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Alejandro Reyes

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About Alejandro Reyes

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  • Birthday 04/17/1977

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  • Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Interests
    Sound mixing, boom operating, sound design, feature length films, television and documentary
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    Currently working as a boom operator and sound mixer in the Chicago land area, and I'm always looking for a new opportunity.

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    Thanks for comments everyone, they're very helpful. As for some of the videos I've seen, I have to say i was very impressed. Personally as of now I'm still building up my gear and I'm not looking into get one yet. In my opinion, I would rather it be kept our own personal secret, if you know what I mean. I could see Constantine's point of calling it a dangerous tool to have on a film set. I do however see the point of using it for say a WWE wrestling match, boxing, or why not a sporting event like that past World Cup. But even in that regard, I'm still on the fence. I think that as a fan or spectator, we're loosing out on the experience of the emotional thrill we get from a live event by simply watching it from the comfort of our own home. So until then, I'll wait for a production that really requires one.
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    I recently discovered the CEDAR DNS2 which has been around since 2016. Like many of you I have encountered a lot of noisy environments, often caused by construction sites, public transportation trains, and of course our dearly beloved generators. One time I had to work at a house that had a very noisy air vent that neither the owner or I could ever figure how to shut down. My one solution was to use a pillow to block the noise, since I did not have sound blankets. Needless to say the pillow was thick enough to make it into a low hum. Though I have not had the chance to work with the CEDAR DNS2, nor do I know of anyone that has one besides my local rental house, brings me to ask a few questions for those of that do or do not have one: 1. Have seen some major improvements in your workflow? 2. Do clients ever ask for one, or is it our own kept secret? 3. Is there still post sound design work that needs to be done, despite the fact that your able to cancel out a good amount of noise 4. If you're connecting a shotgun mic, on to this devise can you use a HPF, like you can with some audio recorders 5. Whether you're a Zoom, Sound Devices or Zaxcom user it doesn't matter to me. I would just love to see what your rig looks like and how to set it up on your audio recorder mixer. 6. Besides price and maybe not working on live, reality TV or sporting events, what would be a good reason to not purchase one? Thanks in advance for all your comments!
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    Do you really work alone on a fiction feature film?

    Hi Fred, I often work alone because certain production can't afford a 2 person sound crew. Yet I'm always fighting for a boom op, but as I mentioned before not all productions can afford 2 people and I am almost always doing everything alone. However, the standard is always to have a sound mixer, boom op, and utility that'll serve as a second sound mixer and or second boom op. When productions travel, the standard is to hire someone local, at least when it comes to sound. It's a shame they didn't go with you, when they could saved money flying the sound guy in, and on top of having to pay for room and board, plus rental equipment. The best thing to do in this case, is to move on to the next project. I hope everything works out for you, and congratulation on France winning The World Cup!
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    I knew I was right about this. You see, I have the G4 512P from Sennheiser. I bought one from Sweetwater and the other one from B&H. While the 112P series of the G4 did not include the MKE-2, the 512P did. Now that I have this information I'm going to look into this because I want two of the G4 112P's added to my current gear.
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Hi Rick, Good to know, forgive my ignorance, I had no idea the MKE-2 gold tip has been around since the 90's, it's a great mic. When I checked through B&H, Sweetwater, and Zzounds the 100 series had the ME-2 included in their set only. Unless I'm missing a supplier please let me know, I want to end the year by getting 2 100 series, because I only have two of the 500 series at the moment.
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Hey David, I'm glad you found this video, I currently have two Sennheiser G4 500 series in my gear. This one comes with the MKE-2 lavalier mic, keep in mind though that it's only available for the 500 series. The pros I have are the distance you can go on this one, as seen in the video. The mic is very tiny and easier to conceal, than its predecessor ME-2. The cons I have are: they should have made the MKE-2 available for its 100 series as well, the design is not much different from the G3's, another thing I would have liked Sennheiser to do was made duel receivers as opposed to a single, finally the transmitters could have been made much smaller to compete with Lectrosonics or Zaxcom's. Still though, I don't regret buying them as they work for my current work flow.
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    NAB 2018 Products update

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    Zoom F8n.

    I just hope that for those of us still building our arsenal while working out of a bag can get some last minute updates. I don't know about everybody else, but I just want to get some additional mics, IFB's, and timecode sync boxes before upgrading to F8n.
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    Rechargeable Batteries for TX

    I was actually looking into purchasing some. Does anyone know where I can purchase some?
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    Deity Microphones going Wireless

    I went on wave report and mentioned what I want to see: A dual receiver for starters to monitor 2 TX's A never clip option like what Zaxcom is doing with the 200 series An IFB option like Lectrosonics is doing Finally an ENG system to go wireless boom
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    Zoom F8n.

    Please let me know how it works out for you.
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    What case to get next

    Hey Derek, great insight I'll take it into account. I do however have a question for you in that respect... If not a pelican 1650 then what do you recommend? About it being heavy I understand completely. But as it stands, I'm logging a lot of gear with me already, in fact more than I can handle. Be as it may, I still need a case to organize my equipment and bags do not work all that much for me. So again I ask, which case or other brands do you recommend if not the pelican 1650?
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    What case to get next

    Hey Dalton, Thanks for your comment and compliment, it's very important to know what others think. I'm sorry about your HF experience, if there is one thing I can't tolerate is bad customer service. As for now, I'll continue using my current case and wait until I get a new shotgun mic and boom pole. hopefully by the end of the year I'll have enough money to play with. I'll keep you posted with what I have going on.
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    What case to get next

    Thanks for the tip Rick I'll check them out.
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    What case to get next

    As the filming season here in Chicago is in full swing, I along with other sound mixers have been getting busier. Which brings me to my topic of discussion, what gear should I get next. I recently purchased a Stanley storage tool box (as seen in the photos down below) from my local Target. It's retail value is only $10 US at the time I bought it. So far, it has sufficed and provided me with a momentary solution, and has kept me organized. However, this has only helping store my two G4 wireless kits, and sound essentials, meaning I still need a pelican case or something similar as my gear increases. So if someone has a used Pelican case they want to get rid of, please let me know, I am looking for a 1650 or something similar.