Newbie Guide to Recording
LibriVox's objective is "To make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet."
There are three key ways to help.
- Recording is easier, harder, and more fun than you'd think!
You'll need equipment (usually a $30-50 USB mic) and software (usually Audacity - free) and a computer and time. And an enjoyment of reading aloud to others. Everything created at LibriVox is given to the public domain.
- Editing help is always in demand!
If you enjoy computers and shaping things, you may enjoy editing. Most folks at LV use the free, open-source program Audacity (Windows, Linux, Mac OSX).
- Prooflistening may be the best way to understand LibriVox! forum guide
Nearly every LV recording is prooflistened (so we can remove repeats or gaps before a book is catalogued). Even a little prooflistening exposes you to LV's diversity of projects and readers, gives you ideas about your own projects, and makes the LV community come alive as nothing else can.
Welcome! You are now part of How LibriVox Works!