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    I do stuff.
  1. Cheapo boom pole

    It's pretty common, I can't speak to the pole in question, but I've seen many many examples of it in different pieces of low end audio gear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Multi camera question

    Amazing response, which mostly reminds me how ignorant I am about this whole process [emoji38] I own a recording studio, and have a friend that's making micro budget films. Mixed one for him. Sound was terrible, so we agreed that if I bought a small kit (416, sd mixpre, tascam dr-70) he'd pay me to record (and mix) the next one. So I'm wildly ignorant, and playing catchup. (I got the mix pre, because it can weirdly can be had for less then the mm-1 used) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Multi camera question

    Thanks, I'll just do my best to play it by ear, and hope that I'm mostly wrong about the way things are being done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Multi camera question

    So how do you deal with the mic is one camera is close, and the other is taking a wide? What if they're always doing that? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Hi again! So, noob question... are scripted things usually shot with multiple cameras? Or just one? How, if it is shot with multiple cameras are you gathering audio? Multi boom? (Where they are too far apart) Or is it just, at that point you try and put people in lavs? Thanks!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. The Fundamental Sound Mixers Cart

    I stand corrected, the question is poorly formulated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The Fundamental Sound Mixers Cart

    My point is that his advice, which amounts to "go be exposed to professionals and watch them and work under them and don't put the cart before the horse" Is very good advice, but often doesn't apply to people. Some people are going to learn by going out and doing it, many many people in fact. For those people, that advice makes no sense. Those people will need to hop in the pool and accidentally breath some water, and for that they are going to need equipment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The Fundamental Sound Mixers Cart

    Yea, this kid wanted to know what bass guitar I recommended, and I told him not to buy a bass, spend a couple years listening to bass first, maybe hum along. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Prepping a room

    Buy many tons of hogs hair, check! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Prepping a room

    Well, I played around recording my fiancée and mom a little today, and I can't remember who said it but they were right, I hear the room more then I expected. (That same person also said a number of other things I found to be correct in my short test, but that's for another time) So what's sop for prepping a room? Just hang blankets anywhere you can (that can't be seen obviously) Or.... Well, or what do you do? Like gaff tape mic stands and blankets? Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Sooooo new at this...

    Picked up a used fiio a3 for $40 shipped, can't ask for anything cheaper then that. Ahhhhhh, it's only money. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Sooooo new at this...

    It's cool, I'm 40 not 18. As was said by other people above, the headphone amp in this unit is just particularly underpowered. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Sooooo new at this...

    Bummer. Don't really want to spend more $ on a headphone amp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Any recommendations for an inexpensive headphone amp? Loudness is more important then perfection, frankly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sooooo new at this...

    I edited my post above just before I saw this one re:the line level input.Don't actually know if the input is really truly line level though. I kind of suspect not. And the test was strictly Dr70 vs sound devises mp1 going into the dr70. So not perfect for evaluation, but "real world" for me. I'm not saying "no difference" but if the r-44's pre's had sounded like this, I almost certainly never would have bought the mp1 in the first place. I very much only expected "good enough" in my price range really. But the r-44 was hot garbage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Sooooo new at this...

    Got the tascam dr70 today. The preamps are noticeably better then the Rolland r-44, so that's a win. Headphone amp is noticeably quieter though, so that's a bit of a bummer. I'm using sennheiser hd280's which are pretty loud headphones, and the isolate some so they're pretty good. I'll play with it for a while and see if the headphone amp is "good enough" or what. The sound devices mp is just a small step over the tascam pre's frankly, but the limiting is much better. Gonna keep it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk The difference between the pre's in the r-44 and the dr70 is pretty huge though, strictly from a noise floor standpoint. And the dr70 has a (select line level) in the menu as opposed to just turning the gain knob down to +4, which makes me feel better about life, even if it doesn't actually change the result.