[POETRY]"The Horses of the Hills, and other Verses", by Marie E. J. Pitt - dl

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Post by PSHarvey106 » December 30th, 2020, 9:07 pm

Hi,

Here are sections 37 and 39:

Section 37:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_37_pitt_128kb.mp3
(Running Time (2:16)


Section 39:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_39_pitt_128kb.mp3
(Running Time 2:16)


Thank you
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 30th, 2020, 9:18 pm

WhiskeySong wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 12:27 pm
I've finished one! (yay) but I have no idea if this is labeled correctly or where to go from here. I'd greatly appreciate any assistance! :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_01_pitt_128kb.mp3
Oh, & the file length is 3:25. :)

Here is the Preface @ 1:04
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_00_pitt_128kb.mp3
Hi, WhiskeySong!

What happens now is that I, as the BC (Book Coordinator) move the files to the MW (Magic Window) seen in the first post, and the DPL (Designated Proof Listener) for this project will check it, and then post either that it is PL-OK or that certain corrections are needed first. This may take a day or two, so if you check the thread each day, you will see what's what. In some of my projects (Victor J Daley, George Essex Evans, Roderic Quinn), I am the DPL as well as the BC, so it is a one-stage rather than a two-stage process. In this project, our DPL is "cadastra".

That said, I had a listen to some of your reading, as I always do when a new person arrives, and I was struck by the tone and timbre of your voice. It has the professional sound of a radio broadcaster ... have you ever done any work along these lines? At any rate, you might want to check out our Dramatic section, where Plays and Dramatic Readings are recorded. What happens there is that everybody records their lines from the play separately and they are then assembled into the finished product. The most prolific person running plays at the moment is ToddHW. The forum can be found here: viewforum.php?f=27 The forum thread will be tagged as either "FULL" or "OPEN", the latter indicating that there are still unfilled roles available. Hope to see you there!


Cheers,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."
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Victor J Daley George Essex Evans Roderic Quinn Mary Hannay Foott Marie E. J. Pitt James Hebblethwaite Shaw Neilson

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 30th, 2020, 9:20 pm

blueberrybear wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 2:28 pm
can I claim section 4
I've signed you up!

Thanks,
Chris
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » December 30th, 2020, 9:25 pm


Thank you! Queued for PL-ing.

Cheers,
Chris
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Post by cadastra » January 1st, 2021, 1:33 pm

WhiskeySong wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 2:07 pm
Here is the Preface @ 1:04

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_00_pitt_128kb.mp3
WhiskeySong wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 12:27 pm
I've finished one! (yay) but I have no idea if this is labeled correctly or where to go from here. I'd greatly appreciate any assistance! :)

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_01_pitt_128kb.mp3
Hi WhiskeySong,
Welcome to LibriVox. What a pleasure to proof-listen your sections--your voice is beautiful! I can tell that you are an actress. I have a few PL notes for you:

Section 0: 5 full seconds of silence are required at the end of every recording to avoid the potential that any reading will get cut off when the recording is downloaded onto mobile devices by listeners. Section 0 currently only has 3 seconds of silence.

Section 1: The beginning of the file should have a maximum of 1 second of silence (this file has 1 and change), and the end of the file has too much silence, at 7 seconds. Also, the volume is too loud at 91.8 dB. We aim for about 89 dB, with an acceptable range of 87-91 dB. (A larger range may be acceptable for some group projects, but given the brevity of each section in this project, I would like the volume to be consistent between files so that listeners are not constantly adjusting the volume on their end.) To adjust the volume in Audacity, select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify. In the Amplification box, enter the number -2.8 dB. Verify that the file is around 89 dB using Checker.

Again, great job. Just a few technical issues that can be ironed out in no time. Please edit and re-upload using the same file names. Post the updated file durations in the thread. Let me know if you have any questions!
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Post by cadastra » January 1st, 2021, 1:38 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
December 28th, 2020, 10:04 am
Section 3 - Reiver

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_03_pitt_128kb.mp3
2.08
Section 3 is PL OK. Great to hear your voice again, Alan!
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Post by cadastra » January 1st, 2021, 1:52 pm

PSHarvey106 wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Hi,

Here are section 11 and 18.

Section 11:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_11_pitt_128kb.mp3
(Running Time 3:11)


Section 18:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_18_pitt_128kb.mp3
(Running Time 1:57)


Thank you.
Both are PL OK.
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Post by cadastra » January 1st, 2021, 2:32 pm

PSHarvey106 wrote:
December 30th, 2020, 9:07 pm
Hi,

Here are sections 37 and 39:

Section 37:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_37_pitt_128kb.mp3
(Running Time (2:16)


Section 39:
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehill_39_pitt_128kb.mp3
(Running Time 2:16)


Thank you
Both are PL OK, Paul.
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Post by cadastra » January 1st, 2021, 2:53 pm

silverquill wrote:
December 27th, 2020, 11:44 pm
Here's some to get us started:

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_33_pitt_128kb.mp3 1:13
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_42_pitt_128kb.mp3 1:30
https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_49_pitt_128kb.mp3 2:14

I wasn't sure about the pronunciation of Ta Mahinna in the end of the third verse of "Bitter Sweet." It didn't seem to fit the rhyming pattern unless the "a" at the end is silent, but I read it as written. Let me know if you have any insight.
Sections 33 and 42 are PL OK. Section 49 has a misreading that affects the meaning of the poem at 01:07 ("petty altars" read as "pretty altars").
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Post by WhiskeySong » January 1st, 2021, 4:34 pm

Section 0: 5 full seconds of silence are required at the end of every recording to avoid the potential that any reading will get cut off when the recording is downloaded onto mobile devices by listeners. Section 0 currently only has 3 seconds of silence.

Section 1: The beginning of the file should have a maximum of 1 second of silence (this file has 1 and change), and the end of the file has too much silence, at 7 seconds. Also, the volume is too loud at 91.8 dB. We aim for about 89 dB, with an acceptable range of 87-91 dB. (A larger range may be acceptable for some group projects, but given the brevity of each section in this project, I would like the volume to be consistent between files so that listeners are not constantly adjusting the volume on their end.) To adjust the volume in Audacity, select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify. In the Amplification box, enter the number -2.8 dB. Verify that the file is around 89 dB using Checker.
I did download checker & ran everything through it & it passed, since my test had to be redone bcuz it was 86... I will make the alterations.
Thanx for the positive feedback :9:
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Post by WhiskeySong » January 1st, 2021, 5:11 pm

Okay, second try... I'm still learning my DAW (reaper) if anyone has any hints about how to make a recording exactly 89db I'd be all over that info, I basically just adjusted the volume to get it close enough... :?

Hopefully these pass your inspection, checker said they were okay.


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_00_pitt_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_01_pitt_128kb.mp3
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 1st, 2021, 5:56 pm

WhiskeySong wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 5:11 pm
Okay, second try... I'm still learning my DAW (reaper) if anyone has any hints about how to make a recording exactly 89db I'd be all over that info, I basically just adjusted the volume to get it close enough... :?

Hopefully these pass your inspection, checker said they were okay.


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_00_pitt_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_01_pitt_128kb.mp3
Requeued for Spot PL.

This app will both check and if necessary adjust to 89db: https://mp3gain.en.softonic.com/download?utm_source=SEM&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=EN_AUST_DSA&gclid=CjwKCAiArbv_BRA8EiwAYGs23NR3RRAMLvjeTsxsldZZhlsH7HW343Eiuzms3dESXOcaXo3Gg0re2RoCVd0QAvD_BwE

Thanks,
Chris
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Post by cadastra » January 2nd, 2021, 9:14 pm

WhiskeySong wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 5:11 pm
Okay, second try... I'm still learning my DAW (reaper) if anyone has any hints about how to make a recording exactly 89db I'd be all over that info, I basically just adjusted the volume to get it close enough... :?

Hopefully these pass your inspection, checker said they were okay.


https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_00_pitt_128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/horsesofthehills_01_pitt_128kb.mp3
Section 1 is PL OK, and the volume is perfect! Section 0 has six seconds of silence now--we've gone the other direction! Did you know that there is an easy way to see exactly how long a selection of silence is? If you look at the Audacity window, there is a dropdown menu at the lower right corner of the screen (down below the waveform). Choose "Length and End of Selection" and you will be able to highlight the silence and see how long it is. I took a screenshot of my screen so you can see what I am talking about (look for the black arrow): https://ibb.co/pXgXsDJ. (Note that the file pictured is not yours--I reuse the photo every so often for new readers.)
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Post by aradlaw » January 2nd, 2021, 9:45 pm

WhiskeySong wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 5:11 pm
Okay, second try... I'm still learning my DAW (reaper) if anyone has any hints about how to make a recording exactly 89db I'd be all over that info, I basically just adjusted the volume to get it close enough... :?
You can check your volume using our Checker program - see info at http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker
You will find the volume in decibels on the Information tab. For your information, we look for around 89 dB (87-91 is OK) it does not have to see exact. :wink:
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Post by WhiskeySong » January 3rd, 2021, 12:48 am

Yes, my DAW is Reaper. I will repair & repost. Thx
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