COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 205 - rap

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Rohan31
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Post by Rohan31 » June 21st, 2020, 11:36 am


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Post by Rapunzelina » June 21st, 2020, 12:46 pm

Hi Rohan! Welcome to Librivox and to the Poetry Collection! :clap:

Your recording has the tech specs correct, but the volume is too low. Which recording software are you using? I tried Amplification in Audacity and it worked relatively well. So for this recording, you could apply amplification to bring it to desired volume range, and re-upload your file. But for future recordings, check to see if you can increase the input volume of your microphone in the device you are recording. There is a microphone slider in Audacity, too.
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Post by silverquill » June 21st, 2020, 11:23 pm

I will be away all next week, so wanted to get this in. I hope there's room; if not we can carry them over.


The Blind Girl by Nathalia Crane (1913-1998)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62146
1:11
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_blindgirl_lcw_128kb.mp3
This is a new author, only 10 when this was written and pubished. :shock:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathalia_Crane

Contrary Cognomens by Arthur M. Forrester (1850-1895)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62180
1:29
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_cognomens_lcw_128kb.mp3

Christ in the Universe by Alice Meynell (1847-1922)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62251
1:44
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_christ_lcw_128kb.mp3
~ Larry

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 22nd, 2020, 12:56 am

There's always room. When we reach more than 255 poems in a month, that will be the day! 255 being the limit in the magic window I think.
Thank you Larry! I will listen a bit later.
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 22nd, 2020, 5:58 am

Well, "Miss Fortune" is the luckiest young lady in the city! :mrgreen: I didn't get it at first

PL OK for the recordings! I am updating the Magic Window! Thank you, Larry! :thumbs:
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Post by ammi » June 22nd, 2020, 11:37 am

Hi Rapunzelina! :)

I got two from Aline Kilmer (1888-1941):

1. An Autumn Walk with Deborah by Aline Kilmer (1919)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_anautumnwalkwithdeborah_apc_128kb.mp3

Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/kilmer/kilmer05.html

Length: 02:32

2. Experience by Aline Kilmer (1919)
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_anautumnwalkwithdeborah_apc_128kb.mp3

Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/kilmer/kilmer05.html

Length: 02:59

Amy

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 23rd, 2020, 2:17 am

hello, Amy! :D

Thank you for your lovely recordings! :9:

The tech specs are all fine, only the volume is lower than desired. Are you using Audacity? You can amplify in Audacity by 10dB each recording and re-upload. Amplification will work on these recordings, but for future recordings I would suggest you check if you can increase the input volume of your microphone so that you record closer to the desired volume range in the first place. Visually in Audacity the waveform should peak above the 0.5 mark, as shown in this picture: https://wiki.librivox.org/images/4/4d/Volume.jpg

So that I can add you in the Readers Catalogue, how would you like to be credited in the catalogue? By your forum name or something else? Thanks!
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Post by k5hsj » June 25th, 2020, 10:05 pm

Rapunzelina,

In honor of Juneteenth:

The Snow Fairy By Claude McKay (1889-1948)
Text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008883355
Duration: 1:59
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_snowfairy_wt_128kb.mp3

Forever by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)
Text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/012517688
Duration: 1:08
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_forever_wt_128kb.mp3

The Minister by Fenton Johnson (1888-1958)
Text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001372038
Duration: 1:29
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_minister_wt_128kb.mp3

Cheers,

Winston
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Post by Daisybobs » June 26th, 2020, 3:46 am

Hi Rapunzelina,

I would like to do Changed by Charles S. Calverley, he died in 1884; so I guess it's safe for recording in the UK. I sent off the 1 minute test recording, but haven't got a reply yet. I'm sure my hardware & settings are working fine.

Let me know if it's cool to upload. Thanks.


Andrew.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 26th, 2020, 3:53 am

Hi Andrew! Welcome to the poetry collection! Your selection is a nice one to do. You can use this source of public domain poetry https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/calver01.html it's the last poem on this page.
It's a short recording so I'd say it's ok if there happens to be an issue and needs re-recording. You can go ahead and upload and I can also give the file a check, while on your test thread you may get more technical advice if there are any issues.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to it!
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Post by Daisybobs » June 26th, 2020, 4:56 am

Changed by Charles S. Calverley (1831-1884)

Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/calver01.html#4
Duration: 1:48
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc_Changed_AD_128kb.mp3

Probably hammed it up a bit too much. :lol:

Edit: Oops, I just realised that I deleted the 5 seconds of silence out of habit. :|

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 26th, 2020, 7:26 am

Not as hammed up as I would expect for a hammed up recording, Andrew :mrgreen:
Tech specs appear to be correct :thumbs: Nice volume and clear sound!

Could you add those lost 5 seconds at the end, and re-upload with this filename spc205_changed_ad_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case)? Thanks! And congrats on your first Librivox recording! :clap:

How would you like to be credited in the catalogue? By your forum name or something else?
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 26th, 2020, 7:37 am

k5hsj wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 10:05 pm
Rapunzelina,

In honor of Juneteenth:
Very thoughtful, Winston! Thank you for your recordings! PL OK and in the Magic Window!
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Post by Daisybobs » June 26th, 2020, 7:54 am

Thanks, here's the fixed recording:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc205_changed_ad_128kb.mp3

I suppose I'll just use my real name, Andrew Dixon.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 26th, 2020, 8:27 am

Great! Thank you, Andrew!

Here's your Reader Page in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/reader/14566
and you can also access it from your name-link in the Magic Windows. It lists all the projects you read for, so hopefully it will gradually fill up :D
It can also help you keep track of your ongoing projects under the "Reader section details" link.
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