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Blas Kisic

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About Blas Kisic

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    Tarzana, CA
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Production sound mixer and owner of an ADR and dubbing studio in Studio City

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  1. FCC License

    I filled it out on a Mac, some three years ago, and it was very arcane and cumbersome, but I was able to do it. IIRC, I ended using Firefox, which isn't the browser I normally use. Cheers, BK
  2. slow mo playback for music video

    If you're in Pro Tools, there's a way to use, yes, math - let's say regular speed is 24fps and they want 35 fps. All you had to do is figure out by what percentage 35 is higher than 24, then apply that percentage to stretch the track. HTH, BK
  3. slow mo playback for music video

    Just two observations: -The music tracks should be summed to either left or right, and the other channel should contain the timecode signal -Do not pitch-correct the timecode signal in the short track Good luck, BK
  4. Mackie 1620i and Boom Recorder

    Cedric, there's no reason why you shouldn't mix with the faders. Please check the manual again - you're probably missing a step somewhere. As far as connecting your F8, don't use the four aux outs. That's not what they're for. Use the 1/4" ports underneath the inserts. They're labeled as stereo pairs, but that doesn't matter. Good luck, BK Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. Thanks, Tom. I was all set to go, but I messed up my knee real bad the weekend before, and couldn't leave the house… Pretty bummed I couldn't make it. I know it's early days, but I'm curious whether it'd be possible to update current recorders and syncboxes to the new standard with a firmware update. Were there any manufacturers present? Cheers, BK
  6. Looking for Oldest Sound Devices Product In Use

    Oh, boy… Thanks for point it out! BK <feeling sheepish…>
  7. Funny, but not really

    Not sexual harassment, but possibly relevant: I was in the middle of what started as an OTF interview with an NBA celebrity at a signing table but became a walk'n'talk, and ended up in a tight room while outside were more fans waiting to get autographs. So this late 50s guy starts to butt in behind me and pushing my arm, messing up my boom. I tried to softly swat him away, but he kept going. I turned and whispered to him to please wait outside. It became a bit of a scuffle because he thought he'd miss the change to get his shit signed, though I explained that the player would come back out again. Anyway, it turns out that he was a bit "lit" (I could smell it on him) and wanted to make sure his family didn't miss on the signed posters. The DP told me later that at some point he actually heard me say "don't touch me!" because the guy kept pushing my arm… It seems that the location person saw everything from behind and, though he complained to her, she waved it off and told me I'm cool. Needless to say, I was quite upset, not only because he didn't let me do my job, but I spoke during the take. BK
  8. Looking for Oldest Sound Devices Product In Use

    Congrats, Jon, and the rest of the company! I'm a big fan, and have owned most of your products at one point or another. All the best, BK
  9. Communicating...

    I just learned something new: Macassar ebony is a kind of wood from Indonesia (Diospyros celebica,) and its name comes from the main port on Sulawesi island. From what I can gather, Macassar _Oil_ is the product Jan is probably talking about. Now, whether it is actually the oil from the wood, or just borrowed the funky name, I guess Jan will have to confirm… Thanks, Jan!
  10. What Car Do You Drive?

    José, that's actually in my immediate plans. I've researched all its competition (Nissan NV, Ford Transit, et al) and, at least from the specs point of view, it beats them all hands down. Just FYI, this car is actually a Fiat Dobló, sold throughout Europe. I was there this summer and they were everywhere. I'll be doing a test drive in the next couple of weeks, and probably purchase one before the end of the year. Currently I have a very capable V10 Ford F350, but it's a gas guzzler and, at 7' high, it can't get into some parking structures… Cheers, BK
  11. SD 6 series & app knowledge in LA

    Robert, I have two 6-series mixers, and am fairly well-versed in their operation. I am, in fact, thinking of ordering the dongle so as to start playing with the software. Assuming they have them in stock at Trew, I should have one installed, and be familiar enough with the "Wingman," by the time you're back in town. In any case, I have found that Ryan Coomer at Trew is a good source of info on all things Sound Devices, and if you and I don't connect, he might be a good person to contact. Cheers, BK
  12. Alternative to Mackie Onyx mixer

    Got it. Yeah, I just feed TC from a Denecke SB3 into the last track: rock-solid timecode all day. BK
  13. Alternative to Mackie Onyx mixer

    Phil, I don't use the clock when I record with Boom Recorder - I feed TC from a Denecke syncbox into one of the inputs. All the recording actually happens into my laptop. The mixer is just for routing. Unless I misunderstood your comment… BK
  14. Alternative to Mackie Onyx mixer

    Thanks. Unfortunately, it weighs 36lb, which is 11lb more than the 1620i weighs - and I'm trying to go down in weight, if possible… BK Leaning toward the A&H at the moment… Will keep you all posted. Thanks for your comments, BK