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About karlw

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  • Birthday 10/28/1966

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    Rio Rancho, NM
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    Music, good books, astronomy, audio.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    VP of sales & service at Lectrosonics, Inc., classical musician, family man.

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  1. karlw

    Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen - Roy Thomas Baker

    He produced the Cars albums, too - also masterpieces of engineering & production.
  2. FWIW, coming from a manufacturer's point of view, it is mainly the customers that choose which channel/s of communication they prefer. As I was coming up in this industry, there was phone, fax and email. Next was the contact page on your web site, which most often would generate an email. Newsgroups were around then, too, but have largely been replaced by social media, which is more controlled. Texting has been around for a couple of decades, too. Now there are literally dozens of channels by which customers contact, or at least attempt to contact, the manufacturers. Whether or not we "like" any particular channel, such as say Facebook, we have to realize that these channels aren't going away any time soon. I still personally view a manufacturer's web site as the primary source of public info about a company and it's products. A phone call is the most immediate way to get an answer, assuming the company answers. Email is generally expected to be answered within 24 hours unless during a weekend, trade show, or other extenuating circumstances. And social media is a huge collection of discussions, questions, inquiries, etc. that must be dealt with. All of this of course takes fairly significant resources, but like I say - it is not going away any time soon.
  3. The new 2.0 Update offers iXML Header Support, which allows for recordings to contain industry-standard iXML data in the file headers, enabling easy handling in typical editing software. And Filesystem Protection adds provisions to protect recorded data on the Micro SD card when users mount the card onto a computer. The menu structure has also been updated with some items moved to submenus, including Timecode, SD Card, and “Settings, which is designed to allow for quicker and easier navigation for users. Additional functional enhancements provided by the Firmware Update include: — Timecode can now be copied from the internal real-time clock. — Scene and take numbers can now be manually entered, and are embedded in the filenames and iXML headers of recordings. — Take number automatically increments each time the record button is pressed. File browsing and playback can now be organized by file or by scene and take. And the PDR now understands recordings made in SMWB Series transmitter/recorders and can list their format, length, timestamp information, etc. (Note that the PDR cannot play SMWB recordings because of the sample rate mismatch.) For greater convenience, recording segment size has been increased from approx. 200 MB to 4 GB. On the largest SD card size supported (32 GB), the maximum number of segments a single recording can have is 8. And finally, the two original file naming templates (“Clock Time” and “Sequence”) have been enhanced. Download it here (update instructions are linked on the page): https://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/category/93-firmware.html
  4. karlw

    Lectrosonics Introduces....................

    We introduced that in 2009: https://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Press-Releases-April-1st/lectrosonics-introduces-qp1-wireless-microphone-system.html
  5. Probably a (fairly) standard "Nigerian 419" scam. They will send you a check for some amount over what was agreed upon, then they'll ask you to wire the difference to a 3rd party. The check will be bogus, but it will take your bank a few days to figure that out. Thus, the only real money that will move is yours into the 3rd party account.
  6. karlw

    Lectronics antennae for Zaxcom QRX200

    Lectrosonics AMM and AMJ antennas have SMA connectors, FYI.
  7. Nice interview - great to see some of the clips from older movies Danny worked on & hear about the methods used. Thanks for posting!
  8. Congratulations to Mark Wingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo & team for their well-deserved Oscar for Best Sound Mixing on Dunkirk! And congrats to all the nominees - all excellent films: Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, The Shape of Water, and Star Wars, the Last Jedi.
  9. karlw

    Congratulations to CAS Awards winners

    Here's a link to the complete list: http://cinemaaudiosociety.org/54th-cas-awards-nominees/ Reminds me there still some movies & shows I need to see. Nice work, everyone!
  10. Derek, thanks for your questions. The IFB mode operates basically as you describe: it works very much like an R1a but with diversity and a better headphone amp. We don't have a lot of user feedback on that feature yet, but in our tests here, it walks fairly similarly to an R1a. Sound is about the same, limited by the transmitter audio processing/companding and the narrow FM deviation. With the current M2R hardware, it doesn't have the resources to do a 400 Hybrid mode - takes too much processing. No comment on digital SMs. Our standard answer to such questions is: if we were to design a digital SM transmitter series, what features are most important to you?
  11. Congrats to all the nominees this year! Fine work all the way around. Sound Mixing categories here: http://cinemaaudiosociety.org/54th-cas-awards-nominees/ Products here: http://cinemaaudiosociety.org/54th-outstanding-product-awards-nominees/
  12. karlw

    Wireless in Europe

    Europe is going to the 470-700 MHz range as the US did back in 2010. Now, of course, the US FCC has auctioned off the 641-698 MHz band. I would not be terribly surprised to see that happen in Europe in 5-10 years, but we don't see any concrete signs of such actions yet. So, for now, the "safest" range worldwide is 470-614 MHz (608-614 MHz is reserved for radio astronomy in some countries, including the US). Most of what Lectrosonics sells in the US is the A1 and B1 bands (blocks 470, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23). In Europe, it is mostly B1 and C1 (blocks 21-26) if that helps. Our agent in Europe is Jim Bakker, +33 (0) 78558 3735 if you are interested in reaching someone there for advice.
  13. karlw

    Stolen equipment - San Francisco

    Please send a list of the Lectrosonics gear with serial numbers to service.repair@lectrosonics.com so they can get it into the "Lost/Stolen" database.