[SOLO] The Fairy Latchkey by Magdalene Horsfall - tg

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 30th, 2020, 5:39 pm

The Fairy Latchkey by Magdalene Horsfall (1884 - 1936).


Philomene Isolde is a good little girl, but has been very lonely since the death of her mother. Playing make-believe in the garden, Philomene is surprised when she meets a little man in a green suit who invites her to Fairyland. ( )
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/63535
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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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 The Fairy Latchkey. 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 Fairy Latchkey, by Magdalene Horsfall. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Fairy Latchkey by Magdalene Horsfall. 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 Fairy Latchkey, by Magdalene Horsfall. "

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.
  • Example filename fairylatchkey_##_horsfall_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. fairylatchkey_01_horsfall_128kb.mp3)


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Post by cadastra » December 31st, 2020, 5:29 am

May I DPL?

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 31st, 2020, 3:46 pm

cadastra wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 5:29 am
May I DPL?
Of course, I would love to have you onboard!

Annie

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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2020, 4:07 pm

This is set up. :)

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):
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

I've entered the first two chapters 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. :)
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » December 31st, 2020, 4:25 pm

TriciaG wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 4:07 pm
This is set up. :)

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):
Magic Windows / Section Compiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOP4tcr1kl8

I've entered the first two chapters 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. :)
Thanks so much for setting this up!

Annie

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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2020, 5:35 pm

No problem!

I see you've gotten in the MW. Very good. 8-)

Moving this to Going Solo...
Bulwer-Lytton novel: The Caxtons
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 1st, 2021, 10:11 pm

Chapter 1 is up and ready for PL!

I'm so excited! :9: I really wish that I had been able to sing the Christmas carol in this chapter... But I actually didn't know it and despite trying to find it and learn it, I couldn't get it to sound any good (probably a good thing... no one wants to hear me sing... :shock:) Actually, I even went to see if any of the LV Christmas carol collections had it, but I guess it's pretty rare or unknown... Ah well! :lol:

Annie

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Post by cadastra » January 2nd, 2021, 9:34 pm

Hi Annie,
Beautiful reading! I can tell that this will be a charming story. Just one PL note... Section 1 only has 3 seconds of silence. 5 full seconds of silence are required at the end of every recording to avoid the potential that any reading will get cut off when the recording is downloaded onto mobile devices by listeners. Did you know that there is an easy way to see exactly how long a selection of silence is? If you look at the Audacity window, there is a dropdown menu at the lower right corner of the screen (down below the waveform). Choose "Length and End of Selection" and you will be able to highlight the silence and see how long it is. I took a screenshot of my screen so you can see what I am talking about (look for the black arrow): https://ibb.co/pXgXsDJ. (This is an example photo I use often--it's not your recording in the photo.) Please add a little more silence to the end of your recording and re-upload. Thank you!

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 2nd, 2021, 10:02 pm

Re-uploaded with the extra silent space! I must've read somewhere 3 to 5 and been going with that instead of actually checking what was being said!

Thanks for that tip! That is fantastic! There's still so much I don't know about this program!

Thanks, Annie

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 4th, 2021, 3:10 pm

And Chapter 2 is up as well!

Annie

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Post by cadastra » January 9th, 2021, 10:36 am

Section 1 is PL OK, Annie! Fabulous job!

Section 2 PL notes:
-Just so you know, since this is a solo project, you can use the shortened form of the intro disclaimer noted in the first post for the second and all subsequent sections. You don't have to, but it does save you some recording time!
-There is a stumble at 03:38 that needs to be edited out ("I just . . . I had just").
-The volume of the file is a little low at 86.7 dB. We aim for 89 dB, with an acceptable range of 87-91 dB. You can check the volume of your file by downloading Checker, a program developed specifically for LibriVox readers and proof-listeners. Click on the "Information" tab to see the exact dB level of the file. To adjust the file's volume in Audacity, select the whole recording. Click Effect > Amplify. In the Amplification box, enter +2.3 dB and hit "OK."

Please edit and re-upload! Thanks so much!

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 10th, 2021, 1:36 pm

New version of Chapter 2 up. Changed the intro to the short version and fixed that line.

I also upped the volume a little, which is funny, because it actually did pass the Checker before I uploaded it the first time. Ah well!

Give it a look over when you get a chance :D

Annie

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Post by cadastra » January 15th, 2021, 11:10 am

Hey, Annie!

Yes, Checker marks a wider volume range as "Passed" (86-92 dB). I trust the program to check all of the other technical specifications, but I always click on the "Information" tab to check the volume of the file.

Section 2 sounds beautiful! PL OK!

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Post by AngeliqueAnja » January 22nd, 2021, 2:27 pm

Chapter 3 is up and waiting! :D Enjoy!

Annie

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Post by cadastra » January 29th, 2021, 12:50 am

AngeliqueAnja wrote:
January 22nd, 2021, 2:27 pm
Chapter 3 is up and waiting! :D Enjoy!

Annie
Annie, it's absolutely perfect and I love your reading!! Can't wait to hear the next chapter!

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