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Post by bart » November 6th, 2015, 10:27 am

Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 028
This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-028-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 !
  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?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is [url=http://www.classichorrorstories.com]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 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):

    ghohor028_shorttitleinoneword_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor028_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.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. 028

    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.
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Please post below or PM me.

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Post by ScottSpath » November 9th, 2015, 9:35 am

An updated index of all previously recorded Ghost and Horror Story collections on LibriVox can be found at: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/LibriVox_Ghost_and_Horror_Story_Index

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Post by NCarrington » November 15th, 2015, 1:51 am

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/8486

Hi Bart, The above link is to 'Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M R James Part 1'...from which I recorded the second story 'Lost Hearts' I have added a temporary ident for now but as you will want to order these stories into your proposed selection at a later date..I would be prepared to re-record that part to fit whatever order you decide. At the moment it could stand as the second story, but obviously I would be happier if it was actually the first in the collection. It comes in at about 24" but definitely well under 30". I have it ready to upload now. Let me know if I can do that.

Thanks

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Post by NCarrington » November 15th, 2015, 2:21 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor028_losthearts_mrjames_nc.128kb_.mp3

Here is the story Lost Hearts by M R James at 24' 17"

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Post by bart » November 15th, 2015, 3:30 am

Thank you Nigel, we do not have a special order in this collection.
Max will have a listen soon.

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Post by adonis » November 15th, 2015, 4:11 pm


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Post by bart » November 15th, 2015, 4:26 pm

Thank you Tony
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Post by MaxineMarie » November 15th, 2015, 5:01 pm

I'll be happy to continue as DPL
Max :D

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Post by MaxineMarie » November 16th, 2015, 6:12 am

PL Notes
Section 1
@0:25 I hear 'Part 1" which seems unnecessary as the entire story is all in this file.

@ 15:58 omitted the line
borne on resistlessly and aimlessly, vainly striving to stop themselves,


Section 2
@1:28 I hear 'living' where the text reads 'diving' in phrase
miraculous brooks diving under stone bridges

There is a very long (7-8 seconds) pause between the last word and you saying "The End of.."
Also, there needs to be 10 seconds of silence at the end, there is only about 5

Max :)

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Post by MaxineMarie » November 17th, 2015, 4:52 am

Section 2 (edited) PL OK Marked so in MW
Max :)

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Post by NCarrington » November 17th, 2015, 11:44 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor028_losthearts_mrjames_nc.128kb_.mp3

24' 18"

Hi Max. *Some confusion over your 'part 2' comments..there is no part 2 on this single story...or line of that description at that point of the file. It is actually under 30 minutes too so I am only leaving 5 not 10 secs at the end.
Other re-takes and some edits on the ident have been attended to as requested.
*I think your part 2 lower comments must have referred to the next story you were listening to.

Yours

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Post by MaxineMarie » November 18th, 2015, 4:17 am

Section 1 (edited) PL OK Marked so in MW

Hi Nigel, I list "Section #'s" in my PL Notes rather than story names because this is easier for me. I should probably post each section PL notes separately, will try that going forward. Sorry about the confusion.

Max :)

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Post by adonis » November 22nd, 2015, 5:51 am

This is kind of an extended riff on The Ancient Mariner; among other things.


https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor028_msfoundinbottle_poe_ta_128kb.mp3


Length: 45:50.

Thank you.

Tony Addison.

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Post by MaxineMarie » November 22nd, 2015, 6:29 am

Hi Tony,
I need a source to read from please.
Max :)

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