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by lurcherlover
January 29th, 2017, 3:34 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly] To His Coy Mistress_v2 by Andrew Marvell
Replies: 30
Views: 2411

Re: [Weekly Poem] To His Coy Mistress_v2 by Andrew Marvell -

I had not realised it had started! I hope to send in my reading tomorrow.

Peter
by lurcherlover
January 28th, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audiobooks Unleashed
Replies: 33
Views: 5109

Re: Audiobooks Unleashed

I can understand all of that. Without recourse it is impossible to enforce any copyright. Of course I am aware that objecting to people cashing in on the volunteers hard work - and the choice of walking away, is a fact, and did not need to be made obvious. I haven't as yet thought too much about lea...
by lurcherlover
January 28th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audiobooks Unleashed
Replies: 33
Views: 5109

Re: Audiobooks Unleashed

I do have a bit of a problem with the fact that Audiobooks Unleashed (and there are other audiobook publishers using LV) make money out of the hard work carried out by volunteers. That is the problem with Public Domain, anyone can cash in on it. Maybe LV should state that copyright applies if the pr...
by lurcherlover
January 26th, 2017, 5:47 am
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Librivox Community Podcast #143 (LibriVox Firsts)
Replies: 67
Views: 20240

Re: [COMPLETE] Librivox Community Podcast #143 (LibriVox Fir

I think your idea goes along with the two podcasts Piotr put together back in 2013: https://ia800903.us.archive.org/8/items/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_134.mp3 https://archive.org/download/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_135.mp3 However, I don't guess that ...
by lurcherlover
January 22nd, 2017, 12:57 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

I mentioned moderate or even better light doses of compression in a previous post but I've been trying a couple of plugin compressors on Reaper and as I read somewhere all compressors alter the sound somewhat, and some a lot. They also introduce artifacts and I have noticed clicks and some pumping o...
by lurcherlover
January 22nd, 2017, 10:37 am
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: Weekly/Fortnightly Poetry Suggestions
Replies: 169
Views: 27847

Re: Weekly/Fortnightly Poetry Suggestions

aradlaw wrote:
lurcherlover wrote:I would have liked to suggest "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). He is I think a Metaphysical poet (English). It's neither long or short.

Peter
Do you have a link to this poem Peter ?
Here is the link -

http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/marvel01.html#4

Peter
by lurcherlover
January 22nd, 2017, 10:35 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl
Replies: 27
Views: 2113

Re: [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl

Thanks Peter, I have started a new 'Suggestions' thread and have posted your suggestion which will appear as a project in the next little while. Do you have a link for "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678) ? Yes,here is the link to Poets Corner - http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/mar...
by lurcherlover
January 22nd, 2017, 2:50 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl
Replies: 27
Views: 2113

Re: [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl

On the page with the Magic Window the link to the suggestions for next poem did not work. (Not authorised to view - although I was signed in). I would have liked to suggest "To His Coy Mistress" by Andrew Marvell (1621-1678). He is I think a Metaphysical poet (English). It's neither long or short. P...
by lurcherlover
January 20th, 2017, 2:56 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

If anyone would like to see some videos of how to record, edit and process audiobooks - go to https://www.openbookaudio.com/blog

There are also the same videos on youtube made by Matt Armstrong. I have found these videos quite useful.
by lurcherlover
January 19th, 2017, 1:56 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl
Replies: 27
Views: 2113

Re: [Weekly Poem] ...Home of Rest! by Eliza Gurney - dl

Reading Gurney gave me a hernie ...

LINK: https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/homeofrest_gurney_pt_128kb.mp3

1.6MB
1mm 43ss

My little effort ...

I've done a bit of compression and bumped the dB level a bit. Hope it's OK

Peter
by lurcherlover
January 19th, 2017, 6:34 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

I usually cover my SR's with very loud and resonant belches ... some have called me Sir Toby Belch ...

But yes, if you think you have made a click or tongue slap, just immediately repeat the word(s) and edit. It's only sound after all, and no one has died as a result!
by lurcherlover
January 19th, 2017, 5:49 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

Of course no one so far has mentioned the unmentionable ...

STOMACH RUMBLES ...

How the hell do you get around those??!!
by lurcherlover
January 19th, 2017, 2:15 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

In fact portable booths can bring their own problems such as a boxy sound. It is much better to do some small changes to your room with blankets and duvets etc when you record. Aim for the best compromise. Also, speaking close to the mic makes a big difference. It's that old inverse square law. Doub...
by lurcherlover
January 18th, 2017, 4:16 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

Also, does anyone know where you can go on the web (or if there is a forum here) for quality sound check (i.e. to much echo, etc...). Thanks everyone. Some forums such as Gearslutz may have people (members) who will make comments if you ask them specifically and send an audio file. There is also th...
by lurcherlover
January 18th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 94475

Re: Making your reading sound Great

I've been experimenting and I now use a large blanket behind the mic to stop reflections coming back into the mic, with an added duvet behind me and also some large towels over my desk and hanging from the bookshelves. This makes the room much drier with a possible reverb of less than 0.4 second. (H...