[Solo] Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill-Leni

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Post by silverquill » August 11th, 2019, 11:23 pm

I think you've got it!

Again, Chapter 1 is superbly read.
The only thing that needs attention is the volume.
It comes in at only 83.9 dB, quite a bit below our target of 89 dB (range 86-92 dB)

I use a handy little program called Checker, written just for LV. It quickly checks all of our technical specs, including volume
You can find it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker

I also use an Audacity plugin called ReplayGain. Running this will give you the dB amount the you need to amplify up or down to reach our target 89 dB.
You can find it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

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Post by arnell » August 12th, 2019, 8:37 am

Thank you for your response, Silverquill! I used ReplayGain to increase the volume, and I ran it through the checker program, and it “passed.” Please let me know if the chapter recording is acceptable now.

Thank you again!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_01_underhill_128kb.mp3 17:50

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Post by arnell » August 12th, 2019, 10:10 am

Hello, Silverquill,

I’ve also uploaded Chapter 2, the link to which is below.

Thank you!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_02_underhill_128kb.mp3 23:07

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Post by silverquill » August 12th, 2019, 11:13 am

arnell wrote:
August 12th, 2019, 8:37 am
Thank you for your response, Silverquill! I used ReplayGain to increase the volume, and I ran it through the checker program, and it “passed.” Please let me know if the chapter recording is acceptable now.

Thank you again!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_01_underhill_128kb.mp3 17:50
i'll check on it this evening.
Just FYI, in this case change the status in the MW from See PL Notes, to Ready for Spot PL, so I don't miss it.

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Post by arnell » August 12th, 2019, 12:15 pm

Hello, Silverquill,

Just a note to say that I have uploaded Chapter 3 to the window.

Thank you!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_03_underhill_128kb.mp3 24:05

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Post by silverquill » August 12th, 2019, 9:51 pm

Such good reading, Carla!
Sections 1 and 2 are PL OK
Section 3 has a couple of things to take care of.

From about 7:40 to 8:02 there is a siren in the background. I think it is a bit distracting, but your call as a soloist.
22:21 and following is just a missed edit. Really made me jump :shock:

You are definitely headed toward LV stardom. 8-)

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Post by arnell » August 13th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Hello, Silverquill,

Thank you for your recent response! I agree that the siren sound was too long and distracting to leave, so I re-recorded all of Chapter 3. It is in the MW. In the future, I will just re-record before submitting if the emergency vehicles fly by again. Unfortunately, I live on a busy street!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_03_underhill_128kb.mp3 - 24:37

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Post by Leni » August 14th, 2019, 8:32 am

Hi, Carla! Silverquill will give you more feedback, of course, but I just wanted to jump in to say that you could have just edited that spot, instead of re-recording the whole section.

It's not recommend to re-record, but we rather encourage practicing editing, mainly for two reasons:

1) it's too much work for the reader AND for the DPLer. Re-listening to longer sections does take some time, which could be saved if the editing was done
2) the risk of doing another error in another spot are high with a new recording, so if every reader always re-recorded with every new error, it would take much longer for a project to get done. :wink:
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Post by arnell » August 14th, 2019, 9:27 am

Hello, Silverquill,

Just a note to say that I’ve uploaded Chapter 4 to the MW.

Thank you!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_04_underhill_128kb.mp3 14:06

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Post by arnell » August 15th, 2019, 1:51 pm

Hello, Silverquill,

Just a note to say that I’ve uploaded Chapter 5 to the MW.

Thank you!

Carla


https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_05_underhill_128kb.mp3 26:24

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Post by silverquill » August 15th, 2019, 9:33 pm

Chapters 3 and 4 are PL OK
I agree with Leni. It would have been easier for us both just to record that short section!
I was so glad when we moved from a busy street to a quiet country location! I know how frustrating that can be.

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Post by arnell » August 16th, 2019, 5:41 am

Thanks, Leni and Silverquill.

I will work on editing rather than re-recording. I apologize for the extra time needed to re-listen to that chapter.

On another note, Leni, there are 10 rather than 9 chapters plus the preface. I just want to make sure there are enough boxes for all the tracks in the MW.

Thanks to you both,

Carla

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Post by Leni » August 16th, 2019, 12:16 pm

Ok, just added another section, Carla. :)
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Post by arnell » August 16th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Hello, Silverquill,

Just a note to say that I’ve uploaded Chapter 6 to the MW.

Thank you!

Carla

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_06_underhill_128kb.mp3 19:38

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Post by arnell » August 19th, 2019, 1:51 pm

Hello, Silverquill,

Just a note to say that I’ve uploaded Chapter 7 to the MW.

Thank you!

Carla


https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/practicalmysticism_07_underhill_128kb.mp3 25:54

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