[COMPLETE]The Mermaid of Druid Lake & Other Stories-C.W.Bump

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Post by alg1001 » January 31st, 2016, 11:52 am

The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories by Charles Weathers Bump (1872 - 1905).

A collection of offbeat stories. Some are a bit out of the ordinary as suggested by the title story about a freshwater mermaid; some are not. ( Amy Gramour)

  • This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-mermaid-of-druid-lake-and-other-stories-by-charles-weathers-bump/

    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/31082
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
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      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories. 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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories, by Charles Weathers Bump. [Title of the story]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Title of the story]"
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        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories, by Charles Weathers Bump. "

      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

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    8. 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 has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
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      128 kbps MP3
      mermaidofdruidlake_##_bump_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. mermaidofdruidlake_01_bump_128kb.mp3)


      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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Asiox
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Post by Asiox » February 1st, 2016, 1:58 pm

Hello, I'd like to do section 10. Thanks :)
Joanna

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Post by alg1001 » February 1st, 2016, 3:51 pm

Hi Joanna,
Section 10 is yours. Thanks for claiming. How would you like your name to appear in the catalog?

-Amy

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Post by Asiox » February 2nd, 2016, 12:38 pm

Thanks Amy! As for the catalog, Joanna Dębicka would be fine.
Joanna

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Post by JenniferFour » February 2nd, 2016, 5:28 pm

Can I read section 11 - The Vanished Mummy?
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Post by alg1001 » February 2nd, 2016, 5:36 pm

11 is yours, Jennifer.
Thank you!
-Amy

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Post by alg1001 » February 2nd, 2016, 5:37 pm

Asiox wrote:Thanks Amy! As for the catalog, Joanna Dębicka would be fine.
Okay, great. I will update it.

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Post by JenniferFour » February 7th, 2016, 6:26 pm

Critical feedback is ALWAYS welcome - in the forum or via PM

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Post by alg1001 » February 7th, 2016, 8:33 pm

Hi Jennifer,
I will proof listen tomorrow.
Thank you!
Amy :)

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Post by alg1001 » February 8th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Hi Jennifer,
The Vanished Mummy is PL OK. :thumbs: We are off to a nice start.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post by JenniferFour » February 8th, 2016, 8:34 pm

alg1001 wrote:Hi Jennifer,
The Vanished Mummy is PL OK. :thumbs:
Glad to hear it :D

My sister went to Goucher College so I couldn't resist this story.
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Post by JHA29 » February 12th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Hi,
This is my first time reading or doing anything on librivox. I'd appreciate any tips, if there's anything you think I should know.
I'd like to read the first part, "The Mermaid of Druid Lake."
Thanks!
Please call me JJ

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Post by alg1001 » February 13th, 2016, 6:10 am

Welcome JJ.
I recommend you submit a one minute test in the Listeners and Editors Wanted forum. If there are any technical issues with your recording setup, you will get help. It is a good idea to do it before you work on a section. Also, please read our http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording. I will sign you up for the section.
Good luck,
Amy

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Post by Asiox » February 14th, 2016, 7:55 am


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Post by alg1001 » February 14th, 2016, 11:20 am

Hi Joanna,
The Pink Ghost is PL OK. :thumbs: It is wonderful to have your first recording in this collection.
Thank you!
Amy :D

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