|Established||May 16, 2002|
|Administrator||Nathan P. Butler|
|Released Productions||Second Strike|
Rayzur's Edge Audio is the production banner under which Nathan P. Butler produces audio projects, including online radio shows (podcasts), audio dramas, and audiobooks (podiobooks).
Origin & History Edit
The first independent audio production to be released by Nathan P. Butler was the first episode of ChronoRadio on May 16, 2002. At that moment, Rayzur's Edge Audio was born. The term became best known, however, with the release of the first act of Second Strike on December 25, 2002, wherein Opening Narrator Abe Peterka announced the name in an opening credit for the first time.
Types of ProjectsEdit
Rayzur's Edge Audio projects have taken several forms:
- Online radio shows (podcasts) entirely hosted and produced by Nathan P. Butler (ChronoRadio, The Butlerniverse, Fan Audio News Source)
- Online radio shows (podcasts) produced by Nathan P. Butler with segments hosted by various individuals, including Butler himself (Other Voices, Fan Audio Made Easy)
- Star Wars fan audio dramas written and mixed by Nathan P. Butler (the latter two acts of Second Strike, the first five episodes of Anthology, Always in Motion: Ambush on An'Kerra, Solitude)
- Star Wars fan audio dramas written by Nathan P. Butler but mixed by Christopher Hanel (the first act of Second Strike)
- Star Wars fan audio dramas written by Nathan P. Butler but mixed by Steve Fluharty of Ear Candy (Nothing Changes)
- Star Wars fan audio dramas with Nathan P. Butler as Executive Producer that were written by others (Christopher Walker and Sean Koury) and mixed by Steve Fluharty (the latter two episodes of Anthology)
- Original fiction audiobooks released online, both independently and on Podiobooks.com (Echoes)
The name "Rayzur's Edge Audio" is derived from Butler's desire to experiment in fan audio (being on the "cutting edge") and the name of the heroic team in REA's first audio drama ("Valkan's Rayzurs" of Second Strike). Within Second Strike, the Rayzurs (a play on "razors," of course) are named for a noctural predator from the fictional world of Chornia VI.