COMPLETE Recordings on MP3 players - ehl

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Cloud Mountain
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Post by Cloud Mountain » January 25th, 2008, 10:47 pm

Here's one recorded on a Zoom H2:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_wordsworth_add2.mp3

Machine: Zoom H2 Handy Recorder with the Mic Gain switch set at LO, and no other effects.
http://www.zoom.co.jp/english/products/h2/
Mike: Front 90° stereo setting (two of four built-in mikes)
Recording environment: living room with all computers switched off (no fans)

Step 1: Normalization of file done in the H2 before exporting as WAV file
Step 2: USB export to 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo iMac
Step 3: Import to GarageBand 4.1.1 for editing
Step 4: GarageBand effects settings: soft easy compressor; voice appropriate parabolic EQing
Step 5: Standard GarageBand normalized export to a 128 kbps stereo MP3 file
Step 6: Tags set in iTunes

Limitations: Records at a very low level, even when set at its highest. Mouth to mike distance needs to be close. Windscreen not adequate to prevent 'plosives. The necessary internal H2 normalization takes a very long time, several minutes to 1/2 hour or more for long files. On a 1 GB SC memory card you can record for 17.5 hours using the 16bit/44.1kHz WAV format.


Hope I did things right this time.
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Post by Peter Why » January 26th, 2008, 2:11 am

Here's mine.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_wordsworth_py.mp3

I sound strangely muffled. This might be improvable with better sound editing, surgery or hormone treatment.

Recorded on a very cheap Aigo A208 mp3 player with built in microphone (picking up through two pin holes). The device was held about 3cm to the side of my mouth. It creates a wav file, I assume up to its full capacity of 512Mb.
http://en.aigo.com/Product/view.asp?id=1701

1 Edited in Audacity
2 Standard hiss removal in CoolEdit
3 5 db noise reduction in CoolEdit
4 Conversion to mp3 file in CoolEdit

Peter
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Post by Starlite » January 26th, 2008, 4:27 am

Thanks Peter and Alan!

Esther :D
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Jerome
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Post by Jerome » January 27th, 2008, 4:44 am

Here's one from me, recorded on a Sandisk Sansa Clip.
http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Default.aspx?CatID=1363

File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_woodsworth_jl.mp3
Run Time: 1:02

Step 1. Transferred mono .wav file from player to Cool Edit 2000
Step 2. Edited File
Step 3. Converted Sample rate to 44.1khz (unit records at 16khz natively)
Step 4. 3db bass reduction, centered at 100hz
Step 5. Converted to MP3

The frequency response is limited, and there are a few small click-type noises in the recording
that I don't know the cause of, but for a sub-$40 player, I think it sounds pretty good.
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Post by Starlite » January 27th, 2008, 5:01 am

Thanks Jerome. You are in the box!

Esther :D
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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

icyjumbo

Post by icyjumbo » January 27th, 2008, 3:22 pm

Here is my recording. It was done on an Archos Gmini 402, using a Samson C01 microphone through an ART V3 pre-amp.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_wordsworth_cjmb.mp3

1:04, 1.02MB

Processing steps in Audacity 1.3.3b:
  1. Stereo to mono, as only the left channel records anything useful
  2. Edit out my mistakes
  3. Normalize to -1 dB
  4. Save to MP3
I would normally do something to clean the noise, but it didn't seem to have enough to be worth bothering with, so I did nothing for this recording.

Edited to link to the player's details at Amazon.co.uk.

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Post by Starlite » January 27th, 2008, 4:09 pm

Thanks Chris I got it.

Esther :D
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by July » January 27th, 2008, 6:01 pm

Hi, here's mine:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_woodsworth_tc.mp3

Recorded on an iPod Nano with Griffin iTalk at Best quality.
Coverted in iTunes to an mp3.

This is my very first time recording anything for Librivox, so please let me know if I did this correctly. :D

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Post by Starlite » January 27th, 2008, 6:24 pm

July wrote:Hi, here's mine:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_woodsworth_tc.mp3

Recorded on an iPod Nano with Griffin iTalk at Best quality.
Coverted in iTunes to an mp3.

This is my very first time recording anything for Librivox, so please let me know if I did this correctly. :D
Wow that's great for a first recording. I half expected the bit and sample rates to be incorrect but they were fine! Not bad recording quality from an ipod. :shock:

Please let me know how you would like to be credited for the catalogue and if you have a personal website you would like to link to.

Esther :D
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by July » January 28th, 2008, 10:49 am

Thanks! Please credit me as July Day.

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Post by Starlite » January 28th, 2008, 1:49 pm

July wrote:Thanks! Please credit me as July Day.
Done!

Esther :)
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people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
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Post by aldurtschi » February 4th, 2008, 9:36 pm

I hope I'm posting this right...

Here's the link to my sound file.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_woodsworth_ad.mp3

1. I recorded it on a Sony ICD-SX46
2. Using the reorder's software, converted it to a wav file.
3. Loaded it into Audacity 1.3 beta.
4. Did some minor editing.
5. Converted it to an MP3 using RazorLame.
6. Added the tag info with MP3Tag version 2.37a.
7. Uploaded...

Note: I didn't normalize it or get rid of any noise as you wanted to see what the thing sounded like. It seemed to me doctoring it up would have defeated the purpose...

That's it, Al

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Post by Starlite » February 5th, 2008, 4:12 am

Thanks Al. I will have a listen asap.

How would you like to be credited in the catalogue? Do you have a personal website you would like to link to? If not, we can use this one:

http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=2345

It will link to all your LV recordings!

Esther :D
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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Post by Great Plains » February 6th, 2008, 12:23 pm

Recorded on an iRiver iHP-140 (also known as "H140") using the internal mic and the Rockbox firmware.

1) Imported into Audacity.
2) Deleted cough.
3) Added a few seconds of silence to the end.
4) Added ID3 tags.
5) Exported with LAME plug-in.

No noise removal, normalizing, bass boost or reduction, or any other post-processing was done to the file.

Link: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_woodsworth_gp.mp3

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Post by Starlite » February 6th, 2008, 12:39 pm

Great Plains wrote:Recorded on an iRiver iHP-140 (also known as "H140") using the internal mic and the Rockbox firmware.

1) Imported into Audacity.
2) Deleted cough.
3) Added a few seconds of silence to the end.
4) Added ID3 tags.
5) Exported with LAME plug-in.

No noise removal, normalizing, bass boost or reduction, or any other post-processing was done to the file.

Link: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ehl/writteninmarch_woodsworth_gp.mp3
Fantastic thankyou!!

Esther :D
"Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable
people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress,
therefore, depends on unreasonable people." George Bernard Shaw

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