COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 039 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
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Post by Rapunzelina » June 6th, 2020, 11:01 am

Piotrek81 wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 3:45 am
Here's The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe, more scary that any made-up monster, if you think about it :shock:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_prematureburial_eapoe_pn81_128kb.mp3 36:23
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/25525/25525-h/25525-h.htm#2148link2H_4_0015
Thank you, Piotr! That certainly gives you goosebumps! PL OK!

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Post by JachinandBoaz » June 7th, 2020, 1:53 pm

Rapunzelina -

i uploaded this story to the drive:

Title: “From the Loom of the Dead” by Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862 – 1935)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1876/1876-h/1876-h.htm#link2H_4_0011
Duration: 15:25
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_loomofdead_peattie_dwd_128kb.mp3

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Post by Newgatenovelist » June 8th, 2020, 7:32 am

Hello Rapunzelina,

Here's another story for the collection:

'By Word of Mouth' by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Text: https://archive.org/details/39020024845870-plaintalesfromt/page/n283/mode/2up
Duration: 12.15
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_bywordofmouth_kipling_el_128kb.mp3

Erin

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Post by Clarkpvoice » June 8th, 2020, 11:18 am

Recording: The Cats of Ulthar by HP. Lovecraft

Link to text: http://www.yankeeclassic.com/miskatonic/library/stacks/literature/lovecraft/stories/catsulth.htm

Length: 09:56

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_thecatsofulthar_lovecraft_cp_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording for Librivox! My name is Clark Pigeau and I hope that this story is suitable for your project. I would love some feedback if you have the time

I was also wondering if one would be allowed to submit multiple stories to the same collection? I was considering reading another as I greatly enjoy sinister stories.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 8th, 2020, 1:42 pm

JachinandBoaz wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 1:53 pm
Rapunzelina -

i uploaded this story to the drive:

Title: “From the Loom of the Dead” by Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862 – 1935)
Text URL: https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1876/1876-h/1876-h.htm#link2H_4_0011
Duration: 15:25
MP3 URL: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_loomofdead_peattie_dwd_128kb.mp3

Daniel
Thank you, Daniel! That was quite a touching story! PL OK!
Newgatenovelist wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:32 am
Hello Rapunzelina,

Here's another story for the collection:

'By Word of Mouth' by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
Text: https://archive.org/details/39020024845870-plaintalesfromt/page/n283/mode/2up
Duration: 12.15
MP3: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_bywordofmouth_kipling_el_128kb.mp3

Erin
Thank you, Erin! :thumbs:
Clarkpvoice wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 11:18 am
Recording: The Cats of Ulthar by HP. Lovecraft

Link to text: http://www.yankeeclassic.com/miskatonic/library/stacks/literature/lovecraft/stories/catsulth.htm

Length: 09:56

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_thecatsofulthar_lovecraft_cp_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording for Librivox! My name is Clark Pigeau and I hope that this story is suitable for your project. I would love some feedback if you have the time

I was also wondering if one would be allowed to submit multiple stories to the same collection? I was considering reading another as I greatly enjoy sinister stories.
Thank you, Clark! Welcome to Librivox and the Ghost and Horror Collection! Lovecraft is an excellent choice for your first recording and you did an exceptional job of it! My only comment is about the volume which is lower than desired. I checked your previous posts and I saw you got some advice on the volume, but let me know if you need more help. This recording would need to be amplified by about 12dB. When you're ready, you can upload your file with the same name (no problem as the old file gets automatically renamed so there's no overwriting)
And in this collection there is no limit, you can record and submit to your heart's desire! If in the meantime the collection becomes full, any extra recordings are forwarded to the next collection ;)

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Post by Clarkpvoice » June 8th, 2020, 2:23 pm

Clarkpvoice wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 11:18 am
Recording: The Cats of Ulthar by HP. Lovecraft

Link to text: http://www.yankeeclassic.com/miskatonic/library/stacks/literature/lovecraft/stories/catsulth.htm

Length: 09:56

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_thecatsofulthar_lovecraft_cp_128kb.mp3

This is my first recording for Librivox! My name is Clark Pigeau and I hope that this story is suitable for your project. I would love some feedback if you have the time

I was also wondering if one would be allowed to submit multiple stories to the same collection? I was considering reading another as I greatly enjoy sinister stories.
Thank you, Clark! Welcome to Librivox and the Ghost and Horror Collection! Lovecraft is an excellent choice for your first recording and you did an exceptional job of it! My only comment is about the volume which is lower than desired. I checked your previous posts and I saw you got some advice on the volume, but let me know if you need more help. This recording would need to be amplified by about 12dB. When you're ready, you can upload your file with the same name (no problem as the old file gets automatically renamed so there's no overwriting)
And in this collection there is no limit, you can record and submit to your heart's desire! If in the meantime the collection becomes full, any extra recordings are forwarded to the next collection ;)
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Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad, as I do enjoy a good spooky story. Here is the boosted volume version. It is only up about 8db because at around 12 it was peaking consistently(I can alter again if it is simply my set up that is having issues). I also wanted to ask, what is considered a short story? Would an hour recording be too long for this type of collection?

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_thecatsofulthar_lovecraft_cp_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 8th, 2020, 2:49 pm

For longer recordings, the general practice is to fit in an audio CD. Most CDs do 74 minutes, some do 80 minutes. So an hour recording is definitely fine.
We can also accept a two-, three-, four-, n-part story here if you need to divide a story :)

I am a bit confused about the volume, because I got the first upload at about 77db, so I suggested 12db amplification, but this one I got at 96db.
Did you perhaps upload the first time a file, which you amplified later to around the desired 89, which you then amplified again as per my suggestion and it got to 96? Or maybe uploaded the wrong file the first time?
Or what steps of amplification did you follow in Audacity?

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Post by Clarkpvoice » June 8th, 2020, 3:57 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 2:49 pm
For longer recordings, the general practice is to fit in an audio CD. Most CDs do 74 minutes, some do 80 minutes. So an hour recording is definitely fine.
We can also accept a two-, three-, four-, n-part story here if you need to divide a story :)

I am a bit confused about the volume, because I got the first upload at about 77db, so I suggested 12db amplification, but this one I got at 96db.
Did you perhaps upload the first time a file, which you amplified later to around the desired 89, which you then amplified again as per my suggestion and it got to 96? Or maybe uploaded the wrong file the first time?
Or what steps of amplification did you follow in Audacity?
in terms of amplification, I used the amplify effect bar at the top of the program, I then increased it by what I thought was 8 but was actually about 20. I mistook audacity's recommendation for amplification(of 11dB) as the baseline for my recording. In hindsight, this was a rather silly mistake. I have since resolved it. Here is the (hopefully) correct volume version.
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_thecatsofulthar_lovecraft_cp_128kb.mp3

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 8th, 2020, 4:15 pm

It sounds perfect now!

Well, it is a learning curve, and you're doing great! I enjoyed learning to use Audacity, and I've used it for things outside Librivox too! I think it can be a useful skill to have! :D

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Post by JachinandBoaz » June 9th, 2020, 1:04 pm

Rapunzelina -

I just uploaded a revised version of "From the Loom of the Dead", which corrects the author's name in the intro/outro, and that's the only change made. I had originally pronounced her name as "Elle", but it's "Elia Wilkinson Peattie". That should be corrected with this link: https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_loomofdead_peattie_dwd_128kb.mp3

and the duration is the same.

Daniel

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 9th, 2020, 2:55 pm

Thanks, Daniel! I hadn't even noticed. With names, there are all sorts of different pronunciations! :mrgreen:
Spot checked the new upload to make sure the upload came through with no problems :thumbs: All good!

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Post by sjmilli7 » June 9th, 2020, 7:22 pm

I recorded "The Masque of the Red Death" by Poe for the collection. The recording is 16 min and 34 sec.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_masqueofreddeath_poe_sm_128kb.mp3

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/1064/1064-h/1064-h.htm

Thanks,
Spencer

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 10th, 2020, 2:31 am

Thank you, Spen! :thumbs:

Very nicely read! Just one PL Note when you got the time:

a short repeat around 1:24 "the creation of the prince-- prince's own eccentric [...]"

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Post by sjmilli7 » June 11th, 2020, 1:00 pm

Thanks for noticing the repeat in the reading!

Here is the updated one:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor039_masqueofreddeath_poe_sjm_128kb.mp3

It's 16 min and 33 seconds long.

Have a nice day!
Spencer

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 12th, 2020, 5:04 am

You're welcome! Noticing repeats is my hobby here at Librivox; I mean proof-listening :mrgreen:

Your recording is now PL OK! :thumbs:

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