[COMPLETE] Ottawa Folk Festival Robert Service Coll.-DTG/tg

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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 5:49 am

Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service(1874-1958).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/ottawa-folk-festival-robert-service-collection/

On August 13-15, 2010, A hearty band of Librivox volunteers, led by Bob Ledrew and Sean McGaughey, recorded selections from the Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service with patrons, musicians and organizers of the festival. We chose Robert Service because he is an iconic Canadian poet. It was our intention to record the whole volume, but the festival was disrupted by torrential rains on its final day. For more information on the Ottawa Folk Festival, check out http://www.ottawafolk.org/ . Sean McGaughey also prepared a behind the scenes podcast of this project at http://www.ductapeguy.net/2010/12/for-the-sake-of-the-song-live-from-the-ottawa-folk-festival/
(Summary by Sean McGaughey)


[*]This collection is fully subscribed. We do not need other readers.

Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/207
Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: Standard.
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[*]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

[*]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:
Begin your reading with the abbreviated LibriVox disclaimer:
(Please leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!)
POEM TITLE by Robert Service, read for LibriVox.org by [your name].
[Add, if you wish, date, your location, and/or your personal url.]
Then read the poem:

INSERT POEM TEXT HERE
At the end of your reading, leave a space and then say:
End of poem. This recording is in the public domain.


[*]At the end of the book, say (in addition):
"End of Title, by Author. [Translated by [translator]]." [/list]
Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
[*]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
spelloftheyukon_##_service.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. spelloftheyukon_01_service.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: ## - [Poem title]
Artist: Robert Service
Album: Spell of the Yukon
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
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    You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: yy - yyyyy
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2010, 7:50 am

Do you need someone to catalog this for you? I don't recall how our convo went in November. If so, I'll do it for you.
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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 8:13 am

I'd love it if you could catalog it Tricia.

I think I have it just about ready. All the recordings are uploaded. I set up the project with 34 sections because that is how many were in the book. But we only actually recorded 21 because of the rainout. (Including New Year's day which I just recorded cause I never got a chance at the fest). I can't figure out how to add a no user name reader to the catalog.
Anyway, it is ready to go.


Random thots:

Should we include a link in the catalogue page to the Ottawa Folk Festival and the making of... Podcast I did for this project? I can add the links to the summary. I will beef up the summary now.

I have been through all these files several times, but should we ask someone for a quick proof-listen knowing that there is very little that can be fixed knowing the nature of this project?
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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2010, 8:18 am

I think if you've been through the files and are comfortable with them, then you probably don't need a PL.

Might as well get rid of the extra sections, if no one is recording them. We can't catalog blank sections. :)

No user name to the catalog is a tricky one. I'll have to figure that one out! I think I might have an idea (add them in the validator only); I'll have to test it.

I think adding links is a good idea. Either in the summary or in the OtherURL field in the database.
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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 8:23 am

Summary Updated:
On August 13-15, 2010, A hearty band of Librivox volunteers, led by Bob Ledrew and Sean McGaughey, recorded selections from the Spell of the Yukon by Robert Service with patrons, musicians and organizers of the festival. We chose Robert Service because he is an iconic Canadian poet. It was our intention to record the whole volume, but the festival was disrupted by torrential rains on its final day. For more information on the Ottawa Folk Festival, check out http://www.ottawafolk.org/ . Sean McGaughey also prepared a behind the scenes podcast of this project at http://www.ductapeguy.net/2010/12/for-the-sake-of-the-song-live-from-the-ottawa-folk-festival/
(Summary by Sean McGaughey)
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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 8:29 am

Now that I have all those blank sections, how do I remove them??

What else do you need from me Tricia, before I hand this over to you for cataloguing?
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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2010, 8:31 am

Great! I'll start in on cataloging after breakfast. 8-)

I'll remove the blank sections.
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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 8:36 am

Awesome. It will be nice to get this done before the new year.

Thank you.
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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2010, 8:43 am

I see there's a 33 and a 33b in the uploader. You did want just the 33, right?
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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 9:25 am

Yes. Just the 33. The 33b is the same recording but the musician who recorded it went back and noodled over top of his reading on guitar.
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Post by TriciaG » December 31st, 2010, 10:11 am

And just like that...
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/ottawa-folk-festival-robert-service-collection/

Let me know if it looks OK, Sean.

I've got the validated files backed up here, but you can back them up too, if you like. I'll let you delete the files from your upload folder unless you request that I do it.
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Post by ductapeguy » December 31st, 2010, 10:33 am

Thanks Tricia. I will clean out my directory in the uploader in a day or so.

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