COMPLETE Short Poetry Collection 215 - rap

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 16th, 2021, 6:00 am

CalebMann wrote:
April 14th, 2021, 10:46 am
Hello! Thank you so much for the reply. I have updated the audio files and where Nearer My God to Thee is from.
Thank you, Caleb! All good now! :thumbs: Just one note: when you upload an edited file, you should use the same filename, so that it has the file-naming format instructed in the first post. The previous uploaded file gets renamed automatically, so it's not lost - in case it's needed again for some reason. No worries for this one, I will rename at cataloguing :D

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 16th, 2021, 6:46 am

mleigh wrote:
April 14th, 2021, 5:06 pm
Here are my three selections:
Thank you, M! No issues! All PL OK! It's funny how it looks like a "longest title" competition! :mrgreen:

Newgatenovelist wrote:
April 15th, 2021, 9:43 am
My last poem for the month - some blood and thunder for you!
Thank you, Erin! Quite lively and spirited! PL OK!

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Post by silverquill » April 16th, 2021, 10:43 pm

A couple of short poems on spring. Probably not the best in literary terms, but I'm hoping for spring. We got a about a 1/2 inch of snow today, enough to bend our birches to the ground.....

Coming Spring by Max Eastman 1883 - 1969
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36051
0:55
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_comingspring_lcw_128kb.mp3


A Song of Spring by Charles Edward de la Poer Beresford 1850-1921
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64565
1:24
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_songofspring_lcw_128kb.mp3
~ Larry

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Post by pschempf » April 17th, 2021, 1:34 pm

Rapunzelina -

One more for this month -

Auguries of Innocence by William Blake (1757-1827)
Text URL: https://www.bartleby.com/41/356.html
Duration: 6:27
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_auguriesofinnocence_ps_128kb.mp3

I think a piece of this has been done previously, but noe there's a copy of the whole poem in the catalog.
Fritz

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Post by TallyTiger » April 19th, 2021, 9:10 pm

Hello

Here's another Stevenson poem from me... Have I done any other poets...? :hmm:

The Land of Nod by Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/25609

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_landofnod_tt_128kb.mp3 (1.19)

Tally

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Post by caiovaralta » April 20th, 2021, 8:03 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

It's been years since I don't visit librivox! Happy to be back =)

I was wondering about recording The Raven, by Poe (http://poems.theotherpages.org/poe01.html).

Does it fits the criteria for this collection? I've found it on The Poet's Corner and apparently it'll take from 8 to 15 minutes to record the whole poem.

Best regards,

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 20th, 2021, 8:07 am

Hello Caio! Welcome back! :clap: :clap:

Yes, a recording of The Raven by Poe is exactly right for this collection! Have fun with it!

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 20th, 2021, 9:36 am

silverquill wrote:
April 16th, 2021, 10:43 pm
A couple of short poems on spring. Probably not the best in literary terms, but I'm hoping for spring. We got a about a 1/2 inch of snow today, enough to bend our birches to the ground.....

Coming Spring by Max Eastman 1883 - 1969
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/36051
0:55
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_comingspring_lcw_128kb.mp3


A Song of Spring by Charles Edward de la Poer Beresford 1850-1921
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/64565
1:24
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_songofspring_lcw_128kb.mp3
Thank you, Larry! I hope Spring is there by now (or that it will be there soon)!

pschempf wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 1:34 pm
Auguries of Innocence by William Blake (1757-1827)
Thank you! This is one of the poems that move me so, I get goose bumps.
TallyTiger wrote:
April 19th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Here's another Stevenson poem from me... Have I done any other poets...?
Thank you, Tally! Yes you have, but maybe Stevenson is your favourite?


PL OKs all aroung! :D

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Post by caiovaralta » April 20th, 2021, 8:03 pm

Hi, Rapunzelina!

Here it is. I was doing the Raven, but I need to train it a lot before actually recording it. It's huge, haha.

So I decided to contribute with this one:

Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Text URL: http://poems.theotherpages.org/poe01.html
Duration: 1:19
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_eldorado_cv_128kb.mp3

Hope it's alright, thanks. =)

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 21st, 2021, 2:07 am

Amazing! Thank you, Caio!
I have two requests if possible. The volume is somewhat soft at 80dB, while we aim for 89. Would you amplify by 9dB?
Then the ending silence felt a bit long. Would you cut it down to 5 seconds?

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Post by caiovaralta » April 21st, 2021, 5:39 am

Rapunzelina wrote:
April 21st, 2021, 2:07 am
Amazing! Thank you, Caio!
I have two requests if possible. The volume is somewhat soft at 80dB, while we aim for 89. Would you amplify by 9dB?
Then the ending silence felt a bit long. Would you cut it down to 5 seconds?
Hi Rapunzelina!

No problem. Thanks for telling me about the volume -- and btw, the topic [ viewtopic.php#6430 ] is currently unreachable.

And also, can you tell me which kind of analyzer do you use? I mean, is it 80db in loudness, lufs, or what? I want to use the correct type of VST to check on my end here. Because if I boost the whole poem's master track by 9db, the audio peaks +3db and +0.4db in two moments. And that causes distortion, so I want to control that to avoid such thing.

Thanks,

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 21st, 2021, 6:24 am

Thank you! I've fixed the link to viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430 :thumbs:


Volume target of 89dB is about -18 to -20 lufs. I checked again now, and yes the track has some peaks that would not allow amplification without clipping. Maybe you can use compression or de-amplify those peaks before amplifying? Acceptable range is 86-92dB, so you could get away with an amplification of 6dBs if that's more realistic.

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Post by caiovaralta » April 21st, 2021, 9:31 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

So I've downloaded the 'checker' software to track the dbs.

17.5 lufs ended up with 87.5 dbs, so I turned it up a little bit more to reach 88 and something. =)

Here's the information again:

Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Text URL: http://poems.theotherpages.org/poe01.html
Duration: 1:14
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_eldorado_cv_128kb.mp3
Catalogue Name: Caio Varalta (I think it has the register already).
Personal URL: https://linktr.ee/caiovaralta

Please let me know if everything is alright.

Glad to contribute again,

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Post by k5hsj » April 21st, 2021, 5:03 pm

Hi Rapunzelina,

As promised, I'm getting my poems in earlier this month. :D A couple of notes: Cushions First is in Chapter CCLX of the Twain biography and An Earth Song is on page 170 of The new Negro (thought they might be a little hard to locate).

Poems for April 2021

Cushion First by Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2988
Duration: 0:43
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_cushionfirst_wt_128kb.mp3

The Song of Wandering Aengus by W.B. Yeats (1865-1939)
Text: https://www.bartleby.com/146/9.html
Duration: 1:31
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_songwanderingaengus_wt_128kb.mp3

An Earth Song by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Text: https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/000340210
Duration: 0:57
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/spc215_earthsong_wt_128kb.mp3

Happy Spring!

Winston
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 22nd, 2021, 3:06 am

Thank you, Caio! All good now and PL OK! Volume works so weird :? but I am glad you have it under control now :D
I've also added your link to your Reader Page: https://librivox.org/reader/11632


Thank you, Winston! All PL OK! And a selection for Earth Day, that's so cool!

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