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Allen Rowand

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    Portland, OR
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    Sound tech turned IT consultant, slowly creeping back toward audio
  1. NYC accountant recommendations

    While they're more geared for the theatrical market, Trudy Durant's office has been great. They have offices at 7th & 35th and in Edison. http://www.tcdurant.com/Home.aspx
  2. Hello… again!

    I'm using a Pocket Cinema, so it's more of a shame that Blackmagic didn't implement HDMI record triggers! I would think that this would be a relatively easy feature to add in firmware, but they're done updating the Pocket. Maybe if they make a second generation Micro…
  3. Hello… again!

    Just pulled the trigger on a MixPre 6. The MixPre 3 was just a little too gimped with only 3 channels, and even if I got a cheap external pre/mixer it would still be a kludge and cost as much as a MixPre 6. I don't see myself needing TC in the near future, although I'm interested to see if I can loop the HDMI from my Blackmagic Pocket through my EVF and record TOD to the MixPre. @IronFilm, I wanted to thank you for the amount of info you've put out there about the Zoom F4/F8- I read a number of your posts and spent time considering it instead of the MP6. If I was setting myself up to work from a bag I might have gone with the F4, but I think the size of the MP6 will work better for me. It's great to have choices!
  4. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    That settles that, thanks!
  5. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    I'm trying to wrap my head around signal routing in the MixPre 3, and would appreciate it if someone could confirm this for me before I purchase: Is it possible to have channels 1-3 iso'd and not sent to the L-R mix (faders at ∞), while routing channels 4-5 to the L-R mix- essentially turning the L/R into isos? I might eventually need more than three inputs and this seems to be difficult with the MixPre 3. My thought was that I could get the MixPre 3 now and add an external submixer if I need more inputs later. But the more I look at the routing, it seems like I should go for the MixPre 6. It would provide six inputs as-is or four plus an external submixer later, all iso'd. I'm trying to keep costs down, but I don't want to hamstring myself in the future. Any thoughts are appreciated!
  6. Hello… again!

    Thanks Paul! I enjoyed helping people with those products. It was fun to do seminars in person and see the lightbulbs come on as people understood what they could do.
  7. Hello… again!

    As much as I'd love a MixPre10T, it'd be complete overkill for me. I'll be using the MixPre as a desktop interface to replace my USBPre2, as well as on camera. On the desktop I only need one input for doing voiceover work. I'm currently getting by with two channels on my camera, using PluralEyes and exporting XML into Davinci Resolve. What I'm trying to figure out now is how to handle expansion down the road, and I'll be asking those questions in the main MixPre 3/6 thread.
  8. Hello… again!

    Hi Vas, thanks for the welcome! John, it has been way too long. I hope all's well with you! I'm really looking forward to picking up a MixPre, I'd like a 6 but may have to settle for a 3 due to budget constraints. Either will be a nice step up from the function of my USBPre 2 and the audio quality of my Tascam DR-60.
  9. Hello… again!

    Wanted to take a moment and say hello- I used to be on the board years ago when I worked for Metric Halo. I've been away from audio, but am trying to get into doing corporate video and documentaries. Time to re-up my audio game, so I'll be lurking here as I get back into the swing of things. I also have an idea that might be of interest to the Mix Pre 3/6/10 crowd… more in the DIY forum soon. I hope to catch up with some folks I knew here previously (paging @soundmanjohn!) as well. Best regards, Allen