True story: The entire batch of episodes we recorded last Sunday had to be trashed because the voice recording file was somehow corrupted. I’m still wrenching my brain for an explanation as to how it happened. We record using ventrilo’s record feature (we’re all in agreement that the benefits of skype are far outweighed by the lack of a bind-able push-to-talk key). Ventrilo also makes it very easy to separate each individual’s voice into a separate channel for re-composition later because that’s how they’re saved natively, and all you have to do is export them to .wav files (rather than having everyone record their own voice and then send each recording to me). Right now the only explanation I can think of is that I may have killed the program before ending the recording, but that doesn’t quite mesh with what I remember – I’m fairly certain I recall ending the recording long before I left the server, so I really have no idea.
On the bright side, it seems this was a one time glitch. We all got together on Monday to re-record the episodes, so everything you see this week is actually Take Two. And as I wrote that I realized that would be a perfect place for a pun about the game publisher, but I’m far too lame to come up with one.
So enjoy one of the rare times where a major problem with the show has led to me sharing the pain of extra work with everybody, instead of just myself.
(And yes by “me” I mean “Josh,” not “Shamus.” He really needs to add something to the “Posted by” section that makes it more obvious who posted a given post so I stop having to clarify it when he gets tired and goes to bed before the episode is ready to be posted. Maybe an avatar or something.)
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