COMPLETE Early Poems by James Russell Lowell -ck

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Post by Carolin » June 20th, 2015, 4:01 am

and thank you jesse and tina :thumbs:
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Post by silverquill » June 20th, 2015, 8:00 am

jesse76 wrote:Here are sections 2 ("Sonnet," 1:00.37) and 4 ("Out of Doors," 2:49.14)

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_2_lowell.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_4_lowell.mp3

Biographical sketch coming up soon.

Thanks!

Best,
Jesse
These are both PL OK! I'll get to that bio sketch soon.

Glad to have you here, and hope to hear your voice on many more LibriVox recordings :clap:

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Post by silverquill » June 20th, 2015, 8:03 am

heeheekitty wrote:Hello,
here's Section 6, https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_06_lowell.mp3 , lenght 3:16

that went so well that i'd like to take on three more sonnets, sections 67 - 69

all the best! Tina
The reading on this is fine, Tina, but there is quite a loud background noise in the recording, so it could really benefit from some noise reduction. I tested it at 15dB and it sounded so much better. Somethin you should also consider for your future recordings. I do it as a matter of course on mine.

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Post by heeheekitty » June 21st, 2015, 11:17 am

Hi Larry! Yes I think I forgot my second run of noise reduction...the background hiss doesn't go away completely, i have a a very cheap microphone (planning to buy a new one soon)
so, i hope this is better, if i do more, it starts to distort the voice :(

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_06_lowell.mp3
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Post by heeheekitty » June 21st, 2015, 11:23 am

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Post by Carolin » June 21st, 2015, 11:40 pm

thank you larry and tina :thumbs:
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Post by jscottbennett » June 22nd, 2015, 9:12 am

Hi Carolin,

Here is the link to my one minute test.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/one_minute_test_scott_bennett.mp3

Thank you,
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Post by jscottbennett » June 22nd, 2015, 12:28 pm

Here is my first try (please don't savage too badly). Constructive criticism welcome. :-)

I probably should've waited until you had a chance to ok my 1 minutes test, but I was so excited to try out my new microphone.

Section 10 - New Years Eve, 1844
9 minutes 33 seconds

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_10_lowell.mp3

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Post by Carolin » June 23rd, 2015, 2:00 am

thank you scott!
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Post by jscottbennett » June 23rd, 2015, 9:02 am

Here is section 11 - A Mystical Ballad
The time is 6:12

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_11_lowell.mp3

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Post by silverquill » June 23rd, 2015, 9:14 am

Tina,

Your Section 6 is much better now, so I'm marking it PL OK.

These two sections are also fine except that you omitted "This recording in the public domain" from your "outro." Should be easy to tack onto the end of these.

Upload and post a note here with the new running times.

Then, find a couple more of these poems to read for us!

Thanks.

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Post by Carolin » June 23rd, 2015, 9:48 am

thank you scott and larry!
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Post by silverquill » June 23rd, 2015, 12:25 pm

jscottbennett wrote:Here is section 11 - A Mystical Ballad
The time is 6:12

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_11_lowell.mp3

Scott Bennett
Just a couple of technical notes:

1).The ending period of silence should be only five seconds for recordings under thirty minutes.

Section 10 is 7 secs. and Section 11 is 10 secs., so these need to be trimmed accordingly.

2). The volume in both is just a bit low, both at 8.2 dB The LibriVox target is 89dB with some leeway either side, and this are probably within the lower range of acceptability, but as long as you're doing the other editing, it would be good to amplify these up a couple of notches.

Upload the corrected files under the same name then post a note here with the new running times.

Most importantly -- very good reading! I hope to hear a lot more of your voice here on LibriVox. :clap:

PS: I could hear birds chirping in the background throughout Section 11. It is not serious enough to need any correction, but something to keep in mind for the future. Maybe not too bad for this poem, though LibriVox does frown on sound effects. :roll:

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Post by silverquill » June 23rd, 2015, 12:30 pm

jesse76 wrote:Here's section 1 -- the biographical sketch (19:44.16):

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/earlypoems_1_lowell.mp3

Best,
Jesse
Beautifully read! Thanks so much, Jesse. :thumbs:

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Post by jscottbennett » June 23rd, 2015, 1:23 pm

Thanks for the kind feedback! Seems I have made a newbie mistake, however. When I exported the files I didn't save the original audacity file for these poems. :-) This gives me a chance to go back and re-do them both and make them better. I think I may be sitting too far from the mic. I'm going to change my recording environment and try to take care of the sound. If that doesn't bring the sound level up, I will do it within audacity. I too noticed the birds but couldn't persuade them to go away. Hopefully locating to a different room will reduce some of the background noise. I should have these two redone and ready by the end of the day. Thanks.

Scott

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