COMPLETE England, My England by D.H. Lawrence - dc

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Post by craigdav1 » January 9th, 2021, 8:43 pm

10 PL OK!

You don't mention the chapter title (and say, continued) in the intro but it's kind of optional.

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Post by ogus » January 19th, 2021, 8:33 am

Point taken.

Section 11 (1sr pt of Samson & Dalilah) posted. Note that at 12:10 I replace "dock" in the text (obviously wrong) with "clock".

Getting my Covid vaccine on Thursday!

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Post by craigdav1 » January 19th, 2021, 10:27 am

11 PL OK!

I'm the only one in my "social group" who hasn't been vaccinated. The second shot seems to be the one where people notice side effects.

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Post by ogus » January 22nd, 2021, 5:17 am

And now Part Two of S & D posted. I ought to have said in relation to Pt 1 as well as this Pt that I am not capable of adopting an appropriate West of England accent and I drift into something which is more Irish than English. I hope that you will be tolerant of this failing!

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Post by craigdav1 » January 22nd, 2021, 9:03 am

12 PL OK!

I've noticed that with part 2's you don't give the chapter title. It's optional and you have bee consistent. As to accents...I kid myself into believing I can distinguish between Glasgow and Edinburgh Scottish accents but that's the extent of my knowledge of regional UK accents. As long as you are consistent for each character I think most listeners will be satisfied.

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Post by ogus » January 30th, 2021, 5:16 am

Point taken on chapter titles -I'll stick with the non announcement of these.

Re Edinburgh and Glasgow, that's impressive do you have Scottish ancestry?

Section 13 (1st part of Primrose Path) posted.

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Post by craigdav1 » January 30th, 2021, 7:48 am

13 PL OK!

Re: I can trace my ancestry only back to Belfast. Everyone assumes we were originally from Scotland. Sadly a trip to Scotland I had planned last spring had to be cancelled and it looks like it will be next year before I can reschedule it.

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Post by ogus » February 3rd, 2021, 5:18 am

Well; many of us have had to postpone interesting trips.

Section 14, 2nd part of Primrose path, posted.

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Post by craigdav1 » February 3rd, 2021, 7:10 am

14 PL OK!

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Post by ogus » February 24th, 2021, 3:29 am

Section 15 ((1st part of Horsedealer's daughter) posted. This time unsure I've got the Scottish accent right.

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Post by craigdav1 » February 24th, 2021, 8:31 am

15 PL OK!

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Post by ogus » March 4th, 2021, 10:25 am

Section 16 (part 2 of Horsdealer's Daughter) posted. Touching story.

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Post by craigdav1 » March 4th, 2021, 11:21 am

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Volume is very high (106.8dB). We aim for 89dB. This may be why the file has clipping and background noise issues. There is also DC bias which may be lessened if the other issues are addressed.

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Post by ogus » March 16th, 2021, 5:21 am

Thanks for alerting me to this. I'm not very expert on the Audacity software. Can you advise me on an easy way to correct the recording?

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Post by craigdav1 » March 16th, 2021, 6:40 am

Here is a video showing you how to amplify a file. You need to lower the volume so instead of a positive number you would use a negative number (maybe around -18).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw

edit: My efforts to lower the volume of your file succeeded but produced a file that had audio distortion. If you have the same experience, I (sadly) would suggest you record the chapter again. If you are concerned that the volume again will too high, just record the first few minutes and I can check it.

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