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Post by NurseBob » September 28th, 2018, 8:26 am

I'm a recently retired Asst. Professor of Nursing with a very broad
background in a variety of subjects, which reflects what has been an
eclectic approach to work, work environments and life in general. Briefly, in
addition to some 13+ years as an RN (ICU) which included the last five
years focused on teaching rather than practice on the floor, I had 15+
years as a software engineer, 10+ years in construction as a carpenter
and building contractor, a lifetime love of photography, some experience
as a videographer, and a couple of years as a video blogger on health
topics. Outside of work, I trained for 10 years as vocalist (according to my
voice teacher, I'm a heldentenor), and also was a cast member in a
number of community theater musical productions.

Having now discovered LibriVox, I'm interested in participating as a narrator and Listener.
Looking forward to the experiences!

Bob

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Post by SaraHale » September 28th, 2018, 10:28 am

Hey Bob,

Welcome to LibriVox. :clap: We're happy to have you.

The first thing to do is to record and upload your one-minute test. Secondly, we use a programme called Checker to make sure that our technical features are good to go before we upload the file for proof listening.

Here are some helpful links to get you started.

1. A brief overview of the LV forum by Phil Chenevert.
2. Using the Checker
3. How To Make Your 1 Minute Test
4. How To Upload Your 1 Minute Test

Once you get the OK, you will be ready to record. :thumbs:

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

Happy Recording! :D
PM for small roles and short sections that you think my voice is suitable for.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by NurseBob » September 28th, 2018, 10:39 am

Thank you, Sara.
I had already looked at the requirements; downloaded and installed checker - ran it against one of my ACX files to see the result - success! :)
I will record and upload the test file today; I am eager to get started. :clap:
Thank you for the links. :D
Best,

Bob
"We take each breath as if it is our last, and hope that the air is sweet."

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Post by SaraHale » September 28th, 2018, 10:43 am

You're very welcome.

That's awesome.

I look forward to listening to your voice. :D
PM for small roles and short sections that you think my voice is suitable for.
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by NurseBob » September 28th, 2018, 1:33 pm

Hi Sara,

I have posted a test mp3 based on the test script.
Info with the posting (just in case...):

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_script_by_robert_dunlop.mp3

Mic: AKG perception 100 - Analog large diaphragm condenser w/popscreen
Preamp: ART Tube MP Project Series with USB
Recorder: Tascam DR100 MKII
DAW: Audacity 2.2.2 - post processing steps: 1) Equalization w/ low rolloff for speech, 2) RMS Normalize with -20.00 dB target, 3) limiter -3.5 dB, 4) ReplayGain - normalize
Windows 10 64-Bit
Passed by Checker 0.96 after export

There are two mildly different takes in the file
"We take each breath as if it is our last, and hope that the air is sweet."

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Post by SaraHale » September 29th, 2018, 3:24 am

Hey, Bob!

Congratulations on your first PL OK. :clap: Now, you are officially a LV member. I agree with Sonia this is an amazing recording. Well done. :thumbs:

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