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  1. Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    This is just plain Bulls*&t.... I have used one for a long time now and I have never had "reboot Issues".. "plus the word around about the preamps not being the same for 6's as the 7's series." The Preamps are just fine... Why don't you make a judgement for yourself rather than re barfing "the word around"?
  2. How to wire a hairy talent

    I will first bring it up to the wardrobe dept. and play polite as usual... if that goes south, I will demand them if necessary and call it out to the producer... My day is not going down the toilet because wardrobe didn't properly have a t shirt on hand.. or refuses to help out by getting talent into one... If it is star talent and they refuse, well, then it is what it is, record the best you can and live to fight another day.. Make proper note though..
  3. When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    When production doesn't rent my kit then they don't rent me either... I can't get into that potential can of worms 20 ways... Probably best to pass on the show... But this is up to people to decide for themselves..
  4. Audix 1280B Shotgun

    Arni, Your WAY out of line here.... Seriously... threats? This forum is no place for this.. Please get a grip.
  5. Wireless

    Remember Arnold, he has forgotten more than you will most likely ever know about Audio.. He had a great deal of information... and like many, was irritated by those that would rather simply ask questions rather than research, dig and read for themselves for information readily available here and elsewhere..
  6. Nomad Cart NEBTEK

    Nice cart Gaylen!! Glad to see you are still tinkering.. Your very old friend Bob D (Mr. Smillie days)...
  7. DPA 4063's in high wind

    Try using one of the "Rycote little furry disc windshields" stick ons using the Rycote sticky.... These work really well and can help out a lot depending on the mounting options available.. You can cut these down a bit if need be..
  8. 633 firmware improvements

    On My 633 this is not much of an issue, still would be nice though, but on my 688 it is. I would actually like it simply in the output section of the regular menu. For me, I would choose Aux1 output- mute during stop. I probably would not change it...or if I did, it's easy to check the box for off. Just like choosing auto mix or any other function.. Being a cart guy much of the time, I always have to kill the feed to the 15 or more people monitoring on headsets... It's a huge pain in the ass... I know, only one pot to turn on the CL-12, but when you do it all day, it sucks, I would love to eliminate that extra step for rolling and cutting...
  9. UCR 411A bad power input

    If you mean the new Windband SM's, no I would not say in my use battery life is better... No, the 411 power plug never an issue... but if it's been stuffed in a bag with a straight(or even a (90 degree )plug, it may have just been pushed and wiggled to it's current state. If it's just the female plug on the unit, I would not buy a new one because of it... It is likely a simple fix, unless there is some sort of board issue. I don't know where you are located, but a trip to lectro is your best solution... or a trip to another approved repair facility. If it's just the plug connection it MAY be a simple fix. Double check all power leads from your BDS and make sure it is at that plug... You should be able to hold the unit in your hand, plug it in and wiggle at the connector itself... at the unit... that should answer the question...You may have already done that...don't know.. Good luck..
  10. sandisk extreme pro vs extreme

    The difference in readers speed can be amazing.. Mr. W Ear is correct..
  11. 633 firmware improvements

    Mike, I don't get it... I record a left mix track and ISOs... some notes... Not always ideal, but with our bag of tricks, we make it sound as good as we can given any situation... what did I say about notes..? I have always thought it is our job to do our best to provide the nice folks in post with the best usable mix track we can pull off... if it's problematic, THEN they can run to the ISOs.. Normally, the !st AD gets things quiet and does the best they can, I help by reminding... Everyone is on IFBs... if it's problematic to me, I will remind them... if they are accepting of the info, I will remind them again... if not, they hear it, let them note it.. There is usually a script supervisor.. Talking on set I remind once, sternly... after that, they can ruin their own tracks... I can't make 70 people act professionally and they are not paying me to do so... "It's not MY movie" as the saying goes.. I won't be the screamer...
  12. IFB on the cheap.

    Sean, Derek is right... Just get a Comtek transmitter and about 5 or 6 older 72MHz units... they can be found for little money and will allow you to transmit from your bag to the receivers... Then you will do what MOST in our field do... hand out some units and headsets and go to work... Nobody wants to be tethered in 2018...believe me... that is NOT normal.. just do it!!! Be careful buying ANY Older Comtek transmitters and receivers, there are right ones and wrong ones.. I do not care for the numbered frequencies... You WILL see a LOT of those on EBAY... I would steer away from ANY White button top units... You'll see those on EBAY!! Too old for service... You want one with the black knob on top... Further, find a transmitter with Lettered frequencies... A-B-C-D-E-F-I FOR EXAMPLE... AND, MATCH YOUR RECEIVER XTALS TO THE TRANSMITTER YOU BUY... BETTER YET, FIND SOME USED 75A RECEIVERS... LOOK MODERN, CAN BE FOUND FOR $150EA. USED.. They will auto tune to whatever you broadcast...A-B-C- etc.... You CAN have them locked (programmed) to whatever you broadcast by the way if need be.. Questions, call Comtek...they are nice... They can use serial number info and tell you whether it is before a certain serial number, meaning they still service the unit or not... Again, button tops are usually too old for service..
  13. 633 firmware improvements

    Guys, who cares about the "data".... send the mix track along with the rest of it and be done... maybe don't ask SD to make a special update to achieve this.. Give POST the mix track and if they don't want it.. then they don't have to use it. Pretty simple... I am still waiting for a way to mute the output of assignable aux mixs while in standby mode... then let the output pass while in record mode... Now THATS a request!!! I am tired of spinning output feed pots every take.. and yes, I have requested this many times... Most of my clients use the mix track... I am a sound mixer, not a track monkey...LOL
  14. The Lav Mic in the Uniform

    You pretty much covered it... And you are spot on..depending on the uniform color and how much "stuff" (pens, tools, radios, badges etc) are present, we have had good luck with the mics in plain sight.. with so much "stuff" on the uniform, it is normally too busy to pick out the tiny mic head.. I once told a concerned wardrobe person to step back 2 ft. and tell me with all thats going on to spot the mic... they couldn't, or could only because they knew it was in a particular spot. We have also hollowed out a pen and ran a COS-11 up the pen through the "new" hole in the pen on top... worked just great... couldn't of been in a better place. The long thin shape of the Sanken was perfect for this style of mount.
  15. The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    I have argued that till I am nauseous.... to no avail... I have repeatedly been told by our reps... nothing they can do... It's really sad...