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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 8:18 pm 
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julieanazer wrote:
Hi,

I was interested in recording #3 if its not yet claimed!


Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
You will need to complete a one minute test - this is to check your specs are up to Librivox standards, and if not, you'll be given hints on how to remedy that. http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test
Please post your test in the Listeners Wanted forum (see the dropdown at the bottom of the page) for the speediest response. Waiting for the OK may seem tedious, but can save time in the long run. Please be sure to complete this within 7 days.
You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using your forum name, but if you prefer your real name or a pseudonym let me know. We can also link to a personal blog or website. If you click on your name in the Magic Window, you will see your own personal catalog page.
Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.
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Post Posted:: August 7th, 2017, 10:53 pm 

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Hello- I'll take #8!


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Post Posted:: August 8th, 2017, 1:52 am 
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DanAllsup1215 wrote:
Hello- I'll take #8!

Hi and welcome to Librivox!
There are a few things to do before you get started.
I see you have completed a one minute test. If you look in that thread, you'll see there are a couple of technical issues that need to be addressed before you record.
You will also need to be added to the catalog of readers. I will add you using your forum name, but if you prefer your real name or a pseudonym let me know. We can also link to a personal blog or website. If you click on your name in the Magic Window, you will see your own personal catalog page.
Be sure to read the first post - all the info you need is there, but if anything doesn't make sense, just ask. The wiki (see the top of the page) has bundles of info too.
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Post Posted:: August 10th, 2017, 10:44 pm 

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Here's Story 8 (7:14):

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/unclewiggilysfortune_08_garis_128kb.mp3


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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 2:37 am 
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DanAllsup1215 wrote:

Thank you. Congratulations on your first submission :clap:
Be sure to check back for any PL (proof listening) notes about any edits that are suggested. In the meantime, you are welcome to claim more sections in this or any other project.

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 8:57 am 

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DanAllsup1215 wrote:


Dan, here is your proof listening report.

Sad to say, your recording needs some fixes.

1)
The average volume is too low (as reported by the Checker program, it was 83.9 dB - it should be in the range 86-92, with 89 ideal)
You can't simply run the Audacity "Amplify" effect - that would make the audio peaks clip. You could, however, use the Audacity "Compressor" effect. I tried it on your recording with the default settings (including 'make up gain...' checked) and the result was a 88.9 dB.

2)
A recording for LibriVox should have 5-10 seconds of silence after the last word. (The spec says 5 to 10 but just about everyone does 5.) Your recording had about 1.5 seconds; too short.

3)
The recording has a lot of popping P and T sounds - plosives - enough, I think, that you should do the recording again - sorry. There are two really effective ways to fight plosives: one way is to move the microphone away from directly in front of your mouth - if it is 45 degrees off to the side it will be out of the blast of breath that plosives generate. The other possibility is to build or buy a pop filter - the Wikdpedia article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_filter has a nice description and photo. The cheapest home made version is a couple layers of nylon stocking material stretched over a loop of coat hanger wire, a purchased versions start around $25. You could try either or both together.

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 9:18 am 

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DanAllsup1215 wrote:


P.S.
Good stuff:

1)
Your reading. You are having fun doing the read. Your voice changes as appropriate with the emotional content of the story. You've got some dynamic range in your reading. In short, all the sorts of things I don't do all that well.

2)
Your recording environment. I'm not hearing a lot of random room noises, recorded-in-a-closet echo, air conditioning rumble, dogs barking, etc.

3)
Your recording equipment. You are capturing the full frequency range of your voice - it doesn't sound like a cheap telephone. Minimal hum. This mic is good enough.

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 6:51 pm 

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I'll take stories 4 and 9, if they are open!
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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 7:51 pm 
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Ealswythe wrote:
I'll take stories 4 and 9, if they are open!
:D

Thank you for claiming

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Post Posted:: August 12th, 2017, 5:47 pm 

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May I have 10, 11,12, and 13?

Thank You...

Laurence Trask


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Post Posted:: August 12th, 2017, 5:59 pm 
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laurencetrask wrote:
May I have 10, 11,12, and 13?

Thank You...

Laurence Trask

You certainly may!

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Post Posted:: August 12th, 2017, 7:11 pm 

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May I claim 14 and 15?

Kathi


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Post Posted:: August 12th, 2017, 9:09 pm 
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kgrreader wrote:
May I claim 14 and 15?

Kathi

All yours

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Post Posted:: August 13th, 2017, 10:31 pm 

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Chapter 9 ready for PL https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/unclewiggilysfortune_09_garis_128kb.mp3

Duration: 11:25
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Post Posted:: August 14th, 2017, 5:58 am 

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Ealswythe wrote:


"Uncle Wiggly and the Starfish" is perfect except the words "by Howard R. Garis" are left out of the introduction. Lynnet, can we let leaving the author out slip by on this chapter?

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