The right kind of noises

Thursday night James and I and our two guests recorded a show at my house. The rig we used consisted of my Macbook for recording, my Blue Yeti for ambient sound, two Shure Sm58 and two Radio Shack dynamic mics, Yamaha mixer and XLR connections for all mics. With the understanding that there’s a bit of a noise floor from the USB mic that in comparison to the regular levels was very low, I’m very pleased with the sound.

Any real “noise” in the recording you’ll hear are just the sounds of four people having pizza and beer and sitting around a table together talking about bikes. Sometimes Todd’s or Jeff’s mic was a little hot while they really got in there to make a point, but I tried to keep on the levels and keep everything leveled.

I’m happy with it, and of course the content was a lot of fun, visiting with the guys was great and hey… we got to sit around BSing all evening about riding.

So what could be bad about that?

After the miles

Jeff Gilbert and Todd Lampone from The Moto Tour 2010 join us this week to reflect on their trip across the USA. Send any questions or comments regarding their trip, long distance touring in general, or the bikes in use to and we’ll be sure to get them into the discussion. Also, voice mails (484-748-0042) or audio recordings of your questions sent to feedback are very welcome, too!

MotoTour 2010

Riding season has officially started. Ya know how I can tell? Jeff and Todd are once again providing updates on their preparations for MotoTour 2010. This trip is going to be an epic four week lap of America. I’ll be following it all the way through.

Last year’s updates are still up on the MotoTour 2010 Blog but it looks like new stuff is going up on their Facebook page.