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Post by Twinkle88 » May 8th, 2017, 2:58 pm

'Tilda Jane's Orphans by Marshall Saunders (1861 - 1947).


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/tilda-janes-orphans-by-marshall-saunders/

When the story of <i>'Tilda Jane</i> appeared serially in <i>The Youth's Companion</i> in 1901, the original manuscript was very much condensed. When the time for book publication arrived nearly all the omitted matter was restored. However, some incidents were still left out, and they have formed the beginning of a new story written to please the many boys and girls who have expressed a wish to know something more of the fortunes of the orphan and her dogs.

That the orphan's old friends will follow with interest, her often groping and stumbling, yet never-wearying steps along the path of uplift for human beings and dumb creatures, is the earnest hope of the author. (Marshall Saunders - from the Prefatory Note)
MC: MaryAnnSpiegel
BC: HZFerr
DPL: Twinkle88

  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 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.
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  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:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of 'Tilda Jane's Orphans. 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], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say: "'Tilda Jane's Orphans, by Marshall Saunders. Chapter [number, title]"

    END of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      "End of Chapter [number]"
    • 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 'Tilda Jane's Orphans, by Marshall Saunders."

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.

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  8. AFTER recording
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    tildajanesorphans_##_saunders_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. tildajanesorphans_01_saunders_128kb.mp3)

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Last edited by Twinkle88 on December 7th, 2017, 4:21 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 8th, 2017, 5:43 pm

Twinkle,
I'd be happy to MC this for you.
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Post by Twinkle88 » May 9th, 2017, 5:52 am

Hooray! Thank you! :mrgreen: I will fill in the MW soon.

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Post by Twinkle88 » May 9th, 2017, 9:13 am

The MW's all done! :) I will be the DPL (not sure if it actually matters whether that's at the top of the MW or not, MaryAnn :hmm: ).

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 9th, 2017, 9:34 am

Twinkle,
Added you as DPL and moving over to readers wanted!
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Post by 2839reader » May 9th, 2017, 10:29 am

Hi, claim sections 5&6 please.
Signature: KATHLEEN

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Post by Twinkle88 » May 9th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Welcome back, Kathleen! Thank you! :)

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Post by johnb2 » May 14th, 2017, 7:52 am

Hi Twinkle,

I can do chapt 2 & 3.

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Post by Twinkle88 » May 14th, 2017, 2:16 pm

Woohoo! I'll sign you up! :)

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Post by 2839reader » May 15th, 2017, 2:51 pm

Signature: KATHLEEN

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Post by Twinkle88 » May 15th, 2017, 8:58 pm

Al-right! :D Thanks, Kathleen! Will PL soon.

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Post by Kyziera » May 20th, 2017, 4:19 pm

May I please take section 0 and section 1?

Read By: Kayli Ziervogel

I'm new, but I promise I'll do ya proud! I've been working on sound quality with Audacity all day :)

Thank you!!

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Post by Kyziera » May 21st, 2017, 9:06 am

Good Morning!

I have just finished the Prefatory Note (Section 0). This is my first recording, so I am extremely open to feedback!
I would be happy to record again as many times as is necessary before beginning Section 1.

Section 0
02:01
https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/tildajanesorphans_00_saunders_128kb.mp3

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Post by Twinkle88 » May 21st, 2017, 8:05 pm

Hi, Kayli! Welcome to LibriVox! :)

I'm so pleased and honored you chose this story as your first project! :9:
I listened to your recording, and everything is good! All your technical specifications are in order, your volume is spot-on, and your level of background noise is very low!
Your recording is PL OK! :thumbs: (Which means it's been proof-listened and is good to go.)

Since you asked for some feedback, I'll start out by saying you have a very pleasant voice, and in my opinion, you read at a nice pace -- not too fast, not too slow (though every listener has their own opinion about stuff like that :wink: ). The only (very minor) thing is that you sounded a little bit far-off and echo-y. Maybe you could try lowering the input level of your microphone (this can be done using the "Recording Volume" slider at the top of Audacity) and moving the microphone closer to you? Just be sure to keep it to the side of your mouth so your breath doesn't hit it. If this bothers you and my advice doesn't help, you can always go over to the "Need Help? Got Advice?" forum and post the link to your recording there so helpful people can listen to it (and they may not even notice what I'm talking about :lol: ).

Thanks, Kayli! :)

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Post by Kyziera » May 22nd, 2017, 4:42 am

Excellent! I will try that and see what I can do :)

I appreciate your pointers!!

I'll do another take or two and compare with the changed settings, and I'm sure I'll be on the same page with you!

-Kayli

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