bipcompton wrote: ↑
August 30th, 2020, 11:15 pm
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August 29th, 2020, 1:10 pm
bipcompton wrote: ↑
August 24th, 2020, 8:46 pm
I'd like to do aunt Janet, please! I'm still waiting for a reply for my 1 minute thing, but when I do, can I do the role of aunt Janet?
Thanks, Bi Pham! I see you have passed your 1-minute test so I can sign you up. Do you catalogue page already? If not, what would you like your user name on your catalogue page to be?
Some tips if this is your first dramatic reading. Please only read from my scripts -- each script is linked under the chapter number in the "notes" column in the magic window. Also please leave about 3 seconds in between each of your lines (also leave 3 seconds pause if your line is separated by narration). Please be sure to noise clean before you upload your recordings. Otherwise, have fun!
UPDATE: I went ahead and created a catalogue page for you as I saw that you had answered the name question already:
If I understood correctly you wanted your name to be: Bi P. Compton. If not, you can edit that page to reflect your wishes.
Hi, thanks for making a catalogue page for me.
Just to be clear, how should I format the recording? You told me to leave 3 seconds in between, but should I add anything at the begining or end? Oh, I should put the [character] read by [name], too, right? Should I put each chapter's line in another file?
Thanks a lot,
Yes, each chapter should be a separate file (mp3), which you should upload following the directions directly below the magic window on the first page. Please include your voice credit in the first file in which you submit ("Aunt Janet read by... [whatever name you want to use]"). After that you don't need to include a voice credit. Your files will be named:
storygirl_auntjanet_01_128kb.mp3 (for chapter 1)
storygirl_auntjanet_06_128kb.mp3 (for chapter 6), etc.
And when you upload into TriciaG's file, using the Librivox uploader (number 8 of the instructions on page 1), your links will look like this:
Please post these links as replies on this project's discussion page.
As in all Librivox recordings, the bitrate of your recording should be 128 kbps and the recording should have a constant bitrate.
The volume should fall inside the target range of 86-92 dB.
Noise cleaning is also a must -- I do it automatically with every recording, just to get rid of the background noise every computer makes.
With Audacity, I use the following noise cleaning settings (and I've found them to work well):
Noise Reduction (dB): 12 dB
Frequency Smoothing (bands): 3
A setting of 12 is a moderate setting (to use if you have moderate noise) - it doesn't cut out all the background noise, but you also don't get a strange echo in your voice.
To make sure your recording, meets all the requirements, the best strategy would be to download the Librivox Checker and drag your file into its window to see if your settings are correct:
(I drop every file into the Checker before I upload it to Librivox just to make sure).