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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2017, 11:37 am 

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The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616).


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    1. 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.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.

    2. 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 would 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.
    3. New to recording?
      Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/1107/pg1107-images.html
    5. Please claim roles (the numbers in the first column below)! Please note: All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. When you submit your recording, you will be placing your recording in the public domain as well.

      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.



      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!



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      This paragraph is temporary and will be replaced by the MC with the list of sections and reader (Magic Window) once this project is in the admin system.


      • Project Code: 7sG425Ai

      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (William Shakespeare) : https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare

      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 5
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
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        Genres for the project:

        Keywords that describe the book:

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      • 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

        Submit one file per act.
        Please read this disclaimer for the first section:
        "Part (or act) [#] of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit LibriVox.org.
        If you want to, you can say "Read by [the name of your club/group."
        The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare.

        Dramatis personae (or List of characters).
        Role of [name] recorded into the public domain by [the reader's name. NB: if you want to use pseudonyms here, that is completely fine].
        (all the roles/readers do this)."

        Start reading :D

        For subsequent sections it is enough to read this disclaimer:
        "Part (or act) [#] of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit LibriVox.org.
        If you want to, you can say "Read by [the name of your club/group."
        The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare. Act [#]"

        At the end of each section: End of Act [#].

        At the end of the whole play, please say: "End of Act [#]. End of The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare."

        There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of each recording.

        Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
      • AFTER recording
        Save files as 128 kbps MP3
        tamingoftheshrew_[##]_shakespeare_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the act/section number.



        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: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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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: kathrinee
        • 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


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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2017, 2:54 pm 
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See the responses to your other posts.
You will need a considerable amount of experience here before embarking on running a dramatic work - it is quite difficult :D

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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2017, 9:00 am 

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Hi,
Thank you for your comments! PEAudiobooks is actually the Librivox account of the audiobook-recording club of Phillips Exeter Academy. We meet thrice a week and have 10 people working as 1 entity, and one of our co-head has already been recording for Librivox for 2 years (Cunmolly), which is why we feel like we can be more independent and ambitious in terms of project number. That being said, we will look to see if there are any group projects that we want to do. We will also post this poem in the thread that you mentioned.
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Post Posted:: January 18th, 2017, 1:41 pm 
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That changes things - maybe tell us a bit about how you are planning to make it work ? Once your recording setup is checked , if it's not the same as has been used , we'd be open to some of these new projects

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Post Posted:: January 21st, 2017, 12:02 am 

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How interesting!

I'm next door here in North Andover! I've been working with LibriVox for almost four years now. I've recorded a lot, including many plays and dramatic readings, a few solo projects and a lot of proof listening. I've been book coordinator for a good handful of projects, but nothing on the dramatic side more ambitious than a one-act play or two and some editing work.

If I can be of help to you here on LibriVox or with your club and be glad to meet with you.

~Larry Wilson
North Andover, MA

BTW, my wife and I are going to see a production of Taming of the Shrew next Friday at the Emerson/Paramount in Boston. I'll always remember a performance of it I saw in Kansas City once as part of the Univ of Mo at KC Rep.

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Post Posted:: January 21st, 2017, 9:07 am 

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Hi! This is our test recording/ small part of section 1. Please comment! And we hoe to get an MC soon :))
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/tamingoftheshrew_01_shakespear_128kb.mp3


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Post Posted:: January 21st, 2017, 9:44 am 
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PEAudiobooks wrote:
Hi! This is our test recording/ small part of section 1. Please comment! And we hoe to get an MC soon :))
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/tamingoftheshrew_01_shakespear_128kb.mp3


Some technical things to fix:

1. Your volume is too low. Are you using Audacity? You should aim for your wave forms to peak near the 0.5 mark, like this:
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The volume needs to come up about 20 dB. You can't amplify that much because of a couple tall peaks. Three of them are a click/snap sound that should be edited out. :) The others seem to be just a louder voice, which you can squish down using the Compressor effect.

Video instructions/explanation of compressor: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c
It will squish your spikes so that you can amplify a bit more. :)
My default settings are as follows:
Threshold: -17 dB
Noise Floor: -40 dB
Ratio: 2.5:1
Attack: 0.2
Decay: 1.0
NO checks in the check boxes

So, (1) amplify as much as you can - I think it's about 14 dB. (2) Cut out the snap sounds towards the beginning. (3) Run compressor on the above settings. (4) Amplify by 5 dB more.

That will get you close enough to volume.

2. Parts of the recording have a lot of background noise. It's better to noise remove each part before stitching it together, or if it's too late for that, noise cleaning each reader separately, since they have different background noises.

Here are a couple resources:
text instructions: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Noisecleaning_With_Pics
video, but with an older version of Audacity so the settings are different: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFSg9o37HMw

The reader from 0:13-0:27 needs the most noise cleaning - perhaps the ONLY noise cleaning.

My settings are as follows:
Noise reduction: 10-15 (I suggest about 12 for you)
Sensitivity: 6
Frequency Smoothing: 6

Finally...

3. Bit rate is variable; it needs to be 128 Constant. This is set when you export to MP3. When you go to export, on the screen where you enter the file name for the MP3, click the Options button. The Bit Rate mode should be Constant, and the quality should be 128 kbps. You should only have to set it once; it'll remember the setting until you change it again.

Try making these adjustments, then post another test. :)

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There's a small program the spouse of a LibriVoxer developed to check the tech settings. If you're game, you can download it and use it to check the volume and other settings. It's here: http://cgjennings.ca/checker/

Use the latest version, which I believe is 0.95. The volume information is in the Information tab. We aim for 89 dB, but anything between about 87 and 91 is good.

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Post Posted:: January 30th, 2017, 12:08 pm 
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Are you still with us? Any progress on fixing the issues with the test?

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Post Posted:: February 3rd, 2017, 7:01 am 
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Moving off the Launch Pad to Book Suggestions until we get the sound issues worked out.

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Post Posted:: February 4th, 2017, 11:19 am 

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Hi,
Sorry for the unresponsiveness. The file will be up in a few minutes. It took time to sort out stuff with our IT person.


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Post Posted:: February 4th, 2017, 12:27 pm 

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actually, we'll upload it in a few hours


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Post Posted:: February 5th, 2017, 6:58 am 

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Here is the edited file + the rest of the scene (we haven't recorded the end lines yet). Please see if there is anything else we need to change and move us back to launchpad. Thank you and sorry for the delay

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/tamingoftheshrew_01_shakespear_128kb.mp3
PEAudiobooks


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Post Posted:: February 5th, 2017, 7:07 am 
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Not quite ready. :)

The recording is in stereo. To change all future recordings, go to Edit, Preferences, Devices. Under Recording, change Channels to "1 (Mono)". To fix this particular recording, go to Tracks / Stereo Track to Mono.

The project rate is 48,000 Hz; it needs to be 44,100. To fix future recordings, go to Edit/Preferences. Under Quality, set the default sample rate to 44,100. I don't remember how to fix an existing recording. :?

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Post Posted:: February 15th, 2017, 6:31 pm 

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Hi,
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/tamingoftheshrew_01_shakespear_128kb.mp3
We fixed everything as instructed. Due to snow day and campus shutdown (which always seem to happen on the day we meet as a club!!), we won't be able to record anything new this week. Now that we know the particulars however, everything will flow more smoothly, and we will upload the remainder of intro part before act I next week. Thank you for your patience.


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Post Posted:: February 15th, 2017, 7:34 pm 
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Tech specs are all good. Volume is on the low side of OK, but is still OK.

You'll need to remove that cymbal at the beginning. No extraneous sound effects, please. :)

Moving to the Launch Pad...

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