Theme song is “Bananas and Rice” by Akamai Brain Collective. Thanks to Eric (also of Quiet Storm Records), Abe, and Randy for giving the show a distinctly island sound. (Original intro music for the first eleven episodes graciously provided by my good friend Greg Bueno.)
Home segments recorded on an Apple iMac G5 (17″/2.0GHz/1.5GB RAM) using a Shure SM48 microphone (3-pin XLR model with switch) plugged into a GarageBand Microphone Cable and an iMic, both from Griffin. (While the iMac G5 sports a standard 1/8″ audio-in jack, I found it to be noticably noisy.) Shows are edited in GarageBand, exported as AIFF files and compressed/encoded in iTunes.
Note: Episodes 1-17 were created on an old 1.2GHz Dell PC running Windows XP, with a AA battery operated Sony ECM-MS907 microphone plugged straight into the stock soundcard, and edited using Audacity, a free, open-source sound editor. I exported finished shows as WAV files and compressed and encoded them with RazorLAME.
Remote segments recorded on an Olympus DM-10 digital voice recorder, usually using a small, ME-51S stereo microphone.
Flash-based MP3 audio streaming powered by Wimpy.
Sharp podcast “FEED” and “POD” buttons by Tim Madden.
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