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Post by bootahilley » March 24th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Title: Sonnet 18
Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1041/pg1041.txt
File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc_sonnet18_hh.mp3
Time:01:07
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Post by AndrewMonroe » March 24th, 2013, 8:38 pm

File: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_afterlove_amn.mp3
Title: After Love
Author: Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933)
Text: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/teasdale/rivers01.html#45
Duration: 59seconds
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Post by Johnbooth » March 24th, 2013, 8:44 pm

Going for Water by Robert Frost (1874-1963)
Text URL: http://www.bartleby.com/265/126.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_goingforwater_jb.mp3
Duration: 01:22

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Post by TriciaG » March 25th, 2013, 7:26 am

Sonnet 18:
- File name missed the "118" on "spc118." I'll fix it.
- Volume still too low; it's even quieter than the other one. I'll fix it.
- Only 2 seconds of silence at the end. I'll fix it.
Now PL OK. ;)

Silence: PL OK! Much better!

After Love:
- You have lots of plosives, some of which I can't hear on my laptop speakers, but which are clear on other (better) speakers. The poem is short; do you want to adjust your microphone placement and redo it?

Robert Frost isn't PD for me, so someone else will need to PL "Going for Water." :)
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Post by TriciaG » March 25th, 2013, 7:38 am

John - did you see my notes on your other poem? Please let me know if you are leaving it as-is or editing the file. Here's the post: viewtopic.php?p=851012#p851012
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Post by chocoholic » March 25th, 2013, 6:07 pm

A few PL notes:

timnelson23: A Pact and In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound -- both PL OK! For future recordings, note that you don't have to repeat the title of the poem after the intro.

Johnbooth: Going for Water by Robert Frost -- also PL OK! One note: you have a few plosives where your breath is hitting the mic. For next time I suggest moving your mic a little off to one side (same distance from your mouth) so it's out of the path of the air. Your overall volume is reading within our recommended target range at 86.4, but I think the plosives are skewing the result a little, so you might turn up your input volume a little bit to compensate (just a little!).

Nice readings both!
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Post by Johnbooth » March 25th, 2013, 6:41 pm

Tricia - I think I'll give the recording another shot. I'll re-record and reupload tonight.

Thanks!

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Post by TriciaG » March 25th, 2013, 6:48 pm

Okay, no problem. :)
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Post by Johnbooth » March 25th, 2013, 7:27 pm

Tricia!

How does this sound? http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_closingrhymes_jb.mp3

Edit: Also gave Going for Water another shot. Played with my EQ and mic position.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_goingforwater_jb.mp3

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Post by TriciaG » March 26th, 2013, 6:42 am

Thanks, John! Closing Rhymes is great. I'll await Laurie Anne's comment on the Frost piece. :)
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Post by chocoholic » March 26th, 2013, 1:55 pm

Johnbooth: Going For Water (v.2) is PL OK! Your volume is perfect now (89.7). You do still have some plosives; if you look at your waveforms you can see the spikes on B's and P's, and you can hear them too though they are mild and do not distract from the reading. So I want to stress that you are OK to continue as you are, but if you want to eliminate the plosives entirely, try moving your mic a little more. (If you hold your hand where your mic would be while you speak, you shouldn't feel any breath hitting your hand.) Your plosives are pretty soft, so I really don't want to harp on them too much.
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Post by AndrewMonroe » March 27th, 2013, 7:19 pm

TriciaG wrote:
After Love:
- You have lots of plosives, some of which I can't hear on my laptop speakers, but which are clear on other (better) speakers. The poem is short; do you want to adjust your microphone placement and redo it?
:)
Sorry about that. I've re-recorded it. Perhaps this version is a little better. I cant hear the plosives on my system so I'm shooting in the dark. I'll look for better speakers in an effort to remediate this problem.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_afterlove_amn.mp3
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Post by TriciaG » March 28th, 2013, 6:41 am

Looks good. I can often see the plosives in the wave forms before I hear them on my laptop. :) I can usually hear them on earbuds as well, rather than resorting to a whole better sound system.

I upped the volume on this for you - that's something I'd probably do at cataloging anyway. It was a bit low at 84.3 dB. All OK now.

Thanks!
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Post by jeanawei1234 » March 29th, 2013, 2:46 am

The Stars Stand Up in the Air by Thomas MacDonagh (1878-1916)
Text URL: http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/2001/macdonagh0101.html
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/tg/spc118_thestarsstandupintheair_jw.mp3
Duration: 01:19

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