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by macandal
September 9th, 2009, 1:33 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Translations and copyright
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

The translation can go pretty much on publication date for US law ... pre-23 is okay for anything published anywhere in the world. After that date, it gets messy. archive.org is another great source for texts, as they reproduce scans, so one can see the publication date actually printed! Ah, Ruth, ...
by macandal
September 9th, 2009, 1:30 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Translations and copyright
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Cori, I should think you could use the elusive Kierkegaard as an example of the originals all being PD, but nary a PD translation to be found. G*dd#mned Kierkegaard. Ruthie, that's pretty much the problem I'm encountering. All the recordings I want to make appear to be in the public domain, but I'm...
by macandal
September 9th, 2009, 1:22 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Translations and copyright
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Thanks all for your responses. Yes, books in Spanish are needed here in LibriVox. Off the top of my noggin', I would love to record Treasure Island (Stevenson), Count of Montecristo (Dumas), Around the World in 80 Days (Verne), and others. Now, these are all most certainly in the public domain, but ...
by macandal
September 9th, 2009, 11:35 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Translations and copyright
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

This is my "problem"

I wanted to bring to LibriVox some books I enjoy. I am bilingual, Spanish/English, and I see that there is not much in the way of Spanish recordings. So, I started thinking about books in the PD I enjoy, like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Pinocchio, or also books in Spanish that are not here and...
by macandal
September 9th, 2009, 8:52 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Translations and copyright
Replies: 23
Views: 2411

Translations and copyright

So the work is in the public domain, but how does that work with a translation? I mean, are we to assume that the translation is in the public domain too? For example, you want to make a recording of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in a language other than English, how would that work? I need an ex...
by macandal
September 8th, 2009, 12:14 pm
Forum: Languages other than English: Help, Discussion, & Suggestions
Topic: [SPANISH] Sugerencias de libros en español
Replies: 274
Views: 92250

Libros en español para grabar

Hola, he sido miembro de LV por bastante tiempo, pero no he grabado ni colaborado en nada todavía. Tengo una pregunta, ¿cómo encuentra uno libros para leer y grabar aquí en LV? Me refiero a cómo saber los libros disponibles (porque se les han vencido los derechos de autor) para grabar. ¿Hay una list...
by macandal
January 10th, 2008, 3:24 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Can someone suggest an audiobook (w/music, sound fx, etc)?
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Can someone suggest an audiobook (w/music, sound fx, etc)?

Not just any audiobook, I'm looking for one with some production values. By this I mean a book that has music, music cues, maybe some sound effects, etc. As I said in a previous post, what drew me to audiobooks was a recording of On the Road (Kerouac) by Matt Dillon. This recording had no sound cues...
by macandal
December 28th, 2007, 10:15 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

Planish wrote:Maybe you're holding it too far away. What if you hold the mic closer to your mouth (off to one side) so as to increase the "direct voice" to "reflected voice" ratio?
Haven't even begun recording. I just know the room has an echo.
by macandal
December 28th, 2007, 5:51 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

This is my equipment so far: Microphone Software Computer What else might I need? Thanks. It just occurred to me that, what I call a microphone, is actually a portable recording device. Does anyone know if the Samson H2 can also double as a microphone? I want to record the audio directly into my co...
by macandal
December 21st, 2007, 5:30 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

This is my equipment so far:

Microphone

Software

Computer

What else might I need? Thanks.
by macandal
December 21st, 2007, 3:03 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

Yes, thanks for all your answers. I live in a small apartment. My bedroom has a killer echo which is going to be hard to neutralize. Luckily, here in San Francisco, we have an organization called Film Arts Foundation. They may have rooms for rental, for recording audio.
by macandal
December 20th, 2007, 12:05 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

One thing the Wiki does not mention (or I missed) is, where to record? I mean the actual place where the recording is done. Where do you guys do it and how do you guys prepare the place? Thanks.
by macandal
November 22nd, 2007, 2:32 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

Thanks!!

Thanks to both of you. Like I said, I'm new, I missed the wiki.

Good resources both.
by macandal
November 22nd, 2007, 1:27 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Help with recording
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

Help with recording

Okay, so I'm not quite ready to contribute here, but hear me out. I am a writer, I'm finishing up my second novel, and I wanted to make a recording out of it. I was wondering if someone can tell me (or direct me to a place that has this) how to record a book as audio. From the equipment needed to ho...
by macandal
November 22nd, 2007, 1:10 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Hello from San Francisco, CA!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Hello from San Francisco, CA!!!

Hello. I just discovered this site and I love it. I just began listening to books. My first one was "On the Road" read by Matt Dillon. I really enjoyed it. I hope to one day contribute to the growing list of titles available here.