(COMPLETE) A Lover's Diary, by Gilbert Parker - philc

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Post by msfry » September 29th, 2017, 4:43 pm

silverquill wrote:Your pending sections are PL OK, Michele!
Ah, Larry, I see you are back! Thank you for PL'ing my pieces and updating the MW. We are all caught up now.
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Post by simonettix » October 1st, 2017, 4:03 pm

Hello!
May I try reading sections 30-36?

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Post by msfry » October 1st, 2017, 5:27 pm

simonettix wrote:Hello!
May I try reading sections 30-36?
Certainly, and welcome to the project. I will add you to the Magic Window right now!
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Post by simonettix » October 2nd, 2017, 5:06 am

Hi!
Here are the uploads for the booked sections:
* Section 30 - The Choice (01:17)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_30_parker_128kb.mp3
* Section 31 - Recognition (01:03)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_31_parker_128kb.mp3
*Section 32 - The Way of Dreams (01:11)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_32_parker_128kb.mp3
*Section 33 - The Accolade (01:05)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_32_parker_128kb.mp3
* Section 34 - Fallen Idols (01:02)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_34_parker_128kb.mp3
* Section 35 - Tennyson (01:06)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_35_parker_128kb.mp3
*Section 36 - Dreams (01:06)
http://uploads.librivox.org/philchenevert/loversdiary_36_parker_128kb.mp3

Looking forward for the feedback,
Best regards,
Simona

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Post by msfry » October 2nd, 2017, 7:49 am

Simona, this looks like a lot of comments, but really they are mostly technical, nothing about your delivery, so don't despair!!!!!

Section 33 appears to be mis-named as 32. Please rename the file and upload with the proper file name, then repost the link here.

34, 35, and 36 received warnings from Checker that the background noise is too high. These files could benefit from a bit of noise cleaning. I ran 36 through Noise Cleaning at these settings 7/4/2/reduce, twice, and uploaded it with the filename 36NCmtf, for you to listen to, here:

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_36NRmtf_parker_128kb.mp3

If you like the result, you can apply this same procedure to your files and upload again. If you need help with this Effect (obtaining a Noise Profile and applying the procedure), please let me know.

30, 31 and 32 pass Checker, but I still find the background noise a bit raspy. You could apply the above procedure to these files as well, making the whole block of poems sound similar.
On 32 especially, I notice absolute silence between phrases but noise within phrases, which could indicate an abrasive level of noise cleaning. I'm advised that 2 gentle passes are better than one harsh pass, so you may want to adjust your settings.

Additionally
All Intros require between .5 and 1 second of silence. You can achieve this by copying some silence from the end, and pasting it at the beginning, which will nicely match the background noise of the rest of the poem.

All Outros should be 5 seconds.

Only one recording error.
34
:37 "Because of these shall puny sages shake", puny rhymes with looney, moonie, not money, or pony. In other words, long u. (If you need help splicing in a word seamlessly, I can PM you my technique.)

Everything else sounds wonderful! Nice expressive voice, and great job interpreting these sonnets! Keep up the good work.
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Post by simonettix » October 2nd, 2017, 11:32 am

Thank you for the feedback, dear Michele! It has been really helpful! I was not too happy with than remaining background noise either...but I did not know how to reduce it without making the whole recording sound too...metallic...I have applied the smoother, gradual reduction as you have advised and it sounds indeed a bit better. Thank you for the tip! In the long run, I should buy a better microphone. Here are the new uploads:

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_30_parker_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_31_parker_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_32_parker_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_33_parker_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_34_parker_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_35_parker_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/loversdiary_36_parker_128kb.mp3

I really hope these are a bit better.
Thank you for the feedback and encouragements!
Best regards,
Simona

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Post by msfry » October 2nd, 2017, 11:47 am

Much better! 30-36 are PL OK. :clap:
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Post by simonettix » October 2nd, 2017, 11:51 am

Thank you! :)


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Post by msfry » October 7th, 2017, 7:30 am

Thanks, Larry. Look forward to listening today. :D
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Post by msfry » October 7th, 2017, 8:58 am

Larry, all these sections are PL OK. Not sure why but I detected a heightened level of sensitivity in these poems, maybe it was Mr. Parker, or maybe it was your delivery. Very enjoyable.
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Post by silverquill » October 7th, 2017, 7:36 pm

Thank you, Michele. I think these are very expressive poems and very enjoyable to read. Unless you think it is too much, I'd be glad to take the remaining open ones and we can move this near to completion. 51-56

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Post by msfry » October 7th, 2017, 7:54 pm

51-56 are yours, Larry.
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Post by msfry » October 14th, 2017, 8:16 am

51-56 are PL OK. Thanks, Larry :D

My favorite of this batch, I Have Beheld. It could have been written for Kennedy's assassination, 9-11, Kent State, or for any other murder or terrorist attack we have suffered through together as a nation. What a magnificently poignant poem! Short, sweet, to the point. World class, I think.
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