[COMPLETE - Short Stories] Myths and Legends Around the World (in English) Collection 3 - tg

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Post by Comicartistsam » September 2nd, 2020, 11:14 pm

Howdy! I read Endymion From A Book of Myths by Jean Lang.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_endymion_lang_sc_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22693

It runs for 9:07

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Post by aakennedy » September 3rd, 2020, 6:11 am

Alayna, this is an amazing reading - highly engaging, superb pace for auditory understanding without the words in front of you, great diction. Superb first LibriVox section! :clap:

The only thing that needs to be edited is the opening and ending silences.

When you open your track in the recording software, zoom in so that you're seeing the half-second marks. Then, in the front, the silence needs to be clipped so that there is only a little bit - between .5 and 1 second. Then at the end, there needs to be a good stretch of silence that is 3-5 seconds long. I would just set the cursor at the end and record some silence from there.

Now re-export the edited recording to your mp3 file name, and re-upload. (Don't forget to note the new file length when you post that it's uploaded.)

(Side note: I, too, have to deal with traffic sounds during the summer months - I usually do a super long ending "silence" so I can make sure I capture a good bit of highway sound, then I highlight an area with traffic noise, and use that to capture a Noise Reduction sample and apply noise reduction - then I go and clip the ending silence down to 5 seconds. - Just to share my process; this recording does not have problematic road noise in it. 8-) )
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Hi Lynette, thank you so much for the feedback! This was a really fun first recording, but way longer than I expected! I'm learning that it takes MUCH longer to read a text out loud than to read it silently :D Here is the new uploaded version with the lengths at the beginning and end fixed. Thanks again!


Title of the work: Pegasus, the Winged Horse
Author of the work: Nathaniel Hawthrone
URL link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56887
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_pegasus_hawthorne_ak_128kb.mp3
Length in minutes: 51:36

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Post by LCaulkins » September 4th, 2020, 9:35 am

aakennedy wrote:
September 3rd, 2020, 6:11 am

Hi Lynette, thank you so much for the feedback! This was a really fun first recording, but way longer than I expected! I'm learning that it takes MUCH longer to read a text out loud than to read it silently :D Here is the new uploaded version with the lengths at the beginning and end fixed. Thanks again!


Title of the work: Pegasus, the Winged Horse
Author of the work: Nathaniel Hawthrone
URL link: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56887
Recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_pegasus_hawthorne_ak_128kb.mp3
Length in minutes: 51:36
Pegasus is perfectly PL OK :thumbs:

Yes! It takes a lot more work than we expect to make a chapter! I appreciate the audiobooks I listen to so much more ever since I started reading for LibriVox!

And this was quite a long one. You'll find that most sections average around 15-20 minutes run time. :)
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Post by LCaulkins » September 4th, 2020, 9:50 am

Comicartistsam wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 11:14 pm
Howdy! I read Endymion From A Book of Myths by Jean Lang.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_endymion_lang_sc_128kb.mp3

Text at:
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22693

It runs for 9:07
Thank you, Sam! Endymion is PL OK :thumbs:

Maybe we'll see you again for Collection 4!
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Post by gchanturia » September 4th, 2020, 1:11 pm

I would like to read Jack London's "The Mexican" - can someone help me on going through the process of claiming first short story? I've only contributed to the larger project so far.

"the Mexican" isn't listed here, so how can I add it to the list of the short stories and overall, what's the procedure like?

Thanks, and I can't wait to do it.

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Post by TriciaG » September 4th, 2020, 1:20 pm

gchanturia wrote:
September 4th, 2020, 1:11 pm
I would like to read Jack London's "The Mexican" - can someone help me on going through the process of claiming first short story? I've only contributed to the larger project so far.

"the Mexican" isn't listed here, so how can I add it to the list of the short stories and overall, what's the procedure like?

Thanks, and I can't wait to do it.

George
I don't think it would fit in this collection. I posted this same answer in another thread you posted in:

Read the instructions in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=82396
That's where you would submit it.
It's in this text, if you don't have an e-text for it yet: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1029

Hope this helps!
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Post by kraphuk » September 5th, 2020, 4:09 pm

Hi Lynette,

Here is a contribution for this collection.

Title: How Thor Got the Hammer
Author: E. Louise Smythy (1858-)
A URL link to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7841/7841-h/7841-h.htm#vii
The link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_howthorgothammer_smythe_ak_128kb.mp3
Length: 9:05

There is another Thor story that we would like to contribute, The Hammer Lost and Found from the same author. Please let us know if it is not available.

Thank you!

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Post by emantler » September 6th, 2020, 8:47 am

LCaulkins wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 12:22 pm
emantler wrote:
September 2nd, 2020, 11:27 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_hinun_spence_em_128kb.mp3

Hi'Nun and The Thunderers by Lewis Spence
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42390
9:53
And another great section for our collection! You guys are all wonderful additions to LibriVox!

Evan, I only have a minor PL Note for Hi'Nun and The Thunderers: The front needs more silence than it has. (It should fall between .5 and 1 second) Since the end has a wee extra, you can just open the track, zoom in until you see the half-second marks, then cut something like 2/3 of a second off the end and paste it onto the very front.

Then re-export the recording to the mp3 file, and re-upload. It should keep the same time for the length since we're just moving a piece around. And post here when the edited version is uploaded. :)

(A side note: You're getting a few plosives here and there - on your next recording, see if giving a little more distance between your mouth and the microphone makes those disappear for you. 8-) )

Here's the new link to Hi'Nun and The Thunderers. https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_hinunthunderers_spence_em_128kb.mp3

On the plosives, are there certain words or letters that you're hearing it on? I guess I'm just having trouble hearing it. I will definitely stay a little farther from the mic next time.
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Post by sprasann » September 7th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Hi Lynette,

I'm new to the forum and would like to contribute.

I'm planning to read The Coming of Arthur which is part of Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion found at this link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/15551/15551-h/15551-h.htm

Is that okay?

Here is a link to my 1-minute test:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_sprasann.mp3

Can you please let me know how to claim this story?

Looking forward to contributing!
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Post by LCaulkins » September 8th, 2020, 5:13 pm

sprasann wrote:
September 7th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Hi Lynette,

I'm new to the forum and would like to contribute.

I'm planning to read The Coming of Arthur which is part of Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion found at this link: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/15551/15551-h/15551-h.htm

Is that okay?

Here is a link to my 1-minute test:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_sprasann.mp3

Can you please let me know how to claim this story?

Looking forward to contributing!
Sheetal
Hello, Sheetal! Thank you for helping with this project. I will reserve a section for you.

Two things: Can you please post the link for your 1-minute test in the "Listeners and Editors Wanted" board? That is the place where the folks who are more technical savvy look for them. :)

Also, I'll need to make a Reader Page for you. What name do you want us to use there? Some folks use their real name, others use their forum name (the one you posted with here), and others make up a different pseudonym.

Nice to have you!
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Post by LCaulkins » September 8th, 2020, 5:28 pm

kraphuk wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Hi Lynette,

Here is a contribution for this collection.

Title: How Thor Got the Hammer
Author: E. Louise Smythy (1858-)
A URL link to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7841/7841-h/7841-h.htm#vii
The link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_howthorgothammer_smythe_ak_128kb.mp3
Length: 9:05

There is another Thor story that we would like to contribute, The Hammer Lost and Found from the same author. Please let us know if it is not available.

Thank you!
Gotcha loaded in the MW - it is fine for you to read the second story, and I've reserved a section for you.

Thanks! We got back into town yesterday and I'm playing catchup - will PL this tomorrow. 8-)
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Post by sprasann » September 9th, 2020, 7:27 am

LCaulkins wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 5:13 pm

Hello, Sheetal! Thank you for helping with this project. I will reserve a section for you.

Two things: Can you please post the link for your 1-minute test in the "Listeners and Editors Wanted" board? That is the place where the folks who are more technical savvy look for them. :)

Also, I'll need to make a Reader Page for you. What name do you want us to use there? Some folks use their real name, others use their forum name (the one you posted with here), and others make up a different pseudonym.

Nice to have you!
Hi Lynette!

I have posted my 1-minute test to the board you mentioned!

And I'm okay to use my real name for the Reader Page - Sheetal Prasanna.

I'm excited to start reading :)

Thank you!
Sheetal

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Post by LCaulkins » September 9th, 2020, 8:39 am

sprasann wrote:
September 9th, 2020, 7:27 am
LCaulkins wrote:
September 8th, 2020, 5:13 pm

Hello, Sheetal! Thank you for helping with this project. I will reserve a section for you.

Two things: Can you please post the link for your 1-minute test in the "Listeners and Editors Wanted" board? That is the place where the folks who are more technical savvy look for them. :)

Also, I'll need to make a Reader Page for you. What name do you want us to use there? Some folks use their real name, others use their forum name (the one you posted with here), and others make up a different pseudonym.

Nice to have you!
Hi Lynette!

I have posted my 1-minute test to the board you mentioned!

And I'm okay to use my real name for the Reader Page - Sheetal Prasanna.

I'm excited to start reading :)

Thank you!
Sheetal
Super! The Coming of Arthur is officially assigned for you, now, and here is your personal Reader Page: Sheetal Prasanna.

You'll see that it will list every project that you are a part of, both in-progress and complete. It also has a link to lists of all the sections assigned to you for recording and/or prooflistening. Very handy!
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Post by LCaulkins » September 9th, 2020, 9:32 am

kraphuk wrote:
September 5th, 2020, 4:09 pm
Hi Lynette,

Here is a contribution for this collection.

Title: How Thor Got the Hammer
Author: E. Louise Smythy (1858-)
A URL link to the source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7841/7841-h/7841-h.htm#vii
The link from the uploader: https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_howthorgothammer_smythe_ak_128kb.mp3
Length: 9:05

There is another Thor story that we would like to contribute, The Hammer Lost and Found from the same author. Please let us know if it is not available.

Thank you!
What a wonderful recording! Thank you so much for this contribution, young man!

(and again, I'm sorry you caught me while I was out of town, and you had to wait a long time for this to be proofed).

Nothing needs to be changed about the reading, but the file volume does need to be edited since it's only 82 decibels. Just in case you're not familiar with how to do that, here's what to do if you are using Audacity:

Open the file and select the entire track (control-A will do this). In the Effects pull-down menu, choose "Amplify" and enter a 6 in the top box (ignore the bottom box). Click OK or Enter or whatever finalizes the action.

Now you ca re-export the file to mp3 and re-upload it. (don't forget to post the link so I can see that it's there)

If you haven't already done so, I would bump up the recording volume a couple of notches on the software for the next readings that you do. :)

I'm really looking forward to the second hammer story!
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Post by LCaulkins » September 9th, 2020, 9:46 am

emantler wrote:
September 6th, 2020, 8:47 am

Here's the new link to Hi'Nun and The Thunderers. https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/mlaw003_hinunthunderers_spence_em_128kb.mp3

On the plosives, are there certain words or letters that you're hearing it on? I guess I'm just having trouble hearing it. I will definitely stay a little farther from the mic next time.
Hey, thanks for the quick edit. :) Hi'Nun and The Thunderers is now PL OK :thumbs:

Let's see - the plosives were coming in on p's, t's, th's. It may be that the speakers you're working with are not as sensitive as others? Plosives in my own recordings don't show up at all when I'm listening on my phone, and my computer speakers only pick up half of them. But if I'm listening on my Bose speaker, I hear them a lot more in my files.

Things I know of to help avoid them: A little more distance between mouth and mic (although you don't want to be too far away, because then you lose quality of voice and gain more background noise); having your mouth at an angle to the mic instead of straight on (either to a side a bit, or mic slightly lower than mouth); a pop filter for the mic (I got a nice one for $12 that fits my Yeti Blue mic).

I'm not an expert, but I've heard of these tactics here and there. Personally, the pop filter has been awesome - I feel it was a superb purchase for that price, and wouldn't bother spending a higher level for anything fancier, unless you're intending to go completely pro. And you certainly do not need to buy one to record for LibriVox! 8-)
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