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Post by Cori » October 7th, 2008, 1:57 am

I'm up for the 18th!
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Post by russiandoll » October 12th, 2008, 10:55 am

Yay, me too! I wonder if we could do a bit of cod-Elizabethan 'rhubarb' recording (hoping it will be more than 3 of us) to provide atmosphere for Denny's '1601' project?
DSayers wrote:What's needed is a "small crowd talking" track to lay down behind the narrator. By small crowd, I mean ten people chatting and laughing and buzzing, and so on.
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But in the meantime, a small group conversing, ideally with a British accent here and there, would be super to run at a low level in its separate track.
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Post by earthcalling » October 13th, 2008, 11:24 pm

Can those who are coming on Saturday drop a note here so I'm clear about numbers? So far it looks like Cori and Philippa have confirmed - plus Andrew who's posted this morning on Plaxo.

Thanks!

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Post by Cori » October 14th, 2008, 8:59 am

Would it be starting at the same time..? The trains are twice as fast on a Saturday -- it makes it all ever so much easier!
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Post by earthcalling » October 14th, 2008, 10:09 am

Normal time (11-ish start) is best for me, as I won't have a chance before that morning to tidy up and get food in. Those quails will need plucking! Don't hang around if you are early, though. I'll make sure I'm in...

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Post by Rowen » October 14th, 2008, 3:08 pm

Yup I can make it. :)
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Post by earthcalling » October 15th, 2008, 11:16 pm

Great, Lizzie! That makes us 5 so far - a good number.

One suggestion for a text, is that we carry on with Freaks on the Fells. I've not finished editing what we did last time (with Sibella), but it was fun...

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ec/freaksonthefells/freaksonthefells_2_1_ballantyne.mp3

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ec/freaksonthefells/freaksonthefells_2_2_ballantyne.mp3

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/23505

All suggestions welcome, of course.... anything for 3 female and 2 male voices?

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Post by English Andrew » October 16th, 2008, 2:13 pm

The train I'm planning to get gets in to New Cross Gate at 11 so I should be with you soon after. Would you like me to bring anything?

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Post by earthcalling » October 16th, 2008, 2:18 pm

Excellent!

No need to bring anything (and it's kind of you to ask...). There will be provisions of some description. (Let me know if there's anything you either must or mustn't eat).

Having said that, those who are moved to bring a treat are never refused entry. :D

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Post by earthcalling » October 16th, 2008, 2:22 pm

russiandoll wrote:I wonder if we could do a bit of cod-Elizabethan 'rhubarb' recording (hoping it will be more than 3 of us) to provide atmosphere for Denny's '1601' project?
Sounds like fun!

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Post by Starlite » October 18th, 2008, 1:20 pm

:clap: Wow that was great. Was that Andrew playing the old man? He was sufficiently creepy! :shock:

Oh and David, You do a pretty good American accent! :P

Esther :)
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Post by russiandoll » October 18th, 2008, 1:47 pm

Chickiboo! :wink:

Section 7 is uploading now, but I hadn't seen this first and used a different file name, and guessed at the ID3 tag formats too, so you'll probably need to change both. This should be the finished article, but I have the edited file saved as an un-normalised WAV too if this doesn't match up well with yours.
Today was great fun!

Aha - 'tis done:
http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ec/7engineers_7_lorne.mp3

Edit - oh, possible problem/cataloguing issue/info that needs to be in the audio somewhere: Gutenberg seems undecided about whether the author is Warner Van Lorne or Frederick Orlin Tremaine ( http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/26941 ). I assume the former is a pen name and the latter real. Tremaine isn't even in their author list, although the home page for this text gives it as 'by' him and puts him in as 'Creator'.
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Post by earthcalling » October 18th, 2008, 2:21 pm

Chickiboo too!

That's brilliant, Philippa - thanks so much!

I've played a little with the normalization (making it a shade louder, basically), but the editing is perfect.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ec/sevenfearlessengineers_07_lorne.mp3 (uploading now).

Esther - Yep, that's Andrew alright. What a star! His comfy-creepy alien voice made the whole thing work, for my money. Wonderful.

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Post by russiandoll » October 18th, 2008, 3:18 pm

And 8 is up now - file name and ID3 tags match yours.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/ec/sevenfearlessengineers_08_lorne.mp3

(Did you notice my edit above on the author's name, BTW? Quick Google suggests that it wasn't Frederick Orlin Tremaine who used the name Lorne in this case, though he did for one other story - another website says that for that same one story 'Lorne' was Nelson Tremaine - and I'm very confused and must go to bed. Let's stick with Lorne, eh? Unless Cori has insight...)
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