COMPLETE: Love-Songs of Childhood by Eugene Field PO/cs

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Post by FriscoSquid » June 22nd, 2007, 5:57 am

Oh, the joys of a new mic!


The Rock-A-By Lady

Introduction

"BOOH!"

Okay, what do you think of these?

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Post by FriscoSquid » June 22nd, 2007, 1:30 pm

They sound faboo, Robert. Thanks!

They're all linked in, now.

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Post by Cori » June 22nd, 2007, 1:43 pm

Hmmm!

There's still something funny with the volume on your mic, Squid, I reckon ... I don't think it should be coming out so quiet still.

Here's the thing ... three files in Audacity (so we can see amplitude) ... your original, Robert's boosted version, and a random short one of mine which is still prolly slightly on the quiet side.

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I tried an Amplify & Noiseclean in Soundbooth (beta) and Audacity (beta) ... see what you think (ignoring my blatant massacre of the ID3 tags):

http://www.studioae.com/LibriVox/cori/misc/love-songs_field_00-sb.mp3
http://www.studioae.com/LibriVox/cori/misc/love-songs_field_00-aud.mp3

Apologies for poking you around like this!! As Robert says, it's about the only thing we could find to comment on ... the readings are great!
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Post by FriscoSquid » June 22nd, 2007, 1:51 pm

The Soundbooth (beta) sounds extra crisp! What kind of magic are you working on these files, Cori?

No worries on the comments... I love the attention.

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Post by Cori » June 22nd, 2007, 2:05 pm

I amplified in both by +10Db and then noisecleaned the result.

Soundbooth is a particularly dangerous kind of magic, I warn you now. :D

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8509 (there's a link to a RAR and ZIP version of it at pdsounds, if you didn't want to get it via Adobe for any reason. I'm afraid I've not a clue about Linux versions.)

I have nightmares about August when Soundbooth stops being a free trial and starts demanding money with menaces. And also, because it's SO easy to pick out every tiny little bit of extraneous noise (mouth noise, mainly, but I've also killed bits of cat-thumping-about noise and fridge hum and even rain) ... I DO pick out everything, which means things are taking forever and a day to edit, currently. But, gosh, I'm happy with the sound of them by the end of it. :lol:


With your files, Squid, I've converted the MP3s back to WAV for post-processing, then re-into MP3, which isn't ideal. Also, I'm not very good with Audacity, so ... that version could probably sound even better. But, all in all, if the volume of your voice were raised, you'd only have the tiniest bit of background noise left to remove anyway, which would be easy in Aud -- I'd recommend that rather than going near what might be a very expensive Soundbooth addiction. Did you say you were an Audacious recorder..? And you went through all the hints posted elsewhere about volume increases already..?
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Post by FriscoSquid » June 23rd, 2007, 10:12 pm

Garden and Cradle

The Night Wind

Here are two more. They are as clean and amped as I could make them myself.

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Post by FriscoSquid » June 23rd, 2007, 10:16 pm

Cori,

There must be something about my set up (and my naturally soft voice) that is keeping the volume down. I have read all the hints. ... It is frustrating me, too.

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Post by FriscoSquid » June 24th, 2007, 8:11 am

Thanks, Robert.
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Post by Cori » June 24th, 2007, 8:40 am

That's it, that's it! Don't change a thing ... just read more. :D
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Post by FriscoSquid » June 26th, 2007, 12:24 am

Okay, you said more!

Kissing Time

Jest 'Fore Christmas

Beard and Baby

Okay, I may have gotten a little carried away. All feedback, as always, is welcome.

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Post by FriscoSquid » June 26th, 2007, 8:28 am

Okay, sections 8, 9, and 34 are linked. I possibly had too much fun with #34... let me know what you think.

Section 9 is ethnically offensive... and it is why I added the disclaimer to the summary about the text being written in the 19th century. That and the poppies of #1 and the entirety of #10... I'm not above leaving out these poems. Please tell me what you think.

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