COMPLETE : Fairy Tales, by The Brothers Grimm - CL/kr

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Post by kayray » December 8th, 2005, 3:02 pm

Oh just one tip, Dave -- leave a little bit more silence at the end of your recordings. Just a hint for the future -- don't feel you need to change this one.

I'd never heard this story before. It's a good one! Should be required reading for everyone.

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Post by kayray » December 8th, 2005, 3:03 pm

Oh, Billyuno -- we missed you somehow. Old Sultan is yours :)

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Post by Jon Ingram » December 8th, 2005, 7:28 pm

Rather than re-recording, I decided to record a new tale:

43. The Three Languages

I think it sounds a lot better, but I'll let you be the judge!

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Post by kayray » December 8th, 2005, 7:56 pm

Sounds excellent Jon, thanks!

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Post by billyuno » December 8th, 2005, 7:59 pm

kayray wrote:Oh, Billyuno -- we missed you somehow. Old Sultan is yours :)

kara
It's okay I get that occasionaly. I tend to blend in well.

http://bob.shenanigns.com/grimm_05_oldsultan.mp3

[edit] I found an error I had to correct, but it's fixed now. If you downloaded this right away and you hear the error, go ahead and re-download the fixed version.
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Post by kayray » December 8th, 2005, 8:03 pm

billyuno -- I played your file to test it and my son said, "I like that voice!" Henry's very picky, so that's quite a compliment.

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Post by osmia » December 8th, 2005, 8:17 pm

billyuno: I think your reading "stands out" : )

... but you missed an edit where the cat's tail is standing straight in the air, approx. 3:50ish (mins)into the recording.

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Post by billyuno » December 8th, 2005, 8:23 pm

Yeah, I found that too. It's fixed now, go ahead and re-download.

Tell your son I said thanks Kara. I've always seemed to have an affinity with young children...

Thanks to you too Osmia. I practice a lot, reading aloud to myself.

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Post by drixman » December 8th, 2005, 8:36 pm

Thanks for the updates Kara. Everyone else, excellent work, its all coming together now, heh heh heh.

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Post by kayray » December 8th, 2005, 8:37 pm

Thanks for catching that, Osmia! You're a good "proof-listener." I've downloaded the fixed file, Billyuno, thanks.
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Post by billyuno » December 8th, 2005, 8:43 pm

Hehe... I just read "The Wedding of Mrs Fox." I have to do that one, both parts. I love rhyming! It requires good timing!

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Post by thistlechick » December 8th, 2005, 9:27 pm

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Post by Peter Why » December 9th, 2005, 3:41 am

Are there any left for me? I'll record 48, The Blue Light, but will be happy to shift, if someone else is doing it.
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Post by billatrit » December 9th, 2005, 3:44 am

drixman wrote:That does sound good, what kind of mic are you using? Do you have any recording tips for people who have not recorded before?
In response to the microphone question - I'm using the most inexpensive, lightweight, plastic PC microphone you can imagine.

Re: suggestions? I'm almost as new as you to this. Hansel and Gretel is my SECOND recording to date. So being new doesn't seem to be too awful bad. <grin>

A few things that I think help w/my recording quality.

I record in a QUIET ROOM. I have recorded in both a bedroom in my home - carpeted etc, as well as in a professional sound room at my place of employ. Neither recording sounded any better than the other in my opinion, but since I HAVE the soundroom available and can use it for free, I'm going to take advantage of that <grin>.

To keep myself from "puffing" into the mic I try not to speak INTO the mic, rather I speak ACROSS it (e.g. the mic is not directly in my line of breath when I exhale - it's off to one side.) My difficulty lies in staying the same distance from the mic when I'm speaking (performing? <grin>). I tend to wave my arms around and move - this changes my distance from the mic and (cause the mic is so cheap) the volume recorded.

If you haven't recorded and want to start, to use a quote from a popular sneaker mfr, set aside some time and "just do it". If you like what you've done - Yay! If not, thru the wonder of digitization, you can always RE-record the parts you don't like.

Finally, I don't know what drives you to want to participate - but whatever it is, take advantage of it - exploit that drive. For me it's a combination of things: first I love audiobooks. (I spend a considerable amount of time in the car listening to audiobooks and have some favorites.) Second, I've always wanted to do audio recordings or voice-over work. I've been told I have the voice for it but the opportunity has never presented itself.
I stumbled onto the Librivox project and thought it would be fun (and so far, it has!) Finally, I see this as something of a community service project. It allows me to participate in something that can open doors to people with low vision / blindness, as well as amusing and exposing other folks to the joys of the written word.

Hope this helps,
Bill

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Post by Vlooi » December 9th, 2005, 4:40 am

May I have The Willow-Wren and the Bear?

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