RyanDoesSound

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    www.ryanddoessound.com
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  1. How are you guys placing HushLavs? Just started using them and I take a 1/2"x3" strip of moleskin and place it at the bottom half of the HushLav and attach it to appropriate clothing layer. Anybody have other options?
  2. Assuming that you are able to coordinate with the wardrobe dept before major costume and outfits are created/selected, what is your standard operating procedure? What do you ask for, build in to costumes, etc? I ask because I was approached to do sound for an indie period piece / western feature, and I'd like to coordinate with wardrobe before they start making outfits exclusively out of starched silk, fresh leather and chainmail. The only other time I've been able to coordinate with wardrobe in past projects I was only able to say, COTTON COTTON COTTON.
  3. Maybe the sennheiser avx system might fit the bill for this. Paired with a zoom h6 or f4? It's designed for set it and go non-soundies. The agc on the avx system might actually be useful for this sort of scenario.
  4. Not that I saw, and it was happening in the apartments as well as the common areas (sky lounge, conference room, etc.), and it is a very modern building, so my first assumption is that something was installed in every room, most likely a pest control device.
  5. Thanks guys for the input. I'm trying as hard as I can, but just didn't have a reference as to what is considered the norm. No point in beating myself up if I'm getting an average amount of rustle. Sounds like I have some ways to go. However this past feature I've substantially increased my usability of my lavs.
  6. What's the average percentage for your lavs that you don't get clothes rustle/noise, drop outs or hits, etc on your lavs? I'd say about 40-50% of the time I lav someone it's clean without any really bad rustle. Sometimes I have no issues at all when I get the placement just right with cotton shirts, other times I'd assume it's completely useless. I do narrative work where I have to hid the mics almost 90% if I can't hide it in plain sight.
  7. No the issue occurred with or without the camera in the room.
  8. Got you. Thanks! I love the Cos11, but didn't know if there was a better alternative.
  9. Isn't the Cos-11 too bright to match?
  10. I have a Sanken CS-3e and was wondering what the best lav mic would be to match the darker/warmer sound of my shotgun. I mostly do narrative work where I have to hide lavs under clothing,
  11. Well the normal human ear tops out at 23khz, so it would make sense that it wouldn't bother a normal person. There was a dog in there as well, but it wasn't acting weird or distressed. But it was a pug and they are strange creatures.
  12. You know what, that is a really good theory. I took a look at the spectral frequency display on my boom track and there is a 23 khz constant tone. See attachment. This issue was present in rooms on the top floor (6th) and the 2nd floor, three separate rooms. Two were common areas for the tenants, the third was an apartment. It would only happen inside the rooms. The moment I left the rooms, either into a hallway or outside onto a patio, they would function perfectly. And there were no issues with my boom, but present on 3 separate wireless kits, all with different mics, and different blocks, and from 2 different owners. So the likelyhood of all of them faulting is near zero. I didn't try that and we are out of that location, so I may never know if that would have solved the issue.
  13. I wasn't able to record a quiet track on location, and I can't recreate the problem at my house, but I did find a better example of when it was bugging out:
  14. I've been getting this really weird interference at this one location in an apartment complex in Hollywood and was hoping someone could identify the problem. I'm running 1-3 Sennheiser G3s, one with a countryman B3 and others with the stock ME2 mics. All the TXs do it, no matter the amount of kits running or frequencies. And I have tried to recreate the problem at my house without success. It's not radio hits or drop outs, but this rapid fluctuations in audio levels, almost a gurgling of the levels. The weirdest part is that the second I step outside onto a patio, or even the hallway, it stops. Looking at the TX, when I'm outside on the patio the levels look normal, but right when I walk into the room we're shooting in the level meter spikes and hits the limiter, even if its quieter inside than outside. This is on both B3 mics and ME2s. I've tried scanning frequencies, changing banks, groups, sensitivity, everything and no matter what I get issues. My only idea is maybe there is a massive amount of unshielded wiring in the complex and is somehow radiating a ton of electrical energy and overloading the mic cables, making them essentially striking rods. Here is a tame example. Usually it's jumping about 5-15db 3-5x per second. The crashing sound is a door slamming and blinds shaking. There are no radio hits or drop-outs, just a massive jump in audio levels. Ideas on what this could be?