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Post by alg1001 » June 23rd, 2021, 5:56 am

MadSci75 wrote:
June 22nd, 2021, 8:16 pm
Hello! I am brand new to LibriVox, and this is my first recording. I've always been a fan of old science fiction short stories...here's my attempt:

"The Eyes Have It", author Philip K. Dick
Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_eyeshaveit_dick_jlc128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31516/31516-h/31516-h.htm
Duration: 6 minutes 50 seconds
For the catalog, I'm unsure whether it's typical to use real names or user IDs, but I'd prefer my real name (Jeremy Clark).

Since this is my first submission, I'd appreciate any feedback (positive or negative)!

Thanks!

MadSci75
Hi Jeremy,
The catalog is updated to have you as Jeremy Clark. It is a nice short short story to start with.
Thanks!
-Amy

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Post by iBeScotty » June 23rd, 2021, 1:38 pm

The Undetected by George O. Smith

Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51810

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_undetected_smith_ss_128kb.mp3
64:55

It takes a special skill set to nab a telepathic criminal committing the “perfect crime.” Does Captain of Detectives Howard Schnell have what it takes to get the job done? Let’s find out in this PsiFi/Detective story

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Post by alg1001 » June 23rd, 2021, 7:00 pm

Lector1 wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 12:24 pm
Here's my contribution, "The Day Time Stopped Moving":

Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27053/27053-h/27053-h.htm

Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_daytimestoppedmoving_buckner_lmm_128kb.mp3 (Time: 34:06).
Thanks for this, Lector!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » June 23rd, 2021, 7:06 pm

iBeScotty wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 1:38 pm
The Undetected by George O. Smith

Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51810

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_undetected_smith_ss_128kb.mp3
64:55

It takes a special skill set to nab a telepathic criminal committing the “perfect crime.” Does Captain of Detectives Howard Schnell have what it takes to get the job done? Let’s find out in this PsiFi/Detective story
I like the teaser. Thank you for your story!
-Amy

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Post by JamesJenkins » June 24th, 2021, 5:39 am

MadSci75 wrote:
June 22nd, 2021, 8:16 pm
Hello! I am brand new to LibriVox, and this is my first recording. I've always been a fan of old science fiction short stories...here's my attempt:

"The Eyes Have It", author Philip K. Dick
Audio URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_eyeshaveit_dick_jlc128kb.mp3
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/31516/31516-h/31516-h.htm
Duration: 6 minutes 50 seconds
For the catalog, I'm unsure whether it's typical to use real names or user IDs, but I'd prefer my real name (Jeremy Clark).

Since this is my first submission, I'd appreciate any feedback (positive or negative)!

Thanks!

MadSci75
Thanks Jeremy,

It is PL ok.

A good first recording.

There is slight bit of equipment noise in the back ground on the silence sections. You may want to do noise reduction on future submissions. It is ok as is so no need to make changes to this recording.

Otherwise sounds good :)

James
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Post by JamesJenkins » June 24th, 2021, 7:42 am

Grothmann wrote:
June 22nd, 2021, 9:25 pm
Good Evening:

The Incomplete Theft
By Ralph Burke
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 11:39

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_incompletetheftl_burke_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/65659/65659-h/65659-h.htm

Something new on Gutenberg...

Thanks
Dale
Thanks Dale, another good story, PL ok

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Post by JamesJenkins » June 24th, 2021, 7:51 am

Lector1 wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 12:24 pm
Here's my contribution, "The Day Time Stopped Moving":

Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/27053/27053-h/27053-h.htm

Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_daytimestoppedmoving_buckner_lmm_128kb.mp3 (Time: 34:06).
Lector, the recording is ok per checker,

But when I started listening there is a lot of background noise. Maybe you normalized to increase the sound before doing noise reduction?

I tried doing a couple of rounds of noise reduction on my copy, but that made it sound a bit wonky. I did not listen very long into it, I will do a full PL after you address the background noise.

Can you address the background noise, and resubmit?

James.
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Post by JamesJenkins » June 24th, 2021, 9:15 am

iBeScotty wrote:
June 23rd, 2021, 1:38 pm
The Undetected by George O. Smith

Text: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/51810

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_undetected_smith_ss_128kb.mp3
64:55

It takes a special skill set to nab a telepathic criminal committing the “perfect crime.” Does Captain of Detectives Howard Schnell have what it takes to get the job done? Let’s find out in this PsiFi/Detective story
Great job, reading a great story!

It is PL ok.

James
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Post by Lector1 » June 24th, 2021, 10:50 am

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Lector, the recording is ok per checker,

But when I started listening there is a lot of background noise. Maybe you normalized to increase the sound before doing noise reduction?

I tried doing a couple of rounds of noise reduction on my copy, but that made it sound a bit wonky. I did not listen very long into it, I will do a full PL after you address the background noise.

Can you address the background noise, and resubmit?

James.
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I never have been able to figure out why there's background noise in my recordings. I never have been able to get rid of it completely without messing up the rest of the audio. I think it's my computer that makes that noise. I had this problem with my old mic and I recently got a new one and the problem was still there. Here's my new version. I think I got the background noise pretty much gone, and the audio only gets wonky if the volume is loud, for me.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_daytimestoppedmoving_buckner_lmm_128kb.mp3

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Post by alg1001 » June 24th, 2021, 6:56 pm

mitteldorf wrote:
June 24th, 2021, 6:39 pm
I've uploaded The Unparalleled Invasion by Jack London (1910)


Text: https://americanliterature.com/author/jack-london/short-story/the-unparalleled-invasion

Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_unparalleledinvasion_london_jjm128kb.mp3 (Time: 36:29).
Hi,
We will use this one that is in PG for the source text cited: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1075
I don't think we have this one by Jack London. I'm glad you chose it.
Thank you for your story!
-Amy

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Post by JamesJenkins » June 25th, 2021, 5:29 am

alg1001 wrote:
June 24th, 2021, 6:56 pm
mitteldorf wrote:
June 24th, 2021, 6:39 pm
I've uploaded The Unparalleled Invasion by Jack London (1910)


Text: https://americanliterature.com/author/jack-london/short-story/the-unparalleled-invasion

Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_unparalleledinvasion_london_jjm128kb.mp3 (Time: 36:29).
Hi,
We will use this one that is in PG for the source text cited: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1075
I don't think we have this one by Jack London. I'm glad you chose it.
Thank you for your story!
-Amy
Just on minor technical issue, Volume is low at 85.7 Target range is 86 - 92, no other issues.

Can you correct the volume and resubmit?

James
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Post by alg1001 » June 25th, 2021, 5:52 am

Hi Lector and James,
I worked on the file and have it so that it passes the checker now without a horrible amount of distortion. Here is the link as another option.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf080_daytimestoppedmoving_buckner_lmm_128kb-test2.mp3

Lector, if you aren't using an external microphone, that decreases your sound quality. If it is the computer's hum, will it stop if you plug it in? Is the air conditioner on or some other white noise generator?
Phil's noise reduction video is here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2603zZhUUk
Phil's video on removing a hum:
http://youtu.be/Iz4QvQXkPPI
Maybe these will help. If you want to work on the file after watching these you may come up with something better than what I have.

Thanks,
-Amy

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Post by Lector1 » June 25th, 2021, 1:19 pm

Hi Amy,

Can you tell me how you were able to get rid of the background noise so that it doesn't cause distortion?

It may be my AC, but I don't think my mic is sensitive enough to pick up on that. (It is an external mic.) I do this in my personal room, and I haven't been able to find a white noise generator. I think the problem might be that my computer is probably pretty old. I don't know if that could cause it to add background noise to my recording.

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