COMPLETE: Weekly poetry: Foreign Lands - PO/ks

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Post by gypsygirl » April 23rd, 2007, 9:02 am

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/foreign-lands-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

Foreign Lands
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Each week a poem is chosen to be recorded by as many Librivox volunteers as possible!

This week's poem can be found at: http://www.bartleby.com/188/109.html

Begin by reading the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
Foreign Lands by Robert Louis Stevenson, read for LibriVox.org by [your name]
Adding, if you wish, date, location, or your personal url.


Then the poem:

UP into the cherry tree
Who should climb but little me?
I held the trunk with both my hands
And looked abroad on foreign lands.

I saw the next door garden lie,
Adorned with flowers, before my eye,
And many pleasant places more
That I had never seen before.

If I could find a higher tree
Farther and farther I should see,
To where the grown-up river slips
Into the sea among the ships.

To where the roads on either hand
Lead onward into fairy land,
Where all the children dine at five,
And all the playthings come alive.
At the End say:

End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.
Please leave a few seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

Save your recording as an mp3 file using the following filename and ID3 tag format:

File name - all in lowercase: foreign_lands_stevenson_[your initials].mp3

ID-3 tags:
Title: Foreign Lands - Read by [YOUR INITIALS]
Artist: Robert Louis Stevenson
Album: LibriVox Weekly Poetry
Comments: (optional) Recorded by [your name]

Please be sure that your recording software is set to the following technical specifications:
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44100 kHz

Please check the Recording Notes thread before recording:
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430
If this is your first recording, you'll also find this useful:
http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording

Please post a link to your file in this thread.

If you do not have your own server space, please use one of the following methods of sending files:
www.mediafire.com
www.yousendit.com - (Please send file to yourself and post link here.)
www.gigasize.com

When you post your link, please include your name as you would like it credited on the catalogue page and any URL by which you would like it accompanied. (Note: This is necessary only if your information is not yet in the wiki: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/ListOfReadersCatalogNames)

If you wish to contribute, please have your readings submitted by 11:59 P.M. Saturday, April 21st.

(And remember, anyone who submits a recording can choose and/or coordinate an upcoming weekly poem! If you'd like to suggest a poem or coordinate a future Weekly Poetry project, please visit this thread: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1114)


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Last edited by gypsygirl on April 30th, 2007, 2:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by geekcoach » April 23rd, 2007, 3:53 pm

Hi all - I'm just getting started with recording and I could use your input. It seems that though I've managed to keep pops/plosives in line that I still have some sibilance going.

I intend to set up a filter for any future recordings and I'm wondering if this one needs RE-recording... or if it's decent enough for a first go.

http://soaringmountain.com/files/recordings/foreign_lands_stevenson_kkv.mp3

If it's better for me to to post this in the Help Me Please area, I'm happy to do that and thought that this could be a shortcut to supplying my entry if it is deemed acceptable.

Once we determine the status of this version (and a new recording made if necessary), you can credit me as Kimm Viebrock with web address of http://www.soaringmountain.com

Thanks!

Best Regards,
Kimm

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Post by geekcoach » April 23rd, 2007, 5:47 pm

geekcoach wrote:
Starlite wrote:Unfortunately, its only playing in one speaker. You have it set on stereo but there is nothing for the other speaker.
I'm not surprised - had to get at least ONE thing wrong out of the gate! I'll go fix those right away and upload them again.
Thanks VERY much for the feedback!
Having had a stereo/mono issue pointed out in the other forum, I've gotten it take care of now. Assuming that I didn't mess up the tags in the process, it should be good now. Same link as before.

Hopefully I haven't caused any inconvenience!
Kimm

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Post by bookwoman84 » April 23rd, 2007, 11:23 pm

Here's mine: http://download.yousendit.com/CDFA12E658483D58

Hope all went well with my recording. Let me know if there's anything to fix.

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Post by smartwriter » April 24th, 2007, 5:50 am

Okay, hope I did this right, I haven't tried it this way before and may have forgotten something-!

http://www.mediafire.com/?0gztnoty1dn
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Post by trioptimum » April 24th, 2007, 10:15 am

http://www.trioptimum.co.uk/librivox/foreign_lands_stevenson_clc.mp3

My first go at the weekly poetry! I figure it'll be a good way to ensure that I get something done every week, at least...
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Post by Janie No. 5 » April 24th, 2007, 10:28 am

...and this is my contribution:

http://www.mediafire.com/?8nnnimmiamu

What a beautiful poem!

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Post by gypsygirl » April 24th, 2007, 12:41 pm

JemmaBlythe wrote:Foreign Lands:
Version One: http://download.yousendit.com/61D6DE2327BB53B7
Version Two: http://download.yousendit.com/C209735A22971F9F
Cheers JemmaBlythe
Thanks JemmaBlythe. Sure sounds like you had fun with the second version! :)
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Post by gypsygirl » April 24th, 2007, 12:46 pm

geekcoach wrote:
geekcoach wrote:
Starlite wrote:Unfortunately, its only playing in one speaker. You have it set on stereo but there is nothing for the other speaker.
I'm not surprised - had to get at least ONE thing wrong out of the gate! I'll go fix those right away and upload them again.
Thanks VERY much for the feedback!
Having had a stereo/mono issue pointed out in the other forum, I've gotten it take care of now. Assuming that I didn't mess up the tags in the process, it should be good now. Same link as before.

Hopefully I haven't caused any inconvenience!
Very nice, thanks.

There were two other problems that I noticed only when I got to this file. Both your poems had a 64kbps bitrate. We ask for 128kbps. I've corrected it on both the ones you've already sent in, but you might want to check the settings on your recording program.

The second problem was with the ID3 tags, only the title tag was set. If you don't know how to change them, let us know and one of us will come along to explain it. :)
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Post by gypsygirl » April 24th, 2007, 12:50 pm

Claire wrote:Here's my contribution:

http://download.yousendit.com/2CAC7E233A899917
Got it, Claire. Thanks.
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Post by gypsygirl » April 24th, 2007, 12:54 pm

bookwoman84 wrote:Here's mine: http://download.yousendit.com/CDFA12E658483D58

Hope all went well with my recording. Let me know if there's anything to fix.
Everything looks great! :)
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Post by gypsygirl » April 24th, 2007, 1:02 pm

bookwoman84 wrote:Here's mine: http://download.yousendit.com/CDFA12E658483D58

Hope all went well with my recording. Let me know if there's anything to fix.
The recording was great. You just forgot to set the ID3 tags. I've done it for this file. :)
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Post by gypsygirl » April 24th, 2007, 1:03 pm

trioptimum wrote:http://www.trioptimum.co.uk/librivox/foreign_lands_stevenson_clc.mp3

My first go at the weekly poetry! I figure it'll be a good way to ensure that I get something done every week, at least...
Got it, thanks!
Karen S.

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