COMPLETE Poems by Speranza, by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde-mas

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Post by julianpratley » April 12th, 2020, 4:34 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 3:37 pm
May I read a few more poems in this collection -- 10,11,19,86?
Of course, I’ve signed you up.
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Post by jdgibson » April 13th, 2020, 12:30 pm

cadastra wrote:
April 12th, 2020, 9:23 am
Have you heard of Checker? You can use the program to check the technical specifications of your files against LibriVox standards - https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker. When I ran your files through Checker, Sections 30, 31, and 32 had +3 to +4 DC bias. The DC bias should be right around 0 (although -1 to +1 is acceptable). Significant DC bias can distort the audio and create clicks in the background of your recording, especially if you process your files using the noise cleaning or amplifying feature in Audacity. Since I didn't notice any audio distortion in your files, you don't need to normalize the files you have already uploaded, but you should normalize every recording before editing from now on. Simply Select All (Ctrl+A), Click Effect | Normalize, and check the "Remove DC Offset" box only, then click OK. Check that there is no DC bias using Checker. Thanks!
Thanks! I have Checker but didn't notice the DC Offset. I'll do some more testing and checking so this isn't an issue in the future.
Thank you,
JD Gibson

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Post by cadastra » April 13th, 2020, 8:02 pm

Section 4 PL note: This file has 2 seconds of silence at the end. There should be 5.

Sections 5, 6, 7, 9, and 33-39 are PL OK.

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Post by adrianstephens » April 13th, 2020, 10:31 pm

cadastra wrote:
April 13th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Section 4 PL note: This file has 2 seconds of silence at the end. There should be 5.
Updated section 4 for spot PL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poems_04_wilde_128kb.mp3
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by alanmapstone » April 14th, 2020, 10:06 pm

Section 6 is marked PL OK in my name but the recording is by adrianstephens. I am happy to let Adrian keep this section as he has gone to the trouble of recording it, but I think you should correct the misattribution.

I will choose another section when l have had time to read the texts.
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Post by adrianstephens » April 14th, 2020, 10:35 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Section 6 is marked PL OK in my name but the recording is by adrianstephens. I am happy to let Adrian keep this section as he has gone to the trouble of recording it, but I think you should correct the misattribution.

I will choose another section when l have had time to read the texts.
I'm very sorry for my mistake, Alan. I'd noticed that 8 was not mine, but not that 6 wasn't. If you particularly want to read section 6, I don't mind having mine deleted.
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by alanmapstone » April 14th, 2020, 10:42 pm

adrianstephens wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:35 pm
alanmapstone wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Section 6 is marked PL OK in my name but the recording is by adrianstephens. I am happy to let Adrian keep this section as he has gone to the trouble of recording it, but I think you should correct the misattribution.

I will choose another section when l have had time to read the texts.
I'm very sorry for my mistake, Alan. I'd noticed that 8 was not mine, but not that 6 wasn't. If you particularly want to read section 6, I don't mind having mine deleted.
No problems. There are plenty of others for me to choose from :D
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by alanmapstone » April 14th, 2020, 10:52 pm

May I claim 45 and 63?
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Post by julianpratley » April 15th, 2020, 4:52 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:52 pm
May I claim 45 and 63?
Absolutely! I didn't even notice that you were down for 6 but hopefully we're all on the same page now :D
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Post by cadastra » April 15th, 2020, 5:48 am

alanmapstone wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:42 pm
adrianstephens wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:35 pm
alanmapstone wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 10:06 pm
Section 6 is marked PL OK in my name but the recording is by adrianstephens. I am happy to let Adrian keep this section as he has gone to the trouble of recording it, but I think you should correct the misattribution.

I will choose another section when l have had time to read the texts.
I'm very sorry for my mistake, Alan. I'd noticed that 8 was not mine, but not that 6 wasn't. If you particularly want to read section 6, I don't mind having mine deleted.
No problems. There are plenty of others for me to choose from :D
I was wondering why the voices sounded so familiar!! I download all my files ahead of time, but when I went back to the MW to mark sections 6 as PL OK, I was surprised to see that it had been read by a different reader. I guess I should have said something!

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Post by julianpratley » April 15th, 2020, 5:38 pm

1 and 2 are ready for PL
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Post by alanmapstone » April 16th, 2020, 8:34 am

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Post by julianpratley » April 16th, 2020, 4:48 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 8:34 am
Section 63 - The Lady Beatriz

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poems_63_wilde_128kb.mp3
1:54
Thanks Alan!
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