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Wahanui
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Post by Wahanui » May 23rd, 2019, 8:07 pm

Would like to volunteer for this project but don't know were to start :shock: :help:

Just got the OK to start reading. Thought I'd start small?
Have I come to the right place?

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Post by alg1001 » May 24th, 2019, 10:57 am

You sure have. You just need to select a short story. There is a list in the first post called Finding Texts that has a lot of places you can search. Also, Project Gutenberg is making it easy right now because they are scanning in a lot of If magazines lately. They have been appearing on PG's main page as Recent books and you can go down lower the the spot that says Find eBooks and click on recently added to see more If magazines. Of course you don't have to use them.
Good luck!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Wahanui » May 24th, 2019, 1:55 pm

So.... Record anything from the suggested Texts: e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/41481/41481-h/41481-h.htm

then submit them here :?:

:hmm:

Seems simple enough. No worries about doing something someone else has already done? And it doesn't necessarily need to be from those sources as long as it is proved to be Public domain?

OK - 8-) See you soon

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Post by alg1001 » May 24th, 2019, 4:56 pm

Yes, the source text just needs to be PD. It is doesn't matter if a story was read in a different collection. If two of the same come into this one, then one will be held for the next collection.
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by leknarf » June 4th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Hi Amy,

I'm still new to librivox and have a question about a magazine short story: do you prefer I read the editor's "teaser" (the blurb that appears between the title and the first word of text), or omit it?

Here's what I'm reading:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27110/27110-h/27110-h.htm

Will post soon. Thanks in advance!
-leknarf

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Post by alg1001 » June 4th, 2019, 6:03 pm

Hi leknard,
I prefer for them to be read. I look forward to hearing your story.
Have a good night!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Wahanui » June 5th, 2019, 9:47 pm

OK - cant believe how much LIFE gets in the way of this - But here is my 1st contribution -
Be gentle with me... :oops:


https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf066_earthmenbearinggifts_brown_kjm_128kb.mp3

Earthmen Bearing Gifts by Fredric Brown (approx. 9 mins listening time) -- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26521

• If this is your first submission to the Short Science Fiction Collections please provide:
o Your name/pseudonym as you wish it to appear in the LibriVox catalog - K John McLeod
o Your personal website URL (optional) = dont have one yet :(

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Post by alg1001 » June 6th, 2019, 5:06 pm

A nice choice, K. I will PL gently and soon.
Thanks for your story!
Amy :)
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by leknarf » June 6th, 2019, 6:16 pm

Hi Amy,

Here's my recording of Raymond Z. Gallun's The Eternal Wall:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf066_eternalwall_gallun_smf_128kb.mp3

from the text here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27110/27110-h/27110-h.htm

TRT: 28:38s

Reader name: leknarf

My first longer format reading... looking forward to feedback. Thanks!
-leknarf

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Post by alg1001 » June 6th, 2019, 8:55 pm

Wahanui wrote:
June 5th, 2019, 9:47 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf066_earthmenbearinggifts_brown_kjm_128kb.mp3

Earthmen Bearing Gifts by Fredric Brown (approx. 9 mins listening time) -- http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/26521

Hi John,
It is great to have your first recording in the Science Fiction collection. It is such a grave story. Nice work. I proof listened and there are only a few little things that need to be updated. The opening silence needs to be reduced to 1 second. The ending silence needs to be reduced to 5 seconds. The recording needs to be amplified towards the target 89 db. It is 85.6 right now. You may need to apply the compressor first to get it to amplify that much without clipping. Please make these adjustments and reupload it when you have a chance.
Thanks!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by alg1001 » June 6th, 2019, 9:03 pm

leknarf wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Hi Amy,

Here's my recording of Raymond Z. Gallun's The Eternal Wall:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf066_eternalwall_gallun_smf_128kb.mp3

from the text here:
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/27110/27110-h/27110-h.htm

TRT: 28:38s

Reader name: leknarf

My first longer format reading... looking forward to feedback. Thanks!
-leknarf
Hi leknarf,
I will PL soon.
Thanks for your story!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Wahanui » June 7th, 2019, 7:40 pm

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You may need to apply the compressor first to get it to amplify that much without clipping.

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Can you recommend any tutorials or instructions on the use of "compressor"? It's not something I'm familiar with. I did use "amplify" before submitting but that was the highest I could get it to go. I did notice that once I had edited out the "clap" markers that I used when mistakes where made whilst reading, the "amplify" function allowed more... amplifying?

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Post by alg1001 » June 7th, 2019, 7:41 pm

Hi leknarf,
Nice reading!
You recording needs two adjustments: reduce the opening silence to one second and reduce the closing silence to 5 seconds.
Please resubmit after you make the edits.
Cheers!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by alg1001 » June 7th, 2019, 7:48 pm

Wahanui wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 7:40 pm

You may need to apply the compressor first to get it to amplify that much without clipping.

[/quote]

Can you recommend any tutorials or instructions on the use of "compressor"? It's not something I'm familiar with. I did use "amplify" before submitting but that was the highest I could get it to go. I did notice that once I had edited out the "clap" markers that I used when mistakes where made whilst reading, the "amplify" function allowed more... amplifying?
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Hi John,
The compressor is in the effects. You can select all and then apply it. The default settings should be fine. It will bring down any peaks so that you can amplify it more.
Here is a link to a whole bunch of great helpful videos on everything that Phil made.
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=33439
and there is the Need Help?Got Advice? forum viewforum.php?f=23
Cheers!
Amy
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by leknarf » June 7th, 2019, 9:50 pm

alg1001 wrote:
June 7th, 2019, 7:41 pm
Hi leknarf,
Nice reading!
You recording needs two adjustments: reduce the opening silence to one second and reduce the closing silence to 5 seconds.
Please resubmit after you make the edits.
Cheers!
Amy
Hi Amy,

Seems my s/w was counting bars instead of time. Apologies. Fixed and re-uploaded:
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/ssf066_eternalwall_gallun_smf_128kb.mp3

New TRT: 28:31s

Thanks!
-leknarf

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