[COMPLETE] Short Story Collection Vol. 053 - gu

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Post by Guero » August 13th, 2012, 7:32 am

Short Story Collection Vol. 053

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-story-collection-vol-053/

NEW READERS: Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording before submitting here, just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Then please read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.

This collection is for any short story in the English Language in the public domain, preferably less than 60 minutes. You are welcome to contribute as many as you wish, and there is no need to "sign-up" before recording as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. Please post here if you are unsure about public domain status.

Multiple versions are always welcome, so you can record a story that has been recorded before. (If the same stories are submitted twice in the same collection, we will carry the second version over to the next collection) .

You may prefer to submit your recording to one of the other more specialised short story collections.

After 20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Proof-listening: Standard; or (preferably) against the text, noting any major discrepancies. PL FAQ: viewtopic.php?p=318667#p318667

1. RECORD
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16-bit
  • No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
  • At the BEGINNING Say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox Recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."
  • Please leave 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording or 10 seconds if longer than 30 minutes.
2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning?Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear distracting background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit. The free beta version 1.3.3. of Audacity (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide. Note: Noisecleaning with earlier versions of Audacity (1.2.x) is not recommended.
  • ID3 Tags:
    • • Title/Name: [Title]
      • Artist: [Author Name]
      • Album: LibriVox Short Story Collection Vol. 053
  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kpbs using the following filename:
    • File Name: Put file name all in lowercase, and the title all in one word (no leading articles i.e. the, a, an, and NO SPACES): shortstory053_shorttitleinoneword_readersinitials.mp3,
      e.g. shortstory053_scarletletter_ge.mp3
3. SUBMIT your recording:
Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader (when your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy to post in this thread):
http://upload.librivox.org
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You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: gu - Guero.
*If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

4. POST the following information in this thread:
  • • The link you copied from the uploader to your file
    • Name of your story
    • Author (birth year - death year)
    • Translator if applicable (birth year - death year)
    • Source from which you read (e.g. Gutenberg etext url)
    • Length in minutes and size in MB of your file
    • If this is your first Librivox recording, I will also need your name as you would like it to appear on the catalogue page and the URL of your homepage if you have one and would like it linked to your name on the catalogue page.


Want to see if what you plan to record has been done already?
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search.php?
Search by keywords in the Catalog Search
But don't let this stop you from recording your own version! :)

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Post by Guero » August 13th, 2012, 7:33 am

While Ruth is on break, I will MC the Short Story Collection. This project is open for submissions! :D
John
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Post by Eduard Rochester » August 13th, 2012, 8:19 am

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Post by Guero » August 13th, 2012, 9:07 am

Eduard Rochester wrote:The Piazza
Added to the MW. Thanks! :D
John
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Post by arden1066 » August 13th, 2012, 4:48 pm

Guero wrote:
Eduard Rochester wrote:The Piazza
Added to the MW. Thanks! :D
downloading :D
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Post by LJAtkinson » August 13th, 2012, 8:02 pm


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Post by LJAtkinson » August 13th, 2012, 10:23 pm

Correction: the new length for "Titbottom's Spectacles" is 50:14.

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Post by Eduard Rochester » August 13th, 2012, 10:43 pm

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Post by k5hsj » August 15th, 2012, 11:32 am

Hi John,

Welcome to Short Stories, as if you didn't have enough to do with Short Poetry! :-)

A young diplomat, a beautiful, doomed young woman and her older husband share a sea voyage from Italy to New York in

On the Gulls’ Road by Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Text: http://cather.unl.edu/ss007.html
MP3: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/shortstory053_ongullsroad_cather_wt.mp3
Duration: 45:38
File Size: 41.8 MB

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Post by Guero » August 15th, 2012, 1:48 pm

LJAtkinson wrote:Titbottom's Spectacles
Thanks, Laura. I've added it to the Magic Window. :D
John
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Post by Guero » August 15th, 2012, 1:49 pm

Eduard Rochester wrote:The Lightning-Rod Man
The Bell-Tower
Both are in! Thanks, James. :thumbs:
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Post by Guero » August 15th, 2012, 1:52 pm

k5hsj wrote:Welcome to Short Stories, as if you didn't have enough to do with Short Poetry! :-)

On the Gulls’ Road by Willa Cather (1873-1947)
Thanks, Winston. I'm glad to help out where I can. :)

I've added this to the Magic Window.
John
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Post by Rowland » August 17th, 2012, 10:55 am

Here is a story by Algernon Blackwood (1869 - 1951) from The Best Biritish Stories of 1922, called "The Olive".

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/shortstory053_olive_lr.mp3

Time 30:41

Text is to be found here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9363

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Post by arden1066 » August 17th, 2012, 10:57 am

Eduard Rochester wrote:http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/gu/shortstory053_piazza_jkw.mp3
The Piazza
Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15859
40:13, 38.6 MB

PL-OK!

The decibel level was a smidge loud. I'm reading 92.8 and Librivox likes it around 89.

Any chance of de-amplifying by 2 or 3?

thanks!!!
neat story, I haven't read much Melville. :)

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Post by Eduard Rochester » August 17th, 2012, 12:13 pm

Dolly,

I can de-amplify the section in Audacity, but what software are you using to determine the decible level? Does Audacity have a plug-in that will allow me to check the level?
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