Patrick, you should totally play it! Seriously!
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HA! I literally made this picture three years ago to the day! So glad to finally have a place for it...
Welcome to my Rambo Co-op mode. Really though... file creation date: 08/04/2008. Weird.
Ha, wow. Thanks for all the well-wishes, but I definitely DO NOT have macular degeneration! Not sure where that came from, but macular degeneration is some pretty serious stuff. I'm doing fine, I just have some fluid that made its way into my retina and should clear up on its own in a month or two. It's called central serous retinopathy, and the doctor says I just need to wait it out and avoid heavy stress. So, no more live shows for a bit. I KID.
You're actually hearing clipping from our audio mixer. They are usually peaking before hitting our recording devices (which actually duck the input a few decibels). The on-board compressors on our mixer are not the best (trust me, we have them cranked) and as you probably know, folks like to scream. Getting people to actually emulate their vocal range during a mic check is tricky, but we usually gain them near 0dB (actually a bit under) in the on-board preamps, around their comfortable speaking voice, and then ride the faders throughout the recording.
We've had a compressor/limiter on our "to buy" list for a long time. We've had a lot of stuff on "to buy" list for a long time. As much as we'd like to be able to get everything we need all at once, we have to spend carefully and build up. We'll get there. Same for a dedicated audio engineer. When there is clipping in the audio we cringe as much as you. My wife was an audio engineer for years, so don't think I don't hear it. We've all been doing this a long time, but we've got to make compromises with available resources. We'll get that compressor soon enough.
Thanks for the feedback.
Yeah, we pipe the show into the phone/skype so you don't have to listen to the stream and you won't get the delay. I'll try and make it clearer to guys/gals screening the calls to mention that part. I'm still surprised everything works!
This week will be pure StarCraft 2 featuring a Chan versus Shoemaker rematch, which makes me just tingle with excitement. Tested's own Will Smith will be joining us on the couch to help keep pace with these two click-happy juggernauts.
Here are some amazing cast shots if anybody is short on promo materials.
" Thought March 27th was the release date? Vinny wrote March 3rd. :P "Oops, yeah, you're right! Fixed! Thanks.