(Complete) The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang - mb

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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 2:44 pm

The Violet Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-violet-fairy-book-by-andrew-lang/

Andrew Lang’s Violet Fairy Book (1901) was a beautifully produced and illustrated edition of fairy tales that has become a classic. This was one of many other collections of fairy tales, collectively known as Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books. (Summary by Wikipedia)
  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'd 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. The completion date for this project is: November 2012
    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/641
  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.


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    Keywords that describe the book:
    fairy, fantasy, magic, andrew, lang, colored, violet
  6. 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
  7. DURING recording:
    Please leave no more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording!

    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of The Violet Fairy Book. - 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]"
    • Say:
      " The Violet Fairy Book , by Andrew Lang . [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 Violet Fairy Book , by Andrew Lang . "

    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

    Also, please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. 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 (Mac/Win) has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.

    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    violetfairybook_##_lang.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. violetfairybook_01_lang.mp3)

    ID3 V2 tags
    (To find out more about ID3 tags, go to our wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/What_is_ID3)
    Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case!

    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Artist: Andrew Lang
    Album: The Violet Fairy Book

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

    Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    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:
      http://upload.librivox.org
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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: mb - m8b1
    • 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 or PM me. :)

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Post by Hobbit » July 6th, 2012, 3:04 pm

I know you haven't even got an MW yet, but I love this book so much that if it's OK I'd like to read the stories "The Finest Liar in the World", "The Lute Player" and "Jesper Who Herded the Hares". Thanks! :D
Between being a full-time college student and working 20+ hours per week, I'm not able to be involved at LV these days, but I remain a loyal fan and look forward to a triumphant return sometime in the (probably distant) future.

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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 3:33 pm

Thanks, Hobbit! You can have those three chapters and as soon as I have a MW I'll add you in.

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Post by m8b1 » July 6th, 2012, 5:10 pm

I'll MC for you, Abigail. Be back in a bit with the MW!

Edit: Ok, all set! Have fun!
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Post by JohanLiebert » July 6th, 2012, 8:57 pm

Hello Abigail!

May I take the three Princes and their Beast and the Enchanted Knife? :wink:
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Post by SherriSLC » July 6th, 2012, 9:13 pm

I'd love to read Two in a Sack and The Girl Who Pretended to Be a Boy, pretty please! :)

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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 10:32 pm

m8b1 wrote:I'll MC for you, Abigail. Be back in a bit with the MW!

Edit: Ok, all set! Have fun!
Thank you very much, Maria!

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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 10:57 pm

Hobbit wrote:I know you haven't even got an MW yet, but I love this book so much that if it's OK I'd like to read the stories "The Finest Liar in the World", "The Lute Player" and "Jesper Who Herded the Hares". Thanks! :D
Hello, Hobbit!
I have assigned to you in the MW sections 2, 8, and 19. Thanks again!
Happy Recording!
Abigail

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Post by MEJ119 » July 6th, 2012, 10:58 pm

I would like to take sections 00 and 01, the Preface and A Tale of the Tontlawald. I am fairly new to librivox; I would like to appear in the catalogue as Michael Jones. Thanks!
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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 11:00 pm

JohanLiebert wrote:Hello Abigail!

May I take the three Princes and their Beast and the Enchanted Knife? :wink:
Hello Johan,
Thank you for being interested in this project. I have assigned sections 5 and 18 to you in the MW.
Have fun recording!
Abigail

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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 11:01 pm

SherriSLC wrote:I'd love to read Two in a Sack and The Girl Who Pretended to Be a Boy, pretty please! :)

Sherri
Hello Sherri,
Thanks for showing interest in this project. I have assigned sections 15 and 31 to you in the MW.
Happy Recording!
Abigail

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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 6th, 2012, 11:08 pm

MEJ119 wrote:I would like to take sections 00 and 01, the Preface and A Tale of the Tontlawald. I am fairly new to librivox; I would like to appear in the catalogue as Michael Jones. Thanks!
Hello, Michael, and welcome to LibriVox. I'm glad you've joined the fun!

I have assigned to you sections 00 and 01, in the MW. Please do submit a 1-minute test before recording for The Violet Fairy Book. This test is not an audition but just to make sure all your settings are correct. Here is a link for info on how to submit your test: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test

I have created a catalog page for you. Here is the link to it: https://catalog.librivox.org/people_public.php?peopleid=7530 This page will help you keep track of all the sections you have claimed. You can easily get to this page by clicking on your name in the MW.

Welcome again to LibriVox and I do hope you enjoy yourself here.

Abigail

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Post by aradlaw » July 7th, 2012, 4:10 am

Hi Abigail, I see short sections... :wink:
may I have sections 6 & 12 please. :D
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Post by FabulaeAudi » July 7th, 2012, 8:20 am

aradlaw wrote:Hi Abigail, I see short sections... :wink:
may I have sections 6 & 12 please. :D
Absolutely you may! Thanks, David!

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Post by pkrantz » July 7th, 2012, 10:09 am

Hi there!

I would love to do:

24 - The Maiden With the Wooden Helmet
25 - The Monkey and the Jelly-Fish
27 - The Young Man Who Would Have His Eyes Opened
:) Pamela Krantz

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