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electricbolt
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Post by electricbolt » October 15th, 2017, 1:19 pm

Hi everyone, I'm Rob from NY! Been a listener/follower of the website for about 10 years now... looking to start volunteering to read/listen here in the near future!

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Post by Lynnet » October 17th, 2017, 5:01 pm

electricbolt wrote:Hi everyone, I'm Rob from NY! Been a listener/follower of the website for about 10 years now... looking to start volunteering to read/listen here in the near future!
Hi and welcome.
The best starting point is submitting a one minute test and the team there will guide you on getting your setup right. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test There is no need for an expensive mic... a decent USB mic can be bought for about $20 on Amazon. Of course, you can pay a lot more for a better one, but best to see if you enjoy recording before forking out :D

When you start, it is best to read a chapter or two of established projects, but once you are familiar with the site and the process, you can branch out to any Public Domain text that interests you.
Poetry is also a popular launch point (see the Short Works forum, dropdown menu at the bottom of the page).

Lynne
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