Hello Kirby and dcrespo! Here are the PL notes for sections 1, 3, 10, and 16:
Very nicely read! You have a lovely reading voice.
I do have a few changes for you to make, details here:
1. Please read the intro and outro/end as stated in the first post of this project
• At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
"[Poem title], by Kate Slaughter McKinney, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
• Then read the poem.
• At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
2. Background noise is a little high, could be noise cleaned a bit.
3. Since the Dedication was added into this section and Carolin added it into the title of the section in the Magic Window, I wonder if you should state the title as "Dedication and Letter"? Carolin can weigh in on her preference.
Thank you for your recording! It's wonderful to have so many talented new readers on this project.
I do have a few changes for you to make to this section:
1. See Carolin's note regarding the naming of this file and stating the length of the file when posting here (above
2. The volume is currently 80.0 dbs which is low. We aim for an average file volume of 89 db and will accept anything that falls within 3 dbs of that on either side, so 86 to 92 dbs. Will you please amplify your file to get it into the acceptable range?
If you haven't already, I would recommend downloading the Checker program and using it to check your own files. It's super helpful and takes a lot of the guesswork out of finding the volume for your files. There is also a plug-in for Audacity (if that is what you're using), called ReplayGain that checks the volume for you right within the program. Here's the link to the wiki page on Checker: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
. And here is the link to the wiki page on ReplayGain: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity
3. At the end of the recording please change it to "This recording is in the public domain" instead of "This poem is located in the public domain". We want to be clear that the recording itself and not just the poem is in the public domain.
Sections 10 and 16 are PL OK!
I would see what you can do to reduce background noise in the future. Your voice is beautiful so I would hate to lose that quality with a bunch of noise cleaning, so I wonder if there's a way to decrease background noise/increase your voice volume as you are recording? Help with this may be found in the Need Help? Got Advice?
section of the forum and in the LibriVox wiki (linked at the top of all forum pages).
Either of you, please let Carolin or I know if you have any questions. Thanks, again, for your contributions!