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by lurcherlover
June 27th, 2020, 2:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Best dog names?
Replies: 31
Views: 7054

Re: Best dog names?

My Lurcher is Bonnie. Already named at the dogs home when we rescued her, aged 6 approx. She is 13 approx now. Other dogs, Bob, Pip, Cora, Candy, Phia (not really our dog but we had her a lot).
by lurcherlover
June 15th, 2020, 12:53 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Do we require more than 0.5 seconds of silence at the start?
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Do we require more than 0.5 seconds of silence at the start?

I know that it would be nice for PLing to be able to measure everything to several decimal places but that's not really what PLing is about, it's about the things that are essential like the bitrate etc and the rest is more about things sounding right so .4999 secs and 1.0001secs would be OK. Anne ...
by lurcherlover
June 14th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Do we require more than 0.5 seconds of silence at the start?
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Do we require more than 0.5 seconds of silence at the start?

The real question is ... does it matter? As a PL, I can't tell the difference while listening if the beginning silence is .01 or .05 or 1.0 second(s). :) (BTW, I interpreted it the same as Devorah.) I'm a bit surprised at this rule as commercial CD's and radio broadcast recordings often have anythi...
by lurcherlover
June 12th, 2020, 12:47 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Unbiased ears/opinions needed
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Unbiased ears/opinions needed

The voice quality is much better but the noise floor is surprisingly slightly higher than before. Overall though it's much less tiring to listen too, so a definite improvement. The increase in noise may be a limit of your equipment and other than getting a better mic/interface you may not improve it...
by lurcherlover
June 6th, 2020, 1:42 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Unbiased ears/opinions needed
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Unbiased ears/opinions needed

Yes, agreed that you need to be closer to the mic. I am usually at about 6-9 inches away, depending on the mic. Use duvets/blankets to reduce reverb and you can reduce gain as well with closer miking which will also reduce room sound. You have a low ceiling so reduce the room sound as much as possib...
by lurcherlover
June 2nd, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: Weekly/Fortnightly Poetry Suggestions
Replies: 309
Views: 50629

Re: Weekly/Fortnightly Poetry Suggestions

Hi, I’m having some difficulty. I wanted to read the short story “The Signal Man” by Charles Dickens but I’m not sure if this is the correct thread. I would appreciate being pointed in the right direction. Thanks in advance, Owee You need - this is the current short story collection 088. https://fo...
by lurcherlover
May 31st, 2020, 11:16 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: HOW TO USE VOICE ETC (GUTENBERG)
Replies: 6
Views: 676

Re: HOW TO USE VOICE ETC (GUTENBERG)

I wouldn't be too sure about that ... Every little helps.
by lurcherlover
May 31st, 2020, 4:21 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: HOW TO USE VOICE ETC (GUTENBERG)
Replies: 6
Views: 676

HOW TO USE VOICE ETC (GUTENBERG)

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/47194/47194-h/47194-h.htm#Page_5

The above link takes you to a Gutenberg book which has tips on how to speak, train voice and deliver good speech. Probably written before the advent of the microphone but nevertheless will still apply.

Hope it is useful.

Peter
by lurcherlover
May 29th, 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: (Complete) Short Story Collection 088 - lt
Replies: 83
Views: 1828

Re: Short Story Collection 088 - lt

Hi Lynne

I have a short story by Conrad which is 1:02:38 in duration. Is that OK? I thought it would come in just under the hour, but it didn't. It only failed CHECKER due to the length.

Peter
by lurcherlover
May 29th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Am I up to standard?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Am I up to standard?

Hi there LJB I used to own the Blue Yeti when I first tried my hand at this a few years ago. I know well what you mean about it's sensitivity. After researching many hours today and yesterday I am now in two minds about which mic I will get. Despite finding a very negative YouTube Review who comple...
by lurcherlover
May 28th, 2020, 12:10 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Am I up to standard?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Am I up to standard?

I'll work on that microphone placement and use the one minute test to get things just right. I'm looking to get myself a USB Blue Yeti microphone in about 4 weeks time. For now I am just practicing my technique and still deciding on the best place to do my recordings as I have others in the house I...
by lurcherlover
May 27th, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Am I up to standard?
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: Am I up to standard?

I heard the clip you linked. Pretty decent reading, and you will find you will get even better as you do more readings. I think though that you were a bit too close to the mic as on one or two places I could hear your breath hit the mic diaphragm. It was only slight and quite acceptable, but maybe e...
by lurcherlover
May 19th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: When is it time to reinstall Audacity?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: When is it time to reinstall Audacity?

Thank you for letting us know, Sister. That's good news! :thumbs: A few years back I discovered that my wi-fi router was causing my Samson Go Mic produce a regular ~4 Hz clicking all over my recordings. I switched to a different router to solve that issue, and later switched to a different mic syst...
by lurcherlover
May 18th, 2020, 12:24 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: ReplayGain: My approach
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: ReplayGain: My approach

Sorry if it was a bit too over technical! 0dB (zero) is the point where it will clip/distort (Going into the "red") Everything below that is minus dB (-1dB - 2dB etc). Audible.com only allow -3dB so if the highest peak reading is -3dB or -4dB it's OK - but -2dB or -1dB would be a no, no! They also a...