Creating Craig, the voice channel recording bot for Discord

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- Role in Craig's Discord server - Relax! Your audio will be kept for 14 days instead of the usual 7. - Avatar glowers! Craig will generate video files for each participant in a chat of their avatar glowing in time with their speaking. - Cloud backup functionality! The ability to link your account with cloud services to provide an active backup of all recordings (Previously available to all users, this perk was restricted to Patrons due to Google issues Yahweasel faced). Current cloud providers: Google Drive, MS OneDrive

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- Role in Craig's Discord server - All of the above - Relax! Your audio will be kept for a full month instead of the usual 7 days. - Catch those marathon podcasts with a 24 hour record time limit instead of the usual 6. - The Craig Webapp will offer continuous mode, so you get no cuts whatsoever in tracks recorded through the Webapp. - Craig will do your work for you: Semi-intelligently auto-leveled and premixed audio, available with anything you record, with all the processing done on the server. - Optional automatic recording: Craig will automatically record channels you tell him to whenever anyone joins, or when specific users join.

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- All of the above - Support for the Craig Webapp recording in 24-bit FLAC. This means your recordings will be nearly identical to those you would've gotten by asking each user to record separately.

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About CraigTeam

Craig is a multi-track voice channel recording bot for Discord. After about a year of operation, Craig became the ONLY voice channel recording bot for Discord, under mysterious circumstances definitely not induced by Craig's creator, Yahweasel. A couple more have sprung up since then, but Craig is still by far the most popular, most reliable, and most not-MP3.

Yahweasel made Craig because he needed Craig, and made Craig public because he assumed, rightly, that shaking out the bugs and making voice recording solid and reliable would require public use. Craig remains free, and thanks to everyone who uses and appreciates the ability to get good quality, multi-track recordings out of Discord, is fairly solid too.

The costs are few, but there have been many hours sunk into Craig. We'll put it this way: If you use Craig, and you appreciate Craig, and you have nothing better to do with the money, you could toss a bit our way. I made this Patreon because a lot of people asked for a way to give back, and this is the simple one.

PRE-NOTE: As of January 2022, Craig is now managed by a Team, and Yahweasel has officially retired from the project. Currently the project is proudly maintained by Coolguy3289 and Snazzah, both of which are active users of Craig and have continuing plans to maintain Craig into the distant future!

NOTE: Because of how Patreon and Discord interact, in order to take advantage of patron rewards, you must be in the Craig Discord server. Feel free to mute it ;)

NOTE 2: If you're thinking “If Craig is open source, can't I just run my own to get these features?”, the answer is “please do!” The point of this Patreon is to recoup server costs, not to pay us for writing Craig.
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Ennuicastr: The Podcaster's Lament

(Except Ennuicastr will actually be a good thing, I just couldn't resist the name)

The plan is to have an associated web app which will record audio raw off the microphone, so that podcasts can have an easy way of getting raw audio perfectly synced, using the apparently-magic technology by which Craig always keeps things in sync (hint: it's not magic, but one does have to actually know what they're doing and put in an effort to make sync work correctly).

Since it would be associated with Craig and largely subordinate to Craig, the web app could be as simple as "click this link, enter a name, bang, you're recording". I won't be adding web-based editing or whatnot—editing in desktop software is much better anyway—so the whole web app can be extremely simple and easy to use.
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