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    I am a 24 year broadcast TV veteran based in Houston who has done it all both in studio and out in the field. I own my own gear which includes a Sound Devices 442 4 Channel mixer, Peter Engh breakaway mixer-to-camera cable, two Lectrosonics UCR 411A Frequency Agile UHF wireless mic receivers with two UM400 beltpack transmitters, two Sanken COS-11 and one Countryman B6 lav mics for Lectro, and one Sennheiser MKH-60 Shotgun mic. Refer to my website www.sonicboomaudio.net for a complete list and my reel. My rate is very competitive and I hope to work with you soon!

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  1. Telex Intercom and Block 19-21 Interference?

    The BTR-800 has a scan function that will choose the range of frequencies that are most clear. You should power up any mics that will be used and then do the scan. Even if there is a conflict, you can change/edit the Tx or Rx freqs to avoid the conflict.
  2. Location sound earbud recommendations?

    I use a pair of Shure earbuds that are very similar ( not sure if it's a 215 but it looks exactly like it) and I like them. I don't find them to be too isolating unless I really jam them in my ear. They don't have the bottom end of the 7506 but you just have to accept that. I generally pull one ear out slightly to let a little ambience in if communication becomes an issue.
  3. Here's my issue. I work on a small video production using an SD 442 mixer. The show now wants to incorporate Skype calls into the show. I plan on using a Turtle Beach Amigo II USB card to send the Skype caller's audio from the Macbook's USB port to a speaker so the host can hear the caller and also to send the host's microphone back to the Skype caller from a direct out of the 442. Simple. The problem arises when the director needs to use the HDMI port to send the Skype caller's audio and video as an ISO source to an external recording device. My thought is that the USB and HDMI ports do NOT work independently of each other and that the HDMI port will override what I'm trying to accomplish with the USB port. Does this sound correct? I need the two ports to work independently of each other and not interfere with each other. Thanks for any advice!
  4. Can't post to WTB/FS

    Hi, I wanted to post in the want to buy/for sale forum. I understand it requires 5 previous posts and I thought I had done that (content count says 5). I'm hoping to buy a used Splitmon3. Thanks!
  5. How to deal with changes to OMF's

    Thanks all! Your responses pretty much mirrored what I was thinking. I'm just doing the basics as far as getting the doco ready for the first viewing. I'll have to see what changes come after that. I will definitely check out onelouder's recommendations in the meantime.
  6. How to deal with changes to OMF's

    Hey all, I'm about to start work on a small documentary. I'm doing a preliminary mix so the producer can send it out to a minor festival. I'm nearly positive that they will do some revisions based on their feedback, which means my original mix will be out of whack with whatever newer version they come up with. How do you all deal with large changes? How do you maintain what you've already done and integrate that into the new edit? It seems to me that you'd have to start from scratch. I'm using Pro Tools v8. Sorry if this seems like an elementary question, but I've never had to deal with wholesale changes, only minor substitutions here and there. Thanks in advance!
  7. Mic level out of SD 442 hot into SMQV

    They are MC-40 cables. I thought if I switched the output side to mic level, then there wouldn't be a need for an additional inline pad, right?
  8. Mic level out of SD 442 hot into SMQV

    Hi all, I recently did a wireless hop with my Lectro SMQV transmitter. I came out of my SD 442's XLR left master, making sure to change the output level to "mic". I used an XLR to 5-pin adapter. I fed -20 tone out and the level going into the SMQV was still hot. I had to basically turn the audio level down to "0" on the transmitter to get the levels to match. What am I missing? Is it because the XLR out is balanced? What do I have to do to fix the problem? Thanks in advance, John