COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 211 - rap

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jdurocher
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Post by jdurocher » December 28th, 2020, 9:52 pm

Hello, here is my first recording! I go by Jay, but my pseudonym is Shakjer...and from there, most just call me Shak :lol:

Recording link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_thelastword_jbd_128kb.mp3

The Last Word, by Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)
https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/arnold03.html#16

1 minute, 1 second (1:01)

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 29th, 2020, 3:12 am

Thank you, Jay! And congrats on your first recording! :clap:
Since it's the first one, I run a technical check, and we have to fix the bit rate. If you are using Audacity, you can set that when exporting as mp3. Open your recording in Audacity, go to export as mp3, check the format options in the Export Window, and choose "Constant" for Bit Rate Mode, and "128 kbps" for Quality. Then click Save to export and Audacity should keep these settings for all future exports. Then re-upload and post the link again. Thanks!

I've used "Jason Durocher" as your catalogue name as I think that is what you say in the recording, but let me know if I haven't spelt it correctly: https://librivox.org/reader/15503




tedrick wrote:
December 28th, 2020, 7:37 pm
Hi Rapunzelina

Thanks for the reader page and the encouragement. Let's go with 'Ted Hanlon' for the credit.

Best regards
Ted
Thank you, Ted! Name added :thumbs:

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Post by tedrick » December 29th, 2020, 8:52 am

Hi Rapunzelina

I've attempted to fill the quota. Hope these are all technically sound. I used the audacity noise reduction on these.

Best regards
Ted

Soap Bubbles by Herbert Muller Hopkins (1870-1910)
Text URL:https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/10596/pg10596.html
Duration:1m14s03
MPR URL:https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_soapbubbles_th_128kb.mp3

Inspiration by Lily Alice Lefevre (1854-1938)
Text URL:https://www.gutenberg.org/files/54601/54601-h/54601-h.htm#Poem_181
Duration:0m55s050ms
MPR URL:https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_inspiration_th_128kbp.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 29th, 2020, 10:37 am

Thank you for your further contribution, Ted! These are lovely! The noise-removal worked well, even though you had minimal background sound.

And two new additions to the Author database! :thumbs:

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Post by Horner94 » December 29th, 2020, 3:17 pm

Hello,
Here is my final contribution:
Title: Laughing Song
Author: William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827)
URL to text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1934/1934-h/1934-h.htm
Audio: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_laughingsong_cjph_128kb.mp3
Time: 00:58

Many thanks,
Chad

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Post by j3nwarren » December 29th, 2020, 4:54 pm

One more from me from the same author...it might be a little too loud but I'm still figuring out how to do that sort of thing in Audacity. It's still within the accepted range though, I think.

Title: Church Sociable
Author: Jean Starr Untermeyer (1886 - 1970)
Text: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/part2/untermeyer02.html#church
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_church_sociable_jnw_128kb.mp3
Time: 1:00

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Post by Rapunzelina » December 29th, 2020, 5:35 pm

Awesome, Chad and Jen! Thank you!

Jen, it didn't sound too loud to me, probably because you have a soothing voice :9: Then I measured it in the Checker and the volume is just perfect for Librivox! :thumbs: So I measured your two previous recordings to compare; they are definitely within desired range, just 1 decibel softer than the ideal. Conclusion: Your volume is fine :D
Seeing all your files together, I realized in the filenames there are underscores in place of spaces in the poem's title, but the requested format is to be written as one word, ie, it would be spc211_churchsociable_jnw_128kb.mp3 instead of spc211_church_sociable_jnw_128kb.mp3
Just mentioning it for future file naming, I will fix those at cataloguing. Thanks! :)

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Post by j3nwarren » December 29th, 2020, 5:59 pm

Oops! I will keep that in mind when naming files for next time! Glad the volume is good. I never thought of myself as having a soothing voice, but a coworker has also told me that when I've done voice over for her :lol:

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Post by Piotrek81 » December 31st, 2020, 7:50 am

I just spent some time recording and re-recording a poem from PG only to notice afterwards that the man lived to the age of 86 and died in 1960s. :roll:
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Post by j3nwarren » December 31st, 2020, 8:00 am

It should still be public domain in the US, which just uses date of last publication I think. If it’s on PG it should be fine.

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Post by MEarblast » December 31st, 2020, 8:37 am

Hi Rapunzelina,

I've two more poems for December:

A Winter Night by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Text URL: http://poems.theotherpages.org/books/teasdale/helen02.html#37
Duration: 0.53
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_awinternight_sb_128kb.mp3

Silver Filigree by Elinor Wylie (1885-1928)
Text URL: http://poems.theotherpages.org/books/wylie/wylie001.html#14
Duration: 0.55
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_silverfiligree_sb_128kb.mp3

I've included the underscores in the filenames. Many thanks! :)

Sam

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Post by Piotrek81 » December 31st, 2020, 8:53 am

j3nwarren wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 8:00 am
It should still be public domain in the US, which just uses date of last publication I think. If it’s on PG it should be fine.
OK by US law, but I'm in a EU member state (Poland) and we go by the author death date. Since the author of this piece died in 1960 it's not Public Domain here.
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Post by Rapunzelina » December 31st, 2020, 1:19 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 7:50 am
I just spent some time recording and re-recording a poem from PG only to notice afterwards that the man lived to the age of 86 and died in 1960s. :roll:
Looking at the bright side; you got some practice, and practice is never a bad thing :)
MEarblast wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 8:37 am
Hi Rapunzelina,

I've two more poems for December:

A Winter Night by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Text URL: http://poems.theotherpages.org/books/teasdale/helen02.html#37
Duration: 0.53
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_awinternight_sb_128kb.mp3

Silver Filigree by Elinor Wylie (1885-1928)
Text URL: http://poems.theotherpages.org/books/wylie/wylie001.html#14
Duration: 0.55
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_silverfiligree_sb_128kb.mp3

I've included the underscores in the filenames. Many thanks! :)

Sam
Thank you, Sam! All great with your recordings, and Magic Window is updated!

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Post by ColleenMc » December 31st, 2020, 6:43 pm

I couldn't let this collection pass without me, just one this time, but it fits the season!

The Old Year by John Clare (1793-1864)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc211_oldyear_cm_128kb.mp3

1:13

Source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8672

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Post by Rapunzelina » January 1st, 2021, 8:39 am

Thank you, Colleen! It's PL OK, in the Magic Window, and I will start cataloguing :D

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