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Post by Boomcoach » January 9th, 2009, 8:06 pm

Section 2 is uploaded. I had to do some noise reduction, let me know if I need to tweak that. I saved the pre NR project as well as post.

File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/robertburns_02_longfellow.mp3

Source: http://www.archive.org/details/roundburnsgravep00rossuoft Page 25

Duration - 2:43
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Post by fink » January 10th, 2009, 3:58 am

aradlaw Great suggestion. It is all yours. Thanks

Boomcoach Thanks for your contribution.Sounds great.
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Post by RuthieG » January 10th, 2009, 5:13 am

Joseph, I have reconsidered, and I should like to try 14 To a Mouse - on the strict understanding that if it isn't good enough, someone else may do it. I have always loved the poem, it's just the pronunciation that worries me.

Ruth

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Post by aradlaw » January 10th, 2009, 5:29 am

RuthieG wrote: I have always loved the poem, it's just the pronunciation that worries me.

Ruth

PS I will be moving this thread to Short Works later today.
Any true Scotch (?) I've heard spoken, 'til a bit hard to understand anyway; unless you are sort of tuned into it :)
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Post by RuthieG » January 10th, 2009, 6:45 am

Well, I have this horrible feeling that I have lapsed into a Welsh accent... and an even horribler feeling that any Scot is going to take one listen and groan or worse.

But, here is my effort:

Upload URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/toamouse_14_burns.mp3
Duration: 3:12
Size: 2.93 MB

Now, remember, nobody is to be remotely kind to me. I really want to know if it is offensive to the Scottish ear.

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Post by aradlaw » January 10th, 2009, 9:37 am

Well, at least you have a real accent Ruth :D
and my ear not being Scottish 'twasn't offensive in the least 8-)

Here's section 19 - John Barleycorn ... 2:46 at 2.66mb

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/johnbarleycorn_19_burns.mp3

edit: An article on Robbie Burns in this morning's (Sunday) Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/article/568901
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Post by musicteacher » January 11th, 2009, 9:30 pm

Hi Joseph,

May I record Flow Gently, Sweet Afton ?
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Post by fink » January 12th, 2009, 1:20 pm

Wonderful offer musicteacher!! :D
All yours.Record and upload.
Thanks for being a part of the Burns 250th Anniversary - Joseph

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Post by paradise.camouflage » January 14th, 2009, 10:18 am

Hi there!

Here's the first poem - the second will be up within a few moments.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/myheart'sinthehighlands_22_burns.mp3

All the best,

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Post by paradise.camouflage » January 14th, 2009, 10:21 am

Ach, I didn't know that it disagreed with apostrophes. I will upload it with the apostrophe removed.
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Post by paradise.camouflage » January 14th, 2009, 11:01 am

And here's Address to a Haggis :D.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/addresstoahaggis_06_burns.mp3

Best wishes,

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Post by Starlite » January 14th, 2009, 12:28 pm

paradise.camouflage wrote:Here it is, it should work now.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/myheartsinthehighlands_22_burns.mp3

All the best,

Andy
Andy, I just had to listen to this. I opened it in audacity as I thought you were clipping and indeed you were. That's when the wav form hits the tops and bottoms and flattens out causing distortion. Your voice varies a lot during the recording; from really quiet to really loud.

Also you have DC offset where the center line of the recording is off center (0.0) To fix this, select all and go to "edit" "normalize" click the "remove DC offset" and normalize maximum amplitude to -2db.

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Post by paradise.camouflage » January 15th, 2009, 7:11 am

Starlite wrote: Andy, I just had to listen to this. I opened it in audacity as I thought you were clipping and indeed you were. That's when the wav form hits the tops and bottoms and flattens out causing distortion. Your voice varies a lot during the recording; from really quiet to really loud.

Also you have DC offset where the center line of the recording is off center (0.0) To fix this, select all and go to "edit" "normalize" click the "remove DC offset" and normalize maximum amplitude to -2db.

Esther :)

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Hi there, Esther - I'm very glad to hear from you :). Thank you for your advice.

I hope that you enjoyed my reading, despite the audio problems. I am often absolutely terrible at these technical things - often it seems like some unpenetrable new language. I have done what you recommended and will upload it, hopefully it will be better then.

Best wishes,

Andy :)
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Post by paradise.camouflage » January 15th, 2009, 7:39 am

Here it is with the normalising. I hope it's better out:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/rg/myheartsinthehighlands_22_burns.mp3

Best wishes,

Andy :)
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