[COMPLETE] My Life in the South,by Stroyer -lz

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Post by Guero » November 20th, 2010, 6:29 pm

My Life in the South, by Jacob Stroyer (1849-1908).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/my-life-in-the-south-by-jacob-stroyer/
My Life in the South is the vivid and touching autobiography of African-American former slave, Jacob Stroyer.
  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 01 March 2011.
  4. Where do I find the text?
    Source text (please only read from this text!): Google Docs links will be in the MW. Original text can also be found at Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15096
  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.


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  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 [##] of My Life in the South. - 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:
      "My Life in the South, by Jacob Stroyer. 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 My Life in the South, by Jacob Stroyer. [Translated by [translator]]."
    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
    mylifeinsouth_0#_stroyer.mp3 (all lower-case) where # is your section number (e.g. mylifeinsouth_03_stroyer.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] (e.g., 03 - Chapter 1 Part 3)
    Artist: Jacob Stroyer
    Album: My Life in the South

    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: lz - lezer
    • 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. :)
John
"...what kind of internal wiring in my grandmother's mind enabled her...To condense fact from the vapor of nuance." -- Neal Stephenson

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Post by lezer » November 21st, 2010, 1:26 am

Hi Guero,
I can be your MC for this work. Will be right back with the MW.
Anna
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Post by lezer » November 21st, 2010, 1:40 am

There you go! Now it would be great if we find a DPL.
Look forward to working with you, Guero :)
Anna
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Post by Guero » November 21st, 2010, 5:15 am

Thanks, Anna! I look forward to working with you too. :D

I've filled out the MW. Now we just need a DPL and readers. Image
John
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Post by DSayers » November 22nd, 2010, 3:46 pm

I'd like to read Sections 8 and 9.

-denny
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Post by Guero » November 22nd, 2010, 3:50 pm

They're yours, Denny. Welcome to the project! :D
John
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Post by wendeltopper » November 23rd, 2010, 4:15 pm

I'd be happy to DPL this project for you!
Wendel

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Post by Guero » November 23rd, 2010, 11:15 pm

Great, Wendel! Welcome to the project. :D
John
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Post by lezer » November 23rd, 2010, 11:38 pm

Great, the team is complete - let's move to Readers Wanted!
Anna

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Post by Guero » November 24th, 2010, 11:11 am

Thanks, Anna!
John
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Post by JeffreyCarr » November 28th, 2010, 8:49 pm

I would like to read section 1. 8-)

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Post by Guero » November 30th, 2010, 7:16 am

Sure, Jeffrey. Section 1 is yours! Welcome to the project! :D

Have you submitted a test recording yet? Before diving into a long section recording, it's best to submit a short test recording so that experts here can give you feedback on your technical settings. Information on how to do that can be found here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

Also, how would you like your name to appear in the catalog?

I look forward to hearing you!
John
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Post by TomCrawford » December 13th, 2010, 3:40 pm

I'd like to read section 2, please.
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Post by bellingerj » December 13th, 2010, 7:13 pm

hi everyone my name is jarrod id like to read section 3 if thats ok thanks

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Post by Guero » December 13th, 2010, 8:12 pm

TomCrawford wrote:I'd like to read section 2, please.
Tom Crawford
Section 2 is all yours, Tom. Welcome to the project! :D
John
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