[POETRY]The Poetry of South Africa, Alexander Wilmot - mas

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Post by SPly » November 21st, 2017, 9:45 am

SPly wrote:
silverquill wrote:
SPly wrote:
Thank you so much for letting me do this poem!
I finished it today
it is 2min, 37sec, long
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poetryofsouthafrica_75_wilmot_128kb.mp3

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Thanks, Sarah! Just a couple of technical issues to take care of before I put this in the MW.
First, the name format for this volume requires three digits because we have over 100 sections. So, please rename this file, poetryofsouthafrica_075_wilmot_128kb.mp3 when you upload it again.
Second, we require 5 seconds of silence at the end an you have left just 2.

Just make these corrections, upload the file again, post the link and file length here in the forum.

Just as a note -- there is quite a bit of distortion to the recording that is probably the result of excessive post-recording correction -- noise cleaning or amplification. No need to change anything on this recording, but something to keep in mind for future recordings.

Thanks so much for reading. :thumbs:
Thanks for the info, I will have that fixed and posted by tomorrow!



Here it is (2:39)
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poetryofsouthafrica_075_wilmot_128kb.mp3
I was wondering what distortion is, and how to fix it. (I'm a newbie) :help:

Thank You So Much!

Sarah

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 21st, 2017, 8:16 pm

Sarah,

If you poke around on the controls for your microphone, it may have a noise cancellation feature. That's great when you are doing a Skype call, but not so good when you are recording an audiobook. If you find something like that, you want to turn it off. You'll get a bit of background noise when you record, but Audacity has very good tools for cleaning out the noise which don't damage the sound quality in the way auto noise cancellation on a mic will.

MaryAnn

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Post by SPly » November 30th, 2017, 8:43 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:Sarah,

If you poke around on the controls for your microphone, it may have a noise cancellation feature. That's great when you are doing a Skype call, but not so good when you are recording an audiobook. If you find something like that, you want to turn it off. You'll get a bit of background noise when you record, but Audacity has very good tools for cleaning out the noise which don't damage the sound quality in the way auto noise cancellation on a mic will.

MaryAnn
thanks, mine doesn't have a noise-canceling feature.
thank you though!

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Post by carteki » December 17th, 2017, 4:13 am

TrudiBvoice wrote:Hi, after much delay I have re-recorded and hope this meets the specs. Sorry it took so long.
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3 2:19
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3 3:05
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3 2:44
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3 2:18

I look forward to hearing an OK. Thanks!
Please update the MW for the CORRECT FILE NAME. The files in the MW are NOT PL OK.

Kim

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Post by carteki » December 17th, 2017, 6:09 am

PL Notes

Aravagarwal
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Filename is incorrect. Please correct to this format: poetryofsouthafrica_001_wilmot_128kb
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Filename is incorrect. Please correct to this format: poetryofsouthafrica_001_wilmot_128kb

Kitty
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
1m19 - "smouse" pronunciation https://forvo.com/word/af/smouse/#af

Silverquill
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
11s - "hoek" mumbled. Listen here.
1m42 hesitation in reading
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
6m51 duplicate phrase
10m64 ""memory"" sounds like "memore"

Mamsandy
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
1/2 to 1s at start.
5s at end.
Filename incorrect

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Filename is incorrect
Volume is too loud. I would run the compressor function before nomalising the volume using ReplayGain.
Ending silence should be 5s.

Pyledriver
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
3m27 - note pronounciation of Assagai. Said to rhyme with "Fly". Listen at 10s https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... iation.mp3

Please let me know if you have any questions

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Post by Kitty » December 17th, 2017, 1:01 pm

I never heard of this word before, so thanks for that

here is the corrected version, only that one line re-recorded "and smouse around and peddle". The rest stays the same:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:32 min.

Sonia

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Post by carteki » December 18th, 2017, 4:02 am

Kitty wrote:
I never heard of this word before, so thanks for that

here is the corrected version, only that one line re-recorded "and smouse around and peddle". The rest stays the same:

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Recording time: 2:32 min.

Sonia
Spot PL Ok. Thank you.

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Post by Kitty » December 22nd, 2017, 3:54 am

I'll claim two more in here, Larry :)

72 Hon. William Porter, C.M.G
73 Ode on the British Settlers' Year of Jubilee

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Post by silverquill » December 22nd, 2017, 8:56 am

Kitty wrote:I'll claim two more in here, Larry :)

72 Hon. William Porter, C.M.G
73 Ode on the British Settlers' Year of Jubilee

Sonia
Wonderful, thanks so much.. :clap:

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Post by Kitty » December 22nd, 2017, 10:37 am

here they are....in 73 there were names galore (politicians I guess) which I didn't know at all, so I hope I'm not maiming their names too much.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:18 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:14 min.

Sonia

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Post by silverquill » December 22nd, 2017, 12:42 pm

Kitty wrote:here they are....in 73 there were names galore (politicians I guess) which I didn't know at all, so I hope I'm not maiming their names too much.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Recording time: 4:18 min.

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspi ... _128kb.mp3
Recording time: 7:14 min.

Sonia
Thanks, Sonia. In the MW Ready for PL

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Post by catharmaiden » January 13th, 2018, 5:07 pm

I would like to claim this very intriguing poem named: The Flight of the Amakosa (65)

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Post by silverquill » January 13th, 2018, 8:08 pm

catharmaiden wrote:
January 13th, 2018, 5:07 pm
I would like to claim this very intriguing poem named: The Flight of the Amakosa (65)

Sandra
Thank you!

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