[COMPLETE] Short Poetry Collection 118 - tg

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 6:24 am

No squeezing required. If we go over 25 poems, I can add more empty sections. :wink:

PL OK on When I Was Young. Thanks!
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Post by nbvoices » March 24th, 2013, 7:44 am

Hello, just checking if this is ok thing to do . I just missed the deadline for the fortnightly poem "The Voyage to Vinland" and I would like to post it here, I have it all recorded and almost ready to go. Is that ok? Thanks nbvoices
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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 9:40 am

Yes, that's perfectly fine. :)
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Post by bootahilley » March 24th, 2013, 10:05 am

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Post by nbvoices » March 24th, 2013, 10:21 am

Great, here it is:

The Voyage to Vinland
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Text URL: http://www.bartlelby.com/270/13/4.html

MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_voyagetovinland_nb.mp3

Duration: 3:38

Thanks. I love this poem, glad to find it a home. Please let me know if all is ok. nbvoices
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Post by Mike001 » March 24th, 2013, 10:33 am

TriciaG wrote:You're using GarageBand? Try this for exporting to mono: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/GarageBand#Saving_and_Creating_an_MP3_File_and_ID3_Tags
Yeah, I know where the settings are -- I think they must have got moved. But thanks, anyway. (But I should probably read the wiki anyway to see what's there that I might not know about.)

I've cut out the blips in the (supposedly) silent bit, re-exported as mono (definitely is: I checked the file), and re-uploaded:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_never_give_all_the_heart_mtd.mp3

Sorry for the delay. I hope the file as it is now is acceptable. My sound-engineer skills are pretty basic!

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 11:35 am

Thanks, bootahilley, nbvoices, and Mike. :) I suddenly feel really tired - time for my Sunday afternoon nap. I'll PL these later.

bootahilley - what's the run time on your file, please?
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Post by jchesnut » March 24th, 2013, 4:02 pm

Hope you can use one more. I think that maybe I have the technical stuff down now. :)

Silence by Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/265/235.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_silence_jc.mp3
Duration: 3:14

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 4:15 pm

Sonnet 18

ID tags are empty (Title, Artist, Album). I especially need the title and artist tags in this project, as they're all different. ;)

File is in stereo; it should be mono.

Volume is a little low; see if you can amplify it by about 4 dB.

0:51 - "But thy eternal summer shall not fade" - stumble on "thy eternal"

1:01 - "Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade" - I heard "shall death bring"

1:18 - about 8 seconds between poem end and "End of poem." Cut this down to 2-3 seconds. :)
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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 4:20 pm

Voyage to Vinland - PL OK!
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 4:22 pm

jchesnut wrote:Hope you can use one more. I think that maybe I have the technical stuff down now. :)

Silence by Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/265/235.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_silence_jc.mp3
Duration: 3:14

Jeff
Always room for one more. :)
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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 4:32 pm

Silence

All good, except there are a lot of plosives throughout. This is where your breath directly hits the mic, causing that "wind hitting a microphone" effect. ;)

I've tried cleaning them up in Audacity. It's not perfect, but better, IMHO. You could either re-record the worst parts, or if you are OK with this edit, we'll use this one: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_silence_jc_tg.mp3
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Hatfields & McCoys: An American Vendetta

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Post by jchesnut » March 24th, 2013, 4:41 pm

Let me go ahead and re-record it. I used a different headset mic and I think it is probably more sensitive than my other one. I'll try positioning it even farther from my mouth.

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Post by jchesnut » March 24th, 2013, 5:12 pm

Okay, hopefully this recording will be better. For future reference, what effect do you use to edit plosives in Audacity?

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_silence_jc.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » March 24th, 2013, 5:15 pm

I'll listen tomorrow.

I zoom in, highlight just the plosive, and do a High Pass Filter on it, usually set for 300. Sometimes it works; sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it's spectacular. :lol:
Mussolini's speeches thru 1923: LINK
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