I had a listen to it all now, Simona and it was a wonderful story with a nice moral at the end. I was also rooting for the more quiet Florence throughout the game.SimonaLovin wrote: ↑February 13th, 2021, 5:13 pmI have uploaded section 6, Chess Play.
Your reading is very agreeable to listen to, nicely paced and enunciated. Textually also all is perfect, so it could be marked ok on the first go. However, maybe you want to clean up a little bit the background rumbling which is quite disturbing and does mar the listening pleasure a little bit.
Do you use Audacity ? It is very easy to clean up the noise there. Please do the following:
> select a small portion where you don't speak and where there is noise. I found a good spot to get a sample from: if you enlarge the view with the magnifiying glass you can take a sample from 0:18, between "recording by Simona Lovin" and "the rover volume 1"
> go to Effect (uppper menu bar): choose "Noise Reduction"
> first select Get Noise Profile
> then highlight the entire recording
> again Effect --> Noise Reduction
> now select OK
Just reupload with the same file name and the old file will be replaced by the new one.
The best of course is to try and find the source of this noise. Maybe an electrical appliance running nearby (fridge, fan) ? Maybe you could turn that off while recording or put your recording gear further away from the source.
In any case, a wonderful debut reading and already I hope to hear many more sections from you