[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 075 - jc

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Post by paradise.camouflage » January 15th, 2009, 8:37 am

Thanks, Jc!

Here's my reading:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/gofromme_barrettbrowning_aa.mp3

(Duration: 1:19)

Best wishes,

Andy :)
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Post by Jc » January 15th, 2009, 9:56 am

Thank you very much!!! Excellent reading!

A few comments:
- when posting, please follow the template in the first post (with the links, author, title, etc). It makes my job infinitely easier, as I don't have to go looking for the older posts)

- technical detail: your recording is a bit on the soft side. I think it would benefit from a little amplification, and/or levelling
if you need help, please consult the Wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/AudacityTutorial

- Is the title of the poem Sonnet VI, or Go from me?

Other than that, everything is great :D
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Post by Jc » January 17th, 2009, 10:09 am

soupy wrote:http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/the_four_fold-man_blake_cc.mp3

William Blake. 28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827

Text http://www.poetspoetry.com/p.php?pdid=9230

1:34

Craig Campbell
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Post by ghendershot » January 19th, 2009, 9:23 am


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Post by Jc » January 19th, 2009, 3:28 pm

thank you!
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Post by RuthieG » January 24th, 2009, 4:38 pm

Here's one from me.

Poem: Voices of the Past by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2303
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/voicesofthepast_procter_rg.mp3
Duration: 1:51

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Post by Jc » January 24th, 2009, 7:25 pm

Thanks! it's in the window!
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Post by The_O_Show » January 26th, 2009, 12:18 pm

Loss and Gain by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/longf03.html#16

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/lossandgain_longfellow_cro.mp3.mp3

1:06

I am new to Librivox and to recording in general, so I would appreciate any feedback with this first post.

Christopher Ongaro

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Post by Jc » January 26th, 2009, 8:28 pm

The_O_Show wrote:Loss and Gain by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/longf03.html#16

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/lossandgain_longfellow_cro.mp3.mp3

1:06

I am new to Librivox and to recording in general, so I would appreciate any feedback with this first post.

Christopher Ongaro
hello Christopher, and welcome to LV!!

I listened to your recording. The reading was excellent, you have a beautiful voice.

The only thing I would consider is to normalize the track. I opened the file in Audacity, and it seemed to have a bit of DC offset, so normalizing should fix it. Please see the tutorial: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/Amplifying

Also, for the filename, you don't need to write .mp3, as it gets added automatically. Depending on the software, you may end up with .mp3.mp3, which is what happened here.

Thanks a lot for your recording! If there's anything I can help you with, just ask! :)
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Post by rachel_poulos » January 30th, 2009, 5:55 pm

Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/dickin01.html#28
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/becauseicouldnotstopfordeath_dickinson_rfp.mp3
Duration: 1:11

Hello, I'm Rachel Poulos and this is my first post of a favorite poem of mine! I know it is in the directory already but I thought I would choose something I'm very comfortable with.

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Post by Jc » January 30th, 2009, 11:09 pm

rachel_poulos wrote:Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/dickin01.html#28
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/becauseicouldnotstopfordeath_dickinson_rfp.mp3
Duration: 1:11

Hello, I'm Rachel Poulos and this is my first post of a favorite poem of mine! I know it is in the directory already but I thought I would choose something I'm very comfortable with.
Thanks a lot for the awesome recording, Rachel! You have a delightful voice!

There are just 2 technical points:
1. always leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording
2. It would be good to amplify the recording a little.
Here is a tutorial:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/Amplifying

Other than that, everything's perfect.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Thanks again!
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Post by RuthieG » January 31st, 2009, 1:38 am

And another:

Poem: A Woman's Answer by Adelaide Anne Procter (1825-1864)
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/2304
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/womansanswer_procter_rg.mp3
Duration: 3:38

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Post by rachel_poulos » January 31st, 2009, 2:42 pm

Jc wrote:
rachel_poulos wrote:Because I could not stop for Death by Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/dickin01.html#28
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/becauseicouldnotstopfordeath_dickinson_rfp.mp3
Duration: 1:11

Hello, I'm Rachel Poulos and this is my first post of a favorite poem of mine! I know it is in the directory already but I thought I would choose something I'm very comfortable with.
Thanks a lot for the awesome recording, Rachel! You have a delightful voice!

There are just 2 technical points:
1. always leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of the recording
2. It would be good to amplify the recording a little.
Here is a tutorial:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/Amplifying

Other than that, everything's perfect.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

Thanks again!
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/jc/becauseicouldnotstopfordeath_dickinson_rfp.mp3

I amplified it and it is much better but unfortunately I could not amplify the recording anymore without clipping. I also added the silence. Thanks!

Edit: I listened to the temporary upload and it is much more quiet then when I listen to the recording in winap. Does this mean I re-uploaded incorrectly? The new audio sounds almost just as quiet as the old one.

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Post by Jc » January 31st, 2009, 5:34 pm

Hi Rachel!

I had a look, and the waves certainly look higher, so I don't know why it sounds fainter than in your program. As for the actual volume, it might still be a bit low, but I'll have to run it through the Validator to make sure.

You might also want to check this page:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/Leveller
Which will tell you what to do to even out the volume, and can help increase the amplification.

I know this might look a but fussy, but you'll soon get the hang of it. :)
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Post by Jc » March 2nd, 2009, 4:45 pm

THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE AND CAN NOW BE FOUND HERE:
http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-075/

THANKS to all who have participated!
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