[SOLO]The Promise of American Life - dc

Upcoming books being recorded by a solo reader
progressingamerica
Posts: 170
Joined: November 29th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Contact:

Post by progressingamerica » September 22nd, 2017, 7:13 pm

The Promise of American Life by Herbert Croly (1869 - 1930).
(The book is said to "offer a manifesto of Progressive beliefs" that "anticipated the transition from competitive to corporate capitalism and from limited government to the welfare state." By Croly’s death in 1930, only 7,500 copies of The Promise of American Life had been sold. Despite this, the book was immensely influential, even influencing Theodore Roosevelt to adopt the platform of The New Nationalism.)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14422
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard


    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    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!

    Magic Window:



    BC Admin ============================================

    Genres for the project:

    Keywords that describe the book: philosophy, non-fiction

    ============================================
  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of The Promise of American Life. 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:
      "The Promise of American Life, by Herbert Croly. [Chapter]"


    For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
    • "Chapter [number] of The Promise of American Life by Herbert Croly. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Only if applicable, say:
      "[Chapter title]"
    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 Promise of American Life, by Herbert Croly. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes.
  • Example filename promiseofamericanlife_##_croly_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. promiseofamericanlife_01_croly_128kb.mp3)
  • Example ID3 V2 tags
    Artist: Herbert Croly
    Title: ## - [Section title]
    Album: The Promise of American Life


    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
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: craigdav1
    • 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

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » September 22nd, 2017, 7:30 pm

I'd like to be both the MC and DPl on this book. Will set this project up asap.

edit: Will check this in the morning but you can start adding titles anytime. Of course if you notice any glitches pass them long. I'm still pretty new at setting up the MW.

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » September 26th, 2017, 7:53 am

Moving to "Going Solo."

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » November 8th, 2017, 5:08 pm

"in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything."

Just checking on your status.

progressingamerica
Posts: 170
Joined: November 29th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Contact:

Post by progressingamerica » November 16th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Hello,

I have been thinking that perhaps we should split up the chapters by their subsections. It would make it easier for me to routinely update, it would make prooflistening easier, and I think that listening post-completion might be fostered a bit more by 15 minute recordings as opposed to hour-long recordings. There would be 55 sections, instead of the original 12.

Most chapters have 3 sections. But a few, like VI and VIII have 6 or 7 sections. Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » December 7th, 2017, 7:19 pm

progressingamerica wrote:Hello,
I have been thinking that perhaps we should split up the chapters by their subsections. It would make it easier for me to routinely update, it would make prooflistening easier, and I think that listening post-completion might be fostered a bit more by 15 minute recordings as opposed to hour-long recordings. There would be 55 sections, instead of the original 12.
Most chapters have 3 sections. But a few, like VI and VIII have 6 or 7 sections. Let me know your thoughts.
Thanks
Not sure why I didn't notice your post earlier.....15m is probably better than 60m though I would recommend using the shorter disclaimer if you decide to go with shorter sections. Hearing the longer disclaimer every 15m would be bothersome to some (me anyway).

progressingamerica
Posts: 170
Joined: November 29th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Contact:

Post by progressingamerica » December 18th, 2017, 9:40 pm

Added the subsection titles. May need recapitalization later on - Croly put all of the headings in all caps.

progressingamerica
Posts: 170
Joined: November 29th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Contact:

Post by progressingamerica » December 21st, 2017, 8:30 pm

I originally recorded this as one hour long chapter and had to do some cutting at the ends. The three files sound correct to me though. This is the three parts of chapter 1.

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/ ... _128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/ ... _128kb.mp3

https://librivox.org/uploads/craigdav1/ ... _128kb.mp3

craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » December 22nd, 2017, 7:00 am

1-3
Volumes are high (~96dB) and should be lowered by 6-7dB.
Section 1 has an opening silence longer than the recommended <1s.

Nice reads and an interesting book. The sections you refer in the intro and outro for chapter 1, I'm assuming are "parts" and not the MW section umbers. That the next reading will be chapter 2, section 1,.... (not section 4).

progressingamerica
Posts: 170
Joined: November 29th, 2010, 3:50 pm
Contact:

Post by progressingamerica » January 31st, 2018, 7:48 pm


craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » January 31st, 2018, 8:04 pm

1-4 PL OK!


craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » February 7th, 2018, 6:52 pm

5 PL OK.

Already looking forward to when this book is finished so I can listen to it without being distracted (PL'ing thoughts).


craigdav1
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 17341
Joined: December 17th, 2011, 3:56 pm
Location: Chicago

Post by craigdav1 » March 10th, 2018, 3:03 pm

6 PL OK.

Post Reply