didn't use the Compressor on this recording. I think I should experiment on an old file perhaps.. Do you have suggestions of how to experiment so I know how to fix this? I need specific instructions from you or PhilChenevert? I will not go back to youtube!
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Post by Lynnet » April 27th, 2020, 6:12 pm

fshort wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 6:06 pm
Concerning the Prologue, I have to calm my brain for a solution. My recording sounds and looks near excellent both when I listen through the headphones or just the Mac Pro speakers.
(I've been spending a lot of time studying youtube presentations of Audacity in order to improve.) After reading the PL notes, I opened my file, all sounded okay. Then I Googled DC bias to see what that meant. Then, I hit Effects on my file of Zarah..., went to Normalize. I didn't change a setting but now my recording sounded AWFUL. Incredibly awful. The box for DC offset was checked. The Maximum Amplitude was -1.0. I quickly closed the file without saving. WHAT HAVE I DONE? And how in the world do I repair it? I have a Blue Yeti microphone. I used Noise Reduction a number of times as I as edited the file before sending it in. I didn't use the Compressor on this recording. I think I should experiment on an old file perhaps.. Do you have suggestions of how to experiment so I know how to fix this? I need specific instructions from you or PhilChenevert? I will not go back to youtube!
You can post in Help Wanted. Meanwhile, I will contact Phil (yes, he taught me everything I know, too :lol: )
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Post by fshort » April 27th, 2020, 7:19 pm

Florence on the Prologue again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_00_conquest_128kb.mp3
Duration: 22:42

I think this might be okay. I clicked on a number of other of my librivox recordings, went back to this and clicked Normalize and manage and save. Did it reset? I didn't find noise noise at 16:44 but it was certainly horrible before. I hope I'm not wasteing your time but I don't know how to test it without actually submitting it to you.
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Post by Lynnet » April 27th, 2020, 7:59 pm

fshort wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Florence on the Prologue again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_00_conquest_128kb.mp3
Duration: 22:42

I think this might be okay. I clicked on a number of other of my librivox recordings, went back to this and clicked Normalize and manage and save. Did it reset? I didn't find noise noise at 16:44 but it was certainly horrible before. I hope I'm not wasteing your time but I don't know how to test it without actually submitting it to you.
Official word is don’t worry about the DC Offset. Yes, it can be tweaked, but if it sounds worse, leave it 8-)
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Post by julianpratley » April 27th, 2020, 8:37 pm

fshort wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 7:19 pm
Florence on the Prologue again.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_00_conquest_128kb.mp3
Duration: 22:42

I think this might be okay. I clicked on a number of other of my librivox recordings, went back to this and clicked Normalize and manage and save. Did it reset? I didn't find noise noise at 16:44 but it was certainly horrible before. I hope I'm not wasteing your time but I don't know how to test it without actually submitting it to you.
DC bias is now 0 and it sounds fine to me so whatever you did must have worked :D
Would you be able to give it another noise clean as well? That small section might need to be re-recorded given how different it sounds to the rest of the file.
I’d recommend running all recordings through Checker before uploading and looking at the technical details. That's the easiest way to figure out if anything needs to be changed.
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Post by julianpratley » April 27th, 2020, 9:02 pm

Bethblakely wrote:
April 26th, 2020, 6:15 pm
Chapter 2, Duration 14:20.5

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_02_conquest_128kb.mp3
Chapter 2 is PL OK :D
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Post by Lynnet » April 28th, 2020, 11:07 am

Prologue marked PL OK by MC.
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Post by jfgallagher » April 28th, 2020, 12:54 pm

This one is rolling along nicely and I'd hate to miss out on the fun. May I have V, please?

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Post by fshort » April 28th, 2020, 1:47 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_00_conquest_128kb.mp3
Duration: 22:39

Here is Prologue once again. I swiped from 17:44 - 18:50 with Noise Reduction. I got the same value, 89.7, from Checker. I cut off some seconds so to make sure it really was a different file I was sending.. If it doesn't sound okay, tell me. The Prologue should begin by starting well, I think. I'd do it again and probably not use the external microphone.
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Post by Lynnet » April 28th, 2020, 2:43 pm

jfgallagher wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 12:54 pm
This one is rolling along nicely and I'd hate to miss out on the fun. May I have V, please?
Absolutely
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Post by Dwarika » April 29th, 2020, 3:43 am

Lynnet wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 6:50 am
Dwarika wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 12:43 am
Hi..

Can I take chapter 4?

Warm regards,
Dwarika
You may!
thanks!

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Post by Dwarika » April 30th, 2020, 1:45 am

Lynnet wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 6:50 am
Dwarika wrote:
April 27th, 2020, 12:43 am
Hi..

Can I take chapter 4?

Warm regards,
Dwarika
You may!
Hi!!


The chapter 4 recording uploaded- time length 28.29.45

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/zarahthecruel_04_conquest_128kb.mp3

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