Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 021 -ba

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Post by bart » April 15th, 2013, 1:40 pm

Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 021
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-story-collection-021-by-various/

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.
  1. How to submit a story, and 'how it all works' here
    Please select and record any short ghost or horror story in the public domain. Try to stick to works that run less than 60 minutes. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording... as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

    A ghost or horror story should have something of an otherworldly or gruesome nature at its core. (Preferably, it should be nominally fictional, but there are enough 'true' ghost stories that will be accepted into this collection as well.) Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in.

    Please note that a lot of Lovecraft's work is still under copyright - there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories.


    Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which story you are submitting to the collection. Please include all this information:

    • link to the text source
    • author name
    • title of the story
    • duration (runtime) of the file
    • if this is your first recording: how you would like to be listed in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal web site/blog.

    Read points 5. to 7. below for what to do before, during and after your recording, and how to send your file.
  2. New to recording?
    Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
  3. Is there a deadline?
    No. This collection will be open until it is full (20 stories have been submitted), at which point another one may be started.
  4. Where can I find horror and ghost stories?
    Good sources for ghost and horror stories are Literary Gothic and Classic Horror Short Stories. Of course there will also be bunches on Gutenberg.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though preferably not in the same volume.
  5. BEFORE recording:
    Please check the Recording Notes:
    http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  6. DURING recording:
    Leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your file.
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Story title] 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 DOT org"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name]"
    • Say:
      "[Story title] by [Author name]."
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
  7. AFTER recording:
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit (optional).

    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
    File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):

    ghohor021_shorttitleinoneword_author_readersinitials.mp3, e.g. ghohor021_roomintower_benson_ce.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/Name: [Story Title] (e.g. The Room in the Tower)
    - Artist: [Author Name] (e.g. E.F. Benson)
    - Album: LibriVox Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 021

    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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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: ba - bart
    • 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.

Please don't download files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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Post by bart » April 17th, 2013, 11:26 am

I'm sorry Brendan, but your file is in the wrong bit rate. I can not accept it as is.
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Post by bart » April 18th, 2013, 10:29 am

Hello Brendan,
I listened to your recording.
Then I checked the Forum for your test recording. I couldn't find it. Did you do a test recording?
This file is now technically ok, but it's too soft and it has too much background noise.
For this time I took the liberty of enhancing your recording myself. I amplified it and I used a noise reduction filter.
Have a listen. Everything I did you can do too with Audacity. Just take a look here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Amplifying and here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
I will accept your contribution for this collection, but please make sure your recordings are technically ok the next time.

Bart

PS: your name is now logged, so you don't have to repeat it with every submission.
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Post by genierose » April 20th, 2013, 8:42 am

Bad Old Woman in Black - PL OK!

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Post by BellonaTimes » April 20th, 2013, 2:19 pm

10:41
Coco by Guy de Maupaussant
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3090
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/ghohor021_coco_maupassant_bt.mp3

Alas, this seems to be missing the last line:
"...and then, Coco rose from the grave and stomped little Isidor all to merde."
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Post by bart » April 20th, 2013, 2:59 pm

Thank you. It's added to the MW.
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Post by chiquito_crasto » April 21st, 2013, 4:03 pm

Please accept:

Title: The Mysterious Mansion
Author: Honore de Balzac
Year of Publication: 1830
Source: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0605131h.html
Uploaded to: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/ghohor021_mysteriousmansion_balzac_cjc.mp3
Duration: 28' 43"

Thank you.

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Post by bart » April 22nd, 2013, 4:55 pm

Thank you Chiquito!
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Post by beaglemixtape » April 27th, 2013, 2:13 am

Hi everyone! I'm back after a long hiatus with a new and improved headset mic.

It's been a long time since I've done this with the new Audacity, so if I could have a "buddy" to assist me with edits and noise reduction, that would be greatly appreciated.

Title: The Upper Berth
Author: Francis Marion Crawford
Year: Gutenberg says 1894, but it appears to be a reprinting.
Length: 48:37
Text Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22246/22246-h/22246-h.htm
Upload: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/ghohor021_theupperberth_crawford_mac.mp3

Thank you, and I hope this is recorded with the correct technical specs, etc.

--Michelle

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Post by bart » April 27th, 2013, 3:31 am

The recording is perfect Michelle. All tests were ok and there is no background noise.
I'll add your story to the project.
Thank you!
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Post by genierose » April 28th, 2013, 11:44 am

Coco - @ 4:58 repeat of "he would let it" - apart from that PL OK!

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Post by jchesnut » May 4th, 2013, 2:59 pm

I heard an old radio show with Vincent Price doing an adaptation of this story, but I must say that I like the original better.

Title: The Squaw
Author: Bram Stoker
MP3 URL: http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ba/ghohor021_squaw_stoker_jc.mp3
Text URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10150/10150-h/10150-h.htm#The_Squaw
Duration: 31:25

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Post by bart » May 4th, 2013, 4:29 pm

Thank you Jeff.
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