[poetry] Humorous Poems by M.I. Brennan -ck

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Post by Carolin » July 18th, 2018, 3:41 am

Thank you both :thumbs:

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Post by Twacker » July 18th, 2018, 10:35 am

Hi Carolin,
I would like to claim section 71
I was going to wait until my first 3 were proofed, but I really want to get in and do a few more. How long does it usually take to get proofed?
Thank you
Terry

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Post by wordwork2 » July 18th, 2018, 3:49 pm

Here is the link to my recording of section 64:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/humorouspoems_064_brennan_128kb.mp3

File duration: 4:28

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Post by DrPGould » July 18th, 2018, 6:20 pm

Fatima:

Section 63 is PL-OK! Nicely done!

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » July 18th, 2018, 6:54 pm

Hello, Terry, and welcome to Librivox!

You have a pleasant reading voice, and your reading style worked very well with these poems. While they were done in a style which would engage the listener, there are a few simple corrections necessary before they can be marked PL-OK. Please don't be discouraged, some of these things you will adapt to as you continue to read here, others continue to plague my own readings.

First a few technical items:

File names here are very important...our cataloging system is not set up to handle extensive variance between file names in the same project. The file names for this project should be in the following format: humorouspoems_###_brennan_128kb.mp [where ### is the 3 digit section number]. The word "poems" seems to be missing from each of the files for sections 67, 68, 69. In addition the file name for Section 67 has the word "copy" between 128kb and .mp3. Easily fixable when you re upload.

With respect to the intro: With poetry of this length, we use the shortened Librivox intro:

[Poem title], by Ignatius Brennan, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name].

It seems that elements of the longer intro have crept into the beginning of your sections.

When reading poetry, the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the poem are as important as the author's works, so they are proof listened to a little more carefully than prose. (A misplaced syllable can disrupt the author's rhythm, for instance). I understand that it may seem picky, but trying to preserve the author's work in her/his own means of expression is part of what Librivox is about.

In Section 67 at 1:01 there is a line missing. The line is "But in his new one, he'd give ye a lift"
at 1:07 I heard "better the boss" : I expected "better the hoss"

In Section 68: at 0:34 I heard "possesses" : I expected "possess"

In Section 69: At 0:53 the "of" is missing in the phrase "not of much worth"

These lines can be re-recorded and cut and pasted over the existing files. There is no need to record these whole poems over again...just some minor spot corrections. If you have questions about how to fix these sections, I'd be happy to help. This was a good first effort! I hope to hear more of your reading.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by DrPGould » July 18th, 2018, 7:03 pm

Galaneth wrote:
July 16th, 2018, 10:07 am
Thank you for the very warm welcome and the continuous help. I'm curious, as a future audio engineer and host of a radio theatre program, is the 86.5-92 dB range a "sweet spot" for the ears when listening? Or is it just a nice constant factor to have, such as the "normalize" tool or a "level" tool?

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/humorouspoems_041_brennan_128kb.mp3 3:22
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/humorouspoems_042_brennan_128kb.mp3 2:53
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/humorouspoems_043_brennan_128kb.mp3 1:31
Congratulations, Noah! All 3 of these files are now PL-OK! With respect to your other questions, I can offer little help. The 86.5-92 range is in the Librivox wiki which contains lots of information about how to prepare recordings. I'm not an audio engineer (and don't even pretend to be)...I just follow the instructions on the website. The 89 dB target just happens to fall roughly mid range. The range is set to have a consistent recording level that is easily managed in the mysteries of the cataloging process (about which I have no information).

If you'll look around on the boards, there are several Librivoxers who are audio engineers.

Congratulations again on completing your sections. :clap:

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by VelmaCariss » July 18th, 2018, 8:27 pm

I would like to read the Woman with the Baby (102) and the close fitting skirt (79) Please

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Post by Carolin » July 18th, 2018, 10:44 pm

Thank you all!

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Post by Foon » July 19th, 2018, 10:57 am

Hi Carolin,
May I claim 70,72,74,75?
Foon - Constructive criticism is always welcome!

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Post by wordwork2 » July 19th, 2018, 2:10 pm

Here is the link to my recording of section 65:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/humorouspoems_065_brennan_128kb.mp3

File duration: 3:45

Thanks.

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Post by wordwork2 » July 19th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Hi Carolin!

Can I record sections 84, 85 and 86?

Thanks.

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Post by Carolin » July 19th, 2018, 10:52 pm

Thank you both :D

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Post by Twacker » July 20th, 2018, 12:16 am

DrPGould wrote:
July 18th, 2018, 6:54 pm
First a few technical items:
Thank you for the direction I will get right on it.


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Post by Carolin » July 20th, 2018, 6:01 am

thank you :D

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