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by lurcherlover
November 15th, 2016, 9:53 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 7941

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

I have a file to upload but I can't get the login to work using the code you have or my own login. (On the uploader).

Peter
by lurcherlover
November 14th, 2016, 8:07 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 7941

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

I have another short story from Gutenberg - P G Wodehouse THE ROMANCE OF AN UGLY POLICEMAN. I should have finished it in a day or two. It's about 30 minutes in length. I've also posted in Book Suggestions about doing this. I will finish recording today hopefully and then it's just the editing.

Peter
by lurcherlover
November 13th, 2016, 2:19 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million dollars?
Replies: 31
Views: 4631

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

For this reason I use a stand alone recorder (Tascam) which has high quality and this is fed by a DAV pre-amp and DPA mic's. I acknowledge that this is expensive stuff amounting to about £2,000 and it can of course be done somewhat more cheaply with adequate mic's and perhaps no pre-amp. Dare I gue...
by lurcherlover
November 12th, 2016, 6:34 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

Thanks but I would rather use Reaper anyway as its a much better program.
by lurcherlover
November 12th, 2016, 10:44 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

Yes, all of that and it still would not work. So I give up and will just use the converter.
by lurcherlover
November 12th, 2016, 10:16 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 7941

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

This is the new link

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/_shortstory065_bet_pt_128kb.mp3

I never realised that all of this would be so complicated!
by lurcherlover
November 12th, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million dollars?
Replies: 31
Views: 4631

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

Good to hear that you are happy with the AT2020, Karen. I have a Samson C03U and have been thinking of trying the AT2020 for the same reason. I would love to find a mic with a lower noise floor so I don't need noise removal post processing! :) You have to be sure that the mic is causing the noise, ...
by lurcherlover
November 12th, 2016, 4:17 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What is a good mic that won't die or cost a million dollars?
Replies: 31
Views: 4631

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

Personally I find that using USB mic's and anything recorded into a computer (apart from high end DACs in use) can lead to some noise being recorded. The computer is full of electronics alien to good sound. For this reason I use a stand alone recorder (Tascam) which has high quality and this is fed ...
by lurcherlover
November 12th, 2016, 1:20 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

I should have said that I'm using a Mac mini and whatever I do to try and get Reaper to recognise Lame I have failed. However I have a program called Switch which seems to work OK when I put the 16 bit files into it and it converts to .mp3 at 128 and constant bit rate. Many thanks for the help. Peter
by lurcherlover
November 11th, 2016, 3:09 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 7941

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

Here is the link

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/MONO_HEADER_THE_BET-glued-02.mp3

Story name: The Bet
Anton Chekhov born 1860 died 1904
Gutenberg
18 mm 51 ss 18.1 MB
First recording name: Peter Thomlinson
by lurcherlover
November 11th, 2016, 1:11 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: Complete Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt
Replies: 131
Views: 7941

Re: Short Story Collection Vol. 65 - lt

Lynnet

Could you check that THE BET - a short story by Anton Chekhov (it's a translation?) is out of copyright? He died in 1904 so it should be OK.

many thanks

Peter (lurcherlover)
by lurcherlover
November 11th, 2016, 12:51 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

LurcherLover, Reaper will definitely do 128 kbps. The render menu goes from 8 kbps to 320 kbps. From the file menu, click "Render", then for output format select "MP3", then for mode select "CBR (Constant Bitrate)". Once you've selected CBR, you should be able to select Mono, 128 kbps, and 16-bit. ...
by lurcherlover
November 11th, 2016, 12:26 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

I have edited it and there are no errors or glitches and the reading is at a steady tempo and smooth. I will move it up +1db and add the proper introduction and leave 3-5 seconds silence at the end, and maybe reduce the reverb a little. I always record with a distance of 9-12 inches (23-30 cm) from ...
by lurcherlover
November 10th, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

I have converted the short story to mono and increased the gain by plus 9dB. I do put some small amount of reverb on the recordings as they sound better. The background noise should have been the same on both recordings. Here is the link in test-test https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/CHEK-MONO-PLUS...
by lurcherlover
November 10th, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128
Replies: 29
Views: 2315

Re: I cannot get my converter to get to as low as 128

This has not worked so I'm giving up. Can't waste so much time.