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Post by silverquill » January 14th, 2021, 11:35 am

Tsinaymel wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 8:02 pm
I would like to record the following:
9, 25, 26, 31, 43, 44, 50, 85, 86, 87
Thanks!
You're in for these.
~ Larry



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Post by Ambsweet13 » January 14th, 2021, 7:24 pm

Can I also claim sections 62, 63, 68, 70, 80, and 88?
A.M.B. :roll:
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Post by silverquill » January 14th, 2021, 10:05 pm

mleigh wrote:
January 3rd, 2021, 8:37 am
May I have the following sections:

9 The Riot
41 Miss Doane
71 The Prophet

Thanks,

M
Thanks!
Sorry I missed these. :oops:
Please see my PM to you.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » January 14th, 2021, 10:08 pm

FrigidBones wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 3:39 pm
Hi!

Can I claim 49, 54, 62, 86. I love these!

Thanks!
Thank you!
I've put you in for these, except for 86 which is assigned to another read because I missed this earlier claim, and it has already been recorded. I apologize for my mistake. I'm looking forward to hearing you read these poems!
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » January 14th, 2021, 10:09 pm

PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 6:30 pm
Hi,

If they are available, I would like to record sections: 8, 20, 27.

Thank you.
Thanks, Paul!
You are in for these.
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » January 14th, 2021, 10:12 pm

Ambsweet13 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:24 pm
Can I also claim sections 62, 63, 68, 70, 80, and 88?
I've put you in for all of these except for 62 for which there was a prior claim that I hadn't got in the MW yet.
I'll PL you sections in the morning.

And, thank you so much for your PL of my sections.
I've fixed 30.
:9:
~ Larry


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Post by silverquill » January 15th, 2021, 8:36 am

~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » January 15th, 2021, 8:45 am

Tsinaymel wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 8:06 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_09_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:58
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_25_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:57
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_26_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 1:09
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_31_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 1:20
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_43_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:54
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_44_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:35
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_50_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_85_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:43
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_86_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:48
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_87_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 1:03

You will see other files out there with something wrong with the file name. Please ignore those. Thanks.
Thank you for recording these!
The reading itself is fine, and the specs are OK except for the volume which is too low for ALL of these.
Our target is a volume of 89 dB with an acceptable range of 86-91 dB. These all fall in a range of 81 to 84 dB

Here are two programs that I use to adjust the volume of recordings:

1. CHECKER
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker>CHECKER.

This little program was written specifically for LibriVox, and is very easy to use.
Just drag your file to the Checker window, and it will quickly check it for all LibriVox specifications and give you a report.

One of the measurements is the volume in decibels. Use the Amplify feature under the Effect menu in Audacity to adjust the volume, by setting the value to plus or minus to bring the recording close to the LV target of 89 dB.

2. ReplayGain
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

This article will introduce you to ReplayGain, which is a plugin specifically for Audacity. There is a link to download it and a link to a tutorial on how to use it. Once installed, it is easy to use. Depending on your version of Audacity, it will appear either in the Analyze menu or the Effects menu. ReplayGain can be selected to analyze the recording, giving a reading of how many decibels, plus or minus, that the recording is off from the target. It is then easy to use the Audacity Amplify feature to make the adjustment before exporting the file.

Once you have the volume on these corrected, upload them under the same file name and I will check them.

Volume check should just be part of your routine when recording. I would suggest making some adjustments in your recording setup -- probably as simple as adjusting the input gain in Audacity or maybe being closer to your microphone. Once you have all of this down you won't have to worry about it so much. Just a lot to get used to at the beginning, but you're off to a good start. :)
~ Larry

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Post by NoelVox » January 15th, 2021, 8:05 pm

Hello,

Can I take parts 4 and 39? I was regularly posting prior to a computer meltdown. I have a new PC and am set up again with Audacity updated to Librivox specs, but I thought it best to "start small" on this first return recording :) Thanks!

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Post by silverquill » January 15th, 2021, 9:19 pm

NoelVox wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 8:05 pm
Hello,

Can I take parts 4 and 39? I was regularly posting prior to a computer meltdown. I have a new PC and am set up again with Audacity updated to Librivox specs, but I thought it best to "start small" on this first return recording :) Thanks!
Welcome back!
We'll get you started back with these.

Had a HD crash awhile back and it's the pits, for sure.
Still haven't got all my data back . . . .
~ Larry

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Post by Tsinaymel » January 16th, 2021, 1:22 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 8:45 am
Tsinaymel wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 8:06 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_09_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:58
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_25_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:57
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_26_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 1:09
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_31_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 1:20
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_43_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:54
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_44_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:35
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_50_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_85_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:43
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_86_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 0:48
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/anthologyofmassachusettspoets_87_braithwaite_128kb.mp3 1:03

You will see other files out there with something wrong with the file name. Please ignore those. Thanks.
Thank you for recording these!
The reading itself is fine, and the specs are OK except for the volume which is too low for ALL of these.
Our target is a volume of 89 dB with an acceptable range of 86-91 dB. These all fall in a range of 81 to 84 dB

Here are two programs that I use to adjust the volume of recordings:

1. CHECKER
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker>CHECKER.

This little program was written specifically for LibriVox, and is very easy to use.
Just drag your file to the Checker window, and it will quickly check it for all LibriVox specifications and give you a report.

One of the measurements is the volume in decibels. Use the Amplify feature under the Effect menu in Audacity to adjust the volume, by setting the value to plus or minus to bring the recording close to the LV target of 89 dB.

2. ReplayGain
https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity

This article will introduce you to ReplayGain, which is a plugin specifically for Audacity. There is a link to download it and a link to a tutorial on how to use it. Once installed, it is easy to use. Depending on your version of Audacity, it will appear either in the Analyze menu or the Effects menu. ReplayGain can be selected to analyze the recording, giving a reading of how many decibels, plus or minus, that the recording is off from the target. It is then easy to use the Audacity Amplify feature to make the adjustment before exporting the file.

Once you have the volume on these corrected, upload them under the same file name and I will check them.

Volume check should just be part of your routine when recording. I would suggest making some adjustments in your recording setup -- probably as simple as adjusting the input gain in Audacity or maybe being closer to your microphone. Once you have all of this down you won't have to worry about it so much. Just a lot to get used to at the beginning, but you're off to a good start. :)
Ran MP3Gain to correct volume in each file. Ran checker. Files reuploaded. These "should" be ok now. Will check back to make sure all reach PL OK in MW. Thanks!

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