Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 032 -bart

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Post by bart » August 26th, 2018, 1:31 pm

Short Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 032

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-032/

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. You can find suggestions here.

    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?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is https://web.archive.org/web/20141105215835/http://www.classichorrorstories.com/. 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):

    ghohor032_shorttitleinoneword_author_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor032_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. 032

    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.
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 Nedge » September 2nd, 2018, 10:21 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_phantomregiment_odonnell_nd_128kb.mp3


• link to the text source https://www.gutenberg.org/files/20034/20034-h/20034-h.htm
• author name Elliott O'Donnell
• title of the story The Phantom Regiment of Killiecrankie
• duration (runtime) of the file 14:21
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Post by bart » September 2nd, 2018, 12:48 pm

Thank you!
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Post by Rapunzelina » September 3rd, 2018, 9:27 am

"The Phantom Regiment of Killiecrankie" is PL OK! :thumbs:

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Post by Arlee86 » September 19th, 2018, 6:43 am

Hi,

I've just recorded my one minute test so I can start recording for this collection:

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/test_arlee86.mp3

Many thanks,

Arlee86

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 19th, 2018, 8:29 am

Hi Arlee86! Welcome to Librivox!! I hope you have fun here!

The only issue I can see with your recording setup is the volume which is too low.

If you're using Audacity, the wave form should peak just above the 0.5 mark , like so:

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Try to increase the input volume of your microphone before recording, either from the slider within Audacity, or from the Control Panel of your system for Sounds and Microphones.

If that is not possible, you can try the "Amplify" effect within Audacity, after recording.

Please ask if you need more guidance :)

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Post by NemoR » September 19th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Here is my contribution:

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_phantomhag_anon_nr_128kb.mp3

• link to the text source: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/53419/53419-h/53419-h.htm#THE_PHANTOM_HAG
• author name: Anonymous
• title of the story: The Phantom Hag
• duration (runtime) of the file: 8:05
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Post by Peter Why » September 19th, 2018, 7:29 pm

The link to the Lovecraft stories thread foesn't work for me: "... there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories. "

Perhaps it should be: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12722&p=1170846&hilit=lovecraft#p1170846

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 19th, 2018, 10:31 pm

Peter Why wrote:
September 19th, 2018, 7:29 pm
The link to the Lovecraft stories thread foesn't work for me: "... there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories. "

Perhaps it should be: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12722&p=1170846&hilit=lovecraft#p1170846

Peter
I have fixed the link now. Thank you, Peter!

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 19th, 2018, 11:46 pm

"The Phantom Hag" is PL OK!

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Post by TonyPS214 » September 23rd, 2018, 6:11 pm

Hi Bart!

Been a long time since I last contributed to one of your cxollections!

Here are four good ones:

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3090/3090-h/3090-h.html#2H_4_0084
• author name: Guy de Maupassant
• title of the story: THE HAND
• duration (runtime) of the file: 14:14
• audio file download: https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_hand_maupassant_ts_128kb.mp3

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/7838/pg7838-images.html
• author name: Lord Dunsany
• title of the story: CHARON
• duration (runtime) of the file: 02:57
• audio file download: https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_charon_dunsany_ts_128kb.mp3

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/13334/13334-h/13334-h.html#page364
• author name: Ambrose Bierce
• title of the story: THE BOARDED WINDOW
• duration (runtime) of the file: 11:50
• audio file download: https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_boardedwindow_bierce_ts_128kb.mp3

• link to the text source: http://www.steve-calvert.co.uk/public-dimain-texts/h-p-;ovecraft-the-music-of-erich-zann.html
• author name: H. P. Lovecraft
• title of the story: THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN
• duration (runtime) of the file: 21:23
• audio file download: https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_musicoferichzann_lovecraft_ts_128kb.mp3.mp3

Let me know soonest if there's any problems with the recordings or readings.

Thanks!
Tony Scheinman
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Post by bart » September 24th, 2018, 11:30 am

Thank you Tony
I took me some time to catalog your stories because none of the links to the sources worked for me.
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Post by SlickWiggler » September 24th, 2018, 12:45 pm

So, there's this one story that used to scare the hell out of me as a kid called Tailypo. I would looove to retell it for this collection, but I can't nail down a public domain text of it, Gutenberg isn't giving me anything and it's not on the linked archive. If I write my own version, is it OK if I record that? It's a really old folktale that my grandfather used to tell around the campfire (and he said he heard it from his father), I can't imagine it would be under copyright. Or if someone can help me find it in a public domain collection, that would be amazing.
Please give me feedback! I'm always trying to improve!

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Post by Rapunzelina » September 24th, 2018, 2:50 pm

"THE HAND" needs a check in the intro, it sounds like it includes an extra intro from another story.

"CHARON", "THE BOARDED WINDOW" and "THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN" are PL OK!

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Post by TonyPS214 » September 25th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Barty:

Sorry about the problem with "THE HAND"; it's been fixed and the new version has been uploaded. The link is:

https://librivox.org/uploads/bart/ghohor032_hand_maupassant_ts_128kb.mp3

The new running time is: 13:58.

Thanks,
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