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jackett
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Post by jackett » May 17th, 2017, 10:35 am

Hello ladies and gents!

My name is Jack- I'm pretty new to this site, and the work everyone does here! I was looking around trying to find how to volunteer for audiobooks, and whilst looking for another organization that does books for the dyslexic, I found this!
Primarily, I am working at improving my vocal skills to voice act. I have a feeling that there are many other people here attempting to do the same, so don't hesitate to say hello if you are!

Thank you guys so much for inviting me to be here- let's tell some stories together!

Jack Emmett (Jackett)
Jack Emmett

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Post by SaraHale » May 18th, 2017, 2:05 am

Hello, Jack. :clap: And welcome to Librivox!

To get started you need to install both Audacity and Checker. The second step is to record and then upload your one-minute test. Please check the following links:

Installing Audacity: https://youtu.be/rraizMiOf8s
Using the Checker: https://youtu.be/kkhk0megqHE
How To Make Your 1 Minute Test: https://youtu.be/BlaRY_-bcfs
How To Upload Your 1 Minute Test: https://youtu.be/9oTSlFSoEeY

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: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Librivox_Community_Podcast

Before you Press Record: Tips and Tricks:
Part 1: https://ia600903.us.archive.org/8/items/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_134.mp3

Part 2: https://ia600903.us.archive.org/8/items/librivox_community_2013/librivox_community_podcast_135.mp3

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

jackett
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Post by jackett » May 24th, 2017, 6:40 pm

Thank you so much for the help, Sara! Glad to be working here! :D
Jack Emmett

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Post by SaraHale » May 24th, 2017, 10:55 pm

You are welcome! I can see you recorded your one minute test. Someone will listen to it shortly. And give you a feedback. I think I can help you a little. I am not sure but I think you should amplify your recording. Here's a video explaining how to do it: https://youtu.be/z_z607awyLw

It would be better to wait for a professional proof listener's feedback. :D

Good luck with your recordings. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

jackett
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Post by jackett » June 7th, 2017, 10:23 pm

Sara,

Thank you so much for the advice! I really appreciate it, and I'm sorry for the late reply! That was exactly what I had to do with my test. :)

Thank you again for everything, and I hope I see you around!
Jack Emmett

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Post by SaraHale » June 8th, 2017, 2:31 am

Hello, Jack.

You are welcome. I am happy you are ready to volunteer. What are you going to record?
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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