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Post by Kikisaulite » May 1st, 2020, 6:31 am

Section 10 - good reading, only one minor thing - at 00:30 you do not need to repeat "chapter 10" twice. Please cut one of them out. The rest is good!


One wonders why some of these appliances did not live to our day... :D And even more wonderful is that all those modern appliances we are today feeling proud of as achievements of the modern science, are already in this chapter, in 1910! Of course, in a simpler or cruder form, but nevertheless!
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Post by Kikisaulite » May 6th, 2020, 6:27 am

Chapter 9 is PL OK! :clap:
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Post by Kikisaulite » May 6th, 2020, 7:04 am

Section 8 has several things that need to be attended to:

long pauses at 1:21- 1:29; 6:02 - 6:07
repeat "at the north" around 5:34
repeat "the hanging gardens of Babylon are said..." around 6:51

During the whole recording the volume is very inconsistent, spiking at 3:08 and dropping at 4:08, to spike again at 4:28 and so on. After somewhere around 12:15 the volume gets constantly very low (too low for comfortable listening) and the overall sound quality deteriorates considerably. One can see it very well in the Audacity wave form - the actual spoken text is very low but there are a lot of loud spikes, hisses, plosives etc. Which is probably why the checker shows the overall volume as good.

And, finally, as this is not the last chapter of the book, no need to say "end of the Marvels of Modern Science" at the end.
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Post by Availle » May 8th, 2020, 2:58 pm

section 12 on "Wonderful Warships" reopened. Any takers? :D
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Post by skyasimaru » May 8th, 2020, 4:21 pm

I'll take it, if you don't mind. It would make a fun weekend project for me.
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Post by Availle » May 8th, 2020, 4:53 pm

I don't mind at all!

Have fun! :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » May 10th, 2020, 11:53 am

Section 7 is PL OK! :clap:
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Post by Availle » May 10th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Thank you!

I'll send pms to the readers with PL notes. :D
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Post by skyasimaru » May 12th, 2020, 12:02 pm

Good morning!

Here is the link to chapter 12. It was a lot of fun :) Thank you for giving me the opportunity to record! Please let me know if I need to make any changes. Run time 17:10.

https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/marvelsmodernscience_12_severing_128kb.mp3

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Post by Availle » May 12th, 2020, 4:08 pm

Wonderful, thank you so much! :D

Please stick around to see if our wonderful DPL flags any issues.
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Post by Kikisaulite » May 13th, 2020, 11:39 am

Section 12 has a small repeat at about 16:48 "all 12 will have". Otherwise - very nice!!!
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Post by skyasimaru » May 15th, 2020, 8:27 am

Kikisaulite wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 11:39 am
Section 12 has a small repeat at about 16:48 "all 12 will have". Otherwise - very nice!!!
Thank you for the QC! Nice catch!
Here is the link to the new file without the repeat. Please let me know if you need anything else!
New run time: 17:07
https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/marvelsmodernscience_12_severing_128kb.mp3

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Post by Availle » May 15th, 2020, 4:02 pm

Thank you! MW updated.

Since 10 was an easy edit, and I haven't heard back from Nick, I have made the cut myself and reuploaded.

I haven't heard back from the reader for section 8 either. Looking at the recording, it does not seem to be salvagable, the differences in volume are too high, and there is a dreadful whine throughout. What do you think, Kiki?
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Post by Kikisaulite » May 19th, 2020, 12:16 pm

Availle wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Looking at the recording, it does not seem to be salvagable, the differences in volume are too high, and there is a dreadful whine throughout. What do you think, Kiki?
I am afraid that it will be impossible to salvage the existing recording...

Sections 10 and 12 - PL OK now!
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Post by skyasimaru » May 19th, 2020, 3:00 pm

Kikisaulite wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 12:16 pm
Availle wrote:
May 15th, 2020, 4:02 pm
Looking at the recording, it does not seem to be salvagable, the differences in volume are too high, and there is a dreadful whine throughout. What do you think, Kiki?
I am afraid that it will be impossible to salvage the existing recording...

Sections 10 and 12 - PL OK now!
If you would like someone to do over Chapter 8, I could give it a go.

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