COMPLETE: Short poetry (Volume 1)

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by kayray » December 29th, 2005, 11:02 am

Thank you Catharine, file received, and welcome to librivox!
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Post by Aldon Hynes » December 29th, 2005, 4:57 pm

I just downloaded Audacity, recorded Daffodils by William Wordsworth, and saved it as a podcast on a test site that I have,
http://www.smartcampaigns.com/alpha

Let me know what you think. If it seems good, I might get around to recording some of the other poems that I've always read to my children.

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Post by kayray » December 29th, 2005, 5:07 pm

Hey Alden, sounds good! I'll include it in our collection.

For future recordings, I'd suggest being careful with audacity's noise reduction -- it tends to add a swirly metallic sound. (if you listen to daffodils through headphones, I think you'll see what I mean...) Sometimes a little background noise is preferable to that odd swirly sound :)

Anyway, thanks, and feel free to jump in and do some more reading for us!

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Post by John Hicken » December 29th, 2005, 5:18 pm

I'm just uploading "Casabianca" by Felicia Hemans. It's my first recording for the website, as I've only recently come across the site. It's also the first time I've heard my verse recorded for quite a while.

I got the text from here:
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/hemans/works/hf-burning.html

Anyway, it's just uploaded now. The link is
http://s59.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1581IA2F5CS1Y3PE1IOZXUAABV

What do you think?

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Post by Aldon Hynes » December 29th, 2005, 5:23 pm

Kara,

Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully, I'll get a few more poems recorded before the end of the year. I also hope that I'll get a bunch of additional poems recorded next year. I'll leave the noice reduction off of the next recording.

Aldon

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Post by kayray » December 29th, 2005, 5:37 pm

John -- lovely reading, thank you! More, more!
Aldon -- yes, feel free to do as much poetry as you like :)

Thanks everyone!

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Post by kayvan » December 29th, 2005, 5:45 pm

Aldon Hynes wrote:Kara,
Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully, I'll get a few more poems recorded before the end of the year. I also hope that I'll get a bunch of additional poems recorded next year. I'll leave the noice reduction off of the next recording.
I was able to use the noise reduction, but very very gingerly for the Rumi poem I posted. The process (which has been posted elsewhere), is like this:

1. Select a segment of room noisse.
2. Use audacity's "amplify" filter to reduce the noise level by anywhere from 3-6 dB (experiment for best results).
3. Now, use this as the "noise profile" and apply to the whole recording.

This seemed to work well enough for me to create an almost noiseless recording Of course, you can be the judge. Just look for my previous post and listen to the mp3 (about 1:30 long).

Best regards,

---Kayvan
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Recording G. K. Chesterton's "Orthodoxy" (1908)
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Post by kayray » December 29th, 2005, 5:58 pm

Yes, Kayvan, your recording quality is very good -- thanks for posting those tips! We need to make an official Guide to Audacity...

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Post by kayray » December 31st, 2005, 10:33 am

Hey all, I'm going to close this thread now. If you've just recorded a new poem for us, please hold on to it until tomorrow, when Peter will be starting up a new collection.

A bit later today I'll post here again with a list of poems/readers so you can check my info.

Thanks for all the wonderful poems -- we have around 30!

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Post by kayray » January 1st, 2006, 10:58 am

Hi everyone,

Your poems are cataloged!
http://librivox.org/short-poetry-collection-001/

Please take a look and check to see that I've spelled your name correctly and that your personal url is as you like it. (and if you see any other crazy mistakes, let me know!)

Thanks for contributing,

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Post by thistlechick » January 1st, 2006, 11:01 am

Kara! This is great! Thank you!

I know how much work it is to get all of those listings posted on the catalog page... you must be exhausted... heheh =)
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Post by kayray » January 1st, 2006, 11:10 am

omg betsie this is all I did yesterday! (and today so far).

:)

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Post by LibraryLady » January 1st, 2006, 1:10 pm

Great work Kara! I'm so glad this project has taken off and the new collection is gathering poems quickly! If it's not too much trouble, I've finally finished building my own webpage, so my new URL is http://www.anniecoleman.com. If that's too much work, it's no big deal, I'll just have it be that from now on. Once again, great work!
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Post by kayray » January 1st, 2006, 1:18 pm

Cool, Annie, I'll change it later. If I haven't changed it within a couple of days it means I forgot, so please remind me :)
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Post by LibraryLady » January 1st, 2006, 1:18 pm

Thanks Kara!
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