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Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 1:36 am

Hello, please have my forum name, LaVoce, appear in the catalog.
That's great thank you

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Post by adamft » March 3rd, 2021, 8:30 am

Chapter 7 uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_07_hope_128kb.mp3 14m 13s

The checker complained about the volume? I tried amplifying it, and normalising it, but it still said there was something wrong, afraid I couldn't work out what, as it didn't say to quiet or to loud, just "outside of target range"?

Sorry this is only my second upload (the first one didn't throw up any errors in the checker).

Let me know what I need to do.
Thanks very much.
Adam

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Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 10:38 am

adamft wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 8:30 am
Chapter 7 uploaded.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_07_hope_128kb.mp3 14m 13s

The checker complained about the volume? I tried amplifying it, and normalising it, but it still said there was something wrong, afraid I couldn't work out what, as it didn't say to quiet or to loud, just "outside of target range"?

Sorry this is only my second upload (the first one didn't throw up any errors in the checker).

Let me know what I need to do.
Thanks very much.
Adam
Hi Adam can you let me know which recording software you are using so I can try to help you further. Thanks

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Post by adamft » March 3rd, 2021, 12:29 pm

Michele,

Thanks very much. I'm using Audacity.

Adam

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Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 1:15 pm

So when you use Checker it will flag up under validation what needs adjusting. If you click on the tab which says information you can see there what the volume is. It is currently at 86 so I am not sure why it is saying it is out of the range as this is acceptable to Librivox. We do aim for 89 dB ideally but this is okay.

In Audacity you will also find the option to amplify under 'effects'.
How to amplify in Audacity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw
If you like you can use the checker tool to verify volume and other settings.
https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/

Also adding in a plug in called replay gain will help you to check your volume in Audacity. The link for the video on how to do this is below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Uz900RNos&feature=emb_logo

I hope that this helps but please ask if you have any more questions. I will PL it shortly and give you the feedback.

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Post by adamft » March 3rd, 2021, 1:29 pm

Michele,

That's excellent thanks. I'll check out the Audacity plug-in, and look again at the checker to find where the tab is that will let me know the volume.

Thanks again.
Adam

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Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 1:33 pm

Hi Adam
Lovely reading and great characterisation. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your reading. All the technical aspects are good as well. The only thing I would advise for future recordings is to ask that you just pull back a bit from the microphone as it is just at the top end of causing distortion. Ideally have your microphone to the side of your mouth or use a pop filter if you can to help reduce this happening. But for this file it is acceptable and passes the test for Librivox. I look forward to hearing more of your reading. Have fun.

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Post by KimL » March 3rd, 2021, 3:57 pm

Here is Chapter 6. Length is 13:08

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_06_hope_128kb.mp3

Thank you,
Kim Lamb

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Post by KimL » March 3rd, 2021, 4:04 pm

Oops! I forgot to run it through checker. Here is the file with volume fixed.


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_06_hope_128kb.mp3

Kim

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Post by wib66 » March 3rd, 2021, 4:42 pm

KimL wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 4:04 pm
Oops! I forgot to run it through checker. Here is the file with volume fixed.


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_06_hope_128kb.mp3

Kim
Thank you

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Post by KimL » March 3rd, 2021, 7:38 pm

I'm embarrassed to say that I had to re-submit Chapter 6, yet again. I listened again and found a repeat of a segment. I have removed it. Here is the revision. -Kim

Chapter 6:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_06_hope_128kb.mp3

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Post by adamft » March 4th, 2021, 2:04 am

wib66 wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 1:33 pm
Hi Adam
Lovely reading and great characterisation. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your reading. All the technical aspects are good as well. The only thing I would advise for future recordings is to ask that you just pull back a bit from the microphone as it is just at the top end of causing distortion. Ideally have your microphone to the side of your mouth or use a pop filter if you can to help reduce this happening. But for this file it is acceptable and passes the test for Librivox. I look forward to hearing more of your reading. Have fun.
Thanks very much. I will try and sit further from the microphone, and experiment whether I need to increase the boost on it, to hit the right level.

Can I put my name down for Chapter 9?

Thanks.
Adam

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Post by wib66 » March 4th, 2021, 5:41 am

adamft wrote:
March 4th, 2021, 2:04 am
wib66 wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 1:33 pm
Hi Adam
Lovely reading and great characterisation. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to your reading. All the technical aspects are good as well. The only thing I would advise for future recordings is to ask that you just pull back a bit from the microphone as it is just at the top end of causing distortion. Ideally have your microphone to the side of your mouth or use a pop filter if you can to help reduce this happening. But for this file it is acceptable and passes the test for Librivox. I look forward to hearing more of your reading. Have fun.
Thanks very much. I will try and sit further from the microphone, and experiment whether I need to increase the boost on it, to hit the right level.

Can I put my name down for Chapter 9?

Thanks.
Adam
Hi Adam that would be great thank you if you need any help with anything just let me know

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Post by wib66 » March 4th, 2021, 5:44 am

KimL wrote:
March 3rd, 2021, 7:38 pm
I'm embarrassed to say that I had to re-submit Chapter 6, yet again. I listened again and found a repeat of a segment. I have removed it. Here is the revision. -Kim

Chapter 6:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/comediesofcourtship_06_hope_128kb.mp3
No problem thank you I will listen to it this evening when I get back from work.

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Post by wib66 » March 4th, 2021, 11:09 am

Chapter 6 is PL OK thanks

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