Would you like to take part in the next recording?

The next chronicle for release is “Inheritance”, the lore bombshell recently given to us by CCP. This fascinating story involves the Jovians, the Talocan, Caroline’s Star and even the newly-formed Upwell Consortium, answering long-standing lore questions even as it raises new ones for us to ponder.

This chronicle simply calls out for multiple voices. The talented Cyrillian Voth and Elinari Rhodan (from Episode 44, A Spider in her Web) return to voice two of the characters, and this time they are joined by Random McNally from The High Drag Podcast. However… I am still one voice short, for the part of Devan Malate, the Gallente representative to the Inner Circle of CONCORD. Therefore I would like to open up this opportunity to the community at large.

What is the line?
The scene is a meeting of the members of the Inner Circle. One member (Sirdan xer Qosh, the Amarrian representative) delivers a small speech, then turns to Devan and asks a question. Devan’s response is as follows :

“It’s obvious we have great media attention turned on the Drifters, and no shortage of incidents being covered given the extent of our territory but ultimately it’s just one more story competing with the everyday issues of our citizens. People are not as concerned with what goes on in space as you may believe.”

This part does not have a vocal definition so it can be someone who is young, old, male, female, with or without an accent… there is a lot of leeway in the recording. The character is a factional representative to one of the most powerful institutions in New Eden, so bear that in mind in delivering the line.

What do I need to do?
With a one-line part like this, we don’t need to do anything as formal as multi-track recording on a Mumble server. Simply record the line on your computer, save it as an MP3 file and email it to me. If you need a program to record a file as an MP3 then start with this Google search for a program that will suit your operating system.

The process is simple :

1. Start the recording with your name. I don’t want to mispronounce your name, so if I hear you say it then I know how to pronounce it in the credits.
2. Ideally, record several takes so the one that flows the best can go into the recording.
3. Please leave about five seconds of “dead air” at the end of the recording. This gives me background noise for my noise-filtering software and aids in post-production sound clean-up.

Once you have your recording, please email it to zendane [at] evereader [dot] org as a file attachment. If you would prefer to use an alternate method (such as Soundcloud) for storing your recording then simply email me a link to it.

Finally, I need to say that by sending a recording (or link to a recording) to me for this project, you are giving me permission to use it in the eventual recording. Naturally I give credit where credit is due – there’s a page at the very top, for the curious – and your name will be listed in the credits.

My goal is to have this episode released soon, so I will accept sound files until February 11, 2016 at 20:00 Eve time.

Thank you for reading this post and I look forward to (literally) hearing from you!