SOLO The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal - tg

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msirasky
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Post by msirasky » February 13th, 2020, 7:01 am

The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal (1650 - 1678).


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  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://ccel.org/s/scougal/life/cache/life.pdf
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Life of God in the Soul of Man. 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:
      "The Life of God in the Soul of Man, by Henry Scougal. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    END of recording:
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • 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 Life of God in the Soul of Man, by Henry Scougal. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename lifeofgodinthesoulofman_##_scougal_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. lifeofgodinthesoulofman_01_scougal_128kb.mp3)



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Post by TriciaG » February 13th, 2020, 7:23 am

Welcome!

Two comments:

(1) There is already a recording of this in the catalog, here: https://librivox.org/the-life-of-god-in-the-soul-of-man-by-henry-scougal/ However, that doesn't mean someone cannot do another version. Some people prefer to record things that are not already in the catalog, which is why I mention it.

(2) We do STRONGLY encourage a one-minute test (LINK) to check your technical settings. It's not an audition, but to make sure you're exporting at the correct bit rate, have your recording in mono, etc. It would be a shame to record a whole section (or project!), only to have to scrap it and redo it because of some simple setting that is incorrect.
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Post by TriciaG » February 27th, 2020, 9:31 am

Reader hasn't logged in since posting this. Moving to Book Suggestions to keep the Launch Pad tidy.

Reader: when you're ready to start this, please post in the thread again, and we'll move it back to the Launch Pad for you. :)
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Post by msirasky » April 5th, 2020, 6:09 am

Hello. I've posted my 1-minute test file here. I welcome any feedback.

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_solothelifeofgodinthesoulofmanbyhenryscougal.mp3

Thanks!

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Post by TriciaG » April 5th, 2020, 9:58 am

Tech settings check out. The volume is a bit too low; needs to come up about 4 dB. You could either record as-is and amplify all your recordings, or you could adjust the input volume. Use the microphone slider in the Audacity window.

There's a small program the spouse of a LibriVoxer developed to check the tech settings. If you're game, you can download it and use it to check the volume and other settings. It's here: https://cgjennings.ca/projects/checker/
The volume information is in the Information tab. We aim for 89 dB, but anything between about 86 and 92 is good.
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Post by SlametHarris » April 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm

Someone has already completed this and posted online for free at:

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/scougal/life/mp3

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Post by TriciaG » April 17th, 2020, 6:11 am

SlametHarris wrote:
April 16th, 2020, 5:50 pm
Someone has already completed this and posted online for free at:

https://www.ccel.org/ccel/scougal/life/mp3
Nice to know. It's also here at LV already: https://librivox.org/the-life-of-god-in-the-soul-of-man-by-henry-scougal/

Maybe this reader will prefer not to record it, or maybe they want to record it anyway. ;)
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Post by msirasky » May 3rd, 2020, 10:13 am

Hello. Part 1 is completed. Here is the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/lifeofgodinthesoulofman_01_scougal.mp3

Length is: 43:04

Thanks.

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Post by TriciaG » May 3rd, 2020, 12:51 pm

Umm, this isn't set up as a project yet.

I'm full up on MC projects and don't have room for this one right now. I'll move this thread back to the Launch Pad for you, and another MC will be along to set it up. :)
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Post by TriciaG » May 4th, 2020, 10:47 am

I cataloged a project, so now I have a bit of space. :)

As you're the soloist, you're in charge of updating the Magic Window.

Detailed Instructions for accessing the Magic Window can be found in the document linked here: Instructions for Soloists

Video showing how to use the Magic Window (read the above document first - it has the information on how to log in for the first time, which this does not have):
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I've entered the first section for you as an example. You can fill in the rest.

When you upload a chapter, put the file duration (mm:ss) in the Notes field and the uploaded URL into the Listen URL field, and mark it from Assigned to Ready for PL.
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Post by silverquill » May 4th, 2020, 11:22 am

Be glad to join you as DPL.
~Larry

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Post by TriciaG » May 4th, 2020, 11:28 am

You're in, Larry. Thanks!
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Post by silverquill » May 5th, 2020, 9:22 am

msirasky wrote:
May 3rd, 2020, 10:13 am
Hello. Part 1 is completed. Here is the link: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/lifeofgodinthesoulofman_01_scougal.mp3

Length is: 43:04

Thanks.
Hi, Matt!

Overall, this is a good recording. :thumbs:
Only one edit needed:

18:04-12 Repeat: “It will many times disdain the grosser sort(s) of vices”

You might take a look at your volume. The recording starts out strong, but as you go along your voices fades lower and lower until it is down to about only 83 db. This is probably something you need to pay attention to in the recording, trying to maintain a steadiness throughout. That can be a challenge in these longer sections. Entirely up to you if you want to do any post-production correction.

Looking forward to the remainder!

Good job. :D
~Larry

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Post by msirasky » May 5th, 2020, 12:02 pm

Thanks Larry. I made the correction and have a new mp3 file ready to review. Couple comments/questions since I'm a newbie at this...
1. I hear you on the volume piece. I did add a bit more amplification on the new file and appreciate the wisdom on maintaining steadiness throughout. Will keep that in mind going forward!

2. Do I follow the same process for the upload of the new mp3 file, using the same filename, etc.? Or do i need to name it with a "version 2" or something?

Thanks again,
-Matt

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Post by TriciaG » May 5th, 2020, 12:06 pm

Upload using the same file name. That way the URL in the Magic Window remains the same.
Change the status in the Magic Window to "ready for spot PL".
If the run time changed, change that in the Magic Window as well.

EDIT: Moving this thread to Going Solo...
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