COMPLETE: Ketchup by A.W. and K.G. Bitting - jo

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Post by silverquill » March 10th, 2018, 9:20 pm

Ketchup by A. W. Bitting (1870 - 1946) and others.

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/ketchup-by-a-w-bitting/

The Bittings have written a number of books on canning and home preparation of food. This short volume includes a brief description of the preparation and production of ketchup and a more scientific treatment of this condiment and its ingredients. ( Larry Wilson)
    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 would 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://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56703
    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.

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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/House & Home/Cooking

      Keywords that describe the book: food, cooking, canning, spice, condiment, tomato, catsup

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of Ketchup. 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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Ketchup, by A. W. and K.G. Bitting. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Section Number]"
      • 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 Ketchup, by A. W. and K.G. Bitting. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      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 latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      ketchup_##_bitting_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. ketchup_01_bitting_128kb.mp3)
    9. Example ID3 V2 tags ID3 tags are now optional. They are added automatically during cataloging.
      (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: https://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!
      Artist: A, W. Bitting
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Ketchup

      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.
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: knotyouraveragejo
      • 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

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Post by silverquill » March 10th, 2018, 9:26 pm

Something a little different popped up on Gutenberg -- the ubiquitous American condiment.

Peter Why
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Post by Peter Why » March 11th, 2018, 2:40 am

I'd be happy to take this on as a solo, if it's possible.
Peter
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 11th, 2018, 8:24 am

I will wait until Larry responds to this before I set it up, but I can MC this project either way.
Jo
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Post by silverquill » March 11th, 2018, 10:57 am

Peter Why wrote:
March 11th, 2018, 2:40 am
I'd be happy to take this on as a solo, if it's possible.
Peter
Why, if you'd like, that is fine with me. I've got plenty of projects on my to-do list. 8-)
Do you want the complete solo role - setting up the MW, etc.
Or I can BC and you can just enjoy the reading. Either way is fine with me.

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Post by Penumbra » March 11th, 2018, 12:23 pm

I can DPL this. I'm about ready for a new DPL project and this looks interesting.
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Post by Peter Why » March 11th, 2018, 1:02 pm

Silverquill, I'd be grateful if you'd be BC; I'll try not to cause any problems. Thanks for taking on the MC, Jo.

And thanks for the DPL offer, Penumbra.

I should have the first section / chapter up within the next three days.

Peter
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Post by silverquill » March 11th, 2018, 2:15 pm

Sounds as if we're all set then.
When we have the MW, I'll set it up for you.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » March 11th, 2018, 3:46 pm

MW is now up. I've given both Larry and Peter access as BC and altBC, and Tom as DPL. Moving the thread to Going Solo now. :)
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Post by silverquill » March 11th, 2018, 8:05 pm

Wonderful! Thanks for setting this up, Jo.
I've put the section names in the MW.

Peter,
I intended to include in the Introduction that first unnamed paragraph and the one labeled just , "Ketchup."
The final section, "Structure of the Tomato," is about 3,400 words. I had divided it for easier reading, but if you would like to record this as one section, that is fine, of course. Just let Jo know and she can delete a section.
I have not put the word counts in the MW, but have them if it would be of help to you.

Also, I believe you can use the abbreviate disclaimer for solo projects. Since this was started using the collaborative project template, it doesn't show up but it would be something like the following. Use the standard disclaimer as given for the first section (Introduction) the for the following sections:

"Chapter [number] of Ketchup by A. W. Bitting, K. G. Bitting. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
Recording by [your name], "[Chapter title]"

When you record and upload the section, just post it as usual to the project thread. I will put it in the MW for PL. If you want to put them in the MW, that is fine, but I'm glad to do it.

Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

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Post by Peter Why » March 12th, 2018, 12:22 am

That's fine; thanks, silverquill. I'd already recorded the start of chapter one, and did include the short preface.

Peter
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Post by Penumbra » March 12th, 2018, 9:08 am

Peter: For "standard" PL, I normally compare the recording to the text as I'm listening but do not mention minor deviations. I also normally do not comment on pronunciation. if you want me to do anything different or beyond standard just let me know. And, of course, all PL comments are merely suggestions. You and Larry are in charge.
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Post by Peter Why » March 12th, 2018, 11:15 am

That's a perfect way to PL this; thanks, Penumbra.
Peter
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Post by Peter Why » March 12th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Silverquill, I've just realised that you've assigned a whole section to the introduction. It's only a few sentences long; would it be possible to include it in the first section, or would it be too messy to number the remaining sections after deleting the intro section?

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EDIT: please ignore this note. I'll do the sections as you suggest, with the very short preface and the introduction as the first section.

Peter
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Post by Peter Why » March 12th, 2018, 3:06 pm

Sections 1 &2 uploaded.
Peter
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