COMPLETE [Weekly Poem] A Friend in Need by Dora Sigerson Shorter - dl

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Post by LenXZ1 » March 5th, 2018, 5:20 pm

Here is my version of this clever little poem:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/friend_shorter_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:11

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Post by LenXZ1 » March 5th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Here is my version of this clever little poem:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/friend_shorter_llw_128kb.mp3
Duration: 1:11

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Last edited by LenXZ1 on March 5th, 2018, 5:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by tovarisch » March 5th, 2018, 6:02 pm

David,

The names of Larry's and Raj's files in MW may need to be corrected to reflect your renaming of them...
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Post by aradlaw » March 5th, 2018, 7:12 pm

Thank you Len and Bruce. :thumbs:
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Post by LingusTheCunning » March 5th, 2018, 10:18 pm


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Post by aradlaw » March 6th, 2018, 6:52 am

Welcome to LibriVox Chris, good first reading, however there are a couple of items to address...
- the volume is too low at 72.6 dB. You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK)
There is also a 28.7 dB background noise level, not bad in itself, but that will increase with amplifying, so you will have to apply some Noise Reduction to the file.
Please experiment with amplifying and Noise Reduction and upload a new file (same filename please).

There is a great selection of instructional videos here. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

- as a quality hint, there is what sounds like mike 'bumping' in the closing silence
- the Checker mentioned above noted a DC offset of -8, some systems generate this, applying Effects/Normalize will correct this. (there is debate whether or not this matters, personally I like to err on the side of caution)

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Post by LingusTheCunning » March 6th, 2018, 4:58 pm

Thank you David for the advice. I went back and worked on the issues and downloaded the checker. It seems to have passed now. I appreciate the feedback and look forward to working together.

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/friend_shorter_cr_128kb.mp3

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Post by GregGiordano » March 7th, 2018, 2:48 am

Here is my contribution to this project:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/friend_shorter_gg_128kb.mp3

Time is 1:15

Take care,

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Post by aradlaw » March 7th, 2018, 12:42 pm

Thanks for the edit Chris, seems much better.

Thank you Greg. :thumbs:
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Post by VelmaCariss » March 7th, 2018, 10:03 pm


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Post by aradlaw » March 8th, 2018, 6:48 am

Thank you Velma. :thumbs:
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Post by pschempf » March 9th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Fritz

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Post by aradlaw » March 9th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Thank you Phil. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » March 10th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Here's my reading, could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/friend_shorter_dl_128kb.mp3
1:04
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