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    Chicago, IL
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    Production sound and music mixer.

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  1. Scott Smith

    Problems with Wingman

    I have experienced similar issues, which I believe are inherent to the reliability of the connection to the recorder. Has happened with 664 and 668. Has occurred with both IPad mini’s and IPhones 5 & 6. -Scott
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    Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Great photos! Some of the very few I’ve ever seen. With the Nagra II in use! -Scott
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    Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Another example of what happens when marketing takes precedence over engineering. This never would have happened when Kudelski was at the helm. Too bad they didn’t include some of the accessories like the BM-II mixer, SLO synchronizer, etc. -Scott
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    Soundbag as Hand Luggage

    Can’t speak to Dubai, but didn’t have too much of a problem traveling to Saudi Arabia. Did not take too much gear onboard though, just the recorder and a couple of mics. Checked the rest. -Scott Scott D. Smith CAS “I don’t care what they’re talking about, all I want is a nice fat recording” Harry Caul “The Conversation” 1974
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    Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Mike: i have one, but you will need to be patient, as we are doing very long days. I’m sure Trew and LSC would one too. Not much to those things! -Scott
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    AES Inputs on Mixer/Recorder

    For example, the AES inputs on the early versions of the Deva IV/V NEVER worked! -Scott Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hearing Follow Focus

    You don’t make mention of the camera or follow focus system being used, We had issues with the focus and zoom lense systems on some Arri Alexa’s. The 1st AC sourced some softer gears to replace the hard gears that came stock with the system. It didn’t entirely solve the problem, but made a big difference. -Scott Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A question on MS recording for film

    Years ago, I did a music project that was simulcast over NPR. We recorded all the music on multi-track, and all the dialogue M/S. It worked very successfully, but I supervised the entire project from the beginning to the end, (including being at the broadcast head-end when the show aired). Had I not been able to do the show from beginning to end, I would probably wouldn’t have handed off the M/S tracks to just anyone though. I was very pleased with how the show turned out, but it was of those rare shoots where things generally worked in our favor. -Scott quote post="342771" timestamp="1515532873" name="johngooch" userid="89"] PBS here in states tried to follow suit as well. It was not successful... had to record separate M/S tracks. .. so you ended up choosing to create a mono mix that included your wires and the M channel... it got weird pretty quick. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    A question on MS recording for film

    As Constantin and others point out, you won’t end up with M/S, or and kind of stereo. If you want s stereo perspective, I would do an M/S mic system on the camera, and maybe a second M/S mic or spaced array on a boom. Have done many projects using M/S, coincident mics, and spaced arrays. All have their pro’s and con’s. -Scott Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    I have found some devices that go into a bizarre “sleep mode” when powered off. You would think that there would be no power at all, and no emissions, but that doesn’t always seem to be the case. Not sure if the G3 system is one of these (I have never used one), but might be worth talking to Sennheiser ((assuming you can find somebody there these days that actually knows engineering details). -Scott Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Nagra repairs

    The one person that has ever worked on the III recorders I own besides myself is unfortunately no longer with us. He did do a motor repair once for me (bearings), but I sadly don't know the details. I do know you need the magnetic shunt. The only other issue I can think of is that if you remove the encoder wheel, it will probably need to be re-balanced. Have no idea how that would be done. My guess is the factory had a special test bed to do dynamic balancing. Might want to let an expert attempt this one[emoji846]. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    BDS Battery + AC

    And then there was the old Masonic Temple stage in Detroit I worked at in the early Seventies that still had some D.C. outlets on the stage. Unmarked, naturally. Found out the hard way... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    BDS Battery + AC

    David: I assume you mean 220 volt? 120 volt is standard in most cities (at least on theory-reality is a bit different!) -Scott Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    RIP David Yewdall

    Marc: This is sad news indeed. Thank you for posting the obit from Deadline. I hadn't talked to David in some time, and had no idea he was suffering from pancreatic cancer. His book is one of the best I've ever seen in regards to the craft of sound editing. The industry has lost a great teacher. -Scott
  15. Scott Smith

    LA Sound Mixers Summer Mixer July 23 1-6 PM

    Damn, was really hoping to make it this year. One week later and I could have done it! Maybe next year... -Scott Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk