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AnnNika
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Post by AnnNika » November 17th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Hi guys,
hope this works. It's already edited.
I used Audacity on Windows and a microphone with USB.
Please let me know if something needs to be changed.

https://librivox.org//uploads//tests//test_annnika.mp3

Thank you.

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Post by adrianstephens » November 18th, 2020, 12:53 am

AnnNika wrote:
November 17th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Hi guys,
hope this works. It's already edited.
I used Audacity on Windows and a microphone with USB.
Please let me know if something needs to be changed.

https://librivox.org//uploads//tests//test_annnika.mp3

Thank you.
Hello AnnNika,

Welcome to librivox. Thank you for participating here. It’s always great to meet new readers.
You have a nice clear voice, I had no trouble understanding you.

Congratulations - you meet librivox’s technical standards. Proof Listen OK!

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Whatever you are doing in your editing, keep doing it!

If you haven’t already, you might spend some time browsing through the LibriVox Wiki. It contains a wealth of great information that you’ll find useful and informative about who does what, and various technical aspects.

If you want to upload a new version and quote this message in your reply, I’ll get a notification and will go in and re-check.

I suggest you spend some time becoming familiar with the forum and looking for projects that you think you’d enjoy working on. Just jump right in wherever it feels comfortable. Most of all, always have fun. You’ll find lots of interesting material to record. If you’re like me, you’ll also discover you’re learning a lot in the process and being exposed to books I otherwise wouldn’t have opened or known about. You’ll be contributing to an interesting project and interacting with a lot of fun and varied fellow LibriVox volunteers in the process. I recommend starting with short works, such as poetry and dramatic readings.

Thank you, again, for participating in Librivox,
Adrian Stephens

PS - If you’re interested in developing your technique, and have the time to spare there’s a whole bunch of informative YouTube videos.
Our excellent admin Phil has recorded a lot of highly accessible videos (https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=Instructional_Videos).

I have also recorded a number of YouTube videos on this subject, longer (and thereby going into more detail) than Phil’s.

Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
Part 1: Installing Audacity https://youtu.be/w_QZ15c4_10
Part 2: Setting the Volume https://youtu.be/-RoWbeJoMKk
Part 3: The Checker Program https://youtu.be/-5szxU8JE7c
Part 4: ReplayGain plugin https://youtu.be/jwmSVJIDeVM
Part 5: Performance and Volume https://youtu.be/WaekYMX519I
Part 6: Microphones looked at https://youtu.be/gcVYx3ZSrfs
Part 7: Microphones listened to https://youtu.be/607ijxEw7mU
Part 8: Noise Reduction Using Audacity https://youtu.be/KsFkmvF-9d0
Part 9: Avoiding Pops https://youtu.be/zPpz1qv0XSk
Part 10: Recording and Marking Mistakes https://youtu.be/G_ceO3YmcM8
Part 11: Editing Marked Speech https://youtu.be/la87iCO7HeI
Part 12: Recording Dramatic Works https://youtu.be/ZuRKu9s9Krw
Part 13: Introduction to the Librivox forum https://youtu.be/ukGUc_Cyr0o
Part 14: Participating in Librivox https://youtu.be/_gCcMGey04E
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM
Part 17: Editing using labels https://youtu.be/eM7wcwAL84w
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by msfry » November 18th, 2020, 12:15 pm

Adrian, this is a great lineup of links I'd love to watch. Is it somewhere on our Wiki where we can all find it?
Michele Fry, CC
"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page of prancing poetry." ~ Emily Dickinson

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Post by adrianstephens » November 19th, 2020, 12:57 am

msfry wrote:
November 18th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Adrian, this is a great lineup of links I'd love to watch. Is it somewhere on our Wiki where we can all find it?
Hello Michelle,

Phil did mention adding them to the wiki, but I don't think that happened.
If you search for Librivox and Audacity in YouTube, you will find them.

Best,
Adrian
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
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Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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