COMPLETE: Ships That Pass in the Night by Beatrice Harraden -jo

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Post by KevinS » February 6th, 2021, 1:12 pm

A very nice reading! All that is needed is to shorten the opening silence to between 1/2 and 1 second.

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Post by Scarbo » February 6th, 2021, 2:23 pm

Guomin wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Part 1, chapter 4 has been uploaded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_04_harraden_128kb.mp3

The length of the recording is 05:47

Sorry for the delay, school work has been mildly overwhelming.
I listened for the sound that Kevin noted. I think we can use the recording as is, but by any chance did you save the file as an mp3 and import it into/export it out of Audacity a lot while you were editing it? I had this kind of sound come up on something I was recording (and editing a lot) a while back. I found out that it was because I was saving it as an mp3, which is a lossy format, so the sound quality was getting degraded whenever I imported it, if I remember correctly.

The WAV format is lossless, so when you're saving a file you've been working on, if you go to File>Export>Export as WAV instead of Export as MP3, that should prevent this for future recordings - if that's the cause of the problem, anyway! (You'll need to export as mp3 for the final version that you upload to LV though.) I hope this is helpful.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 6th, 2021, 4:43 pm

I agree that repeated saving, reopening and resaving as mp3 is best avoided; however, this noise in the background sounds to me like noise removal artifacts, from overly aggressive noise removal, possibly amplified by compression and/or normalizing. The volume is also at the top of the range at 92 db and could be reduced to 88-89. It would be helpful to have a raw file with no effects applied.
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Post by Guomin » February 8th, 2021, 2:00 pm

Scarbo wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 2:23 pm
Guomin wrote:
January 27th, 2021, 2:47 pm
Part 1, chapter 4 has been uploaded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_04_harraden_128kb.mp3

The length of the recording is 05:47

Sorry for the delay, school work has been mildly overwhelming.
I listened for the sound that Kevin noted. I think we can use the recording as is, but by any chance did you save the file as an mp3 and import it into/export it out of Audacity a lot while you were editing it? I had this kind of sound come up on something I was recording (and editing a lot) a while back. I found out that it was because I was saving it as an mp3, which is a lossy format, so the sound quality was getting degraded whenever I imported it, if I remember correctly.

The WAV format is lossless, so when you're saving a file you've been working on, if you go to File>Export>Export as WAV instead of Export as MP3, that should prevent this for future recordings - if that's the cause of the problem, anyway! (You'll need to export as mp3 for the final version that you upload to LV though.) I hope this is helpful.
I did edit and save the file multiple times, so that might explain the noise. Thank you for the advice!

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Post by Guomin » February 8th, 2021, 2:04 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 4:43 pm
I agree that repeated saving, reopening and resaving as mp3 is best avoided; however, this noise in the background sounds to me like noise removal artifacts, from overly aggressive noise removal, possibly amplified by compression and/or normalizing. The volume is also at the top of the range at 92 db and could be reduced to 88-89. It would be helpful to have a raw file with no effects applied.
I did try noise removal several times, but was never quite happy with the result. Would you please kindly remind me how much noise reduction is desirable? I can reduce the volume, but I am not sure if I can get a "raw file with no effects applied".

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Post by KevinS » February 8th, 2021, 2:21 pm

Guomin wrote:
February 8th, 2021, 2:04 pm
knotyouraveragejo wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 4:43 pm
I agree that repeated saving, reopening and resaving as mp3 is best avoided; however, this noise in the background sounds to me like noise removal artifacts, from overly aggressive noise removal, possibly amplified by compression and/or normalizing. The volume is also at the top of the range at 92 db and could be reduced to 88-89. It would be helpful to have a raw file with no effects applied.
I did try noise removal several times, but was never quite happy with the result. Would you please kindly remind me how much noise reduction is desirable? I can reduce the volume, but I am not sure if I can get a "raw file with no effects applied".
If you wish---and don't feel obligated---you could re-record the section and I will be happy to talk you through the noise reduction effect so that this 'gushing' sound doesn't occur.

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Post by KevinS » February 11th, 2021, 1:07 pm

Wonderful reading! I'm sorry I delayed in listening. I was waiting for the file name to be corrected, but I can do that if you need assistance.

PL OK with the exception of the file name.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 11th, 2021, 2:43 pm

I can fix the filename since that is all that is needed. That way no one has to reupload the file. :)
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Post by KevinS » February 11th, 2021, 3:06 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
February 11th, 2021, 2:43 pm
I can fix the filename since that is all that is needed. That way no one has to reupload the file. :)
Thank you!

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Post by Scarbo » February 11th, 2021, 3:19 pm

Thank you, Kevin and Jo!

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Post by alily » February 12th, 2021, 6:24 am

thank you Kevin for your feedback

i have removed the duplicate part and cut down the extra long gaps
i also decreased the volume of the disturbances again

here's the new upload right here https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_10_harraden_128kb.mp3
the duration is now 21m 40s :)

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Post by AmyB » February 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm

KevinS wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 1:12 pm
A very nice reading! All that is needed is to shorten the opening silence to between 1/2 and 1 second.
Thank you! And I thought at some point that I didn't trim the intro but I didn't remember. Next time I'll double check it! I updated the intro. Here is the "new" link - https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_05_harraden_128kb.mp3 (but i think it's the same as the old link?) The recording is now 12:02 long.

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Post by KevinS » February 12th, 2021, 6:44 pm

AmyB wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm
KevinS wrote:
February 6th, 2021, 1:12 pm
A very nice reading! All that is needed is to shorten the opening silence to between 1/2 and 1 second.
Thank you! And I thought at some point that I didn't trim the intro but I didn't remember. Next time I'll double check it! I updated the intro. Here is the "new" link - https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_05_harraden_128kb.mp3 (but i think it's the same as the old link?) The recording is now 12:02 long.
Thank you! PL OK!

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Post by KevinS » February 12th, 2021, 6:47 pm

AmyB wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm
I updated the intro. Here is the "new" link - https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_05_harraden_128kb.mp3 (but i think it's the same as the old link?) The recording is now 12:02 long.
Yes, it is the same file name. Each time you upload something with the same file name, the recording is updated to what is newest. The old recording is saved (at least for a little while) and can be brought forth again by the MC.

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Post by AmyB » February 13th, 2021, 7:43 am

KevinS wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 6:47 pm
AmyB wrote:
February 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm
I updated the intro. Here is the "new" link - https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/shipsthatpassinthenight_05_harraden_128kb.mp3 (but i think it's the same as the old link?) The recording is now 12:02 long.
Yes, it is the same file name. Each time you upload something with the same file name, the recording is updated to what is newest. The old recording is saved (at least for a little while) and can be brought forth again by the MC.
Thank you for the explanation. I'm a sucker for a good archive and didn't know if I was deleting history or doing what I ought.

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