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  1. Etymotic ER4S in-ear monitors

    I use the 4S model quite successfully with the Deva. I think pretty much any of the recording devices/mixers we have, have a powerful enough built-in amp to drive them. I have used them on a plane with my ipod and while it does work, you really have to crank up the iPod to drive the ER-4S. Wayne
  2. WTF

    When you go to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Yonge St in Toronto, they always have the Stanley Cup on display. But what they won't tell you is if it's the real thing, or the stand-in double. So you can take a picture with it there, but not really know if it's the real thing or not. If it's not out with a player, then it's the real thing, but since they won't say which is which, you never know. Wayne
  3. Safari V4.0

    Richard: It's the same. The Windows version too! I have a few problems with the windows version when I go to a site that wants explorer. Seems that web people feel that if you have Windows, you have to use IE. Wayne
  4. A Sound Guy Sounds Off

    One of the reasons I hate indies... I am still owed money by some, and like a lot of the attitudes of people replying, they just don't get sound and won't pay anything for sound. But then, the music scene isn't a whole lot better. Wayne
  5. WTF

    Nice Richard! The only question is, is that the real Stanley Cup? When I lived in Toronto, my wife and I went to the Hockey Hall of Fame a couple of times. They won't tell you if the Stanley Cup they have out there is the 'real' Stanley Cup, or the stand-in double. Crew, you're probably right. I played hockey and so it's in my blood. I think bit like soccer (the only sport I lettered in while in HS), I follow the sports I played. But then I think a lot of people get excited about some sports they have never played (football, baseball, basketball), so I don't know. Wayne
  6. WTF

    Unless you live in Pittsburgh, where they can also claim themselves champions this year. ;-) (I did notice you left both the Ducks and Kings out of your list). Wayne
  7. Random celebrity encounters...

    When I was still in the reserves (early 90's), I took part in an exercise at Fort Leavenworth. They flew us up on a military plane, but for some reason, flew us back on a commercial plane. As I boarded the plane back to Austin, I noticed this guy in first class with ratty jeans and a shirt. His ball cap pulled down over his face. When we got off the plane, the group of us waited outside for our transportation to the other side of the tarmac (where my unit was -- ironic, even then we couldn't just stroll across the tarmac, they had us use public roads. ;-) )... anyhow, it was as we were standing outside that I realized that ratty clothed guy was Willie Nelson. I said Hi to him, and then left him alone. However, soon others realized who he was and the airport police had to keep people away from him. Although, I think the coolest thing I've ever seen was this elderly black woman in a wheelchair. She wanted to see Willie and the airport police who were keeping folks back, came to her, pushed her wheelchair to see Willie and he walked over and said hi and gave her an autograph. My now wife (who was in my unit at the time), and I talk about that even to this day. Wayne
  8. Etymotic ER4S in-ear monitors

    I have a set, but only use them for music, when I'm mixing in a noisy venue, or even when I'm recording orchestras, I use the ER4S monitors over my Senn HD-25 headphones. I find I can pick out thing much better with the earphones over the headphones in these environments. However, I don't like using them on-location. I have custom molds for mine, and even with them, it takes longer than I want to (or can) spend getting them seated properly. However, as previously mentioned these sound gorgeous. These are not some cheap $30 earbuds. They actually have a great audio range and represent it very well. Wayne
  9. Did Anyone go to the Cine Gear Expo?

    Oh quit your complaining, we all know you can fix anything in post. I've heard tons of video people tell me that, so it must be true! Wayne
  10. what's happening on r.a.m.p.s.?

    It is interesting how of all the sound equipment we have, recorders are the one thing that have changed over the years. Nagra open reels, DATs, digital hard drives/CF cards/DVD-RAM discs, and so forth. Rarely does a microphone ever go out of style. In fact, as some age they become more valuable. Wayne
  11. Texas Mix/Boom available

    Sean: Let's shoot for Wednesday. I'll give you a call and we can set it up. Regards, Wayne 577-5570
  12. Texas Mix/Boom available

    Hey Sean: We should get together and chat sometime. You're name pops up from time to time, but I've not met you and we live in the same town. ;-) Wayne
  13. Back to the Basics

    I was hired to record the McCallum High School Choir and Orchestra perform Schubert's Mass no. 2 in G Major. They also had the choir and orchestra performing some other things prior to the mass. Before you go, "oh, no, a HS orchestra", This is our arts high school, they basically get to select the students in the program and Schubert's Mass no. 2 is what they will be performing this summer at Carnegie Hall. I used an 8 microphone mix for the second half of this recording (when solo vocalist would also be performing), and a 6 microphone mix for the first half. I used two Earthwork QTC-1 omnis in the back for the choir. Two Earthwork SR-77 cards in the front for the vocal soloists, Two Earthwork QTC-40 as the main orchestra mics behind the conductor, and two Earthwork SR-30 mics along the sides of the orchestra. All these went directly into the Zaxcom Deva 5.8. I can't say enough good things about the staff at the Long Center. They were very helpful and a great group of people to work with and the sound at the Long Center is just incredible. So, here is a tease... Vivaldi's Spring Movement No. 1 by the McCallum Orchestra. http://homepage.mac.com/wayneb/FileSharing18.html You want Spring_mov_1.mp3 or Spring_mov_1.wav (pick your poison). Wayne
  14. Back to the Basics

    As some of you may remember, I contemplated purchasing a CD replication company here in Austin this year. As I started to figure out how to grow the company, I realized that the more involved I got into the film/video projects, the more I ignored the music side of things that I really enjoyed. I decided that I needed to get back to the basics (for me at least) and get more involved in the music scene again. I made a few calls and let people know I was still around and introduced myself to a few people who I didn't know. Turns out that was a great decision. This week I'm recording an orchestra at our fine arts house, and in a couple of weeks, I have a full day of recording with nearly 100 classical guitarists who are attending and performing at a festival here in town. Next month, I'm suppose to do another 5 dates with the classical guitar society here in town. Film/video? I turned down a one indie project this past month and I'm being very selective. I've sort of lost the passion, and I simply want to enjoy things again. For me, it's all about going back to the basics. It also gives me time to focus on the business side of things (and work on some writing projects that I have ignored for all too long). Wayne
  15. I wonder if he still has to bake the tape to avoid shedding. ;-) Wayne
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