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u/skeletonmage · 4 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

I would stick with a USB condenser microphone. They're phenomenal as they have a built in condenser and some have built in noise reduction. That doesn't mean you shouldn't do post editing to the show (like running a condenser and noise reducer over your audio), but it helps shave a lot of post work off.

I run the XLR version of the Audio-Technicia AT2020. What I'm linking is the USB version and you may be able to find it used, or cheaper, elsewhere. It's a phenomenally powerful microphone for little cost.

If you want to go XLR, because you feel like you need to do some on the fly mixing, a Scarlet interface + the XLR version of that microphone is a great combination. You can go more advanced with a Behringer Xenyx Q802USB (what I am running), but if you're just starting out keep it simple.

Also pick up a microphone boom, pop filter, and a shock mount (that particular shock mount has a pop filter with it). Keep it off your desk and about 5-6 inches from your mouth when podcasting. You want to reduce all extra noise including mouse clicks, keyboards, or bumping your desk.

If that's too expensive, a Yeti or a Snowball are great introductory microphones. There is a reason everyone uses them. I cut my teeth on a Samson CO1U, but eventually upgraded to the AT because the sound quality is a bit better. Just...always get some kind of arm or tripod or something and keep the microphone suspended.

At the end of the day, as long as you're using some kind of condenser microphone, it doesn't really matter. Post production can help make the whole podcast sound a lot more enjoyable. Just make sure you're consistent, have decent audio quality, and are excited to podcast. I wrote up some dirty tips and tricks here if you're interested.

Good luck!

u/IBoughtATruck · 2 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

I don't doubt it! You might want to help them assemble a kit for the car, including basic first aid (and make sure they know how to use it!), a 36-hour food/needs kit, paper/pens for leaving a note (but also instructions as to when they should and shouldn't leave - teach them S.T.O.P.: STOP, before you do anything, and relax; THINK about where you could have gone wrong; OBSERVE: what do you have that may help you, what's the weather, what natural resources are available, and where is a good place to make camp; and PLAN a course of action that will best utilizie your limited reservoir of energy. If it's dark, stay where you are.), and consider getting them a Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger - basically a way for their mom to see where they are and for them to get a message out in an emergency. They're only $150 and can not only help them out of a tough spot, but also help everyone involved (them, the mom, the authorities) get piece of mind and locate them quickly.

Ninja edit: You may already be well aware of this stuff, so apologies if I'm stepping on your toes by making these suggestions. Glad they're safe!

u/OfficerNelson · 16 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

>Are taxis shady?

Kinda. Could be worse. Yellow Cab handles most of the city. I think Uber moved in a little less than a year ago.

>Is Jesus gonna bother me on Saturday mornings? / Of particular interest is the influence of the evangelical christians on the makeup and actions of Colorado Springs as a city.

Nope. Springsians keep to themselves. We have the whole FOTF crowd but the culture is nowhere near as religious as most of the south, don't worry.

>What's the vibe there?

Tons of military. A lot of younger folk. The city is starting to pick back up after all of the industry leaving thanks to the tolerable rent (which is rising fast). There really isn't a ton to do if you're used to LA, SF, or SD. The drive up to Denver takes only an hour, two in traffic, so you can always head up there to do anything.

>What are the things you'd only know if you live there?

The northeast of the city is good. The more south you go, the rougher it gets, but the Springs does not have a ghetto in the sense of other cities.

This was made a few years ago but covers it.

If you've never been in a cold climate, you will want some things - a good coat (it can get below zero), a light coat (for when it's 80F but it'll drop down to 40F by quittin' time), snow boots, snow gloves, one of these, one of these, and one of these (kept in your car).

>What problems does Colorado Springs have that I should be aware of?

We have an alarming number of "homeless" like /u/RetiredFett noted. Most of them are bullshitting. For some reason a lot of people love to give them money so I don't really blame them for taking advantage of idiots.

Our road maintenance is (or at least was) complete garbage. The government can't figure out how it works, so much of the city is covered in potholes. Admittedly it's because of Colorado's odd weather - it can be below freezing at night but 80F and raining in the day, day after day, so the water seeps into the road, freezes, and destroys it. But you might want to consider a AAA membership in case you blow a tire.

Our public transport is for shit. I don't know if it honestly exists. You can get a cheap shuttle to the Denver airport for $50(?) if you don't want to park up there, but the economy parking is cheap enough that if you're going anywhere for less than a week and a half, it's cheaper to just drive and park.

u/NotCleverEnufToRedit · 3 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

Mueller is beautiful, but it has its drawbacks. First, your dogs are only allowed in paved areas. You can't take them hiking on any of the trails. This is true of all Colorado state parks. Also, it's really hard to get in to. Check the [state park website] (http://www.parks.state.co.us/parks/mueller/Pages/MuellerHome.aspx) to see if they have any availability for the date you're planning on going.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park is very new and very well kept, but it has about three trees, and you'll run into the same issue about walking around with your dogs.

I haven't visited Pancake Rock, but I've been to the Crags. That's an awesome area. There are primitive tent sites along a creek on the road leading to the actual Crags camping area, and then there's the Crags area proper. It's just a few miles south of the entrance to Mueller State Park.

If you're military you can go to Farish Recreation Area near Woodland Park. It's a nice area.

The fire did not affect any of these places.

Painted Rocks is 8 miles north of Woodland Park. I haven't been there, and I don't know whether the fire affected it. I haven't heard that it did, but I haven't heard specifically that it didn't. The campground is highly rated in my book of Colorado camping areas.

There are four others listed in my book very near Woodland Park, but I have no experience with them, and they're not rated as high as Painted Rocks.

u/threeLetterMeyhem · 1 pointr/ColoradoSprings

http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

A bit pricey, but holy crap it was worth it.

See if one of the local shops (PCBrokers or CompuXParts) will let you use their compressors to clean it out. PCBrokers use to do it free of charge the last time I was there - but that was over 10 years ago.

u/inkWanderer · 1 pointr/ColoradoSprings

I was looking at this one - any thoughts? As a bonus, ComCast offers full support for it.

u/SailorFuck · 1 pointr/ColoradoSprings

Okay. I've seen bells occasionally, they're definitely not common. I'm not afraid of bobcats, nor was I talking specifically about them. Bear bells are definitely a thing.

u/amiatthetop · 3 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

Yes. I bought a locking mailbox. A lot of ghetto folks walk on the sidewalk here. Makes it easier when I'm away for a few days too.

u/darrellbear · 6 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

If the mountain lion is doing its job right, you will never see it.

Try reading The Beast In The Garden, it's about when mountain lions came to Boulder. The hippies loved the mountain lions, at least until the deer started disappearing, then pets, then people.

https://www.amazon.com/Beast-Garden-Predators-Suburban-America/dp/0393326349

A neighbor was unknowingly stalked by a mountain lion some years back, during deer season. He was up on the other side of Cheyenne Mountain somewhere, walking up a valley or gulch with snow on the ground. He got a creeped out feeling, turned around and headed back to his truck, following his own tracks. He got a little ways down the trail, to find mountain lion tracks in his tracks.

u/passivestamina · 2 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

You can buy my sectional sofa for $280. Its better than any IKEA sofa IMO. We just inherited some furniture, so we're looking to move it.

http://www.amazon.com/Bobkona-Hungtinton-Microfiber-Sectional-Mushroom/dp/B003SX0KR4/ref=cm_sw_em_r_awd_9KNWrb13HWPC7_tt

u/gumbii87 · 1 pointr/ColoradoSprings

Can you pass a drug test and do you have a clean record? If so, get your Comptia Security+ 501 certificate. It is required for any government IT job which is probably one of he biggest employers here in the Springs. Every video instruction you need is free on youtube. The books are $35 on amazon. You can get discounted test certificates here. Sec+501 took me maybe a month of studying to pass, and getting it will open up more doors for you in the IT field in this town than any other certificate, so long as you meet the requirements in my first sentence. The clearance may or may not be a necessity depending on where you go. On base might be difficult, but there are more jobs than you think out there for government contracting. DOD, DHS, and numerous other agencies all have contracting jobs readily available in this town. But you need Sec+.

u/arides21 · 1 pointr/ColoradoSprings

http://www.amazon.in/Seagate-Backup-Portable-Hard-Disk/dp/B00829THO6


This is they kind of one I have
PN: 1d92p3-500 1TB
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hll89ja6b_Q <<< this is my exact model and exactly what is going on.

u/Gun5linger67 · 2 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

Independent Records has them on CD. You can stream videos and/or buy the DVD Here. :D

u/burymeintheuk · 2 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

I would add something to pee in just in case you get stuck in some closed road mess (like Woodmen a couple of years ago). Wide mouth bottle for guys, [this] (https://www.amazon.com/Urination-Antimicrobial-Portable-Activities-Silicone/dp/B003BEDUS6#targetText=Simply%20put%2C%20GoGirl%20is%20the,to%20urinate%20while%20standing%20up.) for the ladies.

Trust me, it saves you having to get out and take a piss in sub-zero temps and beats doing it in a ziplock bag by a mile (messy)

u/Zbee- · 14 pointsr/ColoradoSprings

That's incredibly unfortunate, and the police in this town do little to help, too. I was robbed recently and we had fingerprints, high quality video in which the thief looked straight at the camera, and serial numbers and an exact list of what was stolen, and that was 2 months ago with no results.

Since then I've become anal about my car's security, and to protect against this I got locking lug nuts. Dead simple to use, and it secures your wheels; I highly recommend them.