[Full] Poems by Speranza, by Lady Jane Francesca Wilde-mas

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swouters1
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Post by swouters1 » May 5th, 2020, 8:34 pm

Also, could I claim the remaining poems?

20 The Exodus
43 Shadows From Life
68 Undiné
71 The Ideal

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Post by cadastra » May 5th, 2020, 8:34 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 7:01 am
Section 64 - Servian Song

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poems_64_wilde_128kb.mp3
1:44

Can I add section 26 (Fall of the Tyrants) to my list?
Section 64 is PL OK.
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Post by adr6090 » May 6th, 2020, 8:16 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poems_47_wilde_128kb.mp3 time 1:46

Here is the edited poem and thank you Cadastra for mentioned how nice the poems sounded.
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Post by silverquill » May 7th, 2020, 11:09 am

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Post by julianpratley » May 7th, 2020, 3:42 pm

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Post by silverquill » May 8th, 2020, 11:52 am

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Post by julianpratley » May 8th, 2020, 3:53 pm

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Post by julianpratley » May 9th, 2020, 6:35 pm

93 is ready for PL
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Post by cadastra » May 10th, 2020, 7:10 pm

Welcome to LibriVox. You have a perfect reading voice, and we are glad to have you. We usually ask that new readers complete a 1-Minute Test to ensure that all technical specifications are correct. However, I have checked 1-Minute Tests before; thus, I can treat your sections like your 1-Minute Test. I have a couple of notes for you up front; these are for ALL of your sections.

Technical specifications: Have you heard of Checker? You can check the technical specifications of your files against LibriVox standards using the program - https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker. We require the technical specifications outlined in the LibriVox wiki here. There are currently a number of technical issues with your files.

1. The bit rate of every file is 76 kbps variable and should be 128 kbps constant. To fix the bit rate, watch this video or follow these instructions:
1. Go to File / Export Audio
2. Open Options in the lower right corner
3. Select the following settings: Bit Rate Mode: Constant / Quality 128 kbps
4. Press OK
N.B. There is no need to adjust the file format each time you save a recording as these settings will persist.

2. The volume of the files is inconsistent. Most fall out of LibriVox's target volume range of 87-91 db. We aim for about 89 dB. You can adjust the input volume before recording to avoid using the amplify feature in Audacity during post-processing. The input volume is the level at which your recording device is receiving your voice while you read. You want to avoid having it set too low or too high. For more information on how to set the input volume, visit this page in the LibriVox wiki.

Adjusting the input volume will help in the future, but the sections you have already recorded will need to be either amplified or de-amplified depending on the file's volume. Check the volume via Checker. In Audacity, select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify. In the Amplification box, enter the number of dB you want to amplify or de-amplify by. Verify that the files are around 89 dB using Checker. I have noted the volume of each file below for reference.

Here are my PL notes for individual sections, in addition to above:

Section 52 is PL OK other than the bit rate and volume of 93.5 dB (too loud).

Section 53 PL notes:
0:03 Click
0:37 Breath hits the microphone loudly ("rose wreaths")
Bit rate incorrect, volume 87.6 (acceptable)

Section 54 PL notes:
0:05 Before beginning the poem, after the disclaimer, please read the poem's subtitle: "From the Portuguese of Camoens, Um mover d'olhos brando e piadoso"
1:14 Need 5 seconds of silence at end (currently only 4 seconds)
Bit rate incorrect, volume 87.2 dB (acceptable)

Section 55 is PL OK other than the bit rate (89.9 dB, acceptable).

Section 56 is PL OK other than the bit rate and volume of 84.7 dB (too quiet).

Section 61 PL notes:
0:06 Before beginning the poem, after the disclaimer, please read the poem's subtitle: "From the Portuguese"
Bit rate incorrect, volume 86.3 dB (too quiet)

Section 65 PL notes:
0:06 Before beginning the poem, after the disclaimer, please read the poem's subtitle: "From the Spanish - 16th century, Como estoy alegre"
0:50 Need 5 seconds of silence at end (currently only 4 seconds)
Bit rate incorrect, volume 87.3 dB (acceptable)

Section 66 PL notes:
0:05 Before beginning the poem, after the disclaimer, please read the poem's subtitle: "From the Danish"
2:12 Need 5 seconds of silence at end (currently only 4 seconds)
Bit rate incorrect, volume 88.2 dB (acceptable)

Section 56 is PL OK other than the bit rate and volume of 86.9 dB (too quiet).

Please make the noted corrections and re-upload the files using the same file names. Post the links and durations in this thread. The extensive amount of corrections noted is why we encourage readers to submit a 1-Minute Test. If you want to submit just one poem at first for spot PL, I can check to make sure the settings are correct. I do understand how much time and effort you have already put into the recordings, and I hope you don't stop now! You have a lovely voice and I hope to hear many more poems from you. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Post by cadastra » May 10th, 2020, 8:44 pm

Sections 79-83 are PL OK.
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Post by silverquill » May 10th, 2020, 8:50 pm

cadastra wrote:
May 10th, 2020, 8:44 pm
Sections 79-83 are PL OK.
Thanks so much!
I worked hard to get all of my corrections done so they would pass your grest listening ears!
Thanks for all of your hard work on this project. :)
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Post by alanmapstone » May 11th, 2020, 9:45 am

Section59 - Ignez de Castro

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poems_59_wilde_128kb.mp3
4:32

This is a superb poem :9:
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by julianpratley » May 11th, 2020, 3:50 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
May 11th, 2020, 9:45 am
Section59 - Ignez de Castro

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/poems_59_wilde_128kb.mp3
4:32

This is a superb poem :9:
Thanks!
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Post by cadastra » May 11th, 2020, 7:29 pm

Section 93 PL notes:
01:30 Misread "why we, made by God" as "why we, made of God"
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