[COMPLETE] Canadian Fairy Tales - Cyrus MacMillan - philc

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Post by philchenevert » November 30th, 2015, 9:02 am

Canadian Fairy Tales by Cyrus MacMillan (1882 - 1953).

This project can now be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/canadian-fairy-tales-by-cyrus-macmillan/


Volunteers outside the USA: Cyrus MacMillan died in 1953. His work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years. But Canadian and Australian readers would be fine.
Professor Macmillan has placed all lovers of fairy tales under a deep debt of obligation to him. The fairy tale makes a universal appeal both to old and young; to the young because it is the natural world in which their fancy delights to range, and to the old because they are conscious again of the spirit of youth as they read such tales to their children and grandchildren over and over again, and rejoice in the illusion that after all there is not a great difference of age which separates the generations.

The fairy tale makes this universal appeal because it deals with the elemental in our natures that is the same in every age and in every race. In the Canadian Tales which Professor Macmillan has so admirably gathered from Indian sources, we find the same types of character and scenes of adventure that we do in the tales of the German forests, of Scandinavia, England or France.

There is in us all an instinctive admiration for the adventurous spirit of the fairy tale which challenges the might that is cruel and devastating, and for the good offices of the fairies which help to vindicate the cause of the noble in its conflict with the ignoble, right with wrong. ( the introduction)
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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

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Post by adonis » November 30th, 2015, 9:13 am

Died 53? Still in copyright in England? Good book otherwise.

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Post by philchenevert » November 30th, 2015, 11:43 am

adonis wrote:Died 53? Still in copyright in England? Good book otherwise.

Tony A.
Gee Tony. If the author died in 1953 that will be a concern for readers outside the US. I will check it out and put a disclaimer or warning or something at the top. Thanks for the post.
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Post by MaxineMarie » December 1st, 2015, 1:08 pm

Phil, I'd be happy to DPL this for you. Seems like I ought to, since I live in a town with a Canadian border, albeit a wet one. :lol:
Max :D

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Post by philchenevert » December 1st, 2015, 1:28 pm

MaxineMarie wrote:Phil, I'd be happy to DPL this for you. Seems like I ought to, since I live in a town with a Canadian border, albeit a wet one. :lol:
Max :D
Thank you Max that would be great. And you may learn some more Indian fairy tales..... who knows? :D
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Post by Bloodcrow » December 1st, 2015, 8:28 pm

I'm finally getting the motivation (and courage) to do a reading for Librivox.

I would like to request Chapter 9, How Raven Brought Fire to the Indians.

If you end up liking my voice and no one else grabs the other chapters, i might be interested in doing others.

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Post by philchenevert » December 1st, 2015, 9:12 pm

Bloodcrow wrote:I'm finally getting the motivation (and courage) to do a reading for Librivox.

I would like to request Chapter 9, How Raven Brought Fire to the Indians.

If you end up liking my voice and no one else grabs the other chapters, i might be interested in doing others.
That is great Bloodcrow!! You will do a great job and have fun to boot. (that's a Southern saying, don't know if it makes sense to others). I have assigned that section to you but before you record it, please make and upload a 1 minute test to be sure your recording set up is OK. Instructions can be found in our Wiki and in the first post of this project but Here is a video that may help too: How to Make your 1 minute test.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlaRY_-bcfs and then How to Upload your 1 minute test How to Upload your 1 minute test

(You may post the link to your test in this forum and I will see it much more quickly)

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We just want to check out your technical specs. Don't forget to post the link either in this thread or in Listeners WAnted forum.

And how would you like to be credited in our catalog? What name? most of us use our real name but it is up to you. A big contrats on tackling your first recording for LV. Ask if you have any questions at all. :thumbs:
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Post by Bloodcrow » December 1st, 2015, 9:57 pm

This is the one minute sample i just did. I did overmodulate briefly, but decided to leave it in as it was for just a moment.

My technical specs are:
Microphone: Scarlet CM25 with an isolation ring
Mixer: Scarlet 2i2

Software: Audacity.

Name to use. Go ahead and use my real name: Shelly Tumbleson

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Post by philchenevert » December 1st, 2015, 10:28 pm

Bloodcrow wrote:This is the one minute sample i just did. I did overmodulate briefly, but decided to leave it in as it was for just a moment.

My technical specs are:
Microphone: Scarlet CM25 with an isolation ring
Mixer: Scarlet 2i2

Software: Audacity.

Name to use. Go ahead and use my real name: Shelly Tumbleson
Nice test! Only one little thing I'd like you to change, it is in stereo and we require mono. An easy fix in Audacity. Please do another test, call it test 2 or something and upload again. You do indeed have a deep voice and will make some great recordings. :D
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Post by Bloodcrow » December 1st, 2015, 10:45 pm

I'll have to do it again tomorrow. Apologies but it's almost time for me to get horizontal.

As an aside, what's the reason that mono is preferable to stereo in this context?

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Post by Bloodcrow » December 2nd, 2015, 8:13 pm

I've reposted a revised version of my introduction. It can be found here.

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Post by philchenevert » December 3rd, 2015, 8:12 am

Bloodcrow wrote:I've reposted a revised version of my introduction. It can be found here.
Hi Shelly. Unfortunately your track is still stereo. One track is silent, but there are still two tracks there. You can set this in Preferences so it is always mono. here is a video that touches on that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqmCOxOs_pM. Please do one more. Sorry for the inconvenience; I promise you will be recording in just a short time. :D
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Post by philchenevert » December 6th, 2015, 7:31 am

Bloodcrow wrote:Yet another attempt.
:thumbs: Image You are good to go Blookcrow. Record lots and lots for us.
EDIT: why mono? I don't know, it is just the way we do it here. Might be a good question to post in our Comments section.
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Post by Bloodcrow » December 7th, 2015, 7:58 pm

Here it is. My first attempt and submission to librivox. Chapter 9: How Raven Brought Fire to the Indians.

I hope this is acceptable to you and the community.

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