lurcherlover wrote: bubbaspeare wrote:
I did my Librivox test, got distracted, and still haven't done the short poem Librivox Admin recommend doing. Would like to give Reaper a try for that
A short poem would be a good test for using Reaper from the free trial download. You could record it several times and edit between different versions. If you want advice on shortcuts, setting up a customised version, or anything else, as well as the forum at http://forum.cockos.com/index.php
I can give you tips as well.
You may need to import the edited file into Audacity (which takes just seconds) to then export it again as an MP3. This is very quick and easy.
If you download the Checker it will take your final file and check it to pass it or fail it on certain criteria. Once passed Librivox will accept the file (subject to no reading or editing errors) and you are home and dry.
Interesting reading of Shakespeare's Sonnet 130 - surprise after the cockney accent in the intro. I liked the slow pace too, that's hard to do!
Hi Peter, I've enjoyed reading your posts on Reaper and ribbon microphones. You certainly know your stuff. Anyway, as it's now up and running, and as there is a very active Reaper community... I think I'll go with it. I'm not techy like you, but I'm sure I'll get there in the end. The main issue I find with performance, is not merely 'doing it', but doing it efficiently. In this case, I've become aware that for every minute I put into producing audio, some clever clogs out there (you
) is getting the same result with only 15 seconds of effort.
I can see the simplicity of having everyone on the same DAW (I know Audacity ain't really that). Especially when thing go wrong, audio disappears from sight, and we start crying like babies.
I'm staring at a pristine 1960's era Uher Report 4000 -L reel-to-reel tape recorder (portable and fits into a small daysack). Belonged to my mother in her youth. Takes 13cm reels of tape. It's the strangest thing; listening to your mother reading sonnets/plays as a young woman.
Sonnet 130... was trying to steer clear of # 18
Thanks for the offer. Yep, I might have to call upon your expertise one day