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Post by satyrosjay » December 30th, 2017, 9:29 am

Hello. I'm going to start doing readings. I've been a listener of audiobooks for quite a while. I like to visualize and create a sort of mental film when listening to audiobooks. I also enjoy reading books in the genres of philosophy, poetry, history, and short stories, just to name a few. Enjoy! Jay Lenhert
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Post by TriciaG » December 30th, 2017, 9:52 am

Welcome, Jay!

Did you originally sign up last year? Your start date under your forum name is 2016. :) When I first came, I registered in the forum and didn't post for a couple months, but I think this is the longest lag I've seen. ;)
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Post by satyrosjay » December 30th, 2017, 10:02 am

Yes, that is me. I'm researching on how to do a reading at the moment.
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Post by TriciaG » December 30th, 2017, 10:21 am

Here's the "Welcome" email you got when you first registered. It's got a lot of good links in it:
Welcome to Librivox.

Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself! I have activated your forum account; you should be able to log in now. Do let me know if you have any trouble.

You may like to introduce yourself to the community in the "introduce yourself" forum: http://forum.librivox.org/viewforum.php?f=17

An overview of how Librivox works can be found here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/How_LibriVox_Works

There are numerous ways to volunteer here. An important one is proof-listening, which consists of checking someone's recording for errors. If you'd like to give that a try, you can find lots of information here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Guid ... -listeners

If you wish to try your hand at recording, the place to start is the Newbie Guide to Recording: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newb ... _Recording, which tells you how to set up your computer to record.

We urge you to make a "1 Minute Test" for review before you start actively recording. This is NOT an audition, but a way to check to make sure all your technical settings are correct, your volume loud enough, etc. You will find the information for the 1-Minute Test Recording here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test. The instructions also tell you how to upload your test and then post in the Listeners and Editors Wanted forum so someone can give you feedback on it.

One of our volunteers has created a number of videos that you might find helpful to learn more about the workings of Librivox. You can find a listing of those here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/User:Philchenevert

Also to point out to professional (or aspiring) Voice Over artists, all our recordings are put back into the public domain which means sometimes they are sold on ebay, etc. Have a look at this page which describes our Public Domain policy: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copy ... lic_Domain

We hope you have fun and please, don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.
Fiction, partly about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late to Mend
E E Cummings' time in French prison: The Enormous Room
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Post by moniaqua » December 30th, 2017, 10:23 am

Welcome here, Jay :)

If you like to read, the first thing to do is the 1-minute-test.

How to record also depends on the setup you have. The folks in the listeners wanted section help you through if you're stuck :)

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Post by satyrosjay » December 30th, 2017, 6:33 pm

Thanks! I'm trying to figure out where the mp3 url and the other url is so I can send my first recording.
Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
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Post by TriciaG » December 30th, 2017, 6:52 pm

Did you upload the file? It'll show a status bar while you're uploading, and then the status bar will turn into a URL. Copy and paste that into the project thread.

That's the only link you have to provide. Then also post the file length, as described.
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Post by satyrosjay » December 30th, 2017, 7:38 pm

Yes, now I sent the URL as a 1 minute test since I wasn't sure who the MC is originally.
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Post by satyrosjay » December 30th, 2017, 8:52 pm

Do you have to get approved by the "MC" before you do your recording or jsut send and see if they like your reading?
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Post by annise » December 30th, 2017, 10:50 pm

Just wait till your test is OKed - you don't want to have to redo a real reading because of some easily fixed technical thing.

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