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  1. On My Radio

    Sitting under a pop up today, in the pouring rain at Warner Ranch when a message from Christian Holm popped up on my email with a good idea, or so I thought. He asked me to start this because he feels his command of the english is a bit weak. He probably asked the wrong guy to do this as my english is dodgy at best. But... The idea is like "Who I am today", but discussing the music in your life as a window to ones personality and how it influenced you in any way shape or form. I hope I am expressing his idea right. Why not, seems fun enough for a rainy day in Hollywood. Music has always been a main ingredient and love in my life. My father loved the big bands and swing music, so this is the 1st music I heard as a child. Growing up in the 50's n 60's in Southern California, rock and roll and surf music and Motown were on every radio in my world. I so loved it that I took up drums and formed a neighborhood garage band when I was 10. We weren't alone in Fullerton where I was born. This is the city where Leo Fender and his guitar and amp company "Fender" was started. We may of been the 3rd best band out of 9 or so bands that we knew of in town. We played at the Teen Center, Country Club, YMCA, the frat house at CSF, Sunny Hills H S and anywhere we could get a gig. So much fun to play for people after endless hours of rehearsal in our basement. I learned much about sound and even more about life and people. Looking back I can see that this was the seeds that grew into my chosen profession. I have been to many great concerts over the years and may post a list someday. I listen to all types of music today and I am always looking for new bands to enjoy. I have a small project studio and record bands and singer/songwriters all the time in what little spare time I get. I still play the drums and my band, "Pappy n da Pacemakers" are now the 103rd best band in Fullerton.:-) I hope this is what you had in mind C Holm. CrewC The Selecter-On My Radio #235. *T*O*T*Ps*70s*
  2. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    Sounds like a smart plan Daniel. The gear only gets better as time goes bye. All gear is important, but experience (booming or mixing) is what everyone needs more of. In a couple of months I'll be 40 years deep in local 695 and I learn new stuff all the time. Keep dreaming and thinking about the gear you want, but practice and work your people skills everyday. They are equal to gear in doing any job. CrewC
  3. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    I agree w Rick. That said, many reasons why it may or why it might not be right for you. Personally I'd save up for a 633 as a primary recorder. CrewC
  4. On My Radio

    Been to this party when I was much younger. I like the Dawes, but this is their best song to date IMO. CrewC Big shout out to mono.... So many great posts. Thanks. CrewC Big shout out to mono.... So many great posts. Thanks. CrewC
  5. Vid Chat: SENATOR

    Working all week but I look forward to watching this Dave. Thanks. CrewC
  6. RIP Glen Campbell

    As a teen i wasn't a fan but his music grew on me and I became an admirer... RIP Glen. CrewC
  7. Rupert Neve - Sound on Sound Interview

    Interesting. Only now do I recall Evje's mixer being this type. Of course it's been 30 plus years since he mixed AFAIK. Be cool to play w one. CrewC
  8. Rupert Neve - Sound on Sound Interview

    Which one JonG? CrewC
  9. Updated Forum today

    Looks good amigo. Clean. Thanks. CrewC
  10. RIP John Heard

    Sorry to hear that John Heard has passed on. I enjoyed working with him on "The Milagro Beanfield War". He was a pro and his performance was top notch IMO. My condolences to his family and friends. CrewC
  11. Emmy Nominations

    Congrats to all the mixers nominated and their hard working crews. CrewC
  12. 16-Channel Analogue to Dante Location Mixer

    Only a guess, but I'm betting on SD to bring out a 16 track MixerRecorder because they have been successful with their other products and it seems like putting them together all in one unit is well within their abilities. I'd buy one and I'm not far from retirement. I think TV & Film guys in the Bigs, (LA, NYC, London, Atlanta, Vancouver, etc) would want an all powerful cart unit that' Dantes to Venues and other devices. Personally I'd want MicPre's on a minimum of 8 channels. All 16 even better. A premium recorder/mixer on every level. I know all about the all in one argument vs the component idea. Both are valid enough. But if I had this wet dream box and it went down, I'm sure my other gear would get me through. CrewC
  13. Cart building day!!!

    Very nice cart. I have thought a lot about in boarding the big rear wheels on a cart. Looks like a good design. What I don't see are handles in the back to tip and roll the cart. Are they TBD? Thanks for sharing. CrewC
  14. Roar.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/11/roar-the-most-dangerous-movie-ever-made.html?via=desktop&source=facebook I had the dubious honor of working on Roar. So did Courtney Goodin. I left after 3 weeks when Noel Marshal was bit through the hand. I was smart enough to know I didn't want to see anyone die or die myself. CrewC
  15. LA Sound Mixers Summer Mixer July 23 1-6 PM

    Ha. None scheduled;~) CrewC
  16. LA Sound Mixers Summer Mixer July 23 1-6 PM

    I hope to attend this year but ya never know what comes our way. CrewC
  17. Recording, '50s Style

    I've seen this video before. Very cool. I'm a UA guy in my home studio. Love their stuff. Would love some vintage hardware from them. Someday hopefully. As a hobbiest I have recorded many in all manner of modern ProTools style and a few times in the 50's style with the whole band going for the magic. Less can be more in this day and age of unlimited tracks. CrewC
  18. Sound Quality - Then and Now

    I'll check it out Mike. I saw "The Hero" today. A small American film. Well made IMO. I hope you are well. CrewC
  19. Sound Quality - Then and Now

    That's the truth IMO. Think about films like "Ordinary People", "Last Detail", "Wait Until Dark", "Last Picture Show" etc.... Story was paramount, even above star power. They all had strong directors, single producers, good writers, maybe a literary heritage, quality actors (not stars per se) and a realistic shooting and post schedule. Not how they're made today. I agree w Mike West as well about the UK films and what we call TV. Best place to find well made story driven content. CrewC
  20. Happy Father's Day 2017 to all the sound daddies

    Happy Dad Day to all you Dads. Personally speaking, it's the thing I'm most grateful for the honor of being. CrewC
  21. Recording, '50s Style

    As a music recording hobbiest, I really enjoyed this post/video. Gear, with all its pluses, minuses, limitations, characteristics, etc all play a big part of a songs sound, but the biggest, most important element is the performance when done 50's style live in a room with players making the magic. Thanks for this find mono. CrewC
  22. Spring Production Sound & Video Online

    As always, great job Richard and all who contributed to this and every issue. Thanks. CrewC
  23. Sound Quality - Then and Now

    Excellent advice. That is the POV that the best sound people I've worked with all shared. CrewC
  24. Boom operators - Cool photos

    This has the Ansel Adams in NM look... CrewC
  25. Sound Quality - Then and Now

    The world is definitely a louder place than even 10 years VAS. But I'd like to add a little history to your comment about Jim Webb. I did 4 or 5 films w Jim and I can absolutely tell you he hated multitrack and thought it was the wrong way to make film. He made many great points about that work flow when we talked about it because I pumped him for info many times because I liked Altman Films. He really didn't like being associated with multitrack but was proud that he and his team pulled it off with Altman, but left that camp after "A Wedding". He never looked back. I'd like to add that I think Altman was an artist who knew the craft well, so well he could push the "rules". He made many films his way, and while I liked a lot of them, some were..... For the record, I love the tools we have today. Coupled with a good director and story worth telling, many do great work and there is hope some will carry on. Jeff and Don and I had the fleeting good fortune to do some good work. He and Don continued to do it well and fight the good fight to do it right, but sadly, that is not an option all that often these days. Almost all of what we considered "good sound" is not wanted or recognized as such. It'd be interesting to see "An Officer and a Gentelman" mixed and posted in today's workflow world. I have a good idea what that would sound like. Not as good.;~) Sharman's OP is a good starter for the state of sound for picture. I, like Phillip and others don't want to come off as cranky old farts bemoaning the new kids and what not, it really isn't that. I feel the product made these days is more rollercoaster ride than stories I have love since I was a 5 year old watching movies at the Fox Fullerton Theater full of kids, teen, and adults. I do see/hear good work in some of the small and independent films and that keeps my hopes alive. CrewC