COMPLETE: Aesop's Fables, Volume 2 (Fables 26-50) - SW/ll

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Post by ChipDoc » January 31st, 2006, 3:01 pm

basilmunroe wrote:I noticed my fables are not listed as "done" in the first post. Is there a problem with them? Let me know and I'll re-record, post-haste!
Oooops! :oops:

Sorry about that, Basil. I've got them; just forgot to mark them in the post - an error which I just corrected. No need to re-record them. I'll try to pay closer attention next time. Perhaps what I really need to do is quit my job to devote full-time to this... ;)
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Post by ChipDoc » January 31st, 2006, 3:19 pm

BubbleDragon wrote:I've finished #21, the Shepher'ds boy and the Wolf.

I wanted to post it here for criticism, since it is my very first. I feel I may have read a little fast. Also, I applied the "amplify THEN noise reduction" technique. I have the original saved, so if someone really likes, I can upload that for comparison. It's also quiet! I know you folks stress that, but I've upped EVERY mic setting I found to max, and this is all I get. Should I just err... speak up? (edit: I've found the 'mic boost' feature in the windows settings. This helps a lot, but I'm going to have to be very careful with noise editing! I'll rerecord and work on it!) I'm pretty pleased, though, overall.
Whatever you did, it worked quite well, BubbleDragon. It's a nice clear, well-paced reading and I'm happy to use it as it stands. No further editing needs to be done. Thanks, and I hope to hear your voice on many more things here at LibriVox!

On the subject of "speaking up"...

a) It's generally speaking a good idea, BUT

b) It's really important that you simply use your natural voice.

Unless you've got experience at public speaking and are familiar with diaphragmatic control and breathing, you can literally "shout yourself hoarse" in doing that for an extended period. That Fable took you just over a minute to perform, and it's easy to sustain a loud voice for that length of time. But most things we read here take 20-30 minutes at a stretch and an hour and a half is not unheard of. You WILL hurt yourself trying to keep up an unnaturally loud voice for that period of time if you're not used to it.

So just keep on doing what you did with the last one when you read The Fox and The Goat. The rest will come naturally as you get more experience. Incidentally, you might consider reading the Kipling piece which is this week's Weekly Poetry selection. It's a bit longer than the Fables, but still pretty short.

Just as a rule of thumb, copy the text into a text file on your own machine, save it, and look to see how large it is in kilobites. Generally speaking, it takes 5 minutes to read 4k of text.

Oh, one other thing: how would you like to be credited on the catalog page? I'll need your name as you'd like it displayed, and a link to your URL (if any). For instance, I like to be credited this way:
Chip
http://ChipDoc.com/

Your default credit would be your username (BubbleDragon) with no link. Let us know!
-Chip
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Post by RobertG » January 31st, 2006, 10:33 pm

I think my voice is almost there again. I always bragged about never getting the flu but like most bragging, it finally caught up with me.

Here is my contribution to the project. Sorry it took so long.

The Crab And His Mother
128kbps
read time: 00:57
file size: 903KB

credit: Robert Garrison / http://climber53.com

Thanks for managing these fables, Chip!
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Post by ChipDoc » February 1st, 2006, 12:06 am

Got it, Robert! If I didn't know you had the flu bug, I'd never have been able to tell it from that recording. Thanks - you're not even the last one in; there's still another piece coming from BubbleDragon. With luck we'll have this one wrapped up by tomorrow and we'll get started with Volume 3!
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Post by RobertG » February 1st, 2006, 1:02 am

Fortunately, it was a short fable or the sketchy voice would have caused much editing. Heck-- the disclaimer was longer than the fable. :lol:

After I shipped that one off to you, I recorded the entire book of Eccelesiastes. I still have to edit it as my voice broke a few times during the recording. I'm not the religious sort but that particular book has always spoke to me. After all the raging debate lately, it helped me get regrounded within myself.

Don't know if I should put it up on LibriVox (or even where)-- I haven't seen much Bible-reading going on here. I'll probably just link it off my own site. It's certainly in the public domain by now!

Looking forward to more fables!

Robert
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Post by ChipDoc » February 1st, 2006, 4:16 am

I remember that Ecclesiastes guy - The Byrds had a big hit with one of his tunes back in 1965, didn't they...? ;)

Well if you're going to be posting King James, then I guess it'd be ok for me to post Liber AL vel Legis. A startlingly beautiful piece of work, it has been around since 1904 and, despite the fact that it's not in Gutenberg, has to be in the public domain. The Lord certainly does work in mysterious ways.

We'll have fresh Fables up in a day or two; just as soon as I get that final one from Volume 2.
-Chip
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Post by LibraryLady » February 2nd, 2006, 7:13 pm

Note to Robert: I split the Ecclesiastes discussion into it's own thread, you can find it here: http://librivox.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=12
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Post by BubbleDragon » February 4th, 2006, 9:51 pm

I'm back! I'm sorry it took me so long to get this up! My end of the week was rather hectic - but I managed to get a new mic! Now I have one for home, and one for school! I really like the sound of this one!

Though it's hard to get a snippet of time where my dog doesn't ... uhm, try to make her radio debut.

Here is #22, the Fox and the Goat. If something needs to be changed, please let me know. Thanks for letting me participate, and for your patience!
http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3I1X0NNHVHC3O35T6JIJOTCXZ4

~bubbles

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Post by ChipDoc » February 5th, 2006, 12:38 am

Thanks for getting it in to us, BubbleDragon. The voice of this recording was every bit as nice as the first one, but it was so quiet... I needed to double the volume seven times - and even at that it's a bit thin.

Here's a tip with the dog: Hold the dog in your lap while you read. The dog will be comforted by your presence and will probably settle down long enough that you can read for a while.

Please let us know how you'd like to be credited on the catalog page too! Now that we have them all, I'll make up a page for Annie - but first I'll have to finish editing the Sadhana project I'm working on now over in Books!
-Chip
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Post by ChipDoc » February 5th, 2006, 2:14 am

I didn't get very many folks saying how they'd like to be credited. If you'd like to change the way you're listed on the catalog page, NOW is the time to speak up!

AESOP'S FABLES Volume 2 (Fables 26-50)

02-01 THE FOX AND THE STORK
Kristin Luoma
http://www.greenkri.com

02-02 THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
Kristin Luoma
http://www.greenkri.com

02-03 THE STAG IN THE OX-STALL
Annie Coleman
http://www.anniecoleman.com/

02-04 THE MILKMAID AND HER PAIL
Annie Coleman
http://www.anniecoleman.com/

02-05 THE DOLPHINS, THE WHALES, AND THE SPRAT
Annie Coleman
http://www.anniecoleman.com/

02-06 THE FOX AND THE MONKEY
ajfluke
No URL

02-07 THE ASS AND THE LAP-DOG
ajfluke
No URL

02-08 THE FIR-TREE AND THE BRAMBLE
ajfluke
No URL

02-09 THE FROGS' COMPLAINT AGAINST THE SUN
ajfluke
No URL

02-10 THE DOG, THE COCK, AND THE FOX
Desdemona
No URL

02-11 THE GNAT AND THE BULL
Desdemona
No URL

02-12 THE BEAR AND THE TRAVELLERS
Desdemona
No URL

02-13 THE SLAVE AND THE LION
Basil Munroe Godevenos
http://bmunroe.roestudios.com/

02-14 THE FLEA AND THE MAN
Basil Munroe Godevenos
http://bmunroe.roestudios.com/

02-15 THE BEE AND JUPITER
Basil Munroe Godevenos
http://bmunroe.roestudios.com/

02-16 THE OAK AND THE REEDS
phoenixascending
No URL

02-17 THE BLIND MAN AND THE CUB
phoenixascending
No URL

02-18 THE BOY AND THE SNAILS
phoenixascending
No URL

02-19 THE APES AND THE TWO TRAVELLERS
Rainer
No URL

02-20 THE ASS AND HIS BURDENS
Patrick McNeal
http://www.jacpat.com

02-21 THE SHEPHERD'S BOY AND THE WOLF
Sara Schein
No URL

02-22 THE FOX AND THE GOAT
Sara Schein
No URL

02-23 THE FISHERMAN AND THE SPRAT
Gesine
No URL

02-24 THE BOASTING TRAVELLER
Patrick McNeal
http://www.jacpat.com

02-25 THE CRAB AND HIS MOTHER
Robert Garrison
http://climber53.com

Everyone please check your own!
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Post by raynr » February 5th, 2006, 4:22 am

Hello Chip,

you can write my full name: Rainer. As I say it at the beginning of the fable and it's already displayed at my other works, I won't reveal much. I have fable 2-19.

Thank you,
Rainer
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Post by ChipDoc » February 5th, 2006, 7:56 am

raynr wrote:As I say it at the beginning of the fable and it's already displayed at my other works, I won't reveal much.
No, it won't reveal much but there IS a fundamental difference between your reading it into a sound file and my typing it into a searchable web page. I'm not going to put anyone's name in here without their specific go-ahead.

Thanks Rainier!
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Post by LibraryLady » February 5th, 2006, 8:07 am

Thanks for the well organized list of mp3s and info, Chip! I'll start uploading the files into the validator but I'll hold off on entering names and URLs until more people have had a chance to see this.
Annie Coleman Rothenberg
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Post by LibraryLady » February 5th, 2006, 8:56 am

Chip - Fable 23 doesn't seem to be working, could you check that out?
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Post by ChipDoc » February 5th, 2006, 9:03 am

For some completely unknown reason, that one wasn't on the server at all. It's now wending it's slow way up via modem. Should take about another 5 minutes. Thanks for catching that, Annie!
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