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tombackus

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About tombackus

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  • Birthday 06/01/1960

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    Knoxville, TN
  • Interests
    Music, Photography
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
    Yes
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    CAS, AES, SBE, SMPTE Member
    FCC LP License WQXQ225
  1. New Audio Ease INdoor Plugin

    https://www.audioease.com/index.php I just watched the demo of this new Audio Ease INdoor plugin for post audio. I already use Speakerphone and AltiVerb, and this new INdoor plugin looks very nice. Lots of features and capabilities for people like me that need a fast way to worldize their sound effects in a mix. Tom Backus CAS
  2. Get Me Freakin' Roomtone!

    The new Izotope RX4 has what is called "Ambiance match" in it. I have used it before and it works very well. It is kinda like using ProTools Strip Silence only backwards. It pulls out all the dialog and strings together the ambiance in between the words. You might have to make a few small adjustments afterwards but it does a great job creating a room tone from a line of dialog.
  3. Bad Frequency Blocks In Rochester, NY

    Hi Andy I'm here in Rochester right now shooting all over town on a five week movie, using blocks 20 and 24. It's been ok so far, had a little trouble with block 24 on day one while shooting right near downtown Rochester. Hope this helps you out. Tom
  4. RX 4

    I have it. Had to watch some YouTube videos to understand how it works differently than RX3, but once that was figured out, no problem going to and from ProTools. It does have some great new features that are pretty cool. Ambiance match and EQ match are actually pretty sweet. I work on a lot of bad TV audio from all over and Izotope RX4 is a great tool to have. Money well spent.
  5. Lavs made for abuse

    There is a company called Quantum5x that makes wireless systems for just this purpose. They make a small compact transmitter for sports that is waterproofed and rugged enough. Just search the net for Quantum5x.
  6. http://gajitz.com/high-tech-window-cling-is-like-a-volume-knob-for-real-life/ An interesting idea for sure, not sure how well it will work for location sound though. TB
  7. Senn. 416 set screw missing

    Hey gang I have a 416 that came back from a shoot missing the set screw that holds the inner elements in. Apart from sending the microphone off to be repaired, anybody know how I might get a hold of one of these set screws? Thanks Tom Backus
  8. Hanging in LA this week..

    Hi guys, I'm in LA all this week (March 12 - 18) doing some boring post production facility work and was wondering about the possibility of checking out some production that might be happening. If anyone can help me out, I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks, Tom Backus CAS Knoxville, TN
  9. Zaxcom TRX900 SA DC Input ?

    Hi I've got the Zaxcom TRX900 with stereo adapter. I'm using the Remote Audio power cable to supply power to this unit from my BDS. Why does the connector not seat all the way down into the dc input on the SA? to where I can secure it with the collar screw. I have several of these type cables and all are the same way. This makes for a precarious situation. Is there another cable out there that would work better? Thanks Tom Backus
  10. ankle pouches for xmttr's

    I'm looking for opinions on what everyone is using on talent ankles these days. Thanks Tom Backus
  11. Jupiter Entertainment has a shoot coming up in the Denver area for a reality pilot. Looking for a Denver based audio mixer with gear (wireless ,744t or 788t, camera hops, etc.) Shoot dates are early Oct. Please don't contact me asking for more details, I am only trying to get some names to pass along to the production manager, she will follow up and make contact. thanks Tom Backus CAS
  12. Any Drummers out there

    Longtime drummer/sound engineer here. Been playing since I was 4 yrs old. Marched in drum corps and aged out in the Bridgemen line back in '82. Went to Berklee for drums, also played in a punk band back in the early 80's that toured as the opener for The Ramones, The Go-Go's, Johnny Thunders, Joan Jett, and opened for U2 when they first went on tour here. Good times for sure. I still play and produce when I get the call for it, still follow drum corps too. Since I grew up in Rochester, NY, I had the pleasure of working with Steve Gadd a number of times when I was engineering in the studio. Just standing next to the kit while he is playing is unbelievable. He taught me some things, and we still keep in touch. Seems that most drummers I know are technically savvy, have perfect pitch, can write great music, and play many different instruments. Tom Backus
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