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Eric Toline

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  1. Best ENG boom pole

    Look at the K-Tek or PSC line of poles. Go into your local dealer and check them out.
  2. Gear Appraisal

    I'm out of suggestions. IMO I think you're over complicating the issue. Good luck on finding a solution that works for you.
  3. Gear Appraisal

    Ok, try this. Everyone make a list of the new cost of all their gear then deduct 25% for wear & tear, age, etc. That should put you in the ballpark.
  4. Yes that's correct. The TC direction depends on how the 5 pin lemo is wired. It can be wired for TC out or TC in or IN & Out depending on what it's being connected to. In the picture the Lemo is at the input end (female xlr's) of the snake which says the TC signal is from the Lemo to the BNC at the output end (male XLR's). While wiring a BNC is fairly easy, wiring a 5 pin lemo correctly can make you crazy if you've never done it before. Be sure if you buy that snake you specify what TC connector goes on which end.
  5. Gear Appraisal

    In that case check the used gear listings on dealers websites or Ebay and see what they are selling for. Just because they are no longer made does not mean they don't have a value.
  6. Zaxcom ERX cable

    You are doing it right. The grounds for TC & audio get tied together on the 3.5mm TRS and pins 1 & 3 in the XLR are grounded together for an unbalanced audio connection.
  7. DPA 4063's in high wind

    The Rycote Overcovers (little furry disc windshields) work wonders for wind issues.
  8. Gear Appraisal

    I would suggest totaling the new replacement costs of everything and work from there, assuming it's for insurance coverage. There are many variables to be considered such as age, condition, used market prices, analog or digital, etc, etc.
  9. Wiring COS-11D for Interchangeable Connectors

    It's all in knowing the correct wiring. For replacing the TA5 with a 3.5mm TRS. The shield & the white wire of the COS-11 get connected together at the ground on the 3.5mm, the black wire goes to the tip of the 3.5 mm. For an adapter that allows you to use the Lectro wired lav with a Sennheiser tx you'll need a TA 5 MALE connector wired as follows. Jump pins 2 & 4, Pin 1 is ground, Pin 3 is audio. Connect Pin 1 to the sleeve/ground of the 3.5mm TRS and Pin 3 to the Tip.
  10. They sound very similar almost impossible to say which is which. Nothing to worry about IMO. If there's a HPF on the 8060 I would keep it on.
  11. The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    A couple of my favorites are: "Can you read it faster but make it sound slower?" The other one is, When the copy was 9 seconds longer than 60 seconds for the spot, the producer said "let's mix it with M & E and where it's long we'll shorten it" Still trying to figure that one out after 40 years.
  12. The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    The entire script was a two word tag line. "On NBC"
  13. The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    Producer to VO guy, "great reading but it sounds like a Wednesday reading. Can you make it sound like a Sunday reading?"
  14. T power to 48v

    No higher praise for Pete than to say, "here at Production Sound Solutions in Ft. Lauderdale Pete is our goto guy for all T power to 48vp conversions for our customers."
  15. Sound Devices & Audio Ltd

    Sound Devices Named North American Distributor for Audio Ltd As an exclusive distributor for Audio Ltd, Sound Devices will bring the new A10 Digital Wireless Microphone System to North America and Latin America effective November 1, 2017. Statement from the Vice President of Sales at Sound Devices, LLC, Ed Capp: "Sound Devices is excited to be named the distributor for Audio Ltd’s new A10 Digital Wireless Microphone System. For decades, Audio Ltd has been a highly regarded wireless company in the TV/Film production industry. This is a great chance for both companies to showcase how well our products can work together to ensure a premium path of audio from transmitter to the mixer. We look forward to bringing the A10 system to a wider audience." Read the full news announcement from Audio Ltd.
  16. View From The Office:

    Not worth 10 cents when watching at home is so much better.
  17. View From The Office:

    Looks like the cheap seats in the nose bleed section.
  18. Sound Devices acquires Audio, wow!

    They all walk in the footsteps of giants.
  19. BLK 24

    Who is your US reshipper please?
  20. BLK 24

    or keep using Block 24 until you can't for whatever reason. I know mixers here in the states who are still using Blocks 27, 28, & 29 and are not having any issues.
  21. There are adjustable -10, -20, -30 line to mic XLR to XLR barrel pads from Shure, Audio Technica, etc that will do the job with a minimum of fuss. Do a search for adjustable line to mic level barrel pads.
  22. Light weight audio cable in various jacket colors

    Slightly off topic but I've never used black cables, colors only. Reason is when Wrap was called I picked up every rainbow colored cable and I was done.
  23. New Season Antiques Roadshow what mics used?

    A quick search found this: "The Sennheiser MKE104 is simply an ME104 cardioid lavalier capsule and KA100 connecting cable. The combination eliminates the guess work involved with matching the ME104 to the KA100 cable of choice. This package includes the Straight Cable and 3-pin Lemo Connection for 3000 & 5000 Series Wireless"
  24. $75 an hour with a 4 hour minimum.