(Kids Fiction) Percy Wynn or Making a Boy of Him by Francis J. Finn, SJ - m8b1

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Post by MarcTheReader » May 13th, 2021, 2:48 pm

m8b1 wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 1:38 pm

Hi Marc,

Welcome to Librivox! 5 and 6 are all yours!

It looks like you got an okay on your test! :thumbs:

Please let me know what name you would like to use for your catalog page. It can be your real name, forum name, or a pseudonym ~ whatever you prefer!

Thanks, and have fun!
You can put me as "Marc Berube" in the catalog. Thank you!
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Post by m8b1 » May 13th, 2021, 3:35 pm

Thank you! Here is a link to your catalog page: https://librivox.org/reader/16218

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Post by MarcTheReader » May 14th, 2021, 9:50 pm

Hello! I'm recording and came to a place where Percy sings. (top of pg. 53). Should I sing what he sings or just recite it?
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Post by MarcTheReader » May 15th, 2021, 9:16 am

Also I believe Katharina asked in an earlier comment if she could have chapters 7 and 8 as well. :)
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Post by MarcTheReader » May 15th, 2021, 10:09 am

Here's section 5:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_05_finn_128kb.mp3
Length 22:19
Any constructive criticism is more than welcome as this is my first chapter with LV. :)
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Post by m8b1 » May 15th, 2021, 12:30 pm

MarcTheReader wrote:
May 14th, 2021, 9:50 pm
Hello! I'm recording and came to a place where Percy sings. (top of pg. 53). Should I sing what he sings or just recite it?
Hi Marc,

Either way is fine! If you decide to sing, it does need to be a PD tune. :-)

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Post by m8b1 » May 15th, 2021, 12:30 pm

MarcTheReader wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 9:16 am
Also I believe Katharina asked in an earlier comment if she could have chapters 7 and 8 as well. :)
Thank you so much! I completely missed that! :oops:

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Post by m8b1 » May 15th, 2021, 12:31 pm

Katharina21 wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 2:23 pm
I'm enjoying this book and would like to read ch 7 and 8 please

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So sorry, Katharina! I missed your claim the other day! They are all yours ~ thank you!

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Post by m8b1 » May 15th, 2021, 1:33 pm

MarcTheReader wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 10:09 am
Here's section 5:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_05_finn_128kb.mp3
Length 22:19
Any constructive criticism is more than welcome as this is my first chapter with LV. :)
Marc
Hi Marc,

Nice job! There is one issue. Between 2:38 and 13:47 there is some noticeable background noise. Since it isn't in the entiretly of the file, I am going to guess a computer fan or an appliance came on during that time. I experimented on my end, and you should be able to get the majority of it out with some light noise cleaning.

Do you know how to do that? If so get your noise sample in a space where you aren't talking in that section. Let me know if you need some help.

I would try to figure out the source of it on your end to try to prevent it in the future. :-)

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Post by MarcTheReader » May 15th, 2021, 2:01 pm

m8b1 wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 1:33 pm

Hi Marc,

Nice job! There is one issue. Between 2:38 and 13:47 there is some noticeable background noise. Since it isn't in the entiretly of the file, I am going to guess a computer fan or an appliance came on during that time. I experimented on my end, and you should be able to get the majority of it out with some light noise cleaning.

Do you know how to do that? If so get your noise sample in a space where you aren't talking in that section. Let me know if you need some help.

I would try to figure out the source of it on your end to try to prevent it in the future. :-)
Ah yeah I can hear that. Here's the modified track. https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_05_finn_128kb.mp3
Still 22:19
I had to change the pitch very slightly as the noise cancellation still left a trace squeal, but I think it sounds ok.
As for the background noise, I do have a fridge next to me, and my computer fan goes off every once in a while, plus I live in a busy section of the city so even with the windows shut there's some trace background noise. I'm not sure I can eliminate all background noise but I can try to scfub everything clean before submitting.
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Post by m8b1 » May 15th, 2021, 3:09 pm

Sounds good! And it is PL OK! :mrgreen:

We don't expect all noise to be eliminated, and I wouldn't say anything if it is not too bad. That one just sounded like an appliance or electronic, so good chance it was the fridge or the fan. :-)

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Post by MarcTheReader » May 15th, 2021, 7:47 pm

And here's section 6:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_06_finn_128kb.mp3
Time: 10:30

If this one clears, could I also have chapters 10 and 11?
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Post by m8b1 » May 16th, 2021, 7:13 pm

MarcTheReader wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 7:47 pm
And here's section 6:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_06_finn_128kb.mp3
Time: 10:30

If this one clears, could I also have chapters 10 and 11?
Hi Marc,

Thank you! Everything is great, except it could use a light noise cleaning. It is definitely not the same noise as before, just some light "fuzz" shall we say ~ not a big deal, but some cleaning would be good! :-)

I have assigned you 10 and 11. Thank you!

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Post by MarcTheReader » May 17th, 2021, 8:03 pm

m8b1 wrote:
May 16th, 2021, 7:13 pm

Hi Marc,

Thank you! Everything is great, except it could use a light noise cleaning. It is definitely not the same noise as before, just some light "fuzz" shall we say ~ not a big deal, but some cleaning would be good! :-)

I have assigned you 10 and 11. Thank you!
Hi Maria,

Yes I can hear the fuzz. Sorry I'm still trying to figure out noise reduction to a certain extent. I think it's good now though. I discovered the "sensitivity" slide which I think I had messed with, and experimenting with it helped.
Here's with the edit (time still 10:30):
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_06_finn_128kb.mp3

Also here's chapter 10:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_10_finn_128kb.mp3
Time 10:49
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Post by m8b1 » May 18th, 2021, 7:27 am

MarcTheReader wrote:
May 17th, 2021, 8:03 pm

Hi Maria,

Yes I can hear the fuzz. Sorry I'm still trying to figure out noise reduction to a certain extent. I think it's good now though. I discovered the "sensitivity" slide which I think I had messed with, and experimenting with it helped.
Here's with the edit (time still 10:30):
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_06_finn_128kb.mp3

Also here's chapter 10:
https://librivox.org/uploads/m8b1/percywynn_10_finn_128kb.mp3
Time 10:49
Thank you, Marc ~ they are both PL OK! :-)

No worries, it takes some time how to learn things! You are doing great! :thumbs:

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