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Post Posted:: November 23rd, 2010, 12:57 pm 
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The Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle (1853-1911) .

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-wonder-clock-by-howard-pyle/

Quote:
"Four and twenty marvellous tales, one for each hour of the day," retold in a novel and entertaining manner by a master of the form. While drawing on German, English, and Scandinavian folk literature for many of his characters and plots, Pyle reworks the material in an imaginative way, crafting the tales in his own inimitable style. Equally engaging are the numerous woodcuts that accompany the stories and enliven the narrative. Read along and see the illustrations at http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=pyle&book=wonder&story=_contents (Summary from mainlesson.com)


  1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you'd like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.
    Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://archive.org/details/wonderclockorfo00pylegoog
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard

    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Wonder Clock. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      " The Wonder Clock, by Howard Pyle. ## O' Clock (read poem), [Chapter number, chapter title]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [title]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Wonder Clock, by Howard Pyle. . "
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    
wonderclock_##_pyle.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. 
wonderclock_01_pyle.mp3)

    [b]ID3 V2 tags

    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Howard Pyle
    Album: The Wonder Clock
    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file.
    Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://upload.librivox.org
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: avs - aravis
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

Any questions?
Please post below or PM jillebean. :)

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Post Posted:: November 23rd, 2010, 5:48 pm 
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And here's chapter 1!
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kr/wonderclock_01_pyle.mp3 - 24:51

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Post Posted:: November 24th, 2010, 12:24 pm 
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Woohoo!!! Downloading! :D

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Post Posted:: November 25th, 2010, 2:22 pm 
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Chapter 1 is great!!! :D

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2010, 10:06 pm 

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Phew, I am finally checking in! Excited for another kayray-michelle duet!

Cheers!
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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2011, 10:19 pm 

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Chapter 2! FINALLY! So challenging to find time...but I do love recording.

13:44
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kr/wonderclock_02_pyle.mp3

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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2011, 11:10 pm 

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Well, how could I resist another!? Husband traveling, kids nestled all snug in their beds, and visions of Librivox dance in my head. 8-)

8:23
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/kr/wonderclock_04_pyle.mp3

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Post Posted:: February 16th, 2011, 11:13 pm 
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Hooray! I know Elli is our official proofer, but I think I might have to take a listen also :)

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Post Posted:: February 17th, 2011, 9:27 am 
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Woohoo! Downloading! :D

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Post Posted:: February 20th, 2011, 9:27 am 
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Chapter 2: there is a bit of background noise in this chapter!

Chapter 4: there is also some background noise in this chapter and it's a little too quiet. (82db). Also there is the wrong chapter number at the beginning:
Chapter 4 of The Wonder Clock by Howard Pyle. This LibriVox recording.... chapter 4....

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Post Posted:: February 21st, 2011, 9:48 pm 

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I will fix Chapter 4 (how the heck did I get THAT wrong?!) and I will see about bumping up the volume.

Strangely, I do not hear any background noise when I listen on my computer, either the computer speaker or through the headphones on iTunes. ?! Ideas about what I should do?

Thanks,
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Post Posted:: February 21st, 2011, 10:06 pm 
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I can hear the noise. Shall I try lightly cleaning it for you?

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Post Posted:: February 22nd, 2011, 12:36 am 

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Are you still using Sound Studio? If you teach me some settings, I can try it myself - do not want to make work for anyone. :-)

What sort of noise is it? I will have to put the file on my iPod and listen to see if I can hear there.

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Post Posted:: February 22nd, 2011, 11:08 am 
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Oh, it's your basic computer-fan white noise kind of thing. It's not so bad it's a deal-breaker, but it would be nice to get rid of it if possible :)

Sound Studio doesn't have noise cleaning (can you believe it???) so I keep Audacity around for that purpose.

I had a bash at your noise: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/avs/wonderclock_02_pyle-NC.mp3

It's still there, but much lighter. What do you think, Elli? I didn't want to be too aggressive.

(settings were 14, 100, .01)

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Post Posted:: February 22nd, 2011, 11:42 am 

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:roll:

It's the server-farm Ken runs in our office, I bet! I still have Audacity, so I can start noise-cleaning all my files. Thanks for having a go at it, Kara. I'll do it with all my submissions from now on.

-Michelle

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