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by Kristen
October 19th, 2005, 3:18 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: public domain vs. creative commons non-commercial
Replies: 19
Views: 10654

My awful fake French-Candian in a Nike ad? Now that would be something. Nike sales would take a tumble. For that reason alone, we should keep it public domain. Public domain is the way to go. Let's not be afraid of people profiting from our work, if they find a need to do that. Maybe we (collectivel...
by Kristen
October 19th, 2005, 3:09 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Kristen
Replies: 6
Views: 4036

My name's Kristen, I'm 39 (and a half) and have been living in Tokyo since 1998. My English is much better than my Japanese. I've been reading aloud since I was a kid--my little sister was my usual audience. Now I read aloud for my husband, Tod, and anyone within earshot. When I'm not reading aloud,...
by Kristen
October 4th, 2005, 5:38 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Five Children and It, by Edith Nesbit
Replies: 47
Views: 25844

I'll take any chapter that you want to dish out. It will be a while before I get to it, though, as I'm travelling for the next couple of weeks.
by Kristen
October 2nd, 2005, 2:36 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What if I Suck?
Replies: 114
Views: 108568

(check gord's stuff, esp his frankenstein!) Yes, gord most definitely does not suck. :-) I spent some time thinking about why he doesn't suck and how I can use that knowledge to improve my own reading. I came up with a few things: 1. I like the tone of his reading voice. That's not something I can ...
by Kristen
October 2nd, 2005, 2:39 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Teleprompter software
Replies: 8
Views: 6332

I hadn't considered teleprompt software. Good idea. My Psmith and Frankenstein chapters I read from PDFs--easier paging than plain text straight from Gutenberg. For Call of the Wild , I decided to read away from my computer, so I printed out the pages. Print was helpful because I could make it up--n...
by Kristen
October 2nd, 2005, 2:33 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What if I Suck?
Replies: 114
Views: 108568

I worry about sucking, too. So I read carefully, sometimes re-reading sections when I go from a fumble to an all-out flub, and then edit out the worst mistakes. But this is not a professional reading performance. It's like someone else said--Librivox has the intimacy of bedtime stories. Remember tho...
by Kristen
September 30th, 2005, 6:02 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Normalise
Replies: 10
Views: 6000

Good point. I was trying to explain that Normalise evens out the levels, but not expressing myself very well. I know it doesn't limit or compress. :-)
by Kristen
September 27th, 2005, 8:57 pm
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Replies: 17
Views: 11714

Sounds great, Gord. I felt Buck's confusion and anger at being kidnapped and shipped north.

My chapters are here, soon to get over to archive.org

http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/clips/call_of_the_wild_3_london.mp3
http://www.mediatinker.com/blog/clips/call_of_the_wild_4_london.mp3
by Kristen
September 27th, 2005, 4:13 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
Replies: 6
Views: 8149

Re: DONE readings

See that a number of chapters have already been DONE. Would love to listen to them before I make a stab at my own reading of chap 3-4. Are any of the them available? Yes, there are two ways to get them. 1. The Librivox catalogue http://librivox.org/librivox-catalogue/ 2. Archive.org http://www.arch...
by Kristen
September 26th, 2005, 5:45 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What's your "recording studio" like?
Replies: 60
Views: 32647

kayray wrote:glue the resulting files together with cat in the terminal.
Kara, you rock. So old-school unix! :D
by Kristen
September 26th, 2005, 4:53 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: COMPLETE: Call of the Wild, by Jack London
Replies: 17
Views: 11714

I'm editing chapters 3 & 4 this evening. How's everyone else doing with theirs?
by Kristen
September 26th, 2005, 12:57 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: What's your "recording studio" like?
Replies: 60
Views: 32647

What's your "recording studio" like?

Mine is at my desk at home, with the door to the veranda closed to minimize the noise of passing trains. I use an Olympus Voice-Trek V-20 and a Sony ECM MS907 microphone. To transfer the recordings, I plug the Voice-Trek into the USB port on my G5 and copy it over. So simple and the quality is crisp...
by Kristen
September 26th, 2005, 12:45 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Normalise
Replies: 10
Views: 6000

Normalise

When editing your reading, a quick fix of uneven levels (variations in volume) is to Normalise. This will soften the loudest passages and boost the quieter ones. It's not going to fix every variation in the recording, but it is a good first step to improving the recording overall.