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  1. ProSound

    Lithium 9V Packaging

    If you haven't tried rechargeable batteries recently they have come a long way. We use Lithium AA in our single battery transmitters but everything else has rechargeable we are using EBL 9V in Comteks and some Ipowers and Powerex AA in our slates and sync boxes
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    Lithium 9V Packaging

    I can't imagine your using UM Lectro packs what are you putting these in? I hope its not Comteks
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    Sonosax SX-ST available

    I also wish I could justify this these mixers are the best
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    Blocking video with added horrible advice

    I lost they didn't seem to think it was important so I am sure they just used the talent wireless instead the check cleared and I never heard a word from them about it. I did a movie once that every location was terrible for sound and I wasn't happy with anything I was delivering but the executives and post thought we were doing a good job and gave me a good reference so my motto is if they are happy I am happy these days
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    breaking up

    Like the song breaking up is hard to do. I worked for many years with a camera person when I asked him for a $25.00 a day raise after 5 years of working with him he never hired me again. This is someone I worked hard for and considered a friend. He then bought his audio package and now hires whoever the lowest bidder is to operate it for him. This was about 8 years ago and was the best thing to ever happen to me as I now realize he wasn't a friend and just cared about himself. I would have never started working on movies if I had stayed in the comfort zone with him
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    Blocking video with added horrible advice

    I once had someone tell me when I asked them to turn the AC off to just use outdoor wind protection indoors to "stop the AC windy noise"
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    Blocking video with added horrible advice

    They recorder at 24/96 thank god.....
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    Which blimp to get?

    +1 Love Cinela everything they make is great
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    Music Videos: still a part of our biz or?

    I was hired a few years ago to record some dialogue on a music video at the beginning and the end of it. They were using a Iphone and a dock for playback.
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    Who's moved from a 788 to a 688?

    My main gripes are lack of a slate button and would prefer Record and Stop button at bottom of unit.
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    Who's moved from a 788 to a 688?

    I used a 788T/CL-9 for many years and moved to a 688/ CL-12 this year. I am very happy with the switch and feel like I am providing a higher quality mix now due to the fader quality in the CL-12
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    My New Sound Cart

    I haven't figured out yet what to name mine yet
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    My Sound Devices 633 Review

    I took deliver of my 633 this morning and have spent about 3 hour playing with it and setting it up below are my initial thoughts and observations: Bag Choice: I got it to fit into my 302 Petrol bag but it was too small for my needs. If I was doing a simple 2 wire and boom gig straight to camera I may choose this bag but does not offer me enough space for everything I need. I have a large selection of bags and think the Petrol 601 is the best choice. I needed 3 of the bottom pillows in the bag to get it to sit high enough but with a small amount of velcro it is very secure in the bag. I have 2 SRB comtek IFB and all needed parts on the bag with plenty of space to add a 3rd SRB if needed. Menu Layout: For those who have used a 664 this machine is a super easy transition. It feels just like a 664 with same menu structure plus a few new menus like the Power Menu and X3-X-4 Routing Menu everything was very logical and only needed to refer to the manual once during set up. Gain and Fader Knobs: I have large fingers was very concerned about control of 4-6 but based upon my initial set up those concerns are gone. I feel confident I could easily mix 6 channels if needed. Everything was easy to access and even with my large fingers was able to mix Channels 1 and 4 at same time. The small and large knobs have the same tactile feeling as well. Machine Features: Power Menu is great and the power down feature works as advertised I put the machine into record and killed power and it continued recording right until it powered down 10 seconds later with no file issues. The Limiters sound great as well just like 744T IMHO very impressed. How I plan on using machine: I did not purchase this machine to replace my 664 or 788 those machine both fill important needs for the clients I work for. What the 633 does is allow me to be more flexible to clients who don't communicate well ahead of time and also provides me with a easy to travel with back up machine for the 664. This machine for me is for my clients that are usually 2 wires and a boom but may need a 3rd occasionally. Even though I feel I could mix 6 channels on this machine I would prefer my 664 as I feel it is better suited for those jobs but like knowing if needed I can. I also want the safety net of always recording on every job even if client doesn't want it. I'd rather be the hero and sell them the back up files if needed then not have that option. It is all about being prepared for anything that may pop up on a job and the 633 offers me lots of flexibility to do that. Overall Observations: I would give the 633 10 out of 10 all features work as advertised and I have not found any bugs it is a solid machine. As usual when calling Sound Devices support with a question I did not wait at all and had my answer in less than 5 minutes. If you need a small machine that can handle simple and complex jobs this machine is for you. If anyone has any questions post them below happy to answer what I can
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    Np1 battery transport storage solutions.

    Alittle pricey but after I dropped a battery on a concrete floor and cracked it I bought 3 of these. I usually carry 4 batteries I own 7 and keep the other 3 in a padded pouch http://www.versa-flex.com/audiogear/np1batteryholder.html
  15. You can try Carlos Corral http://elpasosoundmixer.com or Jim http://www.newmexicosoundrecordist.com if not interested I am sure they can point you in the right direction
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    To guide or not to guide.....

    I did a movie that wanted comtek Scratch it was a RED Shoot. I did not notice about a week into it that they moved the comtek on to the follow focus that added lots of noise to it we would put tone up and make sure it was good but never listened to it. No one ever said a word when same group came back to do another project they wont hire me as they listening to the scratch track for all the dallies and thought it reflected on my mix poorly. I now refuse to do it unless I send a email to everyone involved telling them they must sync my audio before watching dallies and that scratch track must be locked and hidden before it is sent anywhere. I still try to refuse at all costs though no need for it IMHO
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    mkh 50 and zaxcom trx 742 problem

    Yes if you have silver pins it hasn't been updated you can call with Serial number to to confirm if yours needs an update they are very helpful
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    Anyone had this happen?

    But my experience in the last year or so seems to be "more work, less money, less experienced people, much less communication." Yes that has been my experience the last 2 years or so as well on all levels of production
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    Anyone had this happen?

    That is reality tv for you welcome to thick of it. I try to avoid wearing a walkie at all costs but sometimes it is unavoidable. If I do have to wear one I try to have a separate channel for myself to avoid all the mindless producer chatter.
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    Audio Department low-pro cables

    Audio dept like many of our professional sound retailers is always very helpful just call them they are very helpful
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    Probability Math and Freelance

    John hit the nail on the head I have two types of clients those that want to pay same price all the time 90% of the time I come out ahead 10% of the time they come out ahead. which I am fine with and those that I have to fight with all the time for every dollar. I would much rather deal with client number one anytime
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    Blue Tooth Headphones for "Bag". Use

    Blue Tooth is very low quality and I would not trust it for critical listening nor would i want to introduce 2.4 spectrum into my audio bag
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    Working in Philadelphia

    Johnpaul Golaski http://www.johnpaul215.com
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    I had to vent, so sorry

    Yes I still have cable and we have amazon prime