[GROUP/ESSAYS] On Everything, by Hilaire Belloc - tg

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Post by owenthomas » May 9th, 2020, 6:37 am

silverquill wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 10:45 am
owenthomas wrote:
May 2nd, 2020, 5:26 am
ADKreader1122 wrote:
April 28th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Hello Owen and welcome to LibriVox--
Great to have your recording-thank you. I tested the volume of your file on MP3 Gain and Checker, and it registers at only 81.8 dB; the range is usually 87-91. Amplification will be needed and Larry or Tricia can help with instructions on how to adjust that. The reading was fine--Please shorten your ending silence by 2 seconds and check for the omission of background noise at 1:43, 3:07, 3:26, and a small pop at 8:30.

I'll check back in a bit for revisions--thanks again!

Lora
Hello! Thank you for the feedback. Can someone give me some advice on how to implement these revisions in audacity? Is it necessary to re-record the text with different settings?
Sure, glad to.
Under the Effect drop-down menu, select Amplify.
Our LV target for volume is 89 dB with a range of 86-91 dB, so I would set the amplification level for 7, which will bounce it up close to 89.

Then you can look for those noises identified and probably just clip them out. (Hint start at the back and work your way to the front so the time stamps stay the same.) Then be sure to adjust the ending silence, which should be close to 5 seconds. Just clip it accordingly.

Then, save the file under the same name and upload it again, post the link here with the new file length and you should be all set.

We use a little program called Checker to give a true volume, since that isn't offered in Audacity. You can find it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

Thanks for your contribution! :)
All the best.
I have done all of the edits successfully, with the exception of the noise at 3:06 that happens while I am speaking, making the exact time hard to identify and the noise hard to remove without effecting the speech. Do you have advice on what to do in this situation?

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Post by TriciaG » May 9th, 2020, 6:54 am

I have done all of the edits successfully, with the exception of the noise at 3:06 that happens while I am speaking, making the exact time hard to identify and the noise hard to remove without effecting the speech. Do you have advice on what to do in this situation?
Re-record as much as you need to, and patch it in. ;) Try to match the volume, etc. as much as possible with the original.

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Post by silverquill » May 9th, 2020, 8:46 am

owenthomas wrote:
May 9th, 2020, 8:04 am
Here is "On London and the Houses in it":


https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_24_belloc_128kb.mp3
Thank you!
I've put this in the MW Ready for PL, but could you give us the file length? mm:ss
~Larry

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Post by ADKreader1122 » May 11th, 2020, 11:42 am

Owen,
Chapter 24 is PL Okay--very nice job. Larry, I believe the time is 12:16.

Thank you!
Lora

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Post by ADKreader1122 » May 11th, 2020, 11:57 am

Hi Larry,
Please check Section #49; at :57 there's part of the sentence missing: "I don't think it's the climate......."

Lora

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Post by jasonb » May 15th, 2020, 12:49 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_21_belloc_128kb.mp3 11:41

At about 7 minutes, there is a family tree in the text. I tried my best to get it in there without taking too many liberties, I think it is okay, let me know if you want me to change it somehow.
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Jason (back) in Canada

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Post by silverquill » May 15th, 2020, 3:47 pm

jasonb wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 12:49 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_21_belloc_128kb.mp3 11:41

At about 7 minutes, there is a family tree in the text. I tried my best to get it in there without taking too many liberties, I think it is okay, let me know if you want me to change it somehow.
Oh, I forgot about that.
Well, let's see what you came up with.
Thanks.
~Larry

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Post by silverquill » May 15th, 2020, 3:47 pm

Sections 34-37 are now OPEN
~Larry

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Post by ADKreader1122 » May 18th, 2020, 12:57 pm

Hello jasonb,
Thanks for your recording of Chapter 21. You did a fine job with the family tree; I don't think anything needs to be changed. The only note I have is for the introduction--after you say your name and location, please insert "On Everything" by Hilaire Belloc and then the chapter title will follow. I'll check back for that small correction.

Thanks again,
Lora

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Post by jasonb » May 18th, 2020, 10:16 pm

ADKreader1122 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Hello jasonb,
Thanks for your recording of Chapter 21. You did a fine job with the family tree; I don't think anything needs to be changed. The only note I have is for the introduction--after you say your name and location, please insert "On Everything" by Hilaire Belloc and then the chapter title will follow. I'll check back for that small correction.

Thanks again,
Lora
Fixed. It's around the :20 mark.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_21_belloc_128kb.mp3 11:46
Regards,
Jason (back) in Canada

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Post by silverquill » May 19th, 2020, 8:55 am

jasonb wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 10:16 pm
ADKreader1122 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Hello jasonb,
Thanks for your recording of Chapter 21. You did a fine job with the family tree; I don't think anything needs to be changed. The only note I have is for the introduction--after you say your name and location, please insert "On Everything" by Hilaire Belloc and then the chapter title will follow. I'll check back for that small correction.

Thanks again,
Lora
Fixed. It's around the :20 mark.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_21_belloc_128kb.mp3 11:46
Ready for Spot PL.
~Larry

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Post by ADKreader1122 » May 19th, 2020, 12:13 pm

To Jasonb,

Your correction was great; the chapter is PL Okay now.

Thanks!
Lora

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Post by TomHersant » May 19th, 2020, 10:19 pm

And herewith is "The Duel": https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_19_belloc_128kb.mp3 , all 18'16" of it. A delightful story to have had the honor of reading.
Tommy

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Post by silverquill » May 20th, 2020, 7:18 am

TomHersant wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 10:19 pm
And herewith is "The Duel": https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/oneverything_19_belloc_128kb.mp3 , all 18'16" of it. A delightful story to have had the honor of reading.
Tommy
Thank you so much!
This is in the MW Ready for PL.
~Larry

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