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About tourtelot

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  • Birthday January 1

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    Seattle, WA
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Ex-soundman for film, now recording music.
  1. Todd Weaver, "I, Tonya"

    Wow Todd. You are achieving rock-star status :):) Good work! D.
  2. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Hey, for all that know. How hard is it to find a Nagra stereo machine of any sort with two-track heads? Ie. no sync track, center track, etc. Ie. ie. for two-track music recording? Thanks. D.
  3. New audiophile (?) portable reel-to-reel recorder coming?

    Good Lord Larry! You crack me up. D. Built in 10" reel adapters though. No need to invite Rube Goldberg to the party. A friend of mine just bought a nice Nagra IVS with a 10" reel adapter which he plans to use to record music (mics>pristine preamps/mixer>recorder) for exactly that market. He thinks there is money to be made. The only other recordings will be a simultaneous DSD recording to Merging gear and Pyramix for the same reason. He believes that a couple of "hi-end" recording methods aimed at the audiophile market will reap enough financial rewards to pay for the costs of the projects. I disagree but he might be right. He has a smart business head. D.
  4. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Okay, fair enough. I have no 1960-era Lucas parts in my 1976 car D.
  5. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Okay, not to drag this thread much further OT than I already have, it is my studied opinion that Lucas parts work just as well as any other in a well sorted and maintained vehicle. I say Lucas gets a "bum rap." All the Lucas stuff on my car works just as it should. D.
  6. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    My MG is negative ground.. Can't remember when they changed it over. Late 60's I'm guessing. D.
  7. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Oh, seeing that picture of the Nagra power inputs. Now I remember; Nagras were positive ground!! I had forgotten. Reminds me of a friend's quip that he thought Stefan Kudelski drove to work each day in reverse, using only his rear view mirror as a reference. D.
  8. Line or Mic Level Input

    Yeah, super good idea to get a mentor or two. RPS's offer is genuine and you should take advantage. LA is still a huge base for production sound mixers and you should be able to find more than a few people willing to at least have coffee, if not let you visit a set or two. Good luck. D.
  9. Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Oh how funny. I had one of these, but by the time I gave it away, it had been heavily modified. Those little wheels in the front were always a problem, even on the PSC cart. I remember a mentor of mine, who I utility'd for on more than a few pictures, Ed Novick, reminding me "big wheels first." I also remember my cart "getting away" and bumping into a curb. Just like in upstate New York, Nagra Falls (sorry). D.
  10. Lav on Fireman suit?

    In the helmet seems a pretty ideal place to put a lav if they leave their helmets on during the scenes in question. Hat brim placement has always been a favorite of mine. D.
  11. Effect of new tax bill on freelance soundies?

    Hard to be "non-partisan" as this Tax Bill is clearly the most partisan thing to come down the road in ages. D.
  12. 'Being There'

    Wow! Great story. I miss those days so much! Imagine a whole movie with using NO wireless. I did many movies like that and even more mixing booms and wireless into one Nagra track that was used in the movie, typically, as I recorded it. Gives me the shivers. D.
  13. OT: Best all-round DI box?

    I have a bunch of Countryman DIs. They work fine. That is all. D.
  14. Yes to the Belden. "Works" well (stripping and soldering, easy to work with), fits into TA connectors, great shielding, and fairly inexpensive (I buy it in 500' rolls). We used to call this studio hook-up wire and I have wired whole top-tier recording studios with it. Good stuff. D.
  15. Boom and Live Vocals. Good lesson from 1955.

    But Glen, yer old. :):):):) D.