[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 118 - tg

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Post by Mike001 » March 11th, 2013, 12:08 pm

TriciaG wrote: Never give all the Heart -

- The recording is in stereo. To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)". To fix this one, go to Tracks / Stereo to Mono.

- Volume is low; you need to bring it up about 5 dB. The spikes prevent further amplification.

Here's something you can do: compression. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c
It will squish your spikes so that you can amplify a bit more. :)

My default settings are as follows:
Threshold: -17 dB
Noise Floor: -40 dB
Ratio: 2.5:1
Attack: 0.2
Decay: 1.0
NO checks in the check boxes

After compression, amplify by 5 dB and see how that turns out.

- from about 0.56-1:00 there are noises in the silences (a couple of which are loud). You can just cut them out, as you have plenty of silence at the end. :)
Thank you.

I think you must be using different software to me, unfortunately.

I'm set to export to mono now -- I had thought it was, but evidently the setting had got moved.

I'll edit out any noises -- or maybe just re-record the post-poem announcement and silence -- and re-upload later.

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Post by TriciaG » March 11th, 2013, 12:28 pm

Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by AlanW » March 12th, 2013, 3:31 am


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Post by TriciaG » March 12th, 2013, 6:19 am

Thank you, Alan!
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
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Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by TriciaG » March 12th, 2013, 7:18 am

Alan's and Heidi's poems all PL OK.

Alan - that was quite a serious exploration of the societal impact of bachelors. ;) Thanks for recording it!
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Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by AlanW » March 12th, 2013, 12:48 pm

Hmm... I supposed it was a significant investigation of the effects of food poverty in a society with no social provision. But there you are -- that's the thing about great poetry: there can be several concurrent interpretations, and who's to say that one is righter than another? :)
"...winged words..." —Homer

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Post by TriciaG » March 12th, 2013, 1:00 pm

It was also an investigation into the meanings of words, and how important, in social communication, to ensure the listener understands what the speaker intends to say. :mrgreen:
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Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by TommyMer » March 12th, 2013, 1:14 pm

Mending Wall, by Robert Frost (1874 -1963)

source: http://www.bartleby.com/118/2.html

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_mendingwall_tm.mp3
duration: 2:59

Thank you kindly,
Tom 8-)

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Post by AlanW » March 12th, 2013, 3:34 pm

Ah yes indeed! The semantic displacement is expressed yet more poignantly, and more concisely, by the same author elsewhere:

There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, "I'm afloat! I'm afloat!"
When they said, "No, you ain't!"
He was ready to faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.

Who knew there was such manifold depth of meaning in these apparently trivial pieces?

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Post by AlanW » March 12th, 2013, 5:01 pm

Hi again, Tricia!

What happened to my George R Sims piece? I don't see it in the Magic Window :?

Alan

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Post by TriciaG » March 12th, 2013, 5:07 pm

:shock:

I must have not put it in the MW! It's in there now. Thanks for catching that!
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Post by Johnbooth » March 12th, 2013, 9:32 pm

Giving LibriVox a try for my first time!

Closing Rhymes by William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/147/32.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_closingrhymes_jb.mp3
Duration: 01:05 (1mb)

I would like to be credited as Johnbooth.

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Post by TriciaG » March 13th, 2013, 7:03 am

Welcome, John!

You don't happen to be from the Midwest (Minnesota-ish area), do you? I suspect so, from a couple pronunciations. 8-)

Tech specs are all OK.

Optional fix: For the poetry, we use a different intro. At the beginning, we say, "[Poem title] by [author], read for Librivox.org by [your name]" (if you don't want to say your name, you can just say "read for Librivox.org". Then at the end of the poem: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain."

However, since all the needed elements are there, you don't have to fix it.

Deviation from text: very last line of poem (0:54) you said, "the passing dog defiles." text is "the passing dogs defile." It's a minor error; I'll leave it up to you if you want to fix it.

Well read - thanks!
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by ashleighjane » March 13th, 2013, 7:39 am

"That's the thing about a human life - there's no control group, no way to ever know how any of us would have turned out if any variables had been changed." Elizabeth Gilbert

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Post by TriciaG » March 13th, 2013, 7:41 am

Thanks! Busy now; will PL later. :)

Edit: PL OK! Poor, poor pessimist...
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
Samuel Smiles Self-Help: Character
Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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