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by tovarisch
Yesterday, 12:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Does reading and recording books improve English?
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Does reading and recording books improve English?

Just an observation... Knowing how something is pronounced is important to a writer in more senses than one. First off, there is such a thing as word play. Don't you want to be able to incorporate those in your text? Second, and in no way less important, if the text cannot be easily read aloud, if i...
by tovarisch
Yesterday, 12:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Prosaic reading of what is meant to be Poetry
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Prosaic reading of what is meant to be Poetry

There are two ways of looking at Billy Collins' credentials, aren't there? One is that he's an expert and an authority, the other is that the top honours awarded him don't mean nowadays what they once did... :wink: It's not like there wasn't any blank/white verse before. Many plays written in verse ...
by tovarisch
Yesterday, 7:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Prosaic reading of what is meant to be Poetry
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Prosaic reading of what is meant to be Poetry

That's exactly the kind of thing I meant in my previous post when I said that sometimes I would personally choose to deemphasize the meter in order to make the meaning more clear. I am biased just like Nikita is, I suppose. "Poems" in English lost their spark some time around the first quarter/thir...
by tovarisch
December 8th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Pd Question [What becomes PD on Jan 1, 2019?]
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Pd Question

Yep. That's how it works.
by tovarisch
December 7th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: Book Suggestions
Topic: Pd Question [What becomes PD on Jan 1, 2019?]
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Pd Question

My understanding is that since the month of the publication is unknown, anything published in 1924 will only become PD in 2020. Basically, to be on the safe side, assume that everything was published on the 31st of December. That means that until the 31st of December 95 years later (i.e. 12/31/2019)...
by tovarisch
December 7th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Sharing advice for crocheting
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: Sharing advice for crocheting

Hi JayKitty, I am sure a true crocheter will give you the real advice, so take mine with a grain of salt. Eons ago when I tried needle/crochet craft, my understanding of methods for keeping the result even was to (a) relax and (b) pick a tempo and follow it. Slowing down and speeding up what kept my...
by tovarisch
December 5th, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with "hot mic"
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Help with "hot mic"

Joy, I can't really add much to what's been suggested already. As far are "aggressively compressed" vs. clipped, it can still be clipped. My interface clips it not at 0 but at -6 or so, and the flat-tops of the wave form do not necessarily coincide with the maximum in Audacity. The sound is still di...
by tovarisch
December 5th, 2018, 10:43 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with "hot mic"
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Help with "hot mic"

We would love to give you tips. The problem I have is simple: I am not sure what to suggest because I have not yet figured out what you mean. What's "22 in Audacity"? How do you know they "have the same volume", did you use Checker? Or did you measure it some other way? Or, did you just listen to th...
by tovarisch
December 4th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Can anyone make a help/problem thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Can anyone make a help/problem thread?

You just started a thread. Does it not constitute "making"? As far as "official", I am not sure what you mean. An admin can make it a sticky, or lock it, or change other properties of the thread, like move it from one forum to another... Some of our forums are closed to starting new threads, like "R...
by tovarisch
December 4th, 2018, 12:06 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with "hot mic"
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: Help with "hot mic"

In regard to the 'hot mic' I would like to see the wave form but as a first guess, compression may help. Agree with needing to see the wave, disagree with the guess. Compression makes most of the sound to be perceived louder , so if it's already louder than expected, it's likely been compressed alr...
by tovarisch
December 3rd, 2018, 11:06 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test feedback required
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: 1 minute test feedback required

Thank you Regina! Perfect. No worries about the mouse clicks. Yes, in a real recording those are recommended to be edited out (exactly, by selecting a small piece of the track that includes the click and deleting it) You're quickly becoming the editing ace! :thumbs: Anyway, you are ready for LibriVo...
by tovarisch
December 2nd, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: The all-new "HELP! I have an Audacity problem" thread
Replies: 750
Views: 111000

Re: The all-new "HELP! I have an Audacity problem" thread

So, have you tried anything? Can another software work with your mic as/where it is? Is volume OK? If not, have you tried another USB port? It may be a bit drastic, but you could try to remove that device (C01u) altogether (having unplugged it first) and then let the system re-install it when you pl...
by tovarisch
December 2nd, 2018, 10:56 am
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: 1 minute test feedback required
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: 1 minute test feedback required

Hello Regina, Welcome to LV! Great to have you with us. :) Thank you for the test. All MP3 stuff is good. :thumbs: The audio has two aspects that need your attention. First, there is a background hiss. It can be easily cleaned out, please see this wiki page for the instructions. Second, the volume w...
by tovarisch
December 1st, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: [NATURE] Birds and Nature, Volume XII No 5 Dec 1902 - jo
Replies: 90
Views: 1145

Re: [NATURE] Birds and Nature, Volume XII No 5 Dec 1902 - jo

NemoR wrote:
December 1st, 2018, 5:54 pm
Section 8 is PL OK
Thank you! :)
by tovarisch
December 1st, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: Listeners & Editors Wanted
Topic: One-minute test
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: One-minute test

Great, Blake! :clap: You are now ready for LibriVox ! :thumbs: I do recommend taking a look at noise reduction. Your mic is sensitive enough to pick up some kind of ambient noise, sounds a bit like a computer fan. It is a bit stubborn and does not go away completely after a single pass of cleaning. ...