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  1. Antoine was a wild man! He stayed with us for a few days in LA in the late 80's. I wonder where he is now? Cheers!
  2. Sound Devices & Audio Ltd

    Hi Mike, Kish gave me a tour a few years ago. Their facility was less than 1,00 square feet! Perhaps they have expanded. I love my Audio Ltds, and they are all for sale as I retired about a month ago. Cheers!
  3. 14 hour day

    I have always been paid OT after 10 hours, except when I was doing docs for Cousteau and Nat Geo, which I was happy to do as that is the nature of the beast.
  4. Aaton XTR sync start/stop

    I am not sure, but I seem to remember that if you open the machine, there is a switch to choose D, P or T on the mic preamp cards.
  5. Sound is no longer respected on set?

    I mix commercials and have a good relationship with most of my directors. If I have a problem, I go to them. Problem solved.
  6. Hi Mike, I worked for Cousteau 1998-2004? Mostly with JMC, but went to Antarctica with JYC for 3 weeks. Wonderful memories. Cheers, Mate! Traut Hi Mike, I worked with Cousteau 1998-2004? Mainly with JMC. Went to Antarctica with JYC. Wonderful memories. Cheers, Mate! Traut
  7. Sela was the way most of us rolled in the old days. NEVER remove the motor housing. The motor is over magnetized and removing it will affect the efficiency of the motor, resulting in increased battery drain! Probably 50/50 mono vs IV-STC. Then DAT, now Cantar. Mics didn't evolve as much as RF did.
  8. Lav on Fireman suit?

    Firemen wear a lot of gear. No one will notice an exposed lav.
  9. 2018

    Happy New Year to you, Crew! You have no foes.
  10. Recording, '50s Style

    Look like the knobs Bruce used on his mixer!
  11. "A Thousand Hands Ago"

    Thank you.
  12. Old Nagra's

    I have a great Robert Stack story. Many years ago we were shooting wrap arounds for a crime show of his out in Fillmore. We went to lunch at a local restaurant and I was lucky to sit next to Mr. Stack. He was very personable and we had a nice time conversing over lunch. Cut to about 10 years later, I am shooting network promos on the weekend. You all know the drill. Anyway, Mr. Stack walks on stage, comes directly to my cart and says "Hi, Paul, don't know if you remember me, but I'm Bob Stack."
  13. Nagra cables....

    Wow! I have a box full of old Nagra cables I could probably trade in for a Ferrari!