[NATURE] The Grand Cañon of the Colorado by John Muir -jo

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BeckyWTX
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Post by BeckyWTX » April 8th, 2021, 11:45 am

The Grand Cañon of the Colorado, by John Muir (1838 - 1914)
Nothing is ordinary in the world of John Muir, naturalist and author known as the Father of the US National Parks. In this short work, written in the latter part of his life for Century Magazine, Muir beckons us to come with him, unrushed, to behold the wonder of the Grand Canyon. Some of the beauty every life needs awaits here. Its magnificence envelops, "carrying us back into the midst of the life of a past infinitely remote. And as we go on and on, studying this old, old life in the light of the life beating warmly about us, we enrich and lengthen our own." (Summary by Rebecca Eden Walker)
Source text (please read only from this text!): http://gutenberg.org/ebooks/12298

Target completion date: 2021-09-15

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Genres for the project:

Keywords that describe the book: nature, geology, Arizona, National Parks, Grand Canyon

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LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs

Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.

For the first section, say:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Grand Cañon of the Colorado. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The Grand Cañon of the Colorado, by John Muir. Section Title."
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:
"Section (or Chapter) # of The Grand Cañon of the Colorado, by John Muir. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
End of recording:
Say:
"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:
"End of The Grand Cañon of the Colorado, by John Muir."
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end.

Filename: grandcanon_##_muir_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. grandcanon_01_muir_128kb.mp3)

Upload to the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader

MC to select: knotyouraveragejo

Copy and paste the file link generated by the uploader into the relevant Listen URL field in the Section Compiler, enter the duration in the Notes field, and post in this thread to let your PL and MC know that you have uploaded a file. You may also post the file link in the thread.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 8th, 2021, 12:22 pm

Hi Becky. I will MC for you. MW will be available shortly.
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 10th, 2021, 5:05 am

I could proof listen if you'll have me

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 12th, 2021, 4:13 pm

Since we haven't heard from Becky, I've gone ahead and added you as DPL, Rapunzelina. Moving the thread to Going Solo.
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Post by BeckyWTX » April 18th, 2021, 1:22 pm

Thank you for being DPL Rapunzelina! Good busy week - sorry for the delay responding.

Planning on getting first section uploaded next weekend. (Most of my Librivox time is on weekends.)

I appreciate your time and suggestions on this project. I'm still not 100% where I'm dividing the sections - trying to do where Muir switches subject matter. There are no chapters - just one long text. Three sections on the solo template was just a guess on my part!
BeckyWTX

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 18th, 2021, 2:24 pm

No problem, Becky. It's easy to add more sections as needed. :)
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Post by BeckyWTX » May 4th, 2021, 6:11 am

I have 2 sections recorded however, allergy season has turned my S's into a sound editing nightmare! (a bazillion S's in 30-plus minutes of recording!) Having trouble getting nyquist to install/open on Windows10 - error message. Once I can run these through de-esser, they are ready to submit. (I'm hunting for answer on forum on install issue.)
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Post by BeckyWTX » May 4th, 2021, 4:18 pm

Section 02 The Grand Cañon of the Colorado
Duration: 11:17

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/grandcanon_02_muir_128kb.mp3

I decided to divide into 4 sections instead of 3 -- to try to keep all sections 20 minutes or less. If a title is needed for the section - and I am to create it (since no chapters exist), it would be "The Tremendous Impression It Makes" Please let me know if that is appropriate to do and I'll add to MW.

I haven't tried Word Counter software yet (just approximated).
Section 2 begins with paragraph: "It is very hard to give anything like an adequate conception of its size, much more of its color, its vast walled sculpture, the wealth of ornate architectural buildings that fill it ..."

I'm learning all this tech stuff! If either of you have a suggestion on additional Effect I should use on Audacity on this recording, I am very open to guidance! Thanks.
BeckyWTX

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » May 4th, 2021, 5:13 pm

Just enter them as Section 1, Section 2, Section 3...etc or Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 if you prefer.
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Post by Rapunzelina » Yesterday, 11:03 am

Section 2 is PL OK! It's a lovely recording! No suggestions for any additional effects, but rather I'd like to ask which ones you are using now, in case I want to try them on my editing routine! Your sound is impeccable!

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