COMPLETE Life Waves by Frances Cook Steen -ck

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » January 8th, 2019, 8:10 pm

McScotty wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 8:04 pm
KIBBONAFIDE wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 1:06 am
Here is my recording for Section 9. Thank you!

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/lifewaves_09_steen_128kb.mp3
1:07
Josh, welcome! What a great first reading. I enjoy your voice and style.

I was so ready to reply "PL OK" for this section... and everything is great, except the silence at the end. Guidelines call for about 5 seconds of silence at the end of each recording; you had 4.3 seconds including a final mouse click. This should take mere moments to correct and re-upload; I'd suggest you trim the final click then generate an extra second of silence to tack on the end. Generating silence is a menu option in Audacity.

This is my first attempt at PL duties, so perhaps 4.3 seconds is actually within tolerance and this could be PL OK. Carolin, if you could weigh in that would be great.

Thanks!
Thanks a lot! I appreciate the feedback and t makes sense. I can do that!
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Post by Carolin » January 8th, 2019, 11:44 pm

Thank you so much :D

As a general rule, a heartbeat more or less is fine in both beginning and end silence. The average listener would never notice the difference. So section 9 can be okayed :thumbs:
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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » January 9th, 2019, 11:12 am

Thanks guys! The feedback will help future recordings.

Can I claim Sections 71, 73, 74?
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Post by McScotty » January 9th, 2019, 2:37 pm

wordwork2 wrote:
December 27th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Hello!

I would like to record sections 7, 10, 12, 18 and 68.

Thanks :D
Sections 10, 12, 18, 68
PL OK!

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Post by Carolin » January 10th, 2019, 12:28 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by KaelyMonahan » January 10th, 2019, 1:55 pm

I've uploaded section 8, The Old Oak Tree. Here is the URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_08_steen_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there is anything you need on my end. (I'm still learning the ropes!)

Thanks!
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Post by McScotty » January 10th, 2019, 6:34 pm

Lmnei wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Hey Carolin -

Here are my recordings -

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_77_steen_128kb.mp3 - 1:06
...
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_89_steen_128kb.mp3 - 1:33

Lynda
Sections 77, 78, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89
PL OK!

section 79 PL notes:
at about 0:48
- I hear "a meager stone"
- I read "a meager store"

section 81 PL notes:
at 1:02 and 1:34
- I hear "though" (with a long O sound)
- I read "thou"

Some of these poems seem very quotable. I especially like "The Measure" and may just use some of this elsewhere.

Magic Window notes:
- section 84 "Consolation" is misfiled in the MW as section 90, and there is no section 84 shown in the MW
- section 89 "The Measure" is the last poem in the text for this part of the book
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Post by McScotty » January 10th, 2019, 6:52 pm

KaelyMonahan wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 1:55 pm
I've uploaded section 8, The Old Oak Tree. Here is the URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_08_steen_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there is anything you need on my end. (I'm still learning the ropes!)

Thanks!
Kaely Monahan
Kaely... Welcome! That was a lovely first reading. The poem seemed like a good choice for your voice, and it sounded like you had fun reading it.

The only issue I found in checking the file is the tech specs; the bitrate is too high (192kb, instead of 128kb) and the volume, which clocks in at 85.4dB; slightly below the acceptable range of 86-92dB, with the ideal target being around 89. If you edit your recording, amplify by about +4.3dB to hit the ideal volume, and resave at 128kb, it should be good to re-upload.

Thanks!
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Post by Carolin » January 10th, 2019, 11:39 pm

Thank you :thumbs:

Yes i had accidentally moved section 84 but i couldnt move it back on the tablet (you cant drag and drop on the touchscreen). Ill ask another admin to move it for me :)
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Post by KaelyMonahan » January 11th, 2019, 11:02 am

McScotty wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:52 pm
KaelyMonahan wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 1:55 pm
I've uploaded section 8, The Old Oak Tree. Here is the URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_08_steen_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there is anything you need on my end. (I'm still learning the ropes!)

Thanks!
Kaely Monahan
Kaely... Welcome! That was a lovely first reading. The poem seemed like a good choice for your voice, and it sounded like you had fun reading it.

The only issue I found in checking the file is the tech specs; the bitrate is too high (192kb, instead of 128kb) and the volume, which clocks in at 85.4dB; slightly below the acceptable range of 86-92dB, with the ideal target being around 89. If you edit your recording, amplify by about +4.3dB to hit the ideal volume, and resave at 128kb, it should be good to re-upload.

Thanks!

Thanks Scott. I've made those adjustments. I'm editing on Adobe Audition. The db levels go -59 to 0. I'm bumping up my volume so it peaks at -3 at the highest. (I'm guessing most of you guys use Audacity? I'm thinking the db specs might show up differently.) It should now be at 128kb. Let me know if it needs to be louder or softer. Thanks!

Here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_08_steen_128kb.mp3


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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » January 11th, 2019, 12:42 pm

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Post by McScotty » January 11th, 2019, 1:48 pm

KaelyMonahan wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 11:02 am
McScotty wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:52 pm
KaelyMonahan wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 1:55 pm
I've uploaded section 8, The Old Oak Tree. Here is the URL:
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_08_steen_128kb.mp3

Let me know if there is anything you need on my end. (I'm still learning the ropes!)

Thanks!
Kaely Monahan
Kaely... Welcome! That was a lovely first reading. The poem seemed like a good choice for your voice, and it sounded like you had fun reading it.

The only issue I found in checking the file is the tech specs; the bitrate is too high (192kb, instead of 128kb) and the volume, which clocks in at 85.4dB; slightly below the acceptable range of 86-92dB, with the ideal target being around 89. If you edit your recording, amplify by about +4.3dB to hit the ideal volume, and resave at 128kb, it should be good to re-upload.

Thanks!

Thanks Scott. I've made those adjustments. I'm editing on Adobe Audition. The db levels go -59 to 0. I'm bumping up my volume so it peaks at -3 at the highest. (I'm guessing most of you guys use Audacity? I'm thinking the db specs might show up differently.) It should now be at 128kb. Let me know if it needs to be louder or softer. Thanks!

Here's the link:

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_08_steen_128kb.mp3


-Kaely
Thanks for working through that. Audition certainly does have different controls than Audacity, but that's OK. This new file clocks in at 91.7 db, which within the acceptable range but just barely. It still sounds great, so it gets the OK from me.

FWIW, Audacity also doesn't give us an easy view of the volume spec that LibriVox is looking for. There's a "Checker" program that's specific to LibriVox that analyzes the tech specs (bit rate, volume, sampling, mono vs stereo) and gives pass/fail, and details about failures. Search for it in the forums, unfortunately I don't have the link handy. There's also an audacity plug-in that will scan the audio and normalize it to a LibreVox appropriate volume with no guesswork; my first ~50 submissions I did without that plug-in but now I use it all the time.

Section 08, PL OK!
:thumbs:

thanks!

BTW, love the name. I have a 9-month-old granddaughter named Kaylee.
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Post by Lmnei » January 11th, 2019, 2:46 pm

Hi there!

Here is the link to the Checker Utility - https://cgjennings.ca/checker.html - it is really handy to use!

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Post by Lmnei » January 11th, 2019, 2:55 pm

Here are these two poems - Section 79 and section 81 back for Spot PL - I believe their times are the same.

https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_79_steen_128kb.mp3 1:28
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lifewaves_81_steen_128kb.mp3 2:07

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Post by afutterer » January 11th, 2019, 2:59 pm

I can PL this if you still need.
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