[OPEN][POETRY]"Heart of Spring", by Shaw Neilson-mtf

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SonOfTheExiles
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 14th, 2021, 7:08 pm

isellis wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 8:25 am
Can I do sections 8,9,10, and 11 please?
I am new can I go under the name Ann E.
Hello, Ann and welcome to Librivox!

Two of the four sections you mentioned have already been claimed, but I can reserve Sections 9 and 11 for you for one month. This will give you the time to complete your one-minute-test, which we recommend, before you start recording anything in a project.

The test's purpose is to check that your technical settings are all up to LV standard. You can read all about it here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

Please post the test in the Listeners Wanted forum: viewforum.php?f=21 and someone will check it and give you feedback or advice if needed.

As soon as the test is ok'ed, please post the results back here, and then I can assign you the sections officially.

A good practice is to install the Checker app on your computer. It is used to check the technical settings of your recordings, including the volume. It can be found here, along with instructions for use. https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Checker Its three general outcomes are "PASS", "FAIL", and "PASSED WITH WARNINGS". A "FAIL" probably means the tech settings are wrong. A "PASSED WITH WARNINGS" probably means the recording is either too loud or too soft ... when this is the case, the MP3 can be easily fixed using the MP3GAIN app, which you should also install on your computer. It can be found here... https://mp3gain.en.softonic.com/ Set the Target Normal Volume to 89.0, run a Track Analysis, then if it's not 89, run a Track Gain, and it will adjust your MP3 file to approx 89. Very quick and easy.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. :)

Good luck with the test !


Chris
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Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 14th, 2021, 8:07 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 3:04 am
Section 1 - Heart of Spring

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/heartofspring_01_neilson_128kb.mp3
1.45

Just to get things started :D
A great reading to open the batting poem-wise, Alan! PL-OK

Thanks,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 14th, 2021, 8:12 pm

Great readings, Larry, and all PL-OK. :thumbs:

The section numbers appear to be a practice that some of the MCs now seem to favour. The following is from the TriciaG on the James Hebblethwaite poetry project...

"I'll MC this.

Might I suggest using a Section # in the intro for 1-74? Unlike a poetry collection, these are printed in order in a book. Using the section # will help listeners stay in order.

This might work:
"Section [number], [Poem title] by James Hebblethwaite, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name]" or some variation on that, adding date, location, etc., if you wish."

then "End of section [number]. This LV recording is in the PD" for the outro."


I hear where you're coming from re the text navigation of the Google Books reader, Larry. Unfortunately it was the only PD text for this Australian poet that I could find online, even if it is about as easy as using an old papyrus scroll, ancient Egyptian style. But if Yul Brynner's old role of Pharoah ever comes up in our Dramatic Section, you'll be a shoo-in for the role now! :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2O8gTIr4lys

Cheers,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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Post by Enneos88 » January 15th, 2021, 12:23 pm


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Post by cadwallader » January 15th, 2021, 5:13 pm

I'm also new to reading for LibriVox.
I have done my 1 minute test, and had someone OK it.

I'd be interested in Sections 35 and 46, if that works.

I am working on installing Checker, but it seems the Java I installed is too new. Linux and still getting used to it.
Edit: strike that, have Checker working now.

I'm happy to just go by cadwallader .

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Post by alanmapstone » January 16th, 2021, 11:11 am

Section 16 - Maggie Tulliver

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/heartofspring_16_neilson_128kb.mp3
1.52

I have always found Maggie Tulliver to be the most irritating of George Eliot's heroines :lol:
alan
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Post by loupo » January 16th, 2021, 4:42 pm

Could I please claim 4. Petticoat Green and 15. May please?

Cheers
Lou

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Post by OooThatsNifty » January 16th, 2021, 5:22 pm

Could I claim:

24 - Love's Coming
26 - The Girl With The Black Hair
31 - The Hour is Lost
38 - In the Street

Thanks!
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Post by Kaywilliamsvo » January 18th, 2021, 1:39 pm

Preface heart of spring,

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/heartofspring_preface_neilson_128kb.mp3.mp3

hope this is what you were looking for, thanks

Kay.

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Post by NarratorKD » January 18th, 2021, 1:53 pm

May I claim section 21?

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Post by johnpederson » January 18th, 2021, 4:31 pm

Hi there!
I'd love to do 28-30, please - thanks!
- John

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Post by loupo » January 19th, 2021, 4:24 pm

I've recorded chapter 4 if you want it. I won't post it here until I'm sure nobody else has claimed it!

It was a nice voice warm up so I'm not worried if it's not used.

Lou

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 20th, 2021, 9:30 pm

Enneos88 wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 12:23 pm
Here is my poem. Hope I did good.

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/heartofspring_03_neilson_128kb.mp3

-Andrew
A great reading, Andrew! PL-OK.

Thanks,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 20th, 2021, 9:33 pm

cadwallader wrote:
January 15th, 2021, 5:13 pm
I'm also new to reading for LibriVox.
I have done my 1 minute test, and had someone OK it.

I'd be interested in Sections 35 and 46, if that works.

I am working on installing Checker, but it seems the Java I installed is too new. Linux and still getting used to it.
Edit: strike that, have Checker working now.

I'm happy to just go by cadwallader .
Thanks cadwallader, I've signed you up.

Cheers,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » January 20th, 2021, 9:39 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 11:11 am
Section 16 - Maggie Tulliver

https://librivox.org/uploads/mightyfelix/heartofspring_16_neilson_128kb.mp3
1.52

I have always found Maggie Tulliver to be the most irritating of George Eliot's heroines :lol:
Thanks Alan, another one PL-OK.

Tulliver's Travails, huh? :wink:

Cheers,
Chris
"Sorry, my tongue got in the way of my eye-tooth, and I couldn't see what I was saying..."

Come and assist Doctor Pangloss instruct the Baron in the proper use of his conjugals and declensions in our new play "The Heir At Law"

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