SOLO Flemington by Violet Jacob - kiki

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Elin
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Post by Elin » August 14th, 2020, 1:59 pm

Flemington by Violet Jacob (1863 - 1946).


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  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55361
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
    Genres for the project: Historical Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book:

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  • 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 Flemington. 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:
      "Flemington, by Violet Jacob. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of Flemington by Violet Jacob. 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 Flemington, by Violet Jacob. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename flemington_##_jacob_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. flemington_01_jacob_128kb.mp3)


    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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader 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: kikisaulite
    • 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

Elin
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Post by Elin » August 14th, 2020, 2:00 pm

Yes, I know this has already been recorded once! But I want to record another version, for my own pleasure. : )

I already have a DPL.

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 15th, 2020, 1:50 am

Hi, Elin!
I will MC this for you and set all up in a minute.
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 15th, 2020, 2:09 am

Elin, am I right that you last time operated a Magic Window quite some time ago? It looks like you are not registered in the (new) system and so don't have access to the MW - at least I do not find your name in the list to give you access. I will send you a PM with further details.

Kristine :)
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

Elin
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Post by Elin » August 15th, 2020, 2:44 am

Yes, it's been some years since I recorded for Librivox--back in 2012, actually! Time flies. But I record a lot for another audiobook community, so I haven't been idle since then.

Thanks for the help; I have logged in now, and can see the LibriVox Management Dashboard.

I will get my DPL on board now, and link her to the DPL instructions--she's a friend of mine who has never been on Librivox before.

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 15th, 2020, 3:01 am

Elin wrote:
August 15th, 2020, 2:44 am
Yes, it's been some years since I recorded for Librivox--back in 2012, actually! Time flies. But I record a lot for another audiobook community, so I haven't been idle since then.

Thanks for the help; I have logged in now, and can see the LibriVox Management Dashboard.

I will get my DPL on board now, and link her to the DPL instructions--she's a friend of mine who has never been on Librivox before.
Great! I now added you and you should be able to log into the MW (the small link below the box in the first post). Filling out of the MW has not changed at all.

As to your friend - great to have new people here! Let me know here when she is through with the registration process, so I can add her as DPL properly.

And have fun recording!
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

Elin
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Post by Elin » August 15th, 2020, 7:20 am

All right, here's the first chapter:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/flemington_01_jacob_128kb.mp3
18:44

I've actually done a fair bit of recording/editing on the book already, first to make sure I wanted to do it, and then I was just lazy and didn't get around to creating this thread. : ) Now I just need to fix the intros/outros and fiddle a little more with the recordings...

Garonne, when you come onboard: the greatest challenge in this one is obviously the occasional Scots dialogue (or standard English with Scottish accent, I can't tell the difference). I've tried a bit to find someone to read it for me, but no luck. My approach, if you think it works, is going to be to tone it down as much possible, because I can't do it justice anyway. That is, I will read it in my normal accent as much as I can. You've at least lived in Scotland--let me know how you think it works, and if you notice words that are actually mispronounced. (I realized after six chapters that I was emphasizing the wrong syllable of Montrose, ha ha. *facepalm*)

And I know you won't be that fast as a listener--no worries, I'm not in a hurry.

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Post by Elin » August 16th, 2020, 12:25 am

Kiki, two questions:
1) It says I shouldn't use " for titles in the MW. Is it okay with two ' signs instead? I have used that for now...
2) Should I both edit links/duration times into the MW and also post them in comments every time I have a new chapter? That seems a little redundant, but it seems like that's what the instructions say.

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 16th, 2020, 1:08 am

Elin wrote:
August 16th, 2020, 12:25 am
Kiki, two questions:
1) It says I shouldn't use " for titles in the MW. Is it okay with two ' signs instead? I have used that for now...
2) Should I both edit links/duration times into the MW and also post them in comments every time I have a new chapter? That seems a little redundant, but it seems like that's what the instructions say.

Hi!
1) Yes, that should be fine for now.

2) As this is a solo project with a DPL, posting links and duration times in comments is not necessary. Some people do that but most don't. For my solos I usually post something like "Chapter 5 ready" just so that my DPL gets a comment notification and sees that there is something new to listen to. Links and all that are in the MW and easy to see.
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by Elin » August 16th, 2020, 1:58 am

Thanks! : )

Chapters 2, 3, and 4 up now. In Chapter 3 I get to sing folk songs! The lyrics are written by the author (she was also a poet) but I can't find any melodies online, so I made up my own. Which is a bonus, as I love both to sing and to compose melodies. : ) Although it's a bit intimidating when the singer is supposed to have "a voice whose volume, flexibility, and extreme sweetness seemed incredible", heh.

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 17th, 2020, 10:10 am

Moving to Solos forum. :)
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Post by Garonne » August 19th, 2020, 1:09 pm

So I should post directly here in this thread while doing the proof listening, right?

Section 1 ("Prologue")

No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording - OK
Intro as specified in the first post in this thread - OK
The rest of Section 1 - OK

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Post by Garonne » August 19th, 2020, 1:16 pm

I think your approach to the Scots dialogue is working, i.e. keeping the Scots vocabulary as written but with your usual accent. Sometimes it is a little difficult to understand, but no more so than when reading the written text, i.e. the difficulty is intrinsic to the novel and not added by your recording.

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Post by Elin » August 20th, 2020, 3:04 am

Yes, that works fine for me! Don't worry about editing the Magic Window, I can do that.

And I'm glad my approach to the Scots works fine. I've just realized that I'm probably a bit inconsistent with doing rolling r:s. I've been doing a Scottish pronunciation for Brechin and other place names (with the Scottish ch and the rolling r), and I found a Scottish pronunciation on forvo.com to check that I'm doing it right.

But I suppose Archie might also have a rolling r, when pronounced in a Scottish way? But I'm not doing that; I'm pronouncing it the English way. Can't find a Scottish pronunciation of it to be sure. In any case I'm too far into the recording to change my pronunciation of Archie now...

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 20th, 2020, 9:20 am

Garonne wrote:
August 19th, 2020, 1:09 pm
So I should post directly here in this thread while doing the proof listening, right?

Section 1 ("Prologue")

No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording - OK
Intro as specified in the first post in this thread - OK
The rest of Section 1 - OK
Welcome to Librivox!
Yes, please post here. Glad to see that you are checking the intros and silence settings. (There are also outros and end silence). However, there is no real need to list all of them in a post each time. Usually a simple PL OK is fine if there is nothing wrong with the file. Of course if something needs correcting, then details need to be provided.
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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