While seeking advice, I said to a geek that I wanted a mute button for the microphones. I want to put it right under the the handle bars near the headset where I can easily press it with my thumb.
Here’s how that went.
Him: Take care of that in post. (Could you sound more Hollywood please?)
Me: There’s not going to be any post.
Him: It’s too hard to do before.
Me: There won’t be time for post, not for this project. We’re spending more than 20 hours a week on the trail. Then we have to make rewards. We’re riding the equivalent of crossing the country, Portland to Portland, 4 times.
Him: Well, just leave it in then.
Me: I was riding the other day. This middle age guy was riding with an older man, probably his father. The middle age guy was going off on a political tirade. The father type looked like he was being tortured. I want to mute that.
Him: Keep it in. It will go viral.
Me: This is not about schadenfreude. This is about stress reduction, improving health and life.
Me: Going viral is nice, but I really think that if we’re going to make it as a world, we’re going to have to build unity and stop getting our endorphins from feeling smart because we’re making fun of people for being stupid.
Him: (Looks sideways, not completely disapprovingly)
Me: Googling “best shotgun mics with mute buttons”.
I may have to learn and relearn some things, but if I can get a HAM license to go play with balloons when the windchill is -42º, I can figure this out, right?