[COMPLETE] In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn - ava

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Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2010, 4:24 am

In Ghostly Japan by Lafcadio Hearn (1850 - 1904).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://librivox.org/in-ghostly-japan-by-lafcadio-hearn/

14 ghost stories from old Japan, collected by Lafcadio Hearn (Summary by Availle)
Special thanks to penthorpe who has made the beautiful cover for us!
  1. How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are “up for grabs.” Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you’d like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim (or by the target completion date, whatever is sooner). Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it’ll go back to the pool. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. The target completion date for this project is 31. March 2011.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8128
  5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)!
    If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.


    Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard

    Please read the footnotes!

    Pronunciation of Japanese Words:
    Although simplified, the following general rules will help the reader unfamiliar with Japanese to come close enough to Japanese pronunciation.

    There are five vowels: a (as in fAther), i (as in machIne), u (as in fOOl), e (as in fEllow), and o (as in mOle). Although certain vowels become nearly "silent" in some environments, this phenomenon can be safely ignored for the purpose at hand.

    Consonants roughly approximate their corresponding sounds in English, except for r, which is actually somewhere between r and l (this is why the Japanese have trouble distinguishing between English r and l), and f, which is much closer to h.


    MAGIC WINDOW:

    (BC admin)
  6. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:

    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Section [number] of In Ghostly Japan. - 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]"
    • Say:
      "In Ghostly Japan, by Lafcadio Hearn. [Section]"
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Section]"
    • 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 In Ghostly Japan, by Lafcadio Hearn"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    inghostlyjapan_##_hearn.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. inghostlyjapan_01_hearn.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## [Section title] - please copy from MW
    Artist: Lafcadio Hearn
    Album: In Ghostly Japan

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    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 (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread):
      http://upload.librivox.org
      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: ava - Availle
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me. :)
Last edited by Availle on October 25th, 2010, 9:44 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by Lucy_k_p » October 2nd, 2010, 4:34 am

I enjoyed his last book. May I DPL please.
So little space, so much to say.

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Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2010, 4:36 am

Oh - so fast (I'm barely done...) :shock:

Yes you may, have fun Lucy!
Cheers,
Ava.

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Post by penthorpe » October 2nd, 2010, 8:28 am

Hi,
I would like to take chapter 2, Furisode.

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Post by neckertb » October 2nd, 2010, 8:30 am

I'll be happy to start with 1 and 4 :D
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Post by BellonaTimes » October 2nd, 2010, 1:00 pm

I'll take 15, Ava.

I've recorded sections 1 and 2 for other collections. ;)
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Post by Availle » October 2nd, 2010, 3:24 pm

Oh wow, cool!

penthorpe - Furisode is all yours... There's actually an accent on the e, I'll try to figure out how to get in into the MW :roll:

Nadine, have fun with 1 and 4!

BT, the last section is yours, thank you! I know that some of these stories have been recorded for some ghost/horror collection, so I was a bit hesitant... But I still find them great, and it's nice to have the full collection. (btw, shouldn't you be reading vampire stories right now? :twisted: )
Cheers,
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Post by oneiros81 » October 4th, 2010, 9:30 am

Can I have sections 8 and 9, please?
It's a very interesting read.

Thanks.

-Nikki

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Post by Availle » October 4th, 2010, 2:52 pm

Yes you can, have fun Nikki! :D
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Post by oneiros81 » October 4th, 2010, 2:53 pm

Thanks! I sure will :)

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Post by mkatkell » October 8th, 2010, 12:16 pm

I am a rudimentary speaker of Japanese and believe I can handle this part.

Thank you,

Melanie

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Post by Availle » October 8th, 2010, 4:11 pm

HI Melanie and welcome to Librivox!

I have given the poems to you, but as you are a new reader, please make a 1-minute-testrecording, so that we can check your technical settings. Have a look here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test This page tells you everything you have to know... :D

On a sidenote, please repeat what you'd like to claim in the body of your message in the future. The 'subject' line is quite hard to see... :wink:
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Post by BellonaTimes » October 8th, 2010, 5:56 pm

Not really into vamps, Ava, beyond Grace Jones. ;)

Section 15
22:59
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ava/inghostlyjapan_15_hearn.mp3
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Post by Availle » October 8th, 2010, 7:00 pm

Great thanks BT! :D
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Post by neckertb » October 10th, 2010, 10:56 am

Nadine

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