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Ed Denton

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    Moose Audio
  • Birthday 03/07/1987

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    Melbourne, Australia
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    I'm a freelance sound recordist in Melbourne and run my business as Moose Audio. Cut my teeth on friends short films and worked my way into the sound business over the last few years. Currently working on a cooking show for one of the national networks and hoping George Lucas will discover me for his next film...

    My gear setup is a fairly standard ENG one. I run a Sound Devices 552, Lectro UM400a/UCR411a's, Sanken COS11's, a Rode NTG-3 and an Audix SCX1-HC. Got some more kit but this is my "everyday wear". Do I make the switch to Nomad or save up for a 788t/CL8? That's my next decision...


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  1. 633 PFL

    Ahh that explains it. Pity that you can’t have post-fade ISO’s and pre-fade monitor on $3000 piece of gear. Would love to see this remedied in an firmware update. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hirose-powered Mac Mini.

    Running a computer based workflow on a cart with all the challenges of on set conditions? No thanks. Extremes in temperature, portable battery setups, rain, humidity, running your cart over rough terrain. There’s no chance in hell that I would trust a Mac computer to operate reliably in those conditions.
  3. 633 PFL

    Apologies in advance if this has been covered but I can’t find any reference to this in the manual or online. My PFL switches are operating as “post-fade listen” rather than pre-fade. I have my Input to ISO routing as post-fade which is how I prefer it (in case I need to mute actors who walk off to the toilet without notice or something). But I would like to be able to have my PFL as Pre-fade listen so I can audition mics before bringing them into the mix. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 633 firmware improvements

    Here is a copy of an email I sent to Sound Devices regarding my experience with the 633 and firmware improvements that would be useful. Please feel free to add any more that I missed: I recently bought a 633 and I just wanted to say congratulations on making a great device and also give some feedback as a user. I am a location sound mixer, I do primarily run-and-gun, one man operation where I am mixing and booming. I believe the 633 is an excellent machine for this style shooting but there are some improvements that could make the 633 better. Firstly, while there are many visual metering options one that I find lacking is the ability to remove the Left/Right meters from the screen. Most of the productions I work on these days require minimum of a boom and two wireless, which they want on iso tracks. There is less and less want or need for a LR mix track, basically it is just unwanted data that goes straight in the trash. I rarely record it any more and if they do want a mix track at all it is usually just on camera for playback. I would love to be able to have a monitor screen that only shows the iso tracks, both 3-channel view and 6-channel view. Secondly, everyone knows that typing with an encoder knob is annoying as hell. But there is a few things that would make the task easier (some of these taken from the Zoom F8 that, for all its flaws, has excellent keyboard navigation). One particular feature is to be able to scroll vertically by press-turning the headphone knob (turning the knob while it is depressed). Another would be to create a space by moving the mic/tone switch to the right. At the moment the mic/tone switch toggles Caps either way it is pushed. Personally I would love to quickly put in spaces when writing notes. I would also l would love to be able to move the cursor through the text without deleting the text. For example by holding the menu and moving the mic/tone switch. Sometimes in the heat of the moment on set I need to quickly write notes but make mistakes due to the difficulties of writing characters with a knob. It would be great to be able to quickly correct these mistakes without having to delete everything after the mistake. Lastly, it would be great if the take counter was able to display characters after instead of only 1, 2, 3 etc. Sometimes pickup shoots are slated like “scene 1, shot 1, take 14PU”. At the moment there is no way to represent this other than to change the file name. I hope this feedback leads to improved firmware in the future.
  5. Comtek “compand” switch missing

    Oh right yes! I saw that in the M-216 manual but when it said “optional compand auto/off switch” I took it to mean that it was optional whether the device was “off” or “auto”, not optional whether the device had the switch or not. But that clarified things.
  6. Comtek “compand” switch missing

    I just recently bought these Comtek units from some sound recordist and I noticed that they are missing the little “compand” and “mic” switches are missing. Is this normal or are these fake units? They seem to work fine but not sure what to make of this.
  7. 633 loose object inside machine

    I was just playing with my Sound Devices 633 and I noticed there seems to be something loose moving inside the chassis of the machine. At first I thought it was the AA batteries but I removed them and noticed it still happens. It seems to be coming from the underside of the machine and when I hold it and rotate it I can feel the slight vibration of the moving object inside. Can anyone give suggestions about the cause of this? The 663 seems to be working well otherwise but I just got it so I haven’t used it extensively yet. On the video below you can clearly hear the sound as I rotate it.
  8. Comtek Questions - 72 vs 216 - Old vs New

    On the topic of Comtek Option P7 vs Comtek jack version, has anyone got opinions on performance of either? Is the jack version considerably less durable than the BNC, so much so that it affects performance? There’s an M-216 up for sale but it is not Option P7 and I’m wondering whether it will cut it as a bag IFB transmitter. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The Rode NTG-3 failing in cold weather...

    I can confirm that this indeed is a problem that I have experienced. In -5°C today the NTG-3 started sputtering and fizzing and popping and then totally stopped working. Brought it back inside and in 15 mins it was working again. Gonna post an audio sample when I get home. Sending the mic in to get looked at, Rode has great warranties on their mics which shows they really stand by their products. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. T-Mobile to begin rollout of 600 MHz spectrum this summer.

    Thanks Gordon very eloquently and succinct explanation! Answered all my questions. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. BDS connectors

    Does anyone know of any low profile or right angle connectors that fit the Remote Audio BSD? The only ones I can find are these ones which are very long and not great in a bag. Extra point if you can give me a link or part number [emoji6]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Taping mics to chest

    Great thanks John, definitely adding that to the kit! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Taping mics to chest

    I just wanted to see what opinions people had on best practice regarding taping or attaching lav mics to actors' chests. Obviously it wouldn't be the first choice but if there is no better option like if an actor is wearing only a thin t-shirt with a high neckline is it an acceptable practice to attach the mic to their chest directly on the skin? What about if they have a hairy chest? And what about high profile actors/actresses? I've heard of soundo's saying "absolutely not" especially with hairy guys but then I've a lot of success miking directly on the skin. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. BDS power plugs

    Can these moulded cables be found on mouser or digi-key do you think? How would you search for such a thing? I've tried various searches such as "right angle coaxial connector moulded cable" but can't seem to find the part.
  15. BDS power plugs

    The link isn't working, could you add the correct one to the product you were suggesting? It seem oddly difficult to find these right angle plug for the BDS. The Switchcraft 761K are very long and stick out quite wide taking a big chunk of precious bag space.