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Post by jenniferrd » February 3rd, 2020, 4:42 pm

Nan, I started this, and stopped, because I'm very familiar with your recordings - this seems really squashed and it makes your voice sound very robotic and has some odd electronic artifacts. I believe I remember you got a new microphone, is that correct?

Listen to it and see what you think, but I know how great your recordings are and they are usually perfect, and this just sounds really strange.

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Post by Nedge » February 3rd, 2020, 4:54 pm

I will, and thank you. This is why I only recorded one chapter!

Be back soon...
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Post by Nedge » February 4th, 2020, 5:16 pm

"this seems really squashed and it makes your voice sound very robotic and has some odd electronic artifacts. I believe I remember you got a new microphone, is that correct? Listen to it and see what you think, but I know how great your recordings are and they are usually perfect, and this just sounds really strange."

Jenniferrd, I listened to the recording while I was fixing it, and then again last night. I won't say I'm not hearing any part of what you're talking about, but I am in need of clarification. I don't want to record it again and find out it was something simple. It doesn't sound perfect, yet it doesn't sound horrible (to me.)

I am by no means an expert with Audacity, and settings might be very wrong. I was sitting in the living room (with lots of pillows and carpeting). Could I have had the mic too far away? Too close?

I might ask anyone who knows the software and how to work it to give it a listen. Phil? :D
Nan

"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do." Anne Lamott

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Post by jenniferrd » February 4th, 2020, 5:28 pm

Nedge wrote:
February 4th, 2020, 5:16 pm
"this seems really squashed and it makes your voice sound very robotic and has some odd electronic artifacts. I believe I remember you got a new microphone, is that correct? Listen to it and see what you think, but I know how great your recordings are and they are usually perfect, and this just sounds really strange."

Jenniferrd, I listened to the recording while I was fixing it, and then again last night. I won't say I'm not hearing any part of what you're talking about, but I am in need of clarification. I don't want to record it again and find out it was something simple. It doesn't sound perfect, yet it doesn't sound horrible (to me.)

I am by no means an expert with Audacity, and settings might be very wrong. I was sitting in the living room (with lots of pillows and carpeting). Could I have had the mic too far away? Too close?

I might ask anyone who knows the software and how to work it to give it a listen. Phil? :D
I think that asking Phil would be a great idea.

What I am hearing sounds like there might be too much compression or my maybe too much noise reduction. If you think it's okay, I will certainly go ahead an PL it, though! Let me know on that.

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Post by Nedge » February 4th, 2020, 5:55 pm

Nah, I don’t think it’s ok. Let’s wait. I’ll gladly start again.
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Post by Nedge » February 8th, 2020, 4:11 pm

I've uploaded the first five minutes of the first chapter. See if this is better?

Thank you,

Nan


https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/littlewomen_01_alcott_128kb.mp3
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Post by jenniferrd » February 8th, 2020, 5:58 pm

Yes! That sounds much better!

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Post by Nedge » February 17th, 2020, 5:05 pm

Jennifer, I'm still not happy with this, although I recorded two chapters. I'm happy enough with the reading, but don't like the way the recordings sound.

I'm going to consult with an expert (my son-in-law) and do the next chapter. If I figure it out satisfactorily, and am happy with the sound, I'll redo the first two chapters. (Little Women is worth it!)


https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/littlewomen_01_alcott_128kb.mp3 24:26
https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/littlewomen_02_alcott_128kb.mp3 25:58
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Post by Nedge » February 19th, 2020, 4:50 pm

Here is Chapter 3. I think there is a difference!


https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/littlewomen_03_alcott_128kb.mp3 23:58
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Post by jenniferrd » February 19th, 2020, 4:56 pm

Thanks, I will get on these this weekend. I've had the flu and am not able to do them until I feel better. :cry:

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Post by jenniferrd » March 3rd, 2020, 11:25 am

Still here, Nan, I got super busy these past two weeks, but I WILL get to it.

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Post by Nedge » March 4th, 2020, 5:55 pm

I'm obviously not in a tearing hurry, since I set up the book in January, and started it the following January. :)

When you get to it, listen to a few minutes of Chapter 1, and then skip to a few minutes of Chapter 3.

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Post by jenniferrd » March 10th, 2020, 3:36 pm

Okay, I have previewed the first and third chapters. I think they both sound fine, the third sounds a little better, but the first is perfectly acceptable, too. You are welcome to rerecord the first two if you want, but I think it sounds good either way. Let me know what you'd like to do!

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Post by Nedge » March 10th, 2020, 5:31 pm

I'll keep going. Perhaps when I finish, I will rerecord chapters 1 and 2. Thank you!

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Post by jenniferrd » March 26th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Nan - do you want me to go ahead and PL all of these chapters so far?

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