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    Mostly location sound, combined with gear rentals.
  1. Naked Audio

    piercings might have helped
  2. Naked Audio

    Did interviews once at a naked wedding at a nudist resort. No place to clip the lavs!!
  3. Alvin's cables, has anyone used them?

    I had problems with their non Swiss manufactured Lemo connectors. No more for me thank you.
  4. Lectrosonics Introduces....................

    Zaxcom has been doing this for years!!
  5. Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    As your LEO how much stolen stuff ends up on Ebay, it's way easier than using a pawn shop
  6. Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    Yep something new is coming
  7. Contact info needed.

    I am asking the community if anyone here has worked for Peter Greenberg/Check Six Productions and has issues getting paid and/or has a way to reach them. The finance person is Andrea Pennywell, producer was Darra Stone and the tech person was Mike Worrall. Last September I did podcast audio for Peter Greenberg when he was in town. Got the billing info from the producer, keep contacting them and up until late January I could communicate with the finance person in his office. Now they just won't return phone or emails. All they said is we will look into it. Better yet if someone has Peter's direct phone or email. Not the ones on the website. Thank you very much. David
  8. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    There is a very nice sleeper mike from AKG. Long discontinued but available used. The C522 is a rather nice all in one stereo mike. It was manufactured in two versions, XY and MS with a subset in the XY mode. There were two XY versions, one with fixed capsules and another with variable capsules. The MS capsules were fixed. Single 5-pin connector.
  9. Which Lemo Power Plug for Timecode Buddy Wave

    I asked that very question of TCS, here is a copy of their answer. I'm afraid the :wave is not supplied with a Lemo power cable - just a micro USB cable and power adaptor for charging. We do make and supply a variety of cables for powering via the Lemo port which you can find here: https://www.timecodesystems.com/products-home/accessories/ We use a locking 2 pin power connector similar to the 0B 302 series LEMO connector. One example of a LEMO connector part number such as that is FGG.0B.302.CLAD42. If you are looking at making custom power cables, the exact part number will depend on the type of wiring used -- thicker wires will need a larger collet and have a larger value for the numbers after CLAD in the LEMO part number. Pin-out: Pin 1 : GND Pin 2 : +DC I hope that answers your questions, but please let me know if there's anything else we can help with. Kind regards, Olivia
  10. Bag cart DIY build

    I simply drilled through the extruded stock and through the handtruck frame. If you look at the fourth photo you will see three nut/washer combos on each rail. Stainless steel stove bolts from McMaster-Carr. They are a very good source for the hardware and other bits you might need. The extruded parts and fasteners mostly came from T-nutz. Some things they didn't have so, 8020 off of Ebay covered the rest. David
  11. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    So my .02 worth. Around here most camera people don't want to doing anything with their cameras that is not video related, even the DIT/AC people to a lesser degree don't want what I want to add to the camera. So, mostly I simply power on the sync units along with the audio receiver, standby while they are building cameras and just jump in with my gear, plug it, check for code and audio, then leave it. Most of the current sync boxes will easily run for the day on their battery, end of day pull it off. Once again camera people don't want to deal with my stuff, so I jump in a pull it off. 99.8% of the time everything is fine. Once in a while something will be unplugged or moved. Just today, after I had rigged the cameras, later into the build stage, I see them moving some of my kit to add Serv Pros to each camera. So really whatever sync method you are using is fine, some have more or less features, bottom line is do they work for you in the environment you work in. I am a fan of simply and work smarter. Can I change something that makes life easier for me.
  12. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    I have been using TCS products for several years and at the end of last year bought a couple of the USO boxes. Used them several times and like them. They integrate very well with their other products. So today using one of the USO boxes and discovered the main function switch (read large) is sticking slightly down in the case. It still worked, so finished the shoot and when I got home took it apart and there in the middle is the broken main switch. I have reached out to TCS for I hope warranty repair as I have only had them for 32 days. Up until now, no issues, from the inside peek, the board level switches could be a problem. Also there is no weather sealing around the switches, so this could be a problem unless you protect them from the elements. Amen to the velcro not sticking. I have cleaned the surface with denatured alcohol and gone to industrial strength velcro. We shall see. I have not used the other vendor products mentioned in this thread, so no comments as to their performance or suitability. There are compromises made for each product and only the user can determine if they meet their needs. YMMV David
  13. Stellavox AMI-48

    I had one of the AMI-48 mixers for a time, sent it to JP, had a time getting it back and not really happy with the service. YMMV
  14. Great explanation Nick!!!
  15. Bag cart DIY build

    Two hip replacements in the past two years and still needing to work, has required some thinking about work habits. Most of my jobs are bag related, very few with a larger mix panel, so my search led me to the various commercial offerings along with mixer op built bag carts. My criteria being weight, size, and cost. One aspect was I didn't want to reinvent the wheel, so I went with a ready made aluminum cart. For ease in building along with the ability to perform modifications I chose to use the 1" extruded aluminum product. There are a number of companies selling this type of product all over the world, 8020, T-Slots, Parker, Bosch, Mainframe, Item, Mayhew and others. What I discovered is these folks are vendors, the manufacturing sources won't sell to individuals. Also prices are fairly high from these vendors. Another decision was to do minimal cutting of parts. The cart I chose has vertical frame members of 12". I finally found a vendor of extruded 1" for about half the price of 8020 and they offer cut lengths in 12" sections. The various vendors I used where Tnutz, Amazon, McMaster-Carr, 8020, Chinda, Modern Grip, and Ebay. I keep a record of costs and this cart as you see in the photos was about $800. Had I used 8020 exclusively the total would have been closer to $1100. If you left off the Chinda and stool, the build would be around $650. Chinda products are well made and for me made cable and headphone support very easy. From the photos you probably have noticed all of the shelves and sides have holes. This was a weight savings and most of what I carry won't be affected. If I need to carry some really small items, then the plastic bins from McMaster-Carr take care of those needs. The left side photo shows boom pole holder, cable and head phone. Back view shows folding tall stool on hangers, design doesn't let the stool swing when the cart is tilted. The right side shows cable and folding cup holder along with a 5/8" pin. The reason for this is as you can see in the two photos is mostly I need a stand for sit down interviews so with a Lowel adapter clamped to one leg I can easily carry a stand. For those times when it is a wireless only type of job, then a Lowel KP pole allows raised mounting of an antenna. Top view shows Roc straps for holding mixer bag in place when rolling about, along with a Nato rail and clamp should a need to attach a Noga arm or other small item. There is a RAM mount for phone or Ipad. On more jobs now I am seeing Serv Pro being used and with the app on my phone I can see what the cameras are shooting. Roc straps are handy because one side is elastic and the other is webbing. Finally, for prepping lavs and transmitters a small folding shelf. Weight sans gear is just under 50lbs or 22.5kg. Footprint is 24" x 27" (62cm x 69cm) I made some mistakes along the way, mis-measured, didn't order quite enough material, or at the last minute decided to add to the cart. The shelf was a total after thought, added cost about $65. All in all a needed item to allow me to continue working more easily and it was fun to build. Happy to share details with anyone, just ask. Merry Christmas from Nashville David