COMPLETE Ghost and Horror Story Collection Vol. 051 - rap

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11151
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » April 4th, 2021, 8:18 am

Ghost and Horror Short Story Collection Vol. 051

This project is complete and all audio files can be found in the catalogue: https://librivox.org/short-ghost-and-horror-collection-051-by-various/

  1. How to submit a story, and 'how it all works' here
    Please select and record any short ghost or horror story in English in the public domain (up to about 74 minutes, so as to fit in an audio CD, or if longer, split in parts). There is no need to "sign-up" before recording, as long as the work is clearly in the public domain. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

    A ghost or horror story should have something of an otherworldly or gruesome nature at its core. Take a look at the various collections in this forum and decide which collection your story would work best in.
    .
  2. New to recording?
    Please read the Newbie Guide to Recording and do a short test recording just to make sure that all your settings are OK. Read this post carefully and refer back to it. It has all the information you need to submit a recording successfully.
    .
  3. Is there a deadline?
    No. This collection will be open until it is full (20 stories have been submitted), at which point another one may be started.
    .
  4. Where can I find horror and ghost stories?
    A good source for ghost and horror stories is https://web.archive.org/web/20141105215835/http://www.classichorrorstories.com/. Of course there will also be bunches on Gutenberg.

    You can also find suggestions in this forum post.

    Please note that a lot of Lovecraft's work is still under copyright - there's a thread here that has an up-to-date list of confirmed PD stories.

    Previous Short Ghost and Horror Collections can be found here - duplicate versions are fine, though not in the same volume.
    .
  5. BEFORE recording:

    Set your recording software to:
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz (44100 Hz)
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    .
  6. DURING recording:
    Leave no more than 0.5-1 second of silence at the beginning of your file.
    Make sure you add this to the beginning and end of your recording:
    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "[Story title] by [Author name]. - 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], [adding if you wish: location / date]"
    • Say:
      "[Story title] by [Author name]."
    End of recording
    • At the end of the section, say:
      End of [Story Title]"
    • If you wish, and haven't already, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [adding if you wish: location / date]"
    Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording!
    .
  7. AFTER recording:
    • Need noise-cleaning?
      Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some background noise, you may want to clean it up a bit (optional). Audacity (Mac/Win) offers a much improved noise-cleaning function. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
      .
    • Save files as 128 kbps MP3
      File Name: (lower case, separated by underscores):
      ghohor051_shorttitleinoneword-noarticles_authorslastname_readersinitials_128kb.mp3, e.g. ghohor051_roomintower_benson_ce_128kb.mp3
      .
    • ID3 tags
      Not needed for this project. (You may put "Recorded by [your name]" in the comments section if you wish)
    .
  8. Transfer of files (completed recordings)
    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader:
      http://librivox.org/login/uploader
      Image
      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: Rapunzelina
      .
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.
      .
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link. Please click "Post Reply" at the top left of this thread, and post the link there, including the following information:
      • The title and author of the work.
      • A link to the text that you used.
      • The length of your recording in minutes and seconds mm:ss
      • If this is your first recording for LibriVox, please give us your name as you'd like it to appear in the catalog (that is, either your real name or some pseudonym). We can also link to a personal web site/blog.
Any questions?
Please post below or PM me.

Please don't download 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

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 4th, 2021, 10:06 pm

Hi:

So Monday is maintenance day. I don't expect anyone to read this or do anything with it until Tuesday...

Shadows
By Frank Owen
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 8:36

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_shadows_owen_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n04192404/page/n79/mode/2up

Thanks
Dale

Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11151
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » April 5th, 2021, 1:29 am

Thank you, Dale! I have entered it in the magic window :D

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 6th, 2021, 9:23 pm

Hi:

I think this might be relevant. For every Ancestry user who just wants one more factoid, one more relative.


The Man Who Dared to Know
By Junius B. Smith
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 12:34
From Weird Tales, April 1924

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_manwhodaredtoknow_jsmith_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n04192404/page/n69/mode/2up

(And I would still like one more generation back...)
Thanks
Dale

Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11151
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » April 6th, 2021, 11:52 pm

Intriguing! Thank you, Dale!

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 7th, 2021, 6:34 pm

Hi:

An interesting story, I think...

The Brown Mouse By
Edward Parrish Ware
From Weird Tales, April 1924
Read by Dale Grothmann
Tmie 16:05


Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_brownmouse_ware_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n04192404/page/n33/mode/2up

Absinthe is, apparently, scary stuff. Never tried it. Have no desire to.
Thanks
Dale

alixsquish
Posts: 179
Joined: August 11th, 2020, 8:31 am
Location: North East England

Post by alixsquish » April 8th, 2021, 8:07 am

Grothmann wrote:
April 4th, 2021, 10:06 pm
Hi:

So Monday is maintenance day. I don't expect anyone to read this or do anything with it until Tuesday...

Shadows
By Frank Owen
Read by Dale Grothmann
Time 8:36

Audio at:
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_shadows_owen_dg_128kb.mp3

Text at:
https://archive.org/details/WeirdTalesV03n04192404/page/n79/mode/2up

Thanks
Dale
Hi Dale,

Thanks for these!

A few PL notes...
Tryst With Death
Another quiet one - comes in at 84.5 on my checker (the others are fine!)

1:04 - repetition of 'as his constitution'

I thought this one was going to have a happy ending for a moment!

Shadows

There's quite a noticeable background noise between 3.48-4.00. I wouldn't usually flag just this but you said you were aiming for perfect.

The Man who Dared to Know
Hehe, I work in archives in my day job and have seen that drive to go further back many a time!

at 3.25 - you're missing 'eight great grandparents'

Thank you!
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11151
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » April 8th, 2021, 10:00 am

Thank you, Alix and Dale!

I did try Absinthe once, but I think modern day Absinthe is not at all like what it used to be... Or maybe I didn't do it right! :mrgreen:

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 8th, 2021, 11:24 am

Hi:

I corrected and reloaded Tryst.

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor050_trystwithdeath_white_dg_128kb.mp3

I think the levels are better. I am working with some new equipment, and setting the VU for Librivox is different than some of the other work I do.

Thanks
Dale

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 8th, 2021, 11:53 am

Hi:

What you are hearing in "Shadow" is a change of presence. I have tried to recut the section, but I don't like it. I am going to re-record it and resubmit it. I will post when it is ready for another listen. Sorry for the extra work.

Dale

Wick45
Posts: 18
Joined: January 29th, 2020, 10:37 pm

Post by Wick45 » April 8th, 2021, 12:34 pm

“Money doesn’t make me happy, but it sure improves my mood.”

Rapunzelina
LibriVox Admin Team
Posts: 11151
Joined: November 15th, 2011, 3:47 am

Post by Rapunzelina » April 8th, 2021, 12:55 pm

Thank you, Dale and Chad! :clap:

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 8th, 2021, 1:41 pm

Hi:

I have re-recorded "Shadows" and here it is

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_shadows_owen_dg_128kb.mp3

The new time is 7:37

Everything else is the same.

Sorry this took so long, but I had another project ahead if it.

Thanks for your time
Dale

Grothmann
Posts: 1019
Joined: March 20th, 2017, 2:44 pm

Post by Grothmann » April 8th, 2021, 1:59 pm

Hi:

And The Man Who Dared To Know is corrected and reloaded. Thanks

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_manwhodaredtoknow_jsmith_dg_128kb.mp3

And thanks for all your listening work. I really appreciate editors.

Dale

alixsquish
Posts: 179
Joined: August 11th, 2020, 8:31 am
Location: North East England

Post by alixsquish » April 9th, 2021, 4:47 am

Wick45 wrote:
April 8th, 2021, 12:34 pm
Title: The Masque of The Red Death
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Source Text: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2148/2148-h/2148-h.htm#chap2.10
Length: 16:09
Upload:

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ghohor051_masquereddeath_poe_cs_128kb.mp3
Thank you Chad! I enjoyed listening to this :)
A couple of PL notes:
Your silence at the start is a little long, at around 3 seconds - please could you edit that down to 0.5-1s
At 12.23 you skip some text between 'spectral image' and 'to and fro'

Let us know if you have any questions!

-Alix
Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta good at something.
Jake the dog

Post Reply