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Post by silverquill » July 29th, 2019, 9:34 pm

Dagonet Ditties by George R. Sims (1847 - 1922).

George Robert Sims was an English journalist, poet, dramatist, novelist, prolific in his output and known for his satire and humor. These qualities are reflected in this collection small poems originally published in the literary magazine, “The Referee.” ( Larry Wilson)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      • No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      • At the beginning of the recording, read the abbreviated "LibriVox disclaimer":
      "[Poem title], by George R. Sims, read for LibriVox.org" by [your name] or some variation on that, adding date, location, your personal URL, etc., if you wish.
      • Then read the poem.
      • At the end, say: "End of poem. This recording is in the public domain." and leave five seconds of silence.
      At the end of the book, also say, "End of Dagonet Ditties by George R. Sims"

    There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

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  • AFTER recording
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    dagonetditties_##_sims_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. dagonetditties_01_sims_128kb.mp3)


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Post by Kikisaulite » July 30th, 2019, 11:43 am

Setting this one up for you, Larry. Will be ready in few minutes!

Kristine :)
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Post by KevinS » July 30th, 2019, 2:31 pm

I couldn't wait!

Just yell at me if I have the numbering wrong!

https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/dagonetditties_10_sims_128kb.mp3

1:25
E agora, José?

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Post by silverquill » July 30th, 2019, 10:41 pm

Thanks, Kristine!

MW is set up and . . . . ready for a DPL
... and readers.

Kevin, yours is ready.
Thanks.

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Post by svonb002 » July 31st, 2019, 8:24 am

Hello, may I claim sections 1, 7, 8, 16, and 49?
~ Stefan V.

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Post by silverquill » July 31st, 2019, 9:31 am

svonb002 wrote:
July 31st, 2019, 8:24 am
Hello, may I claim sections 1, 7, 8, 16, and 49?
Thank you, Stefan!

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Post by Kikisaulite » August 1st, 2019, 2:46 am

Moving to Readers Wanted - short works.
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Post by Xctops » August 1st, 2019, 1:06 pm

Hello, I'm new. I would like to go by Miles Lawrence. I want to claim section 80. URL link http://www.formulafreak.com

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Post by silverquill » August 1st, 2019, 9:48 pm

Xctops wrote:
August 1st, 2019, 1:06 pm
Hello, I'm new. I would like to go by Miles Lawrence. I want to claim section 80. URL link http://www.formulafreak.com
I would be glad to have you join this project?

We do as our new readers to complete a one-minute test recording first, however.
Under point 2 of the initial post in this thread, you will find a link to the Newbie Guide to Recording. In it you will find instructions for completing that test, and a lot of other useful information as well.

As soon as you have the OK from that, post again here so that I can assign that section for you.
In the meantime, I will save it for you.

Let me know if you have any questions.

~Larry

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Post by Xctops » August 4th, 2019, 9:23 pm

Got the okay from that: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=76043&p=1616743#p1616743

Could I also get 78 and 79?

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Post by Xctops » August 4th, 2019, 9:29 pm


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Post by silverquill » August 4th, 2019, 9:49 pm

Xctops wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Got the okay from that: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=76043&p=1616743#p1616743

Could I also get 78 and 79?

Wonderful :thumbs:

I've assigned 78-80 to you.
Just click on your name in the Magic Window to see your personal catalog page.
This is where you can view all of your LibriVox work.

Thank you, and WELCOME to LV :clap:

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Post by silverquill » August 4th, 2019, 10:05 pm

Xctops wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 9:29 pm
For poem 80: https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/dagonetditties_80_sims_128kb.mp3
Length: 01:22
We don't have a DPL yet, so I listened to this so you could have some feedback.

The reading itself is excellent! I think you catch the essence of the wit of this poem.
There is quite a bit of reverb, which has more to do with how your recording space is set up than anything, but it is sill quite acceptable. (I battle the same problem and am going to make some changes).

The only thing that needs attention is the redundant disclaimer right at the beginning. We do things a bit differently for short poetry books, so just clip that out so that your recording begins with the title of the poem as you have it. The outro is fine, but you can trim that ending silence from your 6 seconds to just 5 seconds. Minor, but might as well do it since you have to upload a new file. Just use the same file name and post it again here with the new length.

I think you're off to a good start, and I know you will enjoy being here as much as we enjoy having you!

~Larry

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Post by Xctops » August 5th, 2019, 10:07 am


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Post by Xctops » August 5th, 2019, 10:09 am

silverquill wrote:
August 4th, 2019, 10:05 pm

We don't have a DPL yet, so I listened to this so you could have some feedback.

The reading itself is excellent! I think you catch the essence of the wit of this poem.
There is quite a bit of reverb, which has more to do with how your recording space is set up than anything, but it is sill quite acceptable. (I battle the same problem and am going to make some changes).

The only thing that needs attention is the redundant disclaimer right at the beginning. We do things a bit differently for short poetry books, so just clip that out so that your recording begins with the title of the poem as you have it. The outro is fine, but you can trim that ending silence from your 6 seconds to just 5 seconds. Minor, but might as well do it since you have to upload a new file. Just use the same file name and post it again here with the new length.

I think you're off to a good start, and I know you will enjoy being here as much as we enjoy having you!

~Larry
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it, and the reverb is a small issue, but I am doing my best to fix it. I'm currently using a recording booth setup in a public library, which is definitely better than my house, but it has a bit of a high ceiling and not some of the greatest sound proofing techniques.

As to future recordings, I am indeed very excited to stay on board here. Things will change when the upcoming semester starts (oof) but I'm certainly enjoying myself for the time being. Glad to help!

~Miles

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