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Professional database administrator and data manipulator working for a global information company.
Lives in South Yorkshire in the UK.
Also on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ but don't use those much.
In this episode, Dave records an episode across his entire commute into work.
Hacker Public Radio episodes by me so far:
- hpr1890 :: A short walk with my son on 2015-10-30
- hpr2117 :: What's in my bag for Podcrawl? on 2016-09-13
How am I recording
I'm recording this episode, in my car, on a Samsung Galaxy A5 with a Neewer lavalier microphone (as recommended by HPR's own Jon Kulp) attached to my jacket, recording using the Auphonic Edit Android app (also on iOS).
Post-recording, I also ran the audio recorded using AuphonicEdit to the Auphonic website for levelling.
My portable podcasting setup
- Google Pixel C
- USB C to USB A OTG adapter (link to example, not the actual one I have)
- Samson Q2U USB/XLR microphone* (equivalent to the AudioTechnica ATR2100USB)
As an aside*
Both Caroline and I use that particular microphone each to record The Bugcast each week. Both the Samson and AudioTechnica microphones have been recommended by Daniel J Lewis of The Audacity To Podcast for those podcasters who cannot afford professional level equipment.
The cars I have owned
This list may contradict the detail provided in the episode... that's because I may have made a few errors in recollection when I was recording.
- Red 1979(V) Mk 1 Ford Fiesta 1.1e
- Metallic Blue 1987(E) Austin Metro 1.3
- Dark Blue 1993(L) Suzuki Swift 1.4
- Burgundy 1986(D) Austin Metro 1.0
- White 1994(M) Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6
- Red 1988(F) Peugeot 205 1.4 XS
- White 1989(G) Peugeot 205 1.1 GR
- Red 1991(J) Vauxhall Astra 1.7D
- Metallic Blue 2001(Y) Peugeot 206 1.4
- Silver 1999(V) Vauxhall Vectra 1.6 Automatic Estate/Station Wagon (became the wife's car)
- Red 1995(N) Nissan Almera 1.4
- Red 1999(T) Vauxhall Corsa (the wife's car)
- Blue/Lilac 2004(04) Volkswagen Lupo 1.7 SDi (mine is actually the colour shown in the wiki article)
- Metallic Dark Grey 2012(12) Peugeot 308 1.6 (the family car)
I also guested on:
- From Conisbrough to New Ollerton (rough location map)
- roughly 28 miles
- roughly 36 minutes
What’s in my bag for Podcrawl?
Mountain Warehouse backpack
I couldn’t find exact model (I believe it was in a sale), but likely to be a 10 litre backpack
Google Pixel C - Android tablet
AmazonBasics 7-inch Black Sleeve
AmazonBasics 10-inch Black Sleeve
Marshall Major Headphones
Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone
Samsung OTG MicroUSB Connector
Exibel USB Powerbank
(actually, these aren’t that good)
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
All other products mentioned are fairly generic and/or commonplace. Links are provided for information only, and do not represent a recommendation of purchase from any particular vendor, although I may have purchased the items from that vendor myself.
We start the show by saying ta-ra to the wife and daughters and starting on our walk.
Note to self: record an HPR episode about coffee
This episode inspired by jonkulp's emergency HPR episode entitled "biking2work", as mentioned on his GNUsocial post: http://micro.fragdev.com/notice/1425116
I give a brief introduction to who I am, and where I live.
Neewer Lapel Microphones from Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005DOTSM4/
The lapel mic issue at our church. £1.50 a piece, rather than £25+ for an official replacement.
Background to my 7½ year podcasting history:
Other music podcasts too
Note to self: record an HPR episode on my journey into podcasting
Note to self: record an HPR episode on my journey into Linux
Metric vs Imperial measurements
Note to self: record an HPR episode on variances between different measurement systems
A comparison between my Nexus 7 and my Olympus DM-3 recorder, both with and without the lapel mic. http://media.thelovebug.org/u/thelovebug/m/lapel-microphone-comparisons/
Small glitch in the recording resulted in about 5 seconds being dropped, so it sounds a little disjointed at one point
Opinion around acceptable audio quality.
"If you can hear it, it's good enough."
Note to self: record an HPR episode on Auphonic and how to improve audio quality with very little effort
What would happen if Alex slipped and rolled down the hill.
Alex gives a quick introduction to himself.
He's also the slowest human in history.
I did run this episode through Auphonic, which didn't do a bad job in the slightest.
Settings used: Adaptive Leveler, Filtering, Noise and hum reduction set to Auto.
According to the processing results, hum reduction wasn't needed.
It would appear as though I've promised Ken 5 new shows - no pressure, eh.
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