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Hello everyone!

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 10:31 am
by Adaphne
My name is Laura, I'm a student from Spain (Spanish is my native language, but I'm proficient in English, or at least I'd like to think so :lol: ) I've known about LibriVox for a while and this Summer (as I've had enormous trouble sleeping for the past couple moths) I've found a loyal companion in the stories recorded by this wonderful community. I'm very excited to begin and do my best to contribute to this amazing project!
Hopefully will be able to do the 1-minute test when I -finally- get my hands on a microphone. Meanwhile I'm exploring the Audacity program and all the projects in the forums. Any tips to begin with are more than welcome :D

Re: Hello everyone!

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 10:50 am
by realisticspeakers
Hi there and welcome!

Get a USB mic that plugs right into your computer. No muss. No fuss.

Audacity has a trick that took me a while to understand--the cursor does different things when you choose a cursor tool.
There's one for selecting, one for moving, sometimes you have to change the cursor tool to do what you want.
It was a sticking point for me. I gave up and use OcenAudio now instead.

Have fun!

Re: Hello everyone!

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 10:57 am
by philchenevert
Welcome to LibriVox Adaphne! It is so nice of you to volunteer. At first some things may seem a bit confusing, especially with Audacity. Be patient; everything will clear up eventually. I've made a little video to welcome people and share a few things that I think are nice to know about us at the start of your adventure. Note, these are just my feelings. In any case ask lots of questions, we are a helpful bunch here and want VERY much for you to succeed. https://youtu.be/mwtn_2d3_qs
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Disclaimer: LibriVox has been known to have side effects of joy, happiness and tons of good karma. Proceed with caution or wild abandon, your choice. Toy not included. Spanish students gets extra points.

I also have some very basic Audacity tutorial videos: for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9NuSuWYaWg&feature=youtu.be Check out my signature for links to more.

Re: Hello everyone!

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 11:12 am
by Adaphne
realisticspeakers wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:50 am
Hi there and welcome!

Get a USB mic that plugs right into your computer. No muss. No fuss.

Audacity has a trick that took me a while to understand--the cursor does different things when you choose a cursor tool.
There's one for selecting, one for moving, sometimes you have to change the cursor tool to do what you want.
It was a sticking point for me. I gave up and use OcenAudio now instead.

Have fun!
Thank you very much! I was looking around my haouse and found a microphone and was so happy... Until I found I can't plug it into my ocmputer :roll:
I'll stick to Audacity for the moment, but will have my eyes out for this other program you mention, just in case.
Have a nice day!

Re: Hello everyone!

Posted: July 29th, 2019, 11:16 am
by Adaphne
philchenevert wrote:
July 29th, 2019, 10:57 am
Welcome to LibriVox Adaphne! It is so nice of you to volunteer. At first some things may seem a bit confusing, especially with Audacity. Be patient; everything will clear up eventually. I've made a little video to welcome people and share a few things that I think are nice to know about us at the start of your adventure. Note, these are just my feelings. In any case ask lots of questions, we are a helpful bunch here and want VERY much for you to succeed. https://youtu.be/mwtn_2d3_qs
Image
Disclaimer: LibriVox has been known to have side effects of joy, happiness and tons of good karma. Proceed with caution or wild abandon, your choice. Toy not included. Spanish students gets extra points.

I also have some very basic Audacity tutorial videos: for example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9NuSuWYaWg&feature=youtu.be Check out my signature for links to more.
Thank you, mr. Chenevert! I've actually been watching your videos, and so far so helpful, thank you very much for taking the time to make those :) Still will have to fool around with the program quite a bit to be comfrotable with it.