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Post by keri » October 28th, 2007, 1:18 pm

here's mine chapter 10 speculations:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200710/she_10_haggard.mp3

well that was fun but also quite a bit of work, my second piece, the first being a very short poem.

it is 26.06 minutes long and it's size is 23.9 Mb

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Post by Rowen » October 28th, 2007, 1:57 pm

Thanks Aperi and keri! :)
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Post by GlassMask » November 6th, 2007, 8:35 am

It looks like the next availaible section is #11, so put me down for that one. I should get it completed within a week or two.

Mucho arigatou,

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Post by Rowen » November 6th, 2007, 2:14 pm

I've signed you up. :)
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Post by Gisburne » November 10th, 2007, 6:51 am

I'd like to try this one, so can I please be allocated chapters 14 and 15? Thanks.
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Post by Rowen » November 10th, 2007, 11:15 am

Sure thing :) Is this your first recording? If so you might want to do a short 1-2min recording of your section, and submit it here, just to make sure your technical set up (specifically volume) is alright. :)
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Post by Gisburne » November 10th, 2007, 3:14 pm

This is my second actually. The first has not been assigned yet because it was due to go into the latest Ghost Stories, which was already full, but I had the recording levels checked on that one and was told they were fine.

I'm a keen worker(!), so here is chapter 14 "A Soul in Hell"

http://www.gisburne.com/audio/librivox/she_14_haggard.mp3

File size: 17.9 MB
Duration: 19:38

Please use the name Nick Gisburne for the catalogue, and my web site is www.gisburne.com as per my signature.

Editing is a lot harder than I thought, mainly because I get tongue-tied quite often, so need to make a lot of cuts. However the strangest thing is that my voice in the morning appears to be very different from the sound later in the day, so when I found a couple of errors it was a complete nightmare to get my own voice to match up again! Has anyone else ever had that problem? Next time I will listen to each section right away, so that I am in the same 'condition' if I find I need to re-record something. Not something I was anticipating!
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Post by Starlite » November 10th, 2007, 4:52 pm

Gisburne wrote: However the strangest thing is that my voice in the morning appears to be very different from the sound later in the day, so when I found a couple of errors it was a complete nightmare to get my own voice to match up again! Has anyone else ever had that problem? Next time I will listen to each section right away, so that I am in the same 'condition' if I find I need to re-record something. Not something I was anticipating!
Yup yup get that condition too. I try to make the edits the same time of day as I recorded.

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Post by Gisburne » November 10th, 2007, 10:07 pm

I was almost caught out by the pronunciation of She's name, Ayesha, which serves me right for jumping into the middle of the book:

Ayesha is pronounced Assha. It is not, as I, and probably most people, are tempted to assume, pronounced Aye-ee-sha. Although Aye-ee-sha looks and sounds 'right', H Rider Haggard gives a footnote in Chapter 13 (and in the intro to the sequel) which specifically says that Ayesha is pronounced Assha.

Actually that gives another problem: how do you say Assha?! Is it Ah-sha, Ass-ha, or even A-shar or Ay-sha? I've gone for Ah-sha because it seems to fit best. But I'd still rather say Aye-ee-sha!
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Post by Rowen » November 11th, 2007, 2:38 am

Thanks Gisburne. :)

Yes I find that the sound of my voice can change quite a bit between morning and evening, probably something to do with the warming up of the vocal cord muscles. Thats why I try to edit a file as soon as I've recorded, unless of course its a chapter of something that's driven me crazy while recording. :)

You make a good point about the name! I shall put a note up in the first post. :)
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Post by AGSec » November 11th, 2007, 9:29 am

Chapter 6 (31 mins, 32 secs - 30.28 MB) now posted to :

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/200711/she_06_haggard.mp3

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Post by Gisburne » November 11th, 2007, 6:55 pm

I'm editing my reading of chapter 15 and there is a footnote about 'the cave of torture', but if I read it in place as per the Gutenberg text it does rather spoil the dramatic effect, coming as it does immediately after the most important speech in the chapter. I'm thinking it would be better to read out the footnote at the end of the whole chapter, which is actually not that much further anyway. Is that okay? I'm still new to LibriVox so thought I'd better ask what the usual policy is with footnotes such as this.

A fun line I found was 'he who breaketh it by so much as one jot or tittle shall perish', which Ayesha apparently says in Arabic... which leads me to wonder if 'jot or tittle' really does have an Arabic equivalent!

I am really enjoying reading this, so please allocate me chapters 16 and 17 too. I'm tempted to ask for more but don't want to be too greedy! Thanks.
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Post by Aperi » November 12th, 2007, 4:18 am

I get the variegated voice thing too. It's different at different times of day, it's different from one day to the next even when it's the same time of day... :roll: Is it possible for vocal cords to have multiple personalities?
Changing the subject, may I please do section 18?

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Post by Rowen » November 12th, 2007, 5:47 am

Gisburne footnote policy can vary from BC to BC, sometimes we don't want any footnotes read, other times its at the discretion of the reader. I've had a look at the text and I see what you mean about the dramatic tension. Although if its at the end of the chapter then the listener might not quite realise where it fits in. Hmmm :hmm: let me have a think and I'll get back to you. :) (have to run off and get some work done for now)


Aperi certainly :)
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