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Post by philchenevert » January 28th, 2021, 8:37 pm

The Tale of Solomon Owl by Arthur Scott Bailey (1877 - 1949).

This book is now in our catalog at https://librivox.org/the-tale-of-solomon-owl-by-arthur-scott-bailey/
A delightful tale of an owl who moves into the woods of Pleasant Valley. Everything is not smooth of course and his amusing adventures are all related here. Fun stuff for children and adults . Each chapter is short, about 400 to 700 words, so perfect for new readers to claim. Don't be shy! ( 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.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    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/16663
    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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      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


      Magic Window:



      BC Admin
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      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: qNCt6CvK
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Arthur Scott Bailey) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Scott_Bailey
      • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 22
      • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      • Original publication date (if known):
      • 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:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second 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 The Tale of Solomon Owl. 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:
        "The Tale of Solomon Owl, by Arthur Scott Bailey. [Chapter]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of [Chapter]"
      • 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 The Tale of Solomon Owl, by Arthur Scott Bailey. "

      There should be ~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
      taleofsolomonowl_##_bailey_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. taleofsolomonowl_01_bailey_128kb.mp3)

      Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing 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.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: philchenevert
      • 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 loon » January 30th, 2021, 5:57 pm

Phil, would you like a DPL?
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Post by mleigh » January 30th, 2021, 6:22 pm

Could I have:

8 Watching the Chickens.

and 20 Pair of Red-Heads.

Thanks,

M

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Post by philchenevert » January 30th, 2021, 7:00 pm

loon wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Phil, would you like a DPL?
Absolutely I would like a DPL. I hope you can take the exciting adventures to unfold here. :D
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Post by philchenevert » January 30th, 2021, 7:00 pm

mleigh wrote:
January 30th, 2021, 6:22 pm
Could I have:

8 Watching the Chickens.

and 20 Pair of Red-Heads.

Thanks,

M
Sections 8 and 20 are all yours.
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Post by HeatherLaura22 » January 31st, 2021, 8:53 pm

I am new and would like to try doing

Section 9 Hallowe'en

It looks like it could be fun.

As I am new and this will be my first recording I would like my name used for the catalogue to be

Heather Davis

Thanks!

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Post by philchenevert » February 1st, 2021, 12:24 am

HeatherLaura22 wrote:
January 31st, 2021, 8:53 pm
I am new and would like to try doing
Section 9 Hallowe'en
It looks like it could be fun.
As I am new and this will be my first recording I would like my name used for the catalogue to be
Heather Davis
Thanks!
Excellent Heather. That section is all yours. It looks like you are doing everything right and I think this will be a fun thing for you. Ask if anything is confusing. I will make your catalog name Heather Davis. Image Ignatius welcomes you too.
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Post by jbcampo » February 1st, 2021, 11:01 am

I am a returning newcomer. I recorded a small bit many years ago but now want to reactivate.
my username is jbcampo. My name is Joseph B Campo. I have a website jbcampo.com. I have some decent experience recording audiobooks for ACX.com (7 books so far).
I would like to claim Sections 1 and 2 if I may. tks.

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Post by kharrelson » February 1st, 2021, 11:50 am

Hello! My name is Kayty and I'm a LibriVox newcomer. I have submitted one other submission that is pending review for a different project so far, but I'd like to volunteer here! If I may, could I please have Section 3 - Solomon Likes Frogs? I also enjoy frogs and think it would be fun to read.

I'm realizing I need to go back an edit my other submission post to reflect my catalog name, but it'll be Kayty Harrelson. Thanks!
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Post by loon » February 1st, 2021, 12:36 pm

Yay, we're getting lots of Librivox newcomers! May you all do lots of recordings.

If you want feedback, suggestions, etc. please ask for that - otherwise when I listen you'll either get a standard 'chapter OK' -or- 'please fix the following..."

(Heather, I see from your post when you did your 1-minute test you're a Linux Mint user - if you have any Mint-specific questions send them my way. I've probably already jumped through all the hoops you'll encounter.)
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Post by HeatherLaura22 » February 1st, 2021, 1:57 pm

loon wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 12:36 pm

(Heather, I see from your post when you did your 1-minute test you're a Linux Mint user - if you have any Mint-specific questions send them my way. I've probably already jumped through all the hoops you'll encounter.)
I will keep you in mind. I was a little worried since most people use Mac of Windows so I know Linux often doesn't have as much support.

Thank you,
Heather

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Post by philchenevert » February 1st, 2021, 2:41 pm

jbcampo wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 11:01 am
I am a returning newcomer. I recorded a small bit many years ago but now want to reactivate.
my username is jbcampo. My name is Joseph B Campo. I have a website jbcampo.com. I have some decent experience recording audiobooks for ACX.com (7 books so far).
I would like to claim Sections 1 and 2 if I may. tks.
Welcome back Joseph and I will assign those two sections to you but please do another 1 minute test to be sure you are using our tech specs and not ACX. Or you can just upload a small snippet and put the link here for me to check out quickly. :D
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Post by philchenevert » February 1st, 2021, 2:47 pm

kharrelson wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 11:50 am
Hello! My name is Kayty and I'm a LibriVox newcomer. I have submitted one other submission that is pending review for a different project so far, but I'd like to volunteer here! If I may, could I please have Section 3 - Solomon Likes Frogs? I also enjoy frogs and think it would be fun to read.

I'm realizing I need to go back an edit my other submission post to reflect my catalog name, but it'll be Kayty Harrelson. Thanks!
Welcome Kay. I have given you that section 3, but before you record it please finish your 1 minute test. I see the only problem was with volume so once you fix that and get the official OK, then record this section. Ask if anything is confusing.
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Post by jbcampo » February 1st, 2021, 8:10 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/00_01_Author_Preface.mp3
Phil- this is a short piece from an audiobook I just completed work on for ACX. Please let me know what you think. tks. Joseph Campo

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Post by philchenevert » February 1st, 2021, 9:26 pm

jbcampo wrote:
February 1st, 2021, 8:10 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/00_01_Author_Preface.mp3
Phil- this is a short piece from an audiobook I just completed work on for ACX. Please let me know what you think. tks. Joseph Campo
Thank you Joseh. Your bit rate is now at 195 kbps; we use 128kbps. Your volume is a tiny bit high. We aim at 89 decibels, give our take 3, and your sample is now 92.8. Please adjust your out put bit rate to 128 and drop t he gain a bit and put another sample right in this thread so I will see it more quickly. We use a little program the Checker to see these things; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKVOYsaDoRo&feature=youtu.be.
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Watch these tutorial videos at your own peril: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Instructional_Videos

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