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Post by Lynnet » January 1st, 2021, 10:40 am

Letters from Hell PL OK
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Post by Lynnet » January 1st, 2021, 12:38 pm

Red Rover

A couple of technical issues:
We need a constant bit rate of 128 kbps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l54FyB3wLpA
The volume is too low. It comes in at 80dB and we look for 89dB (although 86-92 is usually acceptable. Please amplify by about 9dB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_z607awyLw At 29:17 you have a peak that will prevent amplification. Select that one spot and reduce it to a similar volume to the rest of the file (amplify by, say, -8) then amplify the whole file.
You will then need to do some noise cleaning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

Increase the beginning silence to between .5 and 1 second
~0:18 Please repeat the title of the book
~1:20 stumble "in the immediate vicinity"
~1:26 stumble "mercantile sagacity"
~1:35 truncated word "foolish" for "foolishness"
~2:00 truncated word "resort" for "resorted
~2:10 skipped word "amity"
~2:30 added word "in its impression"
~2:48 missed word "imbibe"
~2:54 I hear "the distinguished in the races of men" should be "the distinctions in the races of men"
~3:12 added word "ungracious in deportment"
~3:25 I hear "first pallable" should be "first palpable"

I stopped listening here, as it appears you have submitted an unedited file. It is important to stick as closely as possible to the text, and submit a file that is ready for publication whenever possible. It is the reader's responsibility to ensure this is the case. Please edit your file and resubmit using the same file name.

I notice there is only about 1 second at the end of your recording, and that includes a noticeable thump. We need 5 seconds of silence at the end (and no thump).
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 1st, 2021, 2:23 pm

Here comes some poetry

Title: Pan Balcer w Brazylji
Author: Maria Konopnicka (1842-1910)

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/fc08_panbalcer_pn81_128kb.mp3
Duration 12:43
Source text: https://polona.pl/item/poezje-t-10-pan-balcer-w-brazylji,NjA5NTg2/5/#info:metadata (scan includes the publication date, i.e 1925)
The author on Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Konopnicka
The work on Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Balcer_w_Brazylii

It's the initial fragment (part 1 of book 1, really) of a long epic poem telling the story of a group of Polish rural emigrants going to Brazil. The narrator is one Balcer, the village blacksmith.
Last year I visited a museum of emmigration where I first heard of this work. Apparently, the author took 6 years to research and write it, and I can say that a lot of the details she mentions agree perfectly with what I learned in the museum about the transatlantic voyages of poor emigrants. I hope to be able to read the whole for LibriVox at some point and this recording serves as a trial sample. Hopefully, I'll enjoy reading the rest.
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Post by Lynnet » January 1st, 2021, 2:48 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 2:23 pm
Here comes some poetry

Title: Pan Balcer w Brazylji
Author: Maria Konopnicka (1842-1910)

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/fc08_panbalcer_pn81_128kb.mp3
Duration 12:43
Source text: https://polona.pl/item/poezje-t-10-pan-balcer-w-brazylji,NjA5NTg2/5/#info:metadata (scan includes the publication date, i.e 1925)
The author on Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Konopnicka
The work on Wikipedia: https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan_Balcer_w_Brazylii

It's the initial fragment (part 1 of book 1, really) of a long epic poem telling the story of a group of Polish rural emigrants going to Brazil. The narrator is one Balcer, the village blacksmith.
Last year I visited a museum of emmigration where I first heard of this work. Apparently, the author took 6 years to research and write it, and I can say that a lot of the details she mentions agree perfectly with what I learned in the museum about the transatlantic voyages of poor emigrants. I hope to be able to read the whole for LibriVox at some point and this recording serves as a trial sample. Hopefully, I'll enjoy reading the rest.
Sounds fascinating!
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Post by Peter Why » January 1st, 2021, 2:55 pm

And another fragment of a long poem (this is just the Introduction):

Title: The Song of Hiawatha
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Song_of_Hiawatha

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow

Text source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/fc08_songhiawatha_py_128kb.mp3
(5.51)

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Post by Lynnet » January 1st, 2021, 2:58 pm

Peter Why wrote:
January 1st, 2021, 2:55 pm
And another fragment of a long poem:

Title: The Song of Hiawatha
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Song_of_Hiawatha

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wadsworth_Longfellow

Text source: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/19

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/fc08_songhiawatha_py_128kb.mp3
(5.51)

Peter
Thank you (I might be able to follow this one :wink: )
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Post by Lynnet » January 2nd, 2021, 8:42 am

Pan Balcer w Brazylji
The volume is just outside the acceptable range at 85.8 dB
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Post by Lynnet » January 2nd, 2021, 8:50 am

The Song of Hiawatha PL OK
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Post by Piotrek81 » January 2nd, 2021, 12:12 pm

Lynnet wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 8:42 am
Pan Balcer w Brazylji
The volume is just outside the acceptable range at 85.8 dB
Amplified and re-uploaded :)
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Post by Lynnet » January 2nd, 2021, 1:52 pm

Piotrek81 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 12:12 pm
Lynnet wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 8:42 am
Pan Balcer w Brazylji
The volume is just outside the acceptable range at 85.8 dB
Amplified and re-uploaded :)
Thank you. PL OK.
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 2nd, 2021, 1:59 pm

Is it cheating to submit the first chapter of your Solo project here? :wink: :? :wink:

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Post by Lynnet » January 2nd, 2021, 2:21 pm

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 1:59 pm
Is it cheating to submit the first chapter of your Solo project here? :wink: :? :wink:

Annie
You would need to do a separate recording. We don’t allow readers to submit the same recording for two different projects.
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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 2nd, 2021, 2:22 pm

Lynnet wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 2:21 pm

You would need to do a separate recording. We don’t allow readers to submit the same recording for two different projects.
That makes sense!

Annie

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Post by Peter Why » January 4th, 2021, 1:25 am

And here's another ... I plan to read the whole book some time. I've read just the preface, as the dissertation itself is a single block of text.

Title: Dissertation on Oriental Gardening. (published 1773)

Author: Sir William Chambers (23 February 1723 – 10 March 1796)
Wiki on author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Chambers_(architect)

Text source: https://archive.org/details/dissertationonor00cham/page/n7/mode/2up

Upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/fc08_orientalgardening_py_128kb.mp3
(13.11)

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Post by Lynnet » January 4th, 2021, 8:01 am

Peter Why wrote:
January 4th, 2021, 1:25 am
And here's another ... I plan to read the whole book some time. I've read just the preface, as the dissertation itself is a single block of text.

Title: Dissertation on Oriental Gardening. (published 1773)

Author: Sir William Chambers (23 February 1723 – 10 March 1796)
Wiki on author: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Chambers_(architect)

Text source: https://archive.org/details/dissertationonor00cham/page/n7/mode/2up

Upload: https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/fc08_orientalgardening_py_128kb.mp3
(13.11)

Peter
Thank you
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