COMPLETE[PLAY]Tom Cobb by W. S. Gilbert - thw

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 5th, 2021, 9:55 pm

jennlea wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:17 pm
What a proper footman you portray! However, you aren't done yet! I found an additional line for you.

Act 2 Note:
0:17- please add "The Colonel will be here directly, ma'am." (page 224)
Ack! Didn't notice that one at all :oops:

Let's try that again:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_footman_2_128kb.mp3
New Time: 0:26

Thanks!!
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Post by jennlea » January 5th, 2021, 10:01 pm

I just love the way you characterized him! Wonderful job!

Acts 2 and 3 are PL-OK!

I do have one line for you to add that I found missing in Act 1.

Act 1 Note:
1:52- please insert "Ah! Tom, my boy, I'm delighted to see you; how uncommonly jolly you're looking, to be sure!" (pg 210)
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Post by jennlea » January 5th, 2021, 10:06 pm

OooThatsNifty wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 9:55 pm
Ack! Didn't notice that one at all :oops:

Let's try that again:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_footman_2_128kb.mp3
New Time: 0:26

Thanks!!
And now Perfectly PL-OK! Thanks, Andrew!
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Post by adrianstephens » January 6th, 2021, 12:28 am

jennlea wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 10:01 pm

Act 1 Note:
1:52- please insert "Ah! Tom, my boy, I'm delighted to see you; how uncommonly jolly you're looking, to be sure!" (pg 210)
Thank you, Jennlea,
here is the correction: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_whipple_1_128kb.mp3
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Post by jennlea » January 6th, 2021, 8:09 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 12:28 am
here is the correction: https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_whipple_1_128kb.mp3
Thank you! Marking this as PL-OK!
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Post by ToddHW » January 8th, 2021, 11:26 am

Mr. Effingham, member of a romantic family, awaits PL in the MW. Make sure you have somewhere comfortable to sit when you listen, because although there are not many lines, they are spoken v e r y s l o w l y....

Thanks, Todd

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Post by HelenaHorvat » January 8th, 2021, 4:51 pm

Hi!
This is my Act 1 Matilda reading. I think it is too loud, but I recorded it a bunch so I was wondering if there is a way to fix it after?

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_matilda_1_128kbs.mp3
10:44

Any other tips for my first big role are appreciated :),
Helena

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Post by ToddHW » January 8th, 2021, 7:46 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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Post by jennlea » January 8th, 2021, 8:22 pm

ToddHW wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 11:26 am
Mr. Effingham, member of a romantic family, awaits PL in the MW. Make sure you have somewhere comfortable to sit when you listen, because although there are not many lines, they are spoken v e r y s l o w l y....

Thanks, Todd
You weren't joking :lol:

Wonderful job with the old man! Both Acts are PL-OK!
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Post by jennlea » January 8th, 2021, 9:23 pm

HelenaHorvat wrote:
January 8th, 2021, 4:51 pm
Hi!
This is my Act 1 Matilda reading. I think it is too loud, but I recorded it a bunch so I was wondering if there is a way to fix it after?

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_matilda_1_128kbs.mp3
10:44

Any other tips for my first big role are appreciated :),
Helena
Hi Helena!

Just had a listen. Lovely job with Matilda! Her accent is great and all the lines are there :clap:

However, there are a couple of things that need to be addressed to get your file in tip-top shape.

You are correct, the volume is a little loud and falls outside the acceptable range. Best way to solve the volume issue is to turn your mic down before you record. If you record too loud you can get clipping and buzzing which can't be fixed afterward. If there isn't any clipping you can use the "Amplify" effect (I'm assuming you're using Audacity) and de-amplify by a few dB's to get to the target level. There are a couple of places in your audio that buzz and I'll ask you to re-record those below.

I am also hearing some humming in the background of all your lines which you can easily take care of with noise reduction. If you need help with this, let me know.

Now, with that said here is what I'll ask you to do:

1. De-amplify entire file by about -5.5dB. This should get it pretty close and Todd can do any final adjustments on the volume when he edits.
2. Run noise reduction to get rid of the hum/background noise.
3. Re-record the following lines that have areas that sound distorted because of the volume it was recorded at (make sure to turn your mic down):

4:18- "Ye niver mean to sit there and tell me ye're the young gintleman of high family, unblemished morals, and considerable command of ready money?" (pg 209)

6:10- "Deed, and I don't. Why, if it isn't my old schoolfellow, Carrie Effingham! It's Carrie, as I'm a living sinner!" (pg 212)

8:03- "Oh! but ye'll get thumping damages when ye do find him." (pg 214)
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Post by HelenaHorvat » January 13th, 2021, 4:53 pm

Hi!

I de-amplifyed the whole recording like you said. I used noise reduction in the first copy, but only between lines. This one I added it throughout. I also reread the 3 lines and they passed through the checker app.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_matilda_1_128kbs.mp3 10:44

3 lines redone
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_matildaredone_1_128kbs.mp3 0:32

Thank you for the help- Helena

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Post by ToddHW » January 13th, 2021, 6:23 pm

Please use the same file name - on any project at Librivox, not just dramatic works - when you update them. A link is set up in the MW when you first send in a file, and if you reuse the same name after fixes, your new file will just replace the old file so that the link is still valid. (Your previous file is saved and can be retrieved by folks smarter than me if necessary.)

Thanks, Todd

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Post by jennlea » January 13th, 2021, 7:22 pm

HelenaHorvat wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 4:53 pm
Hi!

I de-amplifyed the whole recording like you said. I used noise reduction in the first copy, but only between lines. This one I added it throughout. I also reread the 3 lines and they passed through the checker app.

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_matilda_1_128kbs.mp3 10:44

3 lines redone
https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_matildaredone_1_128kbs.mp3 0:32

Thank you for the help- Helena
Thank you! Your Act 1 file sounds fine now! And the 3 lines you recorded also are fine.

However, you will need to add the 3 lines you re-recorded into the Act 1 file at the appropriate times I mentioned in the PL Notes.. It should be as simple as having both files open, copying and pasting the redone line into the original file and making sure the old one is cut out. I hope that makes sense. Then make sure to keep the file name the same as Todd mentioned. Please feel free to ask any questions!
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Post by Aikenpayne » January 14th, 2021, 12:10 pm

Good Evening all,

Herewith Colonel O'Fipp, Act 1:

https://librivox.org/uploads/toddhw/tomcobb_colonelofipp_1_128kb.mp3

Time: 10 mins, 5 secs.

I hope I got all the lines! Please let me know of any adjustments or amendments required.

Sláinte

Aiken

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Post by ToddHW » January 14th, 2021, 12:27 pm

Thank you.

Todd

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