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bookperson12
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Post by bookperson12 » September 26th, 2018, 6:33 am

Hi,
My name is Naomi and I am 12 years old. I have always loved listening to a variety of things on LibriVox, and have wanted to try my hand at recording for a while. I have always LOVED reading, and if possible would like to start with a solo project. I was wondering if I can only record books on the "readers wanted" forum.
Thank you

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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2018, 6:40 am

Welcome, Naomi!

We HIGHLY recommend first recording a couple things in Readers Wanted group projects. It is a good way to learn how the process works around here, and how much work it is to record and edit recordings. (Recording audiobooks sounds easy, but there's all that pesky editing to do - removing stumbles and repeats, re-recording spots you're not happy with, cleaning up any background noise, etc.) We've found that most people who jump straight into a solo usually quit without finishing it.

So yes, please do the 1-minute test to get your settings all correct, then a bit of work in a group project to get a good feel for things. After that you're welcome to take on a solo project. :)
Fiction, open sections mostly adventure in Australia: It Is Never too Late to Mend
Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule
Sci-Fi removing memories: Dr. Heidenhoff's Process
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

bookperson12
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Post by bookperson12 » September 26th, 2018, 11:25 am

Okay, thank you! So I can record anything for my 1-minute test? I am having some trouble finding my way around on here, so I might have a lot of questions:)

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2018, 11:31 am

You can record what you want, but there is a suggested script in the 1-minute test instructions. It's here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

Follow along with those instructions, and you should be on your way. :)
Fiction, open sections mostly adventure in Australia: It Is Never too Late to Mend
Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule
Sci-Fi removing memories: Dr. Heidenhoff's Process
The Curious Lore of Precious Stones

bookperson12
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Post by bookperson12 » September 26th, 2018, 11:49 am

Thanks! :)

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