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  1. K-Tek has been hard at work on a bag for the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. True to K-Tek fashion, this isn't just a regular ol' bag. This thing is very well thought out, as it has multiple uses depending on the type of work you are doing.
  2. I downloaded the demo of the latest resolve a month or so ago and was experimenting with it just a little bit, but never had the chance to get into the audio side of thing (I didn't need to since I'm running a bunch of other things like Premiere, Pro Tools, Audition...). I haven't had the time to sit down and learn Resolve fully, but it looks intriguing. I've never used fairlight, so I was interested in at least in learning the audio side of resolve. I'm always up for learning new things. If it really does everything they claim and does them well I could see incorporating that into my workflow for the videos that I do, but I'll admit the stuff I do is VERY simple compared to a TV show or feature.
  3. LA movie theatres

    When I lived in LA I always like the sound in the Chinese theater (the main theater). I saw a few movies in there. I saw a couple in the Cinerama Dome, and the sound bounced around, so I don't care for that place. I've only ever been in a few theaters, though, so I'm sure there are some great ones there I don't know about.
  4. Podcast Microphones

    For podcasting I recommend a large diaphragm studio condenser mic. Usually the mics are going into a mixer or USB audio interface so this isn't an issue. But a nice dynamic like an RE20 or Shure SM7b will also work nicely. Joe Rogan uses the SM7b on his youtube show/podcast and it sounds great. If you want to go with a large diaphragm condenser, you don't need to spend a ton of money. There are some great options out there for under $500. I have two sitting right here on my desk. The Rode NT1 (it's what I've been using for VO on all of my videos) and an Aston Origin (just got this in to play with). Audio Technica also makes some great options that I used when I worked in video games.
  5. Sennheiser sent this new Binaural earbud set to me to play with. They are coming out with this very soon. It plugs into an iPhone. I was very pleasantly surprised at the audio quality.
  6. Rycote announces Stereo Cyclone

    I really like the new Conn box. That's some nice work there, Simon, on all of these.
  7. Recording 160dB?

    I've used the SM58 and MD421 on obnoxiously loud cars and they survived, but that was on engines and exhaust systems, not for an interior sound system (I don't get having a car stereo that gets that loud. You can't be in there and be safe when it does that). With the sound bouncing around in there who knows what could happen. I'd maybe mount a 58 and 421 in there, throw some inline pads on them, and run cables to a recorder that is not that close, and then hope for the best. Keep the headphone volume down.
  8. COS-11D SMQV transmitters gain issues

    Hi Laurence, I've tried to contact you several times about this...left a couple of voicemails and and email and haven't heard back from you. We even tried to contact you over the weekend when we saw your tweet and never heard back from you. It looks like we shipped the reduced sensitivity by mistake. I'd be happy to exchange them for you. I just need you to get back to me so we can arrange the exchange. My email is davef@dvestore.com or you can call me at 360-653-7063. We don't wire these ourselves. We order them from Plus24 already wired. -Dave Fisk
  9. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    End of October is what I'm being told right now. Just had a conversation with my SD rep via email about it. If it's anything like the Mixpre-3 and Mixpre-6, it'll sell out fast, and then there might be a backorder period while new units are being made. Not to sound like a used car salesman here, but if this is something you are seriously considering, you might want to get your order in now. We are loading up on stock to try and accommodate customers already. Again...not trying to be a used car salesman here, but when SD announces something new, there's always a rush to get it.
  10. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    I can confirm the price is $1799. I'm taking orders now. davef@dvestore.com.
  11. Vid Chat: Whit Norris

    This time around I had the pleasure of speak with Whit Norris right before hurricane Irma made her presence known in Atlanta. We mainly focus on some of the projects he's worked on, some gear talk, and what it takes to get started in the industry.
  12. Please Post SIlly Things

    Ice Ice Baby
  13. The Opposite of Mixing?

    Interesting...I had to take so many physics classes in order to get my sound engineering degree (I'll admit they were mostly electronics, but had a regular physics AND an acoustics class in there) that with all of them if I earned a sound engineering degree at the school I went to I ended up with a physics minor. OH, we also had to have through calculus, so it was pretty math intensive.
  14. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    Things I'd be considering: -Save up for a 633 instead -Instead of the Rodelink look at the Lectro L-Series. I know it's a BIG price jump, but there are reasons for that. The Rodelink is fine for youtubers or really low budget corporate stuff, but I've had reliability issues just in my home office doing tests where I don't have a lot of wifi flying around.
  15. So, while we were at IBC, we were made aware of a really cool bar called the Whisky Cafe. They have over 1500 different bottles of Whisky on hand, plus lots of other stuff. If you are ever in Amsterdam, and you enjoy yourself a good whisky, check this place out. Here are two pictures.
  16. Vid Chat: SENATOR

    Senator was nice enough to spend almost 3 1/2 hours with me doing a video chat, and it's all here. Yes, it's a long one, but there's lot's of good stuff in here. Once Senator gets rolling I just sat back and listened with just a few questions here and there. This is a good one to start and stop as you are able, unless of course you have the time to watch the whole thing.
  17. Which Rycote Zeppelin? Navigating the maze...

    Having a couple of kids in cub scouts, the motto "be prepared" comes to mind; and this is why I like the modular systems. You may only ever use it with one mic, but you never know what could pop up and you might want to add an extension to it in the future. For interiors, using the 50, something like the baseball would work, and Rycote just announced a furry cover for the baseball so you could use it outside in light wind as well.
  18. Michael P. Clark is a production sound mixer based out of Atlanta, and is currently mixing The Walking Dead. He's also done season two of Stranger Things, Good Eats (one of my personal favorite shows), Feasting on Asphalt (another personal fav), and many others. Here's the full video where we talk about working on these shows and other things. Thanks, Mike, for taking the time out of your weekend to do this with me. I really appreciate it!
  19. Video Chat Full; Michael P. Clark

    Here's a short excerpt where Mike talks about working on Good Eats:
  20. Here's a short preview of a video chat I did with Michael P. Clark, who mixes The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, and has done other shows such as Good Eats and Feasting on Asphalt. The longer video that this is from will be available soon.
  21. "The Art of Windmill Maintenance"

    It's weird...at around the 5:35 mark when the guy is showing the inside of the thing, and you see all this stuff moving, and you hear his voice, but you don't hear anything from inside the room. I would have expected to hear all this wooden gears and noise coming out from there.
  22. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    I made a video about using timecode with the MixPres. Hopefully this clears up any confusion.
  23. LA Post-Audio Houses?

    When I first moved to LA in 2001 I was an intern at Dantracks. At the time we were working on 13 Ghosts, The Matrix Reloaded, and a bunch of other stuff. I just looked at their website and they haven't really updated in a long time, but it's worth reaching out to them. I know at the time they prided themselves on their internship program. I got to see and do a lot of stuff that was really cool. My very first day I was on a Foley stage watching John Roesch (amazing Foley artist) do Foley on 13 Ghosts. www.danetracks.com
  24. Video Chat with Jan

    I'm starting a new video chat series with audio professionals, and this is my first one. Thanks to Jan McLaughlin for taking the time out of her busy day to sit down with me via video chat.
  25. Video Chat with Jan

    Here's Jan talking about her start in production sound. I found this very interesting.