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Glen Trew

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About Glen Trew

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  • Birthday January 1

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    Nashville and Los Angeles
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    TV/Film sound mixer since 1976. Still at it.

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  1. Sound sync advice using film 0.01%

    Hi John. I'm sure you meant 0.1% (.001x). Eric, assuming the film will be transferred to video for editing, it will probably be pulled down .1%, to 23.976. So that the sound stays in sync during the pull down, it should be recorded at a sampling freq of 48.048 (.1% faster), so that when it is pulled down, it will be at the desired sampling freq of 48K. However, it seems that the MixPre3 does not have 48.048 as an option, which is probably what your friend was trying to tell you.
  2. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Hi Jon. Keep in mind that a recording made with Nagra Master must be played back on a Nagra IV-S (or Nagra T-Audio) in Nagra Master mode. Nagra Master recordings are done at 15ips, but with the pre-emphasis of a 7-1/2ips curve, requiring the Nagra Master playback setting during playback. I'm not aware of a Technics machine that has a Nagra Master playback mode. I imagine that when you playback a Nagra Master recording on a Technics machine, it sounds uncommonly sibilant and bright by comparison, which is not an accurate reproduction.
  3. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    It's confirmed that the bias board is no longer available, but we do have some of the Nagra transformers for converting your existing bias board into a proper bias board for your wide 2-track heads. Price looks to be $255 for the transformer. Estimating 2-hours to install, plus time to calibrate.
  4. recommendations for double-sided tape for plastic mounts

    Here is a link to a lot of mounting options, including sticky things: https://www.trewaudio.com/product-category/expendables/expendables-lavalier-accessories/?q=product-category%2Fexpendables%2Fexpendables-lavalier-accessories%2F&products-per-page=48 Also, there is an item not listed above (may be it will be by the time you read this), that is worth knowing about, called "Super Stick It" and Super Stick It Dots" (photo of package below), also stocked at Trew Audio. This item is like Top Stick, but much stickier. It comes in precut strips like Top Stick, but also in round dots.
  5. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    I understand that the board is not available. However, the difference is only the bias voltage transformer, so we are checking to see if the transformer is available. If so, I'm told that the transformer can be changed on your existing bias board so that it can make full use of the wider track heads.
  6. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Trew Audio has installed many standard width 2-track heads on Nagra IV-S recorders. However, if I recall correctly, we received the last of these 2-track heads from Nagra a couple of years ago. That said, there may be a set on some shop's shelf, but remember that to achieve the small advantage of the wider track heads, the bias board should also be replaced to the one designed for these heads.
  7. North Korea microphone surplus.

    It does like the D224e, which does, indeed, have two capsules. However, both capsules are built in and they do not screw off.
  8. Best Position of Shotgun Mic in Blimp

    I'll just add that not only is it not critical, it makes no difference. Position the mic so that it doesn't hit the front, back, or sides, is balanced in the suspension, and there is a good amount of slack in the internal cable.
  9. New audiophile (?) portable reel-to-reel recorder coming?

    Yes... Add tape hiss, system noise, harmonic distortion, and wow and flutter to a modern digital recorder, and make the response curve uneven by +/- a couple of dB, and it would be hard to tell the difference. I love the old analog Nagra recorders as much as anyone, and have thousands of hours with them in production, and Trew Audio still services them often. But when it comes to accurate reproduction of a microphone, there is no reason to use them over a modern 48K/24bit digital recorder. The only exception would be when it's necessary to over drive the track with gun shots or door slams, in which case analog tape wins every time.
  10. Best Position of Shotgun Mic in Blimp

    The orientation fo the tube slots (left, right, up, down, horizontal, vertical) has no affect not he characteristics of the microphone. The symmetrical design was just for ease of manufacture, and could have had just as well been three rows of slots with the same area. In fact, a three row design may have been better, as it would have removed the question about how to orient them.
  11. North Korea microphone surplus.

    Microphone Man
  12. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    I'm afraid I don't remember the process, and it depends on whether or not you have the 2-way system ("decoded" monitoring during record). There are manuals floating around you might search for. If I recall correctly, the IV-S is set up normally, and the Dolby setup is done on the Bryston units.
  13. Belden Mini Starquad is really good for what you described. Not so much for the starquad configuration (but doesn't hurt), but for it's size, durability, and flexibility.
  14. Zaxcom lectro sanken universal wiring

    Seeing a finished example of the kit is worth the trip to the EAA museum. Sadly, it's also what killed Mr. Heath. First kit? Nope.
  15. Boom and Live Vocals. Good lesson from 1955.

    She was whispering. It's there.