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#2082640 - 05/14/13 07:42 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Isn't this the most stupid thing? I'm starting to get nervous as the hour approaches as if this was a real recital!!!

This is the first quarterly recital since I became a member on PW. Really looking foward to it!!!
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#2082641 - 05/14/13 07:45 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: wouter79]
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Thanks Wouter and Monica. I just made my changes:)

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#2082642 - 05/14/13 07:45 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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It is a real recital!
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#2082644 - 05/14/13 07:47 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: Monica K.]
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH
Ugh... deadline is today?!? Somehow I had the 15th in my head as the deadline, not as the day of the recital.


Nope, it's 9:00 Eastern Daylight Time. That gives you, oh, about 9 hours to record and upload a decent take... nothing like a little pressure, huh? crazy

Squeaking in... not quite as close as last time. Maybe AimeeO will be after me again? That would be fun.

I'm just after Sam Rose... not exactly where I'd like to be in terms of having listeners compare & contrast smile but I'm glad I made it.

Time to get started on August's submission -- only 92 days and 73 minutes to go!
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#2082645 - 05/14/13 07:48 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: dynamobt]
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Originally Posted By: dynamobt
Isn't this the most stupid thing? I'm starting to get nervous as the hour approaches as if this was a real recital!!!

This is the first quarterly recital since I became a member on PW. Really looking foward to it!!!

Not stupid at all IMHO... every single time I've done it (two!) I get all jacked up and excited.
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1914 Huntington upright "Mabel"

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#2082648 - 05/14/13 08:02 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I've gotten 15 emails in the last 30 minutes from the recital software... clearly there has been a flurry of submissions and updated descriptions! One hour to go before the recital closes....
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#2082661 - 05/14/13 08:29 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: aTallGuyNH]
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Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH


Squeaking in... not quite as close as last time. Maybe AimeeO will be after me again? That would be fun.




It just so happens to be your lucky day! Aren't we the procrastinators?


Edited by AimeeO (05/14/13 08:30 PM)

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#2082671 - 05/14/13 08:56 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AimeeO]
aTallGuyNH Offline
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Originally Posted By: AimeeO
Originally Posted By: aTallGuyNH


Squeaking in... not quite as close as last time. Maybe AimeeO will be after me again? That would be fun.




It just so happens to be your lucky day! Aren't we the procrastinators?

LOL -- that is too funny that we're right next to each other and at the (almost) very end as well.

We're improving though, aren't we? At this point in February I was wiping the nervous sweat off my brow and you were just starting to type! shocked
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1914 Huntington upright "Mabel"

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#2082675 - 05/14/13 09:04 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Okay, I just got a submission in at 9:02. Somebody lucked out. wink But the time has come for me to duck into the telephone booth and come back out as my alter ego, AB_Forum_Recital. Going once, going twice... gone.
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#2082677 - 05/14/13 09:06 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I tried but could not convert to mp3. i used a free software called winff but it now revert me to iTune store and would not play the mp3 file it converted. I don't know what is going on. Also my q3hd is dying. it has lots of syncronization issues. prelude file was not usable. fugue has a bunch of skip and chirping but ok. I would say if I change the performer, it's better. anyway posting my
video to piano bar.
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#2082679 - 05/14/13 09:14 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Sorry Monika, that was probably me.
I had it in my head that the deadline was tomorrow. Was reviewing this thread for instructions and noticed all the deadline discussion. Rush, rush hurry, hurry. Sorry I think this one is 128kb and not 192kb---no time to correct.

I was hoping to make a cleaner recording tonight or tomorrow. I should have submitted this one a week ago, but thought I had plenty of time to make a better version. Hand problems got in the way of making a better version last week.

Oh well, I'm lucky to have snuck under the wire. I really wanted to participate this time.
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#2082681 - 05/14/13 09:23 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Aarrgghh... I'm getting an error message. Apparently one of the submissions is not an mp3 file. I am going to try to troubleshoot it, but if I can't figure it out soon, I might have to drop that person's submission. frown

So all of you waiting impatiently by the computer may want to go wash dishes or something. wink

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#2082684 - 05/14/13 09:31 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I remember that, so I looked earlier up the thread - peterws file was an mp2. Sam S said he could listen to it, so they thought it might be fine. So maybe Sam S has an idea?

You caught me, tho, sitting right beside my computer smile

Cathy
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#2082689 - 05/14/13 09:40 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Yup, it was poor peter. And, no, even though we could listen to it, the recital software wouldn't process it. But I ripped the mp3 file off his youtube video and resubmitted it. So he made it in, though unfortunately he was bumped to last place. frown

...but let the recital commence! Be right back...

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#2082693 - 05/14/13 09:42 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
jotur Offline
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You're a champ, Monica - I wouldn't have known how to do that.

Cathy
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#2082697 - 05/14/13 09:43 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: stumbler]
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Originally Posted By: stumbler
Sorry I think this one is 128kb and not 192kb---no time to correct.

Are we supposed to be 192? My .mov to .mp3 converter gave me a choice, but the default was 128, so I just left it at that. (Am I understanding the right thing by your 128 and 192?)
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#2082710 - 05/14/13 09:51 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: PianoStudent88]
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PianoStudent88, yes you understand.
The initial post of this thread recommends 192kbs.
Doesn't look like we broke anything though.

Recital submissions must be in MP3 format. The maximum size of the file is 20 MB. We recommend encoding the recording at 192 kbs with a constant bitrate, as that works best with the online streaming player. At that bitrate, a 20 MB file works out to be about 7 minutes in length. Your recording will be normalized when placed in the consolidated zip files, but your original link will still be available for those who want it.

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#2082713 - 05/14/13 09:53 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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It's going to be one of those nights.... I got Peter's submission all worked out, but for reasons unknown to me, the transfer from the recital server is going glacially sloooooowwwwllllly. So it may be a while before I get the zip files created and uploaded. In the mean time, you can stop washing your dishes, but you'll need to listen to the streaming player and/or click on the individual entries as I get them posted.

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#2082748 - 05/14/13 10:11 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Thanks, stumbler. I've never actually read all the fine print for the recital, and it wouldn't have meant anything to me before. My previous recordings have been direct to mp3 and I have no idea what Kbps they've been.

(I don't know what the fine print about "normalized" means either. I have a vague idea, but if it means what I think it means, I'm not sure how it's useful information when I'm recording and submitting.)
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#2082749 - 05/14/13 10:17 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I assume that the volume is normalized, so that we can reduce the amount of fiddling with our volume control while playing back the complete recital. That way we don't need to worry that our recording is too quiet or too loud in relation to the other submissions. A nice feature if I understand it correctly.

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#2082752 - 05/14/13 10:23 PM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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Yes, the files are normalized before I put them in the zip files. That way if you want to import the whole thing into iTunes and create a playlist, you don't have to fiddle with the volume know. smile However, the individual links in the main recital thread are to the original file, unnormalized, for the purists who don't like the loss of dynamic variation that comes with the normalizing process.

The good news is that my internet is back to its normal speed, so I've gotten the first two zip files uploaded and the rest should come shortly. Yay.

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#2082877 - 05/15/13 02:28 AM Re: Recital #30 --- Call For Submissions [Re: AB Forum Recital]
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I'm using VBR, 155-195kbps. I would expect that better than fixed rate

>However, the individual links in the main recital thread are to the original file, unnormalized, for the purists who don't like the loss of dynamic variation that comes with the normalizing process.

great. But loss of dynamic variation?? That really should not happen, as dynamic expression is a crucial aspect of a performance. Are you sure? I hope you do normalization with one single amplification level for the each submission, both left and right?
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