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thelovebug

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Professional database administrator and data manipulator working for a global information company.
Lives in South Yorkshire in the UK.

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email: hpr.nospam@nospam.thelovebug.org
episodes: 3

hpr2400 :: My commute into work

Released on 2017-10-13 under a CC-BY-SA license.

In this episode, Dave records an episode across his entire commute into work.

Hacker Public Radio episodes by me so far:

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

(previously mentioned on hpr2117) and used to record Sat On My Doorstep 1 - Alex, published to Anchor on 2017-09-13)

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.

Shameless plugs

I also guested on:

Drive statistics

  • From Conisbrough to New Ollerton (rough location map)
  • roughly 28 miles
  • roughly 36 minutes

hpr2117 :: What's in my bag for Podcrawl?

Released on 2016-09-13 under a CC-BY-SA license.

What’s in my bag for Podcrawl?

Videos

[Video on Periscope] [Video on Mediagoblin]

Products

Mountain Warehouse backpack
I couldn’t find exact model (I believe it was in a sale), but likely to be a 10 litre backpack
[mountainwarehouse.com]

Google Pixel C - Android tablet
[google.com]

Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard
[microsoft.com][amazon.co.uk]

AmazonBasics 7-inch Black Sleeve
[amazon.co.uk]

AmazonBasics 10-inch Black Sleeve
[amazon.co.uk]

Samson Q2U Microphone (USB/XLR)
[samsontech.com][amazon.co.uk]

Olympus DM-3 Portable Recorder
[olympus.co.uk][amazon.co.uk]

Marshall Major Headphones
[amazon.co.uk]

Microsoft 3600 Bluetooth Mobile Mouse
[microsoft.com][amazon.co.uk]

Smartphone Audio Splitters
[amazon.co.uk black one][amazon.co.uk white one]

Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone
[amazon.co.uk]

Samsung OTG MicroUSB Connector
[handtec.co.uk]

Exibel USB Powerbank
(actually, these aren’t that good)
[clasohlson.co.uk]

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
[samsung.com]

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.


hpr1890 :: A short walk with my son

Released on 2015-10-30 under a CC-BY-SA license.

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

http://auphonic.com/


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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