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Post Posted:: May 28th, 2016, 6:04 pm 
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The Making of a Bigot by Rose Macaulay (1881 - 1958).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-making-of-a-bigot-by-rose-macaulay/



Readers outside the US: please note Rose Macaulay died in 1958.

Quote:
“How various is man! How multiplied his experience, his outlook, his conclusions!”—H. Belloc.

“And every single one of them is right.”—R. Kipling.
Written while Macaulay worked in the Propaganda Department of the War Office, and reflecting her own mysticism and skepticism of organized religion, The Making of a Bigot follows young Eddy Oliver from Cambridge University as he meets people whose stronger personalities influence his weaker one, with their persuasive arguments. ( Lynne Thompson)






    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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/50953
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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      Readers, please note: no extensions will be granted thru July 2016. If you are unable to complete your section(s) it will be reassigned


    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Rose Macaulay) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_Macaulay
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 17
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1914
    11. If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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    Genres for the project: General Fiction/Published 1900 onward

    Keywords that describe the book: Christianity, persuasion, cambridge, arguments, opinions

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

  • DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Making of a Bigot. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "The Making of a Bigot, by Rose Macaulay. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of [Chapter]"
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of The Making of a Bigot, by Rose Macaulay. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    makingofabigot_##_macaulay_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. makingofabigot_01_macaulay_128kb.mp3)


    Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post Posted:: May 29th, 2016, 6:26 pm 

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Hi Lynne,

I would enjoy being DPL.

My best,

Pam

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Post Posted:: May 29th, 2016, 7:00 pm 
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pnagami wrote:
Hi Lynne,

I would enjoy being DPL.

My best,

Pam

Thank you, Pam.

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Post Posted:: May 29th, 2016, 7:02 pm 
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Moved to Readers Wanted.

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Post Posted:: May 29th, 2016, 7:39 pm 

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You are welcome!

Pam

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Post Posted:: June 11th, 2016, 1:08 am 

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Hi!
This sounds right up my alley. If I could kick it off with Section 1 that would be fantastic. You will see from my profile that it has been many years since I last participated. I now live in the US so there shouldn't be any copyright issues with me recording on this project.


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Post Posted:: June 11th, 2016, 6:55 am 
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ChamberMonk wrote:
Hi!
This sounds right up my alley. If I could kick it off with Section 1 that would be fantastic. You will see from my profile that it has been many years since I last participated. I now live in the US so there shouldn't be any copyright issues with me recording on this project.

Welcome back and thank you. You may want to consider a new one minute test, if you've not already done one, just to make sure everything is still OK, but your choice.

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Post Posted:: June 11th, 2016, 7:20 am 

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Certainly. Sounds like a good idea. Will likely be Monday when I get the opportunity.


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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2016, 6:21 am 

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May I have 16 please?

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Post Posted:: June 12th, 2016, 7:47 am 
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Kalynda wrote:
May I have 16 please?

You may.

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2016, 7:48 am 

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Hi lynnett.
I have uploaded my new 1 Minute Test. Here's the link to the thread if you want to make sure the sound is adequate for your project :)
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=61293


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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2016, 8:41 am 

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Hi Reese,

I'm not a techie to review your test, but as DPL on this project, I am going to love listening to you read!

Pam

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ChamberMonk wrote:
Hi lynnett.
I have uploaded my new 1 Minute Test. Here's the link to the thread if you want to make sure the sound is adequate for your project :)
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=61293

Had a quick listen, and saw you got feedback from Tony. I'll just add a couple of pointers, although they may not help much:

The file came in at 91.1 dB, just a tad over the 91 upper limit (89 is the gold standard, with 87-91 being acceptable). If you haven't already, you can download a free Checker program to check your own volume and other specs. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Checker

If you run your file through Checker, you will see it says there is a DC Bias of -10. This will need to be fixed. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Questions_and_Answers
Phil has a video on how to fix this using Audacity, but I'm not sure how that compares to your software: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gze0qOPea1E&feature=youtu.be

Similarly, your bit rate is off at 192kbps. It needs to be 128kbps. Phil has a video for that (Audacity again, so I don't know how that translates) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l54FyB3wLpA

If you need guidance specific to your software, I suggest posting in the "Need Advice Forum".
Lynne

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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2016, 10:33 am 

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Thank you so much Lynne. I had been having trouble getting checker to work. Thank you for pointing out the DC offset also. A little rusty and out of practice on this end. Got checker working and the issues fixed with the rest.


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Post Posted:: June 13th, 2016, 3:16 pm 

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Thank you also for the welcome Pam :)
Here is the link to chapter 1. If anything at all needs to be altered please let me know. I am worried about the breath sounds, if it is an issue ill happily rerecord or look for assistance with it on a more public part of the forum dedicated to that.

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/makingofabigot_01_macauley_128kb.mp3
Duration:18:11
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