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ksykat
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Post by ksykat » July 26th, 2006, 10:51 pm

I just registered today! :D This reading project is so unique and interesting!
First off, I will be 16 years old in 3 months. I will also be a Junior in high school this September. I read all the time and I thought, what better way to spend my summer! I have a feeling I'll go into some type of educational career later on.

I hope to meet all the nice people around here! :D

-Kathleen

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Post by Caeristhiona » July 26th, 2006, 11:11 pm

Hooray for new people! Hooray for Californians!

I'll make the usual recommendations here -- either head over to one of our poetry projects, or maybe contribute a short story to our Short Story Collection. Both of them can be found here:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=19
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Post by kayray » July 27th, 2006, 7:44 am

Hiya Neighbor Kathleen!
I'm in Oceanside! Hot enough for you? :)
Welcome to Librivox. Just give a yell if you have any questions. I think you'll have a lot of fun here :)
Kara
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"Mary wished to say something very sensible into her Zoom H2 Handy Recorder, but knew not how." -- Jane Austen (& Kara)

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Post by a.r.dobbs » July 27th, 2006, 8:08 am

Hey Hey ksykat! And this is Your Thread, so let us know what you're up to, when you can spare a minute.

The idea behind a poem or short story is to give your recording setup a test run on something small. If you're impatient for the big stuff, though, you can just do a 1-minute test and get someone to check it out -- technical check (loud enough, playable on most mp3 players, no overwhelming background hum :) stuff like that). You could even post a test here on your thread. Then when you know your setup is working and your settings are fine, dive into whatever you love.

handy overview: http://librivox.org/volunteer-for-librivox/
allll the basics: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/NewbieGuideToRecording
and links to more: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/LibriVoxWiki

If non-fiction sometimes interests you, maybe later you'd like to lend your voice to Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2595

I look forward to hearing what you're up to! :D
Thanks for diving in!
Anita

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Post by KATWAL » July 27th, 2006, 9:16 am

Greetings ksykat

I'm a displaced San Diegan, now live in Kentucky. Welcome aboard! I think this will be a great way to spend the summer. I'd bet you will want to continue even after school starts. Might even be some kind of school project you can get credit for.

Have fun. Look forward to your recordings.

KATWAL

ksykat
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Post by ksykat » July 27th, 2006, 11:46 am

Thanks for all the suggestions!
I'm testing out my microphone with Audacity right now.

KayRay: It's way too hot in Clairemont! It's hit 90+ degress for the past week!

:D Kathleen

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