COMPLETE[ENG]Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft - hok

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Piotrek
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COMPLETE[ENG]Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft - hok

Post by Piotrek » Wed 16. May 2012, 19:11

The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890–1937)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
http://legamus.eu/blog/?p=190


In the tale, written in 1927, an unnamed narrator pieces together the story of an area known by the locals as the "blasted heath" in the wild hills west of Arkham, Massachusetts. Listening to the experiences of an old man by the name of Ammi Pierce, the narrator learns the story of an uncanny calamity which befell a local farmer and his family many decades earlier. (Written by Piotr Nater with the help of Wikipedia).
Text source: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600031.txt (please only read from this text!)

Prooflistener: rapunzelina


Magic Window - Google.doc

Intro, Outro and Disclaimer for CC0:
At the beginning of each file please say:
[Section number] of [The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft ]. This Legamus recording may be distributed and adapted freely for any purpose.
(if you wish: Read by [your name]**)
[Chapter title]

At the end of each section please say:
End of [Section number]
(if you wish: Read by [your name]** )
At the end of the project please say additionally:
"End of The Colour Out of Space. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Legamus.eu"
**Please add your name at the beginning or the end, not in both places.

About recording:
Set your recording software to:
Channels: 1 (Mono)
Bit Rate: 128 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!

Save files as:
128 kbps MP3
colouroutofspace_#_lovecraft.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. colouroutofspace_1_lovecraft.mp3 )

Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use – if you are unsure about ID3 tags, please ask). Please mind upper and lower case!

Title: ## - [Section title]
Artist: Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Album: The Colour Out of Space
Genre: Speech
Track Number: Section Number (if sections are numbered from 1, section +1, if sections are numbered from 0)

How to upload your file:
Please read this tutorial: http://legamus.eu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=148
When your file is uploaded, you will get a link. Please post the link here.

And now?
Please check for new posts in this thread until your section has been prooflistened.

Happy recording :)
Last edited by Piotrek on Sat 25. Aug 2012, 10:46, edited 3 times in total.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Post by Piotrek » Wed 16. May 2012, 19:13

This is my favourite novella by Lovecraft. Is has slightly more than 12,000 words, so 3-4 sections will suffice.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Hokuspokus » Thu 17. May 2012, 08:19

Hi again :)

MW is up and running. I didn't know if you wanted to use the word part or section. That's up to you.

Unfortunately I can't PL this time. If no one picks it up from the launch pad you can post in our Listeners Wanted or over at LV.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by rapunzelina » Sat 19. May 2012, 18:58

Hello! I can PL for you if I may :D

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Sat 19. May 2012, 19:10

Yes, you may :D Hurray :)

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Hokuspokus » Sat 19. May 2012, 20:12

Welcome on board, rapunzelina!

Piotrek, I'll delete your thread in Listeners Wanted.
And we move to Readers Found.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Thu 14. Jun 2012, 12:26

H. I just wanted to give a sign of life and to say that I've just recorded section 1. Now I have to edit it, but I think I'll be able to post the link tomorrow at the latest.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Fri 15. Jun 2012, 09:38

Here comes section 1 of this supremely creepy tale: http://ge.tt/3TegMAJ/v/0 (once it gets uploaded)

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by rapunzelina » Sun 17. Jun 2012, 10:51

All fine! PL OK!
I also updated the Google doc.

Ah! the section stops at a very suspenseful moment, I am looking forward to the next one!

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Sun 17. Jun 2012, 12:43

That was the idea :D

Now, no cheating and reading ahead, please :evil:

I'll try and record section 2 as soon as possible.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Sun 22. Jul 2012, 21:41

I recorded section 2

http://ge.tt/1Y0KmrK/v/0

It's the first section of this length that I recorded using this microphone. I recorded my LV solo (typically 6-7 minutes per section) simply holding the mike in my hand. As this one was longer (approx. 19:35) I put the microphone in an empty mug :lol: I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that there is an audible rumble-like sound throughout the file? :roll:

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by rapunzelina » Sun 22. Jul 2012, 23:29

I think the rumble-like sound is connected with it being in a cup, but it's not a disturbing sound.

I have marked the section PL OK in our Magic Window, but I'll mention two instances where the sound fell low, in case you as the reader would prefer that changed. I, as the listener, didn't mind it :D
So, the instances are at around 03:23 and 17:24

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Tue 21. Aug 2012, 09:01

Hey, I've just found out that yesterday was an anniversary of Lovecraft's birth. Looks like a great motivating factor to finish this one :!: I'll try to record the last two sections today.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Wed 22. Aug 2012, 11:58

Didn't manage to record both but here's section 3
http://ge.tt/8RkkEPM/v/0 (it's being uploaded now) Duration: 16:36

To Rapunzelina: I'm aware that there are quite loud thuds audible every now and then since about 7th minute on until the end. I don't know what caused them (any suggestion welcome) and I seriously hope they are not very disruptive, because I would hate to redo all that 10 minute part :roll:
Also, one major problem of having a non-headset mike without a mike stand is that parts of recording now and then get quieter. I had to hunt them down one by one and amplify them. Please tell me if there are any survivors :twisted:

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by rapunzelina » Wed 22. Aug 2012, 15:41

Your recording is very clear, no disruptive thuds etc.

so section 3: PL OK.

Looking forward to the last section! (you have a gift in stopping in the most suspensful moments ;) )

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Wed 22. Aug 2012, 16:47

rapunzelina wrote:Your recording is very clear, no disruptive thuds etc.
Maybe I simply spent too much time agonizing over them annd in the end they appeared to me to be louder than they really were...
Looking forward to the last section! (you have a gift in stopping in the most suspensful moments ;) )
I hope to be able to record it today. And as to the cliffhanger moments, when planning a new section, I always spend a few minutes searching for them :lol:

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Thu 23. Aug 2012, 17:14

Section 4 is being uploaded now. It will be available at: http://ge.tt/8zzNwTM/v/0 Duration: 17:57

There is an error in ID 3 tags for that section. The titile should read "THE Colour out of Space.

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by rapunzelina » Thu 23. Aug 2012, 18:24

regardless of the title tag, Section 04 is PL OK

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Piotrek » Thu 23. Aug 2012, 18:29

Lovecraft's creepiest story (IMO) is hereby recorded :D

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Re: The Colour Out of Space by Howard Phillips Lovecraft - h

Post by Hokuspokus » Thu 23. Aug 2012, 21:35

Great!

I'm not so well at the moment. Cataloging will take some days.

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