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Rick Reineke

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    HELP !...... I have been kidnapped by aliens, and taken to a place which they refer to as their 'beloved Planet X'. These beings have left behind a replica of me... Beware of this imposter !!!!

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  1. Production Mix Structure

    This mostly applies to wide shots.
  2. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    "the director hasn’t made himself available until now to allow me to demonstrate the ME 2’s shortcomings. > Without an A-B demo, I doubt you'll get anywhere. Some directors just don't care about sound at all. "we’re in a rural area – lesser chance for environmental noise." > Rural locations often have undesirable sounds as well. I was on a shoot in a remote region of Adirondack State Park... which had an active military air base ten or so miles away (next-door for jet aircraft). The scout report never mentioned this or there was little activity when they visited. Then there's the usual commercial and private aircraft to contend with along with unwanted birds, insects and environmental annoyances. Don't assume "rural" is going to be w/o issues. I hope it works out for you anyway,
  3. UCR 211 pilot tone

    Posts 1-22 on this thread are from six years ago. Most of the contributors still frequent the group though.
  4. Cos 11 Sticky cable- not from tape...

    Yes, please post a link. None of the NY chain stores have anything like it, and asking the dim-witted McEmployees is futile. I got some adhesive remover packets from a friendly hospital nurse.
  5. Cos 11 Sticky cable- not from tape...

    I use surgical tape residue remover for Transpore goo, where the 'usual' solvents do not work very well on that. Unfortunately it's not available in the usual suspect US pharmaceutical stores (CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, ect).
  6. Headphone

    This has been discussed ad nauseam. Search here, DVinfo and DVX audio sections. Comes down to personal preference: physical comfort and sound. Audition as many as possible. Common favorites are the Sony MDR-7506/V6 and 7509, Sennheiser HD25 and HD280, Audio Technica M50.. among others.
  7. Using G3's in the USA

    In lieu of an external scanner (--recomended--), peruse the Sennheiser Frequency Finder which is tied to the FCC TV broadcast database. This will allow you to at least avoid local b'cast TV. .. Lucky you!!! The Sennheiser site indicates for the Charleston SC area, quite a few vacant and low modulation TV channels in the 470-608 MHz range (Sennheiser G3 blocks A1, A and G). So choose frequencies in a vacant TV channel and you'll probably be ok. And pity us po' folk who work in Manhattan (aka, RF hell)
  8. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    The ME2 doesn't sound very good out in the open. Likely unintelligible under clothing, then there's the inevitable rubbing noise from that POS. Maybe ok to sync the CU boom takes.. but the client probably doesn't have the budget for that either. FYI, there were two versions of the ME2, the earlier version looked similar to the cardioid ME4. The later version, had the typical oil can shape and a better clip system. Neither are worth spit IMO.
  9. Same mics, tracks, relative position and mixer/recorder settings as the dialog. If there are long pauses during a scene/take, I notate in the sound report that it can be used for RT. Makes no sense to record a voice slate to a sepatate trk. If recording 'atmosphere' tracks, that's different and considered S/FX. The rest of the cast/crew is usually not around.
  10. Safdie Brothers Talk About Audio on 'Good Time'

    "I think Calrec was known more for their consoles" - I think the same... consoles. Aside for their SoundField 'surround' mic, I'm was not aware of any others. Unless he means CAD mics, but I never heard of anyone using them for our type of work.
  11. Red Weapon 8K Audio Issue

    I've had problems with the Epic and Scarlett and ended up making custom unbalanced cables, (I think I floated the ring terminal) which worked 'most' of the time.. being fed from a Comtek or G2/3, but its still a RED and I guess they still have their RED moments. The Red audio is only OK for a reference track .. if that.
  12. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    In my experience, clients do not know or give a sh*t what you use as long as you deliver what they need, and many don't even know that.
  13. Purchasing 2 mics for film: 8060 w/MZF 8000 & MKH-50?

    "Quality + Fool-proof is where I want to be.. " - Fool-proof? Good luck but it ain't gonna happen.. the fool is always bigger than the proof.
  14. MKE2-5 to XLR

    Yes, direct Phantom Power would surely fry the mic. Solder on a plug for your current (or anticipated) wireless transmitter (normally a TA5 for Lectros or a locking 3.5mm TRS for the budget 100 series Sennheisers and purchase the appropriate XLR Phantom Pwr adapter/power supply from Eric at PSS or another usual suspect sound shop.
  15. NEW: Zoom LiveTrak L-12

    It appears to be designed for garage bands and such. +60dB typical for MI mixers and usually much higher SPL sources than we frequently deal with. (low talking/mumbling actors) Even in a live music performance situation, the lack of outputs to feed mains/monitors would be a problem. For sure, the low price is attractive. I'd like to have a hands on demo with a band no less.