COMPLETE [Weekly Poetry] Grown-Up by Edna St. Vincent Millay - dl

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Post by rmreese1 » January 6th, 2021, 10:48 am

My first reading...and a really fun one!
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_rr_128kb.mp3

time: 25seconds
reader: Rebecca Reese

Feedback greatly appreciated

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Post by aradlaw » January 6th, 2021, 2:53 pm

Welcome to LibriVox Rebecca :D good first reading, all the specs are correct, but please watch the beginning and ending silences which should be 1 second & 5 seconds respectively. (only 1 second ending silence on this reading) :wink:
I've put reader: Rebecca Reese which will appear in the LV catalog. You can view your brand new LV Catalog page by clicking your forum name in the Magic Window. (let me know if you don't want your name in the catalog)
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Post by ICGM918 » January 6th, 2021, 5:58 pm

Here's my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_ig_128kb.mp3
Please call me Isabella Garcia.
Isabella Garcia

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Post by desmarais » January 6th, 2021, 6:27 pm

Revised version enclosed. Very open to criticisms as I'd like to make my contributions of a professional ilk. I would like to use the public name of Annette Desmarais (my late great-grandmother's name). https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_ejf_128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » January 6th, 2021, 7:29 pm

ICGM918 wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Here's my contribution:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_ig_128kb.mp3
Please call me Isabella Garcia.
Welcome to LibriVox Isabella, good first reading, there are a few technical issues to address...
- your file has a bitrate of 256 kbps, we need a bitrate of 128 kbps ( this is set when saving/exporting the file as mp3)
- the volume is too loud at 99 dB, You should aim for your waveforms 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) (all the other tech specs are there also)
There is also a 54 dB background noise level, 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 5 second ending silence required
There is a great selection of instructional videos here. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos

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Post by aradlaw » January 6th, 2021, 7:43 pm

desmarais wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Revised version enclosed. Very open to criticisms as I'd like to make my contributions of a professional ilk. I would like to use the public name of Annette Desmarais (my late great-grandmother's name). https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_ejf_128kb.mp3
Thank you Annette, unfortunately, the intro and outro are missing, you need to read everything in the tinted quote boxes, Don't forget the 5 seconds of ending silence.
Your catalog page has been updated with your display name. :wink:
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Post by aradlaw » January 7th, 2021, 7:46 am

Thank you WanderingWalker. :thumbs:
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Post by TriciaG » January 7th, 2021, 7:49 am

aradlaw wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 10:21 am
Here is my reading, could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_dl_128kb.mp3
o:34
Yours is the wrong poem ("In Vain" by Emily Dickinson - at least, according to the intro). :)
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Post by aradlaw » January 7th, 2021, 8:34 am

TriciaG wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 7:49 am
aradlaw wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 10:21 am
Here is my reading, could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_dl_128kb.mp3
o:34
Yours is the wrong poem ("In Vain" by Emily Dickinson - at least, according to the intro). :)
:shock: Wierd, anyway, thanks Tricia, 2nd try...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_dl_128kb.mp3
0:34

PL please :mrgreen:
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Post by Veggrower » January 7th, 2021, 8:42 am

Here's mine, with a length of 0:35:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_gln_128kb.mp3

Thanks a lot,

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David, I think you read "Edwin" instead of Edna, otherwise PL OK!

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Post by TriciaG » January 7th, 2021, 9:08 am

aradlaw wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 8:34 am
TriciaG wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 7:49 am
aradlaw wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 10:21 am
Here is my reading, could someone please PL?
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_dl_128kb.mp3
o:34
Yours is the wrong poem ("In Vain" by Emily Dickinson - at least, according to the intro). :)
:shock: Wierd, anyway, thanks Tricia, 2nd try...
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_dl_128kb.mp3
0:34

PL please :mrgreen:
PL OK. ;)
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Post by LeeSalter » January 7th, 2021, 1:09 pm

Here is my recording. Running time is 00:32.
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/grownup_millay_ls_128kb.mp3

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Post by rmreese1 » January 7th, 2021, 3:36 pm

aradlaw wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Welcome to LibriVox Rebecca :D good first reading, all the specs are correct, but please watch the beginning and ending silences which should be 1 second & 5 seconds respectively. (only 1 second ending silence on this reading) :wink:
I've put reader: Rebecca Reese which will appear in the LV catalog. You can view your brand new LV Catalog page by clicking your forum name in the Magic Window. (let me know if you don't want your name in the catalog)
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Basically I need to learn to count :lol: , got it! Will double check the silences next time. Was so glad the checker worked for me on this one as it let my test through at 92.3. Happy to have the first one done :wink: Cheers!

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