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Post by philchenevert » June 24th, 2020, 8:21 am

Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox by Richard Barnum ( - ).

This delightful book is now in our catalog at https://librivox.org/sharp-eyes-the-silver-fox-by-richard-barnum/
Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox is another tale of adventure that follows a young silver fox from his birth in the woods of England, through training by his parents in how to survive, to some rather bad mistakes he makes leading to his capture, travelling with a circus and finally being placed in a zoo and, I am glad to say, his escape and return home. (phil chenevert )
    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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    3. 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.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62441
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! 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.

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      BC Admin ===========================================
      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: 1j42XLYy
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Richard Barnum) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratemeyer_Syndicate
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 12
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known): 1918
      • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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      Genres for the project: Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature

      Keywords that describe the book:

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. DURING recording:
      1 second or less 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 Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox. 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:
        "Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox, by Richard Barnum. [Chapter number and title]"
      for example "Chapter one, Sharp Eyes Sees Something"
      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 Sharp Eyes, the Silver Fox, by Richard Barnum. "

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

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    8. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The latest version of Audacity is recommended for noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      sharpeyesthesilverfox_##_barnum_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. sharpeyesthesilverfox_01_barnum_128kb.mp3)

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloging stage.
      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.
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      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: phlchenevert
      • 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 by LaurenEmma3 » June 24th, 2020, 9:59 am

Please can I claim 'Sharp eyes in the zoo'? Thank-you :D

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Post by philchenevert » June 24th, 2020, 10:07 am

LaurenEmma3 wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 9:59 am
Please can I claim 'Sharp eyes in the zoo'? Thank-you :D
Certainly! :thumbs:
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Post by loon » June 24th, 2020, 9:31 pm

May I DPL?
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Post by philchenevert » June 24th, 2020, 11:54 pm

loon wrote:
June 24th, 2020, 9:31 pm
May I DPL?
Yes, that would be most excellent. :thumbs:
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Post by Cerbdashrdashus » June 25th, 2020, 6:40 am

Hi there. I was wondering if I could contribute by mixing the audio. Please see my profile's 'interests' and 'occupation' for more details.
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Post by philchenevert » June 26th, 2020, 1:06 am

Cerbdashrdashus wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 6:40 am
Hi there. I was wondering if I could contribute by mixing the audio. Please see my profile's 'interests' and 'occupation' for more details.
Well first of all thanks for your generous offer! As you are finding out, your offer is new to us and I am trying to configure something that will allow us to use your talents. When a volunteer uploads a section, the obligation for editing and being sure it is as good as they can get it, rests on them. Any fixes found necessary by the proof listener are posted and the recorder is responsible for making the repair and uploading it again. So your offer of editing/mixing files would add another layer to the process and I just don't know where it might fit. If you edit a file before it is proof listened, then where would any errors that the proof listener finds be sent? to you or to the recorder? If you edit a file after it is proof listened, then the proof listener woujld need to listeen to the whole file again. Perhaps I am not understanding your generous offer so please give me some feedback on how you think it would work.

On another aspect of this, I would like to send you some of my raw and finished files to mix/edit to get a feel of your approach. How would I do that? Don't give up on us. :D
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Post by adrianstephens » June 26th, 2020, 2:07 am

Hello Phil,

I'm happy to read sections 1-5.

Best,
Adrian
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Post by philchenevert » June 26th, 2020, 6:47 am

adrianstephens wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 2:07 am
Hello Phil,

I'm happy to read sections 1-5.

Best,
Adrian
All yours Adrian. :D
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Post by Cerbdashrdashus » June 26th, 2020, 7:43 am

philchenevert wrote:
June 26th, 2020, 1:06 am
Cerbdashrdashus wrote:
June 25th, 2020, 6:40 am
Hi there. I was wondering if I could contribute by mixing the audio. Please see my profile's 'interests' and 'occupation' for more details.
Well first of all thanks for your generous offer! As you are finding out, your offer is new to us and I am trying to configure something that will allow us to use your talents. When a volunteer uploads a section, the obligation for editing and being sure it is as good as they can get it, rests on them. Any fixes found necessary by the proof listener are posted and the recorder is responsible for making the repair and uploading it again. So your offer of editing/mixing files would add another layer to the process and I just don't know where it might fit. If you edit a file before it is proof listened, then where would any errors that the proof listener finds be sent? to you or to the recorder? If you edit a file after it is proof listened, then the proof listener woujld need to listeen to the whole file again. Perhaps I am not understanding your generous offer so please give me some feedback on how you think it would work.

On another aspect of this, I would like to send you some of my raw and finished files to mix/edit to get a feel of your approach. How would I do that? Don't give up on us. :D
The changes I would make would be largely aesthetic (make the audio sound more 'professional'). This means I would not make any changes that would affect the verdict of a proof listener, so said proof listener would not need to listen to the audio again after I worked with it. Basically, I'm saying it would make the most sense for the audio to be sent to me after the proof listening. I would then give the treated files to the uploader, who may or may not give me feedback on my changes. Essentially, I would be the second-last link in the chain.

As for 'editing' duties, I think that should be given to the recorders, as I will be analysing the audio on a sonic level, rather than judging which delivery is the best. If, however, you insist that I edit as well, I'm more than capable of doing so. Just know that the time I give the audio files back will be around tripled.
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Post by philchenevert » June 26th, 2020, 9:33 am

As for 'editing' duties, I think that should be given to the recorders, as I will be analysing the audio on a sonic level, rather than judging which delivery is the best. If, however, you insist that I edit as well, I'm more than capable of doing so. Just know that the time I give the audio files back will be around tripled.
No, no. I insist on nothing of the sort. No editing at all. I would like to send you some of my files to look at and listen to for your feedback, ok? How would I do that?
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Post by philchenevert » June 26th, 2020, 8:08 pm

Moving this to Readers Wanted.
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Post by adrianstephens » June 29th, 2020, 11:12 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by philchenevert » June 29th, 2020, 11:33 am

adrianstephens wrote:
June 29th, 2020, 11:12 am
Here is chapter 1 for PL: @ 14:48

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/sharpeyesthesilverfox_01_barnum_128kb.mp3
Thank yo u Adrian!! :thumbs:
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Post by loon » June 29th, 2020, 12:21 pm

Chapter 1 - Sharp Eyes Sees Something - is just barely outside the LibriVox volume range. The program "Checker" calls it out as too quiet. If you amplify it by 3 dB and re-submit it you'll have it right in the middle of the allowable range. Everything else about the chapter is A-OK.
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