Hello and welcome to Adventures in Erylia. My name is Damian and I am the dungeon master and editor for this show. Our show started with the group back in the middle of 2017. Back then, we were all still new to being recorded and I was still learning how to get set up for the show and how to edit things into an episode. It is now mid 2020. So much has changed, including how I feel about the editing of the show. If you are new to the show, you will notice a bit of a rollercoaster to the quality of our early episodes. I am currently going back and remastering episodes from the beginning up until Episode 7 of the Erylian Epic, which is where I really settled into the editing style of the show. These episodes are having their audio cleaned up, new music and ambiences added, and are having the cuts in the audio tightened for a better flow of the story. I just wanted to get this mini explanation out so that you are aware of the rolling change in audio quality and so that you can know that the audio doesn’t just get worse and stay there. Check for the [Remastered] tag at the end of an episode to know where I am at in this process. I am hoping to maintain the same biweekly schedule that the show has developed while I go through these. Episode 1 of the Mieveht Story has already been remastered as you are hearing this and should be next in the list for our show.
A couple technical things for the process. Originally, our episodes were editing in Audacity. Audacity is a destructive editor so up until Episode 6 of our Mieveht Story, I am stuck working with the hard-edited files from way back. As a result, some of these first few episodes have some weird volume levels and EQ that I can only do so much to fix. This should get better after Episode 7, where I moved to Hindenburg journalist, which doesn’t have all of the edits baked into the files and I can redo those for the remaster. There is another step up in audio quality that is a little hard for me to track down, but at some point, I think in mid 2018, we got everyone on new microhpones.