[Complete] The Castle of Twilight by Margaret Horton Potter - lt

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Kelsinunn
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Post by Kelsinunn » February 9th, 2021, 8:01 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/castleoftwilight_01_potter_128kb.mp3, duration 30m16s. Please let me know what to fix or give recommendations to make it better.

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Post by Lynnet » February 10th, 2021, 4:48 am

Kelsinunn wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 8:01 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/castleoftwilight_01_potter_128kb.mp3, duration 30m16s. Please let me know what to fix or give recommendations to make it better.
Thank you

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Post by Lynnet » February 10th, 2021, 9:01 am

Ch 1
The volume is too low at 79.2dB. We look for 89dB, but can accept 86-92. The amplify effect won't work for you as you have peaks. I recommend applying the compressor effect. You can use it up to 3 times before it no longer has any effect, but each time you use any post-processing effect, the sound quality deteriorates a little. It takes quite a few for the human ear to detect the change, but your best bet for future recordings is to increase your input volume. At the top right of the Audacity screen, there is a mic icon. Play around with the slider until you get to the best level for your voice.

At the end, please say "end of chapter 1" and leave a full 5 seconds of silence.

The reading was clear and well-paced, with good expression :thumbs:

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Post by Kelsinunn » February 10th, 2021, 10:43 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/castleoftwilight_01_potter_128kb.mp3, I added the compressor effect and rerecorded the ending to say "end of chapter 1." I recorded the end after increasing the input volume. I definitely see what you mean about post-processing effects deteriorating the sound quality. Hopefully the changes were effective and did not make it sound too much like I was recording from the bottom of a well. Please let me know if I need to change or fix anything. Thank you for your help!

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Post by Lynnet » February 11th, 2021, 9:17 am

Kelsinunn wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 10:43 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/castleoftwilight_01_potter_128kb.mp3, I added the compressor effect and rerecorded the ending to say "end of chapter 1." I recorded the end after increasing the input volume. I definitely see what you mean about post-processing effects deteriorating the sound quality. Hopefully the changes were effective and did not make it sound too much like I was recording from the bottom of a well. Please let me know if I need to change or fix anything. Thank you for your help!
Thank you

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Post by Lynnet » February 11th, 2021, 9:23 am

Chapter 1
You have over-corrected and it is now too loud. Please reduced the volume by about 5dB (amplify by -5)

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Post by Lynnet » February 11th, 2021, 2:52 pm

Thank you.
It's spot on now :thumbs:

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Post by Kalamareader » February 14th, 2021, 4:14 pm

lLynne,

I was just looking around for a DPL project and saw that this one had a "~" in front of the title and that you seem to be PLing the recent ones, and was wondering if you wanted a hand or if you were having just too much fun.

Just let me know,

Wayne
Wayne
What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? ~George Eliot

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Post by Lynnet » February 14th, 2021, 4:57 pm

Kalamareader wrote:
February 14th, 2021, 4:14 pm
lLynne,

I was just looking around for a DPL project and saw that this one had a "~" in front of the title and that you seem to be PLing the recent ones, and was wondering if you wanted a hand or if you were having just too much fun.

Just let me know,

Wayne
That would be great... I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed :wink:

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Post by carolyn1987 » February 17th, 2021, 2:49 pm

Hi,

Please can I claim section 6?:

6 A Love-Strain 4360 words Open

Thanks,
Carolyn Spencer-Kerridge

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Post by Lynnet » February 17th, 2021, 2:53 pm

carolyn1987 wrote:
February 17th, 2021, 2:49 pm
Hi,

Please can I claim section 6?:

6 A Love-Strain 4360 words Open

Thanks,
Carolyn Spencer-Kerridge
Enjoy!

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Post by SunnyGuo » February 18th, 2021, 8:35 am

Hi,
I'm Sunny, a new volunteer for LibriVox. I'd like to start with chapters 14 of this book.
I would like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue as Sunny. Thank you!

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Post by Lynnet » February 18th, 2021, 9:12 am

SunnyGuo wrote:
February 18th, 2021, 8:35 am
Hi,
I'm Sunny, a new volunteer for LibriVox. I'd like to start with chapters 14 of this book.
I would like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue as Sunny. Thank you!
Thank you for claiming. I have added you to the catalog and assigned chapter 14. Please be sure to read the first post.

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Post by SunnyGuo » February 18th, 2021, 4:34 pm

Hi,
I can't upload my recording because of the error. It always shows "SyntaxError: Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0."
Could you please tell me how to solve this? thanks!

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