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  1. old school

    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*
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    6 series trim knob -CL12

    Not sure how technology adjusts to an individual. Seems like all things are built with fixed limitations, no? I know it's an age old tradition to bitch about the gear that manufactures build for the market but can you imagine the cost per unit if we could order custom builds from the vendors? CrewC
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    On My Radio

    Love Dan and this new album of his. Dig the Tiny Desk series too. CrewC
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    6 series trim knob -CL12

    NopeDotCom. Seems hardly an issue once it becomes second nature (like all systems do after awhile). CrewC
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    How can boom ops be more diplomatic?

    So Tom would of been your call if the Kentucky thing wasn't a thing? I think the main lesson is to stand your ground going into a gig. I know absolutely that I am nothing without a good and trusted boom op who works the way I do. CrewC
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    How can boom ops be more diplomatic?

    For my clarification, where did Tom come from? If you knew who to ask after #1 went down, why didn't you go with him first off? Seems like there is more to this story or I'm just not smart enough to understand you. CrewC
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    How can boom ops be more diplomatic?

    No offense but I think you needed to step in and deal with it on day two. They over reacted and you didn't cover your team mate. Going back further, if you knew Tom was a better boom op you should of made a stand for him before it got to this point. No way to change a persons personality. If the dude had a Tude he was not going to get a new one for you or them. I make thes comments based on your confusing story. CrewC
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    Best small format recorders for planting

    I've got a Lectro PDR. Works great for a number of things I used it for. CrewC
  9. Philip, that's the same thoughts and ideas RVD and I talked about decades ago. Wish it was a pathway to a creative endeavor. Oh well, I can't complain, only dream. CrewC
  10. Yeah. Basically they don't know what and why we do what we do in our jobs, and we don't know what they do or even who they are. Weird workflow but it seems to work better in practice than on paper. CrewC
  11. True. And i do. Easyier to do in L A commercials than TV or Film but I've... let's say grown to see the value of that workflow $$$. Still not the right way in at least 50% of the scenes I record. CrewC
  12. Got around to listening to this today. It was ok. Just shows no one knows anything in our biz. CrewC
  13. Interesting comments. Can't wait to hear the podcast. Sounds like a lot of complaining about iso tracks. Odd. It's my understanding iso's are post driven/requested/demanded thing. I know "wire em all" is an AD thing and I have zero issue telling a AD no. Hard to argue with a producer who gets a chain email from post wanting an explanation why we didn't wire em all. CrewC
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    We can help out

    Indeed a worthy cause to help a brother out in his time of need. Thanks for the info Jeff. CrewC
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    Best Shotgun Mic for Singing Guitarist on Location

    In the old days the 415's were susceptible to high frequency distortion (Like keys jingling) and could be problematic. Hard to really say in your case as there were so many variables possible. You have the recording to post so we could hear the issue? A schoeps 41 is my mic of choice in most situations and would of been in this one as well. CrewC
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    Problems with Wingman

    This has been my experience as well. I set it up and roll it in the background though, seldom looking at it during a shoot. CrewC
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    Happy Birthday J W. Proud to have you as my friend, as a teacher, and a sly jokester of the highest order. Cheers amigo. CrewC
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    Not that it matters much what I think, but if I owned a company, I'd rather release a new product when the smoke has cleared and the visibility is at it's best, that seems to me to exclude NAB as a launch platform. Like J B, I've used various systems and whatever the shortcomings of the end recording, they were most likely mine and not the systems. It's funny to me that I used my 442 mixer yesterday to send my ProTools feed to my speakers and or earwigs on a playback record gig and we had 6 Lectro wireless mics and a CMIT mini from Schoeps in the mix and recorded it all on the 688/CL-12. Meanwhile, across town my son Case was using a PSC Solice front ending a MixPre10 with a combo of Lectro 411's and Srb's. In yet another part of town my brother Moe was using a Sonosax mixer front ending his Deva Fusion and using Audio Ltd radios. What was the common denominator? Aside from being Chamberlains? They were the tools we used on the day. Big fan of all the tools available to us hard working;~) Sound People. CrewC
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    MixPre knob

    Much better. CrewC
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    MixPre knob

    Any pix of it on the MixPre? CrewC
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    SOUNDCART.audio launches EXPLORER

    Looks cool. CrewC
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    Why Comteks?

    Fantastic? Better than a Comtek perhaps, but not that much to my old ears. Been doing commercials for decades and as much as I think Comteks sound like (whatever), no one else has ever complained. I mean big name directors wear em like all who need them. Everyone seems to know it's reference, not final product. + one to all stated above. CrewC
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    When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    + 1 100% But if you do, know that this serves no-one well other than these people hiring. CrewC
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    T power to 48v

    Just want to give a shout out to Peter Verrando who upgraded my 3 t powered Schoeps mk41 to 48v. Very happy with his work and rapid turn around. Thanks Pete. CrewC
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    Question about passive splitter for bag use

    I'd like to thank Mr Fisher, aka Larry for his generous contributions to this and other sites. Very informative. CrewC