[COMPLETE] The Golden Book of Springfield by Vachel Lindsay-tg

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ChuckW
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Post by ChuckW » January 15th, 2017, 7:05 pm

The Golden Book of Springfield by Vachel Lindsay (1879 - 1931).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-golden-book-of-springfield-by-vachel-lindsay/
The Golden Book of Springfield is American poet Vachel Lindsay's strange and mystical odyssey through the Springfield, Illinois of 2018, where the residents of that city strive to turn their home into a democratic utopia. It is a "Springfield a hundred years hence," a dreamlike space of spiritual and social awakenings. But when the threat of international war begins to loom over the horizon, the citizens of Springfield must find new ways to protect their city and keep it a "practical City of God."

This is Vachel Lindsay's only long-form narrative work and a fascinating entry into the utopian fiction subgenre that came about after the publication of Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward. (ChuckW)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/goldenbooksprin00lindgoog
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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  • 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!
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    • "Chapter [number] of The Golden Book of Springfield. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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  • Example filename goldenbookofspringfield_##_lindsay_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. goldenbookofspringfield_01_lindsay_128kb.mp3)


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Last edited by ChuckW on July 4th, 2018, 7:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by ChuckW » January 15th, 2017, 7:10 pm

Hi everyone! :-)

Yes, I'm coming out of Librivox retirement to record this. We're one year away from the utopian society Vachel Lindsay envisioned in this book... and although we don't seem to be anywhere near the glistening democratic perfection Lindsay describes, I really want to commemorate this largely forgotten book with an audio recording.

It's also a really, really weird book. Like... super weird.

I know it's been a while. Don't worry. I won't be overexerting myself here. I doubt I'll extend myself far past this project. :-)
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Post by craigdav1 » January 15th, 2017, 8:39 pm

I would enjoy dpl if one is needed.
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Post by ChuckW » January 16th, 2017, 6:04 am

craigdav1 wrote:I would enjoy dpl if one is needed.
DaveC
That would be amazing! Thank you so much. :-)

Hope you enjoy the wild ride!

(An FYI: I recorded the first two chapters last night, buuuut... turns out my microphone is broken! Whoops! Just bought a new one which should come in tomorrow... sorry for the delay.)
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Post by TriciaG » January 16th, 2017, 9:01 am

Sounds interesting! I'll MC.

BTW, on Sunday is your 5th LV anniversary. I happened to notice your join date. :)

EDIT: You're set up. A few notes:

1. If any of your sections end up over 30 minutes, you can just use 5 seconds of silence at the end. We've changed that policy, but it's not yet reflected in the OP information.

2. We try to avoid using Wikipedia for summaries anymore, since we make CD covers that we put into the PD. :) If you and/or Dave could come up with something before the end of the project, that would be awesome.

3. ID tags aren't required (not sure if that was in place before when you were here), so I've removed that section from the OP.

I think that's it for now. Holler if you have questions.

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Post by ChuckW » January 16th, 2017, 12:20 pm

TriciaG wrote:Sounds interesting! I'll MC.

BTW, on Sunday is your 5th LV anniversary. I happened to notice your join date. :)

EDIT: You're set up. A few notes:

1. If any of your sections end up over 30 minutes, you can just use 5 seconds of silence at the end. We've changed that policy, but it's not yet reflected in the OP information.

2. We try to avoid using Wikipedia for summaries anymore, since we make CD covers that we put into the PD. :) If you and/or Dave could come up with something before the end of the project, that would be awesome.

3. ID tags aren't required (not sure if that was in place before when you were here), so I've removed that section from the OP.

I think that's it for now. Holler if you have questions.
Thanks Tricia -- both for the update and for MC-ing! I can't believe it's been that long... wow. I guess this is indeed the perfect time to start recording again, albeit at a limited capacity.

I'll update the plot summary as soon as I can. In the meantime, I managed to squeeze some life out of my old microphone! Here's the first chapter:

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/goldenbookofspringfield_01_lindsay_128kb.mp3
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Post by TriciaG » January 16th, 2017, 12:22 pm

Rather than writing "waiting for PL" in the notes, you can just change the status in the last column to "ready for PL". :) And please put the file duration mm:ss in the notes field.

It's been a while - I know. ;)

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Post by ChuckW » January 16th, 2017, 12:31 pm

TriciaG wrote:Rather than writing "waiting for PL" in the notes, you can just change the status in the last column to "ready for PL". :) And please put the file duration mm:ss in the notes field.

It's been a while - I know. ;)
BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

I have obviously forgotten how all of this works!
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Post by craigdav1 » January 16th, 2017, 12:55 pm

1
Volume is a tad low (84.2dB) and should be amplified by ~4dB. If clipping occurs and prevents amplification you will need to use Effects/Compression to amplify without clipping. Watch the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c

Nice read.

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Post by ChuckW » January 16th, 2017, 1:11 pm

craigdav1 wrote:1
Volume is a tad low (84.2dB) and should be amplified by ~4dB. If clipping occurs and prevents amplification you will need to use Effects/Compression to amplify without clipping. Watch the video below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ3lOTDsN6c

Nice read.
Thank you! :-)

Let me know if this fixes the audio issues.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/goldenbookofspringfield_01_lindsay_128kb.mp3
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Post by craigdav1 » January 16th, 2017, 3:01 pm

1
Volume is 85.2dB, still about ~3dB below the recommended 89dB. Amplify will not increase the volume to produce clipping. Compression can remove the peaks that are causing this.

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Post by ChuckW » January 16th, 2017, 3:15 pm

Yikes! I used to be so much better at this!

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/goldenbookofspringfield_01_lindsay_128kb.mp3

Hope that fixes it.
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Post by craigdav1 » January 16th, 2017, 3:38 pm

1 PL OK!

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Post by ChuckW » January 16th, 2017, 4:19 pm

craigdav1 wrote:1 PL OK!
Thanks! :-)
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Post by TriciaG » January 17th, 2017, 5:11 pm

Moving to Going Solo...

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