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by lurcherlover
November 28th, 2016, 1:31 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 90275

Re: Making your reading sound Great

Hi Lurcherlover (why do I picture love struck zombies shambling towards each other? anyway, an interesting forum name). I am not a professional which is why I am not certain what you mean by levels 1 or 2 dB lower than zero as the LV standard. We always talk about 89dB as our 'goal', with some vari...
by lurcherlover
November 28th, 2016, 8:03 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 8294

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

I don't use the compressor as this invariably reduces the dynamic range and can have a bad effect on sound quality.

I try to keep the sound as pure as possible. (But I know this may get a few laughs in certain quarters ... :) )

Peter
by lurcherlover
November 28th, 2016, 7:16 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap
Replies: 52
Views: 4042

Re: OPEN: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap

I hope your technical issues are resolved smoothly! Just remember that in the monthly poetry collection there is a limit of 3 poems per reader per month. So maybe you can get 1 or 2 in time for this month and the rest for next month ;) Great - I will upload them once recorded and you can place them...
by lurcherlover
November 28th, 2016, 7:12 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Making your reading sound Great
Replies: 187
Views: 90275

Re: Making your reading sound Great

OK, here is my take on dB levels that Librivox requires. I know I should shut up, and keep my big mouth shut, but I do question why levels which are only 1 or 2 dB lower than zero dbfs are required? I know we are in the territory of 128kb.mp3 which is less than hi-fi standards (although acceptable f...
by lurcherlover
November 28th, 2016, 1:33 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 8294

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

I had to be careful with amplifying as the values you suggested brought one or two places in the audio files into the red. So they have both been increased to between 3 and 4.4 dB. Names changed to correct files. https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/shortstory065_weather_pt_128kb.mp3 https://librivox...
by lurcherlover
November 28th, 2016, 1:06 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap
Replies: 52
Views: 4042

Re: OPEN: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap

I have four more short poems which I need to record in the next three days or so but I expect you will need them for next months poems, as they will be too late for the current project. But first I have to sort out some problems on two of my short story entries, but hopefully I will get all of this ...
by lurcherlover
November 27th, 2016, 7:54 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million dollars?
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million doll

I'm not saying you have to have expensive equipment to make good recordings. I was just suggesting that if people had problems with room acoustics then there were easy ways of improving it. Many of the great musicians of the mid 20C were recorded on what would be considered sub-standard equipment th...
by lurcherlover
November 27th, 2016, 6:13 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million dollars?
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million doll

You are right that there are many things that contribute to background noise in digital recordings. However, I've been recording for LibriVox for 10 years now and have gradually eliminated all other possible sources of noise, so I know the low level background hiss that remains has to be from the m...
by lurcherlover
November 27th, 2016, 5:58 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million dollars?
Replies: 31
Views: 4764

Re: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million doll

I record in my closet. The clothes all around cut down on echoes and it's the furthest away from any windows or exterior doors, so it muffles outside sounds very nicely. The AT mic's are very good. I've had a couple for 20 years and they are still good. As it has been said, the room acoustic as wel...
by lurcherlover
November 27th, 2016, 2:27 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap
Replies: 52
Views: 4042

Re: OPEN: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap

Here is the new link for the updated edited version of Fear No More by W Shakespeare.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc162_fearnomore_pt_128kb.mp3

The duration is now 1mm 32ss and the size = 1.47 MB

Sorry for delay but I had equipment problems.

Peter
by lurcherlover
November 26th, 2016, 7:02 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 8294

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

Duration is 10mm31ss

LINK: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/shortstory065_pensioner_pt_128kb.mp3

SIZE: 10.1 MB

William Caine (1873-1923)

Thanks

Peter
by lurcherlover
November 26th, 2016, 5:44 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 8294

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

I HAVE another short story almost ready to upload.

The Pensioner by William Caine

Duration: 10mm32ss

Gutenberg link: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/9363/9363.txt

I will send the link once uploaded later today.

Peter
by lurcherlover
November 24th, 2016, 7:44 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: How can I deal with a noisy road nextdoor?
Replies: 12
Views: 1868

Re: How can I deal with a noisy road nextdoor?

On noise generally I find that the noise remover in Audacity makes the vocal reading sound very metallic and quite awful. If only I could get Reaper to work with .mp3 fils it would be good.
by lurcherlover
November 24th, 2016, 7:39 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap
Replies: 52
Views: 4042

Re: OPEN: Short Poetry Collection 162 - rap

MY mp3 recording https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc162_fearnomore_pt_128kb.mp3

Duration:1mm 44 ss
Fear no More the Heat of the Sun William Shakespeare 1564-1616
File size: 1.7MB
TEXT: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/50428

Hope this is all OK

Peter