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linny
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Post by linny » August 6th, 2018, 8:09 am

Foon,
Thank you! Sections 32, 34-36 are all PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by FatimaA » August 12th, 2018, 12:34 am


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Post by Foon » August 12th, 2018, 9:14 am

Hi Fatima,
These two sections are very nicely read!

However, the sound of your recording is VERY metallic. Is this something that has happened before? I don't know if this might be caused by editing you did on it (looking at the waveforms, it looks heavily compressed), but in case you have your raw recordings, would it be possible to see if you can reduce the metallic-ness? The reading itself is great.
Foon - Constructive criticism is always welcome!

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Post by linny » August 12th, 2018, 10:01 am

Thank you both.

Fatima, if you want to post your edited but not processed version I would be glad to take a listen and offer some suggestions.

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Post by FatimaA » August 12th, 2018, 11:55 pm

Hi, I tried re-recording section 72, since it's the shorter of the two sections. I was able to keep the volume about the same throughout, and reduce the background noise so that not as much processing was needed. I think it sounds much better overall, although I can definitely still hear some distortion. Please take a listen and let me know if you think this version is better and/or sufficient for Librivox, and, if so, I will re-record 71 as well. If not, then I would probably just ask to orphan those two sections and give someone else a chance, since opportunities for me to record here are so limited. I definitely wouldn't be offended at all!! I've noticed that a few volunteers from India have had problems due to audio and are now concentrating more on proof listening, and I would probably do the same. Thanks so much!

Fatima

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/eddas_72_various_128kb.mp3

(New length = 2:00)

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Post by annise » August 13th, 2018, 12:36 am

I can't listen to that at the moment , but please don't quit reading without giving us a chance to work on a file that you have edited and not done ANY post editing processing.
Often changing a setting can make a real difference , . The only bit of general advice I would offer to all non native speakers , not just Indians :D , is to speak a little slower sometimes, it is difficult for anyone listening to accents they aren't familiar with - even for native English speakers from a different country - there are regional accents in England and the USA that I find difficult and they have the same problem with me. So maybe I should say all readers :D

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Post by linny » August 14th, 2018, 8:27 am

Fatima,
I put your section in for PL. I'm sorry you had to record it again. I was hoping you still had your raw file.

If you have any raw that you can upload, even just 1-2 minutes, that would be very helpful. You could upload it to the 'test-test' folder. Don't do any processing but please tell me how you would normally process your work. I would be happy to take a listen and tell you how I would process it. That way you could compare the two methods. A 'metallic' sound is very often due to over processing. By revising your process steps it's probably an easy fix. We certainly don't want you to stop recording.

Do you use Audacity?

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