I’m working on remastering the audiobook of Parasite Puppeteers. When I originally made the recordings, I was working with very little knowledge of what was required. I thought that a clean recording that sounded good was all that was necessary. It turns out that there are certain things that have to meet specifications. The overall volume must fall between a couple of levels. The peak volume mustn’t exceed a set level. And even the silences between speech segments have to fall between a maximum and a minimum loudness. Most of the work I’m doing now has to do with replacing the silences I inserted then with an adequate amount of noise. Who knew?