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ramanoodles
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Post by ramanoodles » September 15th, 2011, 7:21 am

Hello! I'm an up and coming English major at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Only a sophomore, I've realized I have a lot of reading to do. I wanted to read all the classic literature I possiblly could to get caught up with my classmates. This lead me to the Librivox website! It's wonderful that I can do other things while listening to a good book. My roommate and I both got interested in Librivox thinking it would be fun to try in our spare time. So now we are going to try our hand at recording some ourselves :D

ramanoodles

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Post by KiltedDragon » September 15th, 2011, 8:31 am

Welcome to Librivox.

There are numerous ways to volunteer here. An important one is proof-listening, which consists of checking someone's recording for errors. This is where I started and you learn a lot about how the process works and also some of the things you should do and not do while recording. If you'd like to give that a try, you can find lots of information here: Guide for Proof-Listeners

If you wish to try your hand (or voice as the case may be) at recording, you will find that information here: Newbie Guide to Recording.

We urge you to make a "1 Minute Test" for review before you start actively recording. This test is not an audition; it is so we can make sure your settings, etc. are correct before you spend a lot of time recording and editing a section only to find out it does not meet the required technical specs. You will find the information for the 1-Minute Test Recording here: 1-Minute Test. The instructions also tell you how to upload your test and then post in the Listeners Wanted Forum so someone can give you feedback on it.

One of our volunteers, Philchenevert, has created a number of videos that you might find helpful as you learn more about the workings of Librivox. You can find a listing of those here: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/User:Philchenevert

We have a lot of fun here, so welcome aboard! Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

Oh, and just so you can't say you weren't warned...this place can become VERY addictive! :D
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Darn stuff! I have books to read!

sonnethaiku
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Post by sonnethaiku » November 9th, 2012, 8:15 pm

Dear ramennoodles,

I see you have only one post in the forum, but if this goes to your email - hello from an English major OBU alumna, and tell the Bugtruck that Chessie Joy is hoping to read Ruskin for Librivox. I need to get my recording setup in order, but here's hoping.

~ Chessie Joy

P.S. Take Latin from Senex.
~ Chessie Joy

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