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Post by uu4life » January 5th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Hi, I'm Elizabeth, living in Columbus, Ohio. I recently finished graduate school and it occurred to me how useful it would have been to have many of the historical primary source texts as audio, since we were all in a distance program and doing a lot of traveling to internship sites and from the school to our various homes all around the world. So, I figured I should sign up here and make more audio available for the next set of people coming through and hoping to find historical material, or just hear a book for fun.

I'm feeling a bit (and by this, I mean A LOT) intimidated by the amount of technical info on the forum that I just don't have the vocabulary to even begin understanding, but I made a test recording and I didn't die or destroy my computer in the process, and it claims to even be about the right decibel level, so I think I'm doing something right, maybe? Anyhow, hello and thanks to all of you making this project happen. It's pretty awesome.

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Post by SaraHale » January 6th, 2019, 6:37 am

Hello, Elizabeth!

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

I'm sure you'll do an awesome job!

We have two tools that help with the technical stuff of the recording.
1) Checker Program. It checks all the tech specs of the recording.
2) Replay Gain (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Measuring_Volume_within_Audacity).

And here's a wiki with all the Instructional Videos (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Instructional_Videos) that you might need in the future.

We're a friendly community so feel free to ask questions. Someone is sure to help you. :thumbs:
Constructive criticism is always welcome. Thanks, SaraHale. :D

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Post by ChuckW » January 6th, 2019, 10:31 am

Oooo, another Columbus native. Welcome Elizabeth!
Current Projects:
SOLO: The Intermediate Sex (Edward Carpenter)
GROUP: Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist (Alexander Berkman)

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