COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 206 - rap

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stoney
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Post by stoney » July 16th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Hi Rapunzelina,

I applied the noise reduction and re-uploaded my poem! Here is the updated link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_deathofoldyear_sdt_128kb.mp3

Sincerely,
Simone
Rapunzelina wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 3:02 am
stoney wrote:
July 13th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Hi Rapunzelina,

Thank you! Sure, I should apply the Noise Reduction?

Simone
Hi Simone! Yes, I would suggest applying the noise reduction, but the final decision is yours. You can try it, and if you like the noise-cleaned version better, go ahead and upload your updated recording. If you don't like it better (since noise reduction doesn't work with all kinds of noises so it might not give good results) we will keep the first version :D

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Post by k5hsj » July 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 5:04 am
Just one PL note for "To Jake", Winston, as it is missing the "End of poem" phrase.
Corrected file uploaded. New duration is 1:05. Congratulations on your anniversary at the helm of SPC, Rapunzelina. I missed that announcement earlier. Poetry does seem to be getting more popular on your watch. :clap:
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Hiranmayi
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Post by Hiranmayi » July 16th, 2020, 10:14 pm

Hello! Thank you so much for feedback! I have tried to reduce the background noise as much as I could.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_wheretheresawilltheresaway_hg_128kb.mp3

Thank you again!
Hiranmayi

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 17th, 2020, 12:58 am

stoney wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Hi Rapunzelina,

I applied the noise reduction and re-uploaded my poem! Here is the updated link:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_deathofoldyear_sdt_128kb.mp3

Sincerely,
Simone
Thank you, Simon! Noise Reduction worked quite well! Now marked PL OK in the Magic Window.
k5hsj wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Congratulations on your anniversary at the helm of SPC, Rapunzelina. I missed that announcement earlier. Poetry does seem to be getting more popular on your watch. :clap:
Thank you :9:
Also, file checked and now PL OK!
Hiranmayi wrote:
July 16th, 2020, 10:14 pm
Hello! Thank you so much for feedback! I have tried to reduce the background noise as much as I could.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_wheretheresawilltheresaway_hg_128kb.mp3

Thank you again!
Hiranmayi
Thank you, Hiranmayi! It's much better! :thumbs:

MichaelMaggs
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Post by MichaelMaggs » July 18th, 2020, 9:12 am

Here's one from me.

"The Voice" by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_voice_mm_128kb.mp3 @ 1.22
Text: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/hardy01.html#8

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Post by sonofcoltas » July 18th, 2020, 1:43 pm

The Charge of the Light Brigade by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/tenny03.html#6
Duration: 2:21
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_chargeofthelightbrigade_atk_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 19th, 2020, 1:32 pm

Thank you, Michael and Andrew! :9: Magic Window updated with PL OKs :clap:

Andrew, welcome to the Poetry Collection! This is the first time I hear your reading and I stand impressed! Impressive poem, and a reading that makes it stand out.

quillnib
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Post by quillnib » July 20th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Hi, please check my first Librivox recodring below.

Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? by William Knox (17 August 1789–12 November 1825)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/knox01.html#1
Duration: 03:34
MP3 URL:https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_oh_why_should_the_spirit_of_mortal_be_proud_cj_128kb.mp3

Please list my name in the catalog as Charlie Joseph.

Hiranmayi
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Post by Hiranmayi » July 20th, 2020, 2:41 pm

Hello! Here's another contribution from me

The wanderer by Zoe Akins (1886-1958)

Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/akins01.html#3

Duration: 31.5

MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_thewanderer_hg_128kb.mp3

Thank you
Hiranmayi

Hiranmayi
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Post by Hiranmayi » July 20th, 2020, 2:44 pm

Hi! here's a third contribution from me

Life by Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/books/bronte/bronte12.html#life

Duration: 01:12.4

MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_life_hg_128kb.mp3

Thank you!
Hiranmayi

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 21st, 2020, 3:23 am

quillnib wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 12:39 pm
Hi, please check my first Librivox recodring below.

Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? by William Knox (17 August 1789–12 November 1825)
Text URL: https://www.theotherpages.org/poems/knox01.html#1
Duration: 03:34
MP3 URL:https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_oh_why_should_the_spirit_of_mortal_be_proud_cj_128kb.mp3

Please list my name in the catalog as Charlie Joseph.
Congratulations on your first Librivox recording! :clap: Thank you for contributing in the Poetry Collection!
Your recording is PL OK and added in the Magic Window. Just one comment on the filename, the title should be typed with no spaces or underscores, like so spc206_ohwhyshouldspiritofmortalbeproud_cj_128kb. No worries about this one, I will tweak it during cataloguing :D
Hiranmayi wrote:
July 20th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Hello! Here's another contribution from me

Hi! here's a third contribution from me

Thank you!
Hiranmayi
Hello Hiranmayi! Thank you for your poems!
I would still suggest the Noise Reduction effect. You could make two passes with softer settings, rather than one pass with aggressive settings.
For example, soft settings:
Noise Reduction: 10
Sensitivity: 3
Frequency smoothing: 2

Feel free to upload noise-cleaned versions of your recordings if you try Noise Reduction and you like the result. Either way, your recordings are in the Magic Window, marked PL OK!
Noise Reduction guide for Audacity: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Noisecleaning_With_Pics#Clean_up_the_Noise:_Audacity_versions_from_2.1.0

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Post by Hiranmayi » July 21st, 2020, 4:46 am

For both poems or for Charlotte bronte poem? I will try making changes as you suggested
Thank you
Hiranmayi

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 21st, 2020, 5:11 am

Yes, I get the same amount of background noise in both recordings. I am listening through headphones. If you have, you can listen through headphones too, for more detailed sound, then you can listen better what kind of results noise reduction is producing, if any. Thanks!

Hiranmayi
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Post by Hiranmayi » July 21st, 2020, 5:55 am

Hello, I have tried to clear the background noise using the settings you suggested. I think it's better than the previous ones. Hope this works

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_life_hg_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc206_thewanderer_hg_128kb.mp3

Thank you
Hiranmayi

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Post by Rapunzelina » July 21st, 2020, 1:34 pm

Thank you, Hiranmayi!
I think Noise Reduction is a useful tool, and if you get background noise in your recordings, it's good that you are getting familiar with applying it :D :thumbs:

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