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Post by TrooGeek » May 17th, 2017, 1:26 am

Hi Guys and Gals,

Just introducing myself,names Chris and I'm here because somebody told me they thought my voice would be perfect for narration. I've always been told I have a pleasant voice (specifically a good phone voice) but never even considered it might be good for narration.

So I'm here to give it a bash and see what feedback I get. Did try going the ACX route but it doesn't seem to be available in New Zealand currently...

Hope to contribute to many projects while I'm here.

Now to find where to start....

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Post by SaraHale » May 17th, 2017, 10:52 pm

Hello, Chris. :clap: Welcome to Librivox!

The first thing you should start with is to install Audacity and Checker. The second step is to record and then upload your one-minute test. Please check the following links:

Installing Audacity:
Using the Checker:
How To Make Your 1 Minute Test:
How To Upload Your 1 Minute Test:

And here are more interesting and useful links:
Making your reading sound Great: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=872

If you have a problem (I hope you won't), you can check this link: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=40238&p=1349031#p1349031

There is also a Librivox Community Podcast:

Before you Press Record: Tips and Tricks:
Part 1:

Part 2:

And don't forget to check Phil Chenevert's videos on YouTube.

I hope these links are helpful to you. And if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. :thumbs:

Happy Recording! :D
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by TrooGeek » May 20th, 2017, 6:34 pm

Thanks I'll get on to that..

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