TomBoisseau

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About TomBoisseau

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    Atlanta, GA
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    Sound, Genealogy
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    Location Sound, Live Sound, Broadcast
  1. Okay. I'll answer my own question. I found some plastic boxes. They are made by "Really Useful Products" and it is the model labeled ".55 liter clear". You can get them at Hobby Lobby, or Office Depot. They're a little loose fit for an NP and the latching mechanism is not the best (I would have preferred a hinge), but they're not bad! Tom
  2. Avery long time ago someone posted a recommendation for an "off the shelf" - "form fitting" plastic case for the NP1 (aka NP-L7S) battery. Can someone point me to that post or something similar? Thanks, Tom
  3. At the Dawn of Recorded Sound, No One Cared

    This Youtube video gives a terrific history of early recorded sound. Its long, about 55 minutes, and a little difficult to take all in one sitting, but it's quite extensive and interesting, if you can get past the simple production style. Tom
  4. Yamaha QL1 Soundcart

    I frequently use both the QL5 and QL1, but usually for broadcast or "PA". With the exception of it's size and 120v only power, I think it would make a terrific location console! Unfortunately the afore mentioned "exceptions" are rather significant. Tom
  5. Shure Axient Digital ADX1M Transmitter

    The Shure Axient Digital system is looking quite impressive. What, with a bandwidth of 184Mhz, it's about the safest bet to avoid having your wireless becoming unusable / illegal for many years to come. I have serious doubts however that they will ever offer an ENG receiver. See their web page: http://www.shure.com/americas/axient-digital
  6. G3 system as "Comtek" IEM

    I have made quite a few G3 SK100 input cables. It may sound crazy, but they should be wired like this: G3 TRANSMITTER Signal "+" to RING (yes, Ring!) of TRS Mini to G3 Transmitter Signal ground to Both TIP and SLEEVE of TRS Mini to G3 transmitter Tom
  7. G3 system as "Comtek" IEM

    The pilot tones between the SK100 and the EK300 are not compatible, therefore you must turn off the pilot tone on the EK300 in order for it to receive the signal from the SK100. Tom
  8. Hawkwoods NP1 cup and Sound Devices 788t

    I don't know about compatibility with the 788, however I use the Hawk Woods adapter for both the 664 and the 633 with no problems.
  9. Yamaha o1v96 with MY-DUGAN?

    I've used the Dugan card with both the 01V96i and the Yamaha LS9. In most applications I've found it completely unnecessary to use a computer or ipad with the card! The default settings are equal weighting for all mics and all mics in a single "group". For my purposes, that was usually all I needed. Of course without a computer you can't "see" what it is doing, but it should be obvious it's working. Just make sure you reset the card before use in case you or someone else set it up for some special application previously. Tom
  10. Phase Interference questions

    Of course "cancellations", sometimes referred to as "comb filtering", can occur with a single mic from waves simply reflecting off a hard surface (walls, floors, ceilings, desk, etc.) and entering the microphone's capsule slightly delayed from the direct sound. Fortunately for us, this perceived 'hollowness", provided it is not extreme, may be quite appropriate for the scene. In fact in a classical music recording, the natural reverb of the room (which is nothing more than waves reflecting off of hard surfaces in the room and entering the microphone delayed) is considered quite desirable, provided it is not excessive. Certainly some location mixers, when tracking a "wide shot" where lavs must be used, like to mix in some of a boom mic, well outside of the frame, even though it may be unusable by itself, because in doing so it adds back some of these "reflections" to the mix and provides a more nature sounding track that is otherwise often lost when using only a lav. In real life we hear these reflections all the time. When using a microphone they may be more noticeable, and as a result we often seek to minimize them, but in our business we would never want to completely eliminate them. Doing so would yield a very dry and unnatural sounding mix. Tom
  11. Interest Rate for Late Payments

    Good advise! At the risk of stating the obvious, don't let a late payment of a few weeks or even a couple months jeopardize a relationship with an otherwise good client. From my experience, if you try to inforce a late payment fee, you will probably never work for them again. If that's okay with you, go ahead, do it! I have one particular client, a small independent producer who typically takes 2 months or more to pay. But they otherwise treat me well, are extremely pleasant to work with, and generally just "likeable". They always pay, it's just their particular client is slow paying them, so payment to me is likewise slow. Yes, they probably should run there business differently and get money up front, but not all their clients (especially corporate clients) are willing to put up much front money. Because I have a good relationship with this client, I can call them anytime and in a very friendly manor simply ask if they have received payment and when they might be able to send me a check and, best they can, they will tell me. On a rare occasion, it turns out they simply failed to print up my invoice and as a result forgot they owed me money. Again, we could argue how they should run their business, but provided they are honest and descent people I can accept a few managerial flaws. Personally, for me and my clients, it's as much or more about the "relationship" as it is the money. Tom
  12. Headphone Switcher

    If I have enough channels on my mixer, I will often take the headphone out of the other device(s) and plug it into my board. Of course it is essential that those channels remain muted, but now you can easily monitor the other devices simply by pressing the PFL buttons. Tom
  13. Stage box?

    I always thought this was a pretty nicely designed system, however I recently purchased a Yamaha QL5 and QL1 and am using the Yamaha Rio 1608-D box instead. Tom http://www.brikworm.co.uk/BWTraditional.html For field work the Roland S-0808 is a great option that runs off of 12 volts! http://www.markertek.com/product/rol-s-0808/roland-s-0808-8x8-input-output-unit?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&utm_source=google&utm_term=Product_Target&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+Pro-Audio&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=FQ2jJ6us|pcrid|74923786580|pdv|c|&gclid=CK_z84a07c8CFQwYgQod3-gGhg
  14. Soundman: The Art of Grumpy (a short video)

    I felt the same way! Tom
  15. wingman?

    Has anyone experimented with a 3rd party bluetooth dongle and if so have you found any that are compatible with the Sound Devices recorders and the Wingman app? Tom