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    Ex-soundman for film, now recording music.

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  1. As Jeff Sessions says (about something entirely different) "Zero tolerance." D.
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    Tomorrow morning breezes in Rio Rancho, NM

    Nope. Just a road-runner. D. Oh, and I miss NM. I DO NOT miss Atlanta. Sorry to all my Atlanta buds.
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    Film Camera Noise

    And remember, a lot of film camera noise can be reduced by a trained and diligent camera assistant. As said, film loop sizes in the movement have a lot to do with camera noise. If it is particularly noisy after a re-load, have the camera assistant change the loop size. As well, movement pitch in an SR2 (IIRC) can be changed by the assistant "on the day" and can sometimes make the noise better. And unlike what Philip suggests, and he has a TON more experience at this than I do, I always believed that taking out camera noise in post was something that everybody knew how to do. I could have been making up that story just so I was able to sleep at night I remember being forced to endure some Arri 35mm camera on some feature that was not a "sound" camera because the DP wanted a lighter hand-held. Oh, and nothing in front of the lens. Verboten! Nightmare! Then the operators on Breaking Bad who worked hand-held all day after all day with perfectly tuned BLs (35mm) on their shoulders that were just the quietest little cameras in all the world. That was one cracker-jack camera department. D.
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    Knurled Thumb Screw for Denecke TS-2?

    Just talked to Charlie yesterday. Absolutely one of the nicest people in all the industry! D.
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    Something is up with the HTTPS version of the site…

    It's getting on 5PM here. I'll think I'll work on some spirits for a little while and see if I feel better. Gin, I think. D.
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    Something is up with the HTTPS version of the site…

    If only she claimed to have a cure for GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), I might have been interested. D.
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    Editing numerous times – Bad?

    Wait for it Philip. Post #9236 will be the proverbial straw. D.
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    AC Power For SD USBPre2?

    What are owners of this box doing when they want to power it from AC in stand-alone mode? A simple iPhone charging cube? D.
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    Schoeps CMC3u/CMC5 Amplifier Cleaning

    No need to take a peek at the inside of Pete's re-works. They are spotless. :):) Oh, and Dalton Great idea for near-field mic testing. Would have never thought of that. D. PS. If anyone has any CMC4s for $250 each, I'll buy them all.
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    Best windscreen for close voice recordings

    If you need/want to put the mic close (proximity perhaps), the Håkan pop-screens seem to be at the top of peoples' list right now. I have one for my LDC and it works really well. No breath pops and no (to my ears anyway) coloration. Wash it out with dish detergent and put it back to work. Not any particular plug for the retailer here. No experience. On a quick Google search, a pretty good description of the Håkan line: https://www.kmraudio.com/brands/hakan D.
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    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    God bless the Harvey Mod. One of the best decisions I ever made. It fixed SO many UI problems! D.
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    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    FWIW, I read that Halliburton cases were specifically made to deform in the case (sorry!) of impact to adsorb the shock and protect the contents. I actually have a bunch of Halliburton cases that still travel with me and protect the contents, mostly microphones, including a briefcase that I have had since my rock and roll touring days in the 1970s and 1980s. Still works fine, but doesn't see a lot of use lately , holding a studio-style headphone distribution mixer that rarely gets used for the work I do now. Road-warriors! D.
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    Cloud-based mixing

    I believe Pro Tools as well. D.
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    Looking for a non audio looking bag for my MixPre 3

    A Coach clutch? D.
  15. In the day, I actually did a lot of work with a fabulous (and now retired as am I) MOW producer who insisted on me being on every day of every scout which turned a three-week MOW into a four-week production. I was and always will be eternally grateful for his vision. D.