In response to feedback from part 1, we’ve shortened the episode to 30 minutes. We’re still learning as we go and playing with the format. I think our goal is to publish two 30 minute sessions a week.
Apologies if Randy’s voice seems a little (or a lot) louder than the rest of us. I’m not really sure how or why that happened; Randy’s volume sounded fine when we were recording it. The deadline we set for getting this out didn’t give me a lot of room to fix it (we only recorded this early Sunday morning), but I do have a fix in mind for episode three, so this will hopefully be the last time Shamus sounds really quiet and Randy really loud.
The setup needed to pull this off is insane. Josh runs two computers. He has his gaming PC, which is doing three things:
1) Playing the game
2) Recording via FRAPS
3) Broadcasting via livestream, so that Randy and I can watch.
It’s a good thing he’s got a solid machine, because all three of these are incredibly intensive operations. He also has a laptop, which is in voice chat with Randy and I which at the same time recording our chat session.
Josh must wear two sets of headphones. One for the game, one for chat. Randy and I view the game on a three-second time delay, which is why we might seem a little slow at times.
Once we’re done, Josh takes the FRAPS recording and mixes it with the Vent recording to make our final product.
So, sorry the sound levels are wonky. We’ll get better at this as we go.
Comments encouraged and solicited.
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