Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 19

In this, the final chapter of "Lady Chatterley's Lover", Sir Clifford takes the news of Connie's leaving him with a bit of male hysteria.

Despite her wish to the contrary, Lady Chatterley travels to Wragby to meet in person with her estranged husband.

Listen to Chapter 19 of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" HERE.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 18

During their return to London from Venice, Connie tells her father, Sir Malcom, she'll not return to Wragby since she's with child, the child of a man not her husband. Sir Malcolm imagines her lover a lucky man.

Connie and Mellors reunite in London.

Download Chapter 18 of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" HERE.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Levelator Note :: We Love Great Customer Service

Had a nice note from Bruce Sharpe regarding an earlier post on Levelator and its java-based audio levels adjustments machine.


Sorry to hear you didn't get the results you wanted from The Levelator. We're working on a new version which (among other things) greatly improves the "breathing" issue that you mention.

Would you be able to provide me with the audio file you used, pre-Levelator and pre-MP3 encoding? I can test it and see if the new version is indeed better. Samples like this have been a great help in improving the algorithm.

Sent Bruce an excerpt of the original wav file and expect to hear from him soon.

Now that's customer service. Bruce must have seen the link back to Levelator and made the time to make contact. Sweet. Thanks, Bruce. Can't wait to test the new version of Levelator.

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence - Chapter 17


Mellors' estranged wife Bertha returns to find herself unwelcome in Mellors' cottage, where there's evidence of another woman. In a fury, Bertha publicly announces who she think's been sleeping in her bed.

Gossipy letters to and from Wragby and Venice abound.

Listen to the mp3 HERE.

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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence - Chapter 16

Mrs. Bolton knows, but covers for the stormy absence of the Lady of the Chatterley house.

With the skeptical help of her sister Hilda, Connie clandestinely meets Mellors on her last night near Wragby before leaving for a Venice holiday.

"It's the nicest woman's arse as is," is what Connie remembers as Clifford opines on the nature of spirit vs. guts. "It's the nicest woman's arse as is."

Download / listen to the mp3 file HERE.

Great to be back. Lots of travel & freelance work lately, and a neighbor moves in, moves out, and another neighbor move in and continues construction across the hall. The new neighbor loves loud music. Hmmm.

Experimented with Levelator - free a Windows / Mac 10.4 compression agent. You'll hear the 'breathing' as the program adjusts levels during longer silences. Further experimented recording for the first time on the Dell PC using the similarly free and wonderful cross-platform Audacity, which is why the Levelator test became an option since overall levels changed throughout the recording as the proper audio settings were located. From beginning to end, a net reduction of 10 db in input level. That's a lot. The 'breathing' is less noticable toward the end.

Have begun to transfer all the audio files for this work to Check it out. Free hosting and automated cross-posting for all your multi-media needs.

POST NOTE: Got rid of the Levelated file. The breathing and increased level overall did not match previous chapters. Alas.

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