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    Hi Mono Just adored Natalia !!!! Particularly love the small acoustic set, so intimate! Guess she wore a lav as she turned off the shotgun many times. Beautiful, I have always love women singing in Spanish or Portuguese Lani Hall, Elis Regina and Mayra Andrade - gorgeous Thanks mike Natalia Lafourcade: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
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  4. Guessing this is bad idea.. induction loop in car...

    Yep I think a low level speaker is easier and if the music is punchy then the vocal can be noise gated and the actual track sat ontop !!?? mike
  5. Mic Bra mod

    Technical note: From experience, larger women render a mic bra too low for the lav to offer good quality. Also mounting on the center of some bras' results in creaking sounds. mike
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  7. 4018c or a second 641

    Many thanks Ty for your time invested and great research. Off topic- I wondered if you have ever compared Sanken CS-1, 2 and 3 The CS-1 has the shortest real lobe I have ever experienced of a shotgun style. Kind regards mike
  8. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    I'm currently using this one: http://www.l-com.com/wireless-antenna-24-25-ghz-51-59-ghz-7dbi-rigid-rubberduck-antenna With this amp: http://www.l-com.com/wifi-wlan-cellular-amplifiers-1-watt-24-ghz-80211b-certified-indoor-amplifier-kit-rp-tnc-connectors
  9. 1-800-821-1121 An Unartificial Intelligence Human will answer the phone and get you quickly to someone that can track down your serial number and block. Best, Larry F
  10. 4018c or a second 641

    Second Schoeps CMC6 MK41 Main reason: "Continuity" for double boom scenes or interviews.
  11. It is a good idea to use a (any) signal generator for this, but the RF Explorer one is not an add-on module it’s a stand-alone device. I suspect that most of us won’t have one, but if you do, that could help. I still think calling Lectro with the serial would be quicker and easier (than buying an rfe generator). Or, as suggested above, open the box and look at the pcb. My SSM has its serial and block written there

    I have a Deva IV I want to sell if you're interested. PM me.
  13. Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    I called Dave – it’s pretty good.
  14. I don't have the generator on my RF explorer (or 2.4ghz module), I'm not sure it was available back then. But I just read: "Currently in BETA the new RF Signal Generator is fully programmable, can work as a CW single carrier, multi Sweep and Tracking Generator from 23.4Mhz to 6GHz. More details available on this page." So it's a pretty good call. Iron, if you don't own an RFE I would give a strong recommendation to buy 1. They are really useful and quite cheap considering other solutions. You can RF survey a location without carrying loads of gear. Excellent battery life allows you to monitor RF changes across the day and avoid issues that didn't show when setting up etc. I generally cross reference the RX scan with what shows on the RFE (as I'm not always convinced about the RX freq scan).
  15. I have one so good I can't advertise it. You'll need to contact me: davef@dvestore.com, or call me 360-653-7063
  16. 4018c or a second 641

    Maybe this'll help. https://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2015/09/dpa-boom-mics-4017-and-4018-with-mmp-b.html Regards, Ty
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    quoting: Published on Nov 20, 2017 Bonnie Raitt The Lost Broadcast Philadelphia 22 February 1972 'The Lost Broadcast' is most likely to be of interest to fans of Bonnie Raitt's early music - it's an album of blues, folk-blues and oldskool singer-songwriter tunes. 00:00 Mighty Tight Woman (3.52) 03:51 Rollin' & Tumblin' (3.49) 07:39 Any Day Woman (4.12) 11:51 Woman Be Wise (3.09) 14:59 Thank You (2.49) 17:47 Bluebird (3.23) 21:09 Finest Lovin' Man (5.29) 26:38 Big Road (4.39) 31:17 Stayed Too Long (3.10) 34:26 Under The Falling Sky (4.14) 38:40 Walkin'Blues (4.02) 42:42 Can't Find My Way Home (3.08) 45:49 Richland Woman Blues (2.57) 48:45 Blender Blues (4.37) 53:22 Since I Fell For You (3.51) Bonnie Raitt - guitar, piano, vocals Dan (Freebo) Freeberg - bass T.J. Tindle - guitar, harp John Davis - harp On 22 February 1972, Bonnie Raitt performed a concert in front of a small audience at Sigma Sound Studios' Rainbow Room in Philadelphia, and the concert was broadcast by local radio station WMMR - this recently released album is a recording of that concert. There are 15 songs including 9 from her debut album, 'Bonnie Raitt', plus 2 from her shortly to be released second album, 'Give It Up'. I have both of these albums, but I bought 'The Lost Broadcast' because I was curious about how those same songs would sound live without a full blown band behind them. There are 2 or 3 songs that don't grab me as much as the others - but this can be said for most of the albums that I buy. I would have liked to have heard live versions of 'Love Me Like A Man' and 'Love Has No Pride' - but you can't have everything on a one hour live recording. Of the 4 songs not featured on her first 2 albums, 'Blender Blues' is definitely one not to be missed. The band are introduced at the beginning of the album, but the album liner notes don't give musician credits, so I'm not absolutely certain about some of the instruments played. Bonnie plays acoustic guitar (with and without slide), piano (on 'Thank You') and National steel with resonator (on 'Walkin' Blues'); bass is quite funky on many tracks, but having a more resonant sound on others - so there seems to be a mixture of electric and acoustic bass; other instruments played are electric guitar and harmonica. As might be expected from live performances, the songs lack some of the polish of their studio equivalents. The music is by no means rhythmically neutral, but I think the addition of some light percussion on the up-tempo songs would have tightened things up a little. Nevertheless, I prefer a few of the songs here to those on the studio albums which, at times, feature horn arrangements that I find a little overpowering (tuba in particular). During the set, there are a couple of brief interruptions from the audience to applaud instrumental solos, but other than this, the audience remains silent during the songs. 'The Lost Broadcast' has a relaxed and intimate mood and it features a whole bunch of great songs with Bonnie in good form, both vocally and with her playing. I've no complaints about the album's sound quality - in fact, subjectively, it sounds pretty good to me. Bonnie Raitt's early albums garnered critical acclaim but little in the way of commercial success - that was to come some 18 years later when she signed to Capitol Records. Who knows, perhaps one day she will revert to her early style of music - and if she does, I for one, will start buying her albums again. By Colin Spence :end quote _______________ _______________ _______________ Published on Nov 22, 2017 Lou Reed : The Most Incredible Show Note from taper keith-michards:By dint of dragging my dirty shoes on the side of Lyoko, besides the fact of him beating his carpets in cashmere, I also understood why Lou Reed could be considered as one of the greatest rock artists of all time.Of course, there is his music ... powerful, poisonous, haunting, tortured, dark and generous. There are also his anxieties, his neuroses, his uncertainties, his faults, the drugs, the loves. All this is already a curriculum vitæ more than honorable!On stage, it's something else: Lewis Alan Reed becomes the ultimate mountebank. A neurotic troubadour, a lunar tightrope walker, an emotional volcano that submerges the people from the pit of the arena. Facing the public, he becomes an acoustic sculptor, chiselling each of his pieces like eternal diamonds. He shapes, kneads, kneads, stretches or compresses the sound material to give it an ever different and unique shape.The prince of the night and anxieties, as nicknamed Andy Warhol, put his amps on the stage of the Jolly Compiles for the most incredible concerts. 00:00 - Heroin (27.10.1974 - Palace Theatre, Dayton)10:52 - Vicious (19.10.1997 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View)17:39 - Perfect Day (14.08.1998 - The Bohager’s Club, Baltimore)22:19 - Turn to Me (28.04.2000 - Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle, Stuttgart)27:48 - Walk on the Wild Side (14.06.2012 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam)34:29 - Power and Glory (1989, Acoustic) 38:48 - Last Great American Whale (13.08.1989 - St. Denis Theatre, Montreal)44:09 - Sweet Jane (07.06.2003 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston)54:33 - I'm Waiting For my Man (16.03.1973 - University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown)1:02:16 - Modern Dance (04.04.2000 - Union Square, New York)1:06:58 - Satellite of Love (03.03.1992 - Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt)1:11:40 - Tatters (13.07.2000 - Jazz Festival, Auditorium Stravinsky, Montreux)1:25:23 - Harry's Circumcision (09.03.1992 - Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam)1:31:20 - Sunday Morning (17.07.2011 - Festival des Vieilles Charrues, Carhaix) _______________ _______________ _______________ Published on Nov 20, 2017 Band: Hindu Love Gods Album: Hindu Love Gods Record One, Sherman Oaks, California; A&M Studios, Los Angeles Recorded January-February 1987 Hindu Love Gods is the only album by American band Hindu Love Gods, released in 1990. The album was recorded around the same time as Warren Zevon's album Sentimental Hygiene, for which Zevon had enlisted Bill Berry, Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M. as players. The musicians also recorded this set of cover versions, reputedly during a late night drunken recording session. 00:00 "Walkin' Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 4:12 04:10 "Travelin' Riverside Blues" (Robert Johnson) – 4:02 08:12 "Raspberry Beret" (Prince Rogers Nelson) – 3:53 12:04 "Crosscut Saw" (Fred Ingrahm, Bill Sanders) – 3:06 15:09 "Junko Pardner" (Bob Shad) – 2:39 17:50 "Mannish Boy" (Bo Diddley, Melvin London, Muddy Waters) – 6:57 24:47 "Wang Dang Doodle" (Willie Dixon) – 3:51 28:36 "Battleship Chains" (Terry Anderson) – 3:06 31:43 "I'm a One-Woman Man" (Tillman Franks, Johnny Horton) – 2:16 33:59 "Vigilante Man" (Woody Guthrie) – 2:56 Bill Berry – drums Peter Buck – guitar Mike Mills – bass guitar Warren Zevon – vocals, guitar Bing: The band rocks 'Raspberry Beret' on 'Letterman' Surely one of the booziest supergroups, Hindu Love Gods featured Warren Zevon on vocals with Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Bill Berry from R.E.M. as his backing band. They played live on occasion throughout the '80s, and in 1990 released "Hindu Love Gods." Though consisting mostly of inspired covers of blues standards, the high point is their badass take on Prince's "Raspberry Beret," which is a little psycho, loud as hell and completely unforgettable.
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    quoting: Published on Nov 24, 2017 Lust for Life is a track originally from the Iggy Pop album, Lust for Life released on the 29th of August, 1977. Most of the footage used here was shot about a month later, for So it Goes; a British TV music show. So it Goes was presented by Factory Records founder, Tony Wilson and shown on Granada Television between 1976 and 1977. So it Goes specialised in showcasing the punk rock scene of the day. Manchester was the ninth date of the Lust for Life tour. The tour had started in Iggy's then home city of Berlin on September the 12th and it would finish up two months later on the 18th of November at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The musicians on the Lust for Life album had been The Idiot touring band of: Tony Sales - bass, Hunt Sales - drums, Ricky Gardiner - guitar, David Bowie - keyboard and backing vocals. Plus Carlos Alomar - guitar. However, by the time of the Lust for Life tour, Bowie and Gardner were gone, replaced by Bowie's former lead guitarist from the Station to Station tour, Stacy Heydon, and multi-instrumentalist, Scott Thurston, on guitar, piano, synthesizer, harmonica. Stacy Heydon, on how he came to be chosen for the Lust for Life tour "Iggy accompanied us throughout the Station to Station tour. He and Dave were best mates. I was approached by Jimmy. No doubt Dave gave his blessing". Scott Thurston had already been a member of the 1973 - 74 live incarnation of The Stooges, and he had played on the Kill City material in 1975. Stacy Heydon talking about the tour with Iggy: "The people in Manchester were among the best. Being mostly of English dissent I felt very much at home throughout the country. Jimmy was and is quite the entertainer. On countless occasions he would be sharing his extensive knowledge on things like French impressionists, psychology, various political systems, specific museum pieces and the like. Two steps later as soon as we’d taken the stage all bets were off. Being on tour with Mr Osterburg was not for the faint of heart but it did open my eyes to the immense wit and chameleon like qualities that he could extract from his psyche at will, and was the very fabric of his being. That said, whichever side of the cloth you happened to be with at any given time seemed to be the antithesis of the other. If it’s true that opposites attract, that little fucker must love himself as much as we all do!" The material shot for So it Goes was shown on British TV about a month after the live show on the 30th of October. Part of The Passenger was shown, a short interview with Iggy, and at the end of the show, part of Lust for Life, with credits played before the end of the song. Unfortunately, this broadcast led to the early demise of So it Goes. As John Cooper Clark states on his narration on “Anarchy in Manchester”, “Unfortunately for So it Goes, his (Iggy’s) noble onstage savagery led to the shows cancelation in late ’77. That FY appendage didn’t do it for Granada’s top brass.” And so the planned third series of So it Goes never happened. __________________ This recreation of Lust For Life is from 10+ sources. No footage could be found for the first minute and a half of the track, so I used footage from another European date on the tour (possibly Amsterdam). It’s not a perfect match - Iggy is wearing different clothing and the venue and audience are obviously different, but better that than a blank screen or omitting a large chuck of the track, I think. A sixteen minute version of this video Iggy Pop • Live in Manchester • So it Goes • 25th September 1977 is available on my Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/243329813 In addition to Lust For Life, it contains a complete version of The Passenger and additional interview material with Iggy. Been dabbling with this project for many months. It's still not right, but until it's uploaded, it's a distraction from future projects. Now I can forget it, and move on. Hope you dig it! _______________ I am grateful to Easy Action for providing the audio track and allowing me to use it on this video. The Manchester audio performances of Lust for Life and The Passenger are available to buy from Easy Action, as downloads and a limited edition 10” vinyl has just been released. easyaction.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=558&search=iggy+pop itunes.apple.com/gb/album/apollo-single/id1280354092 quoting: Published on May 8, 2016 David Bowie – “Heroes” – Live at Earls Court - 1978 Originally a track from David Bowie’s “Heroes” album, released in October 1977. And a subsequent live version, recorded the following year, featured on the album Stage, released in September, 1978. “Heroes” was played throughout the 1978 Isolar II world tour, always as the second track after the atmospheric intro of Warsawa. This live version, is from the shows at London’s Earls Court. Having played the U.S. and Canada, these were the last dates of the European leg of the tour, and the four and a half month pause, before the concerts resumed in Australia, in November of that year. The audio featured here is from the soundboard recording of the last of the three nights, on July 1st, 1978. The video was shot the previous night, the June the 30th performance, and was used for the LWT David Bowie Special show, that was broadcast a week later, on July the 8th. And it is from recordings of the LWT show, that I have taken the video footage. Obviously, “Heroes” is one of Bowie's most widely known and loved tracks, and I will resist the temptation to add my own gushing superlatives to the plethora that’s already out there. But needless to say, I love this song. Aren’t there already are loads of videos out there of live versions of “Heroes”? Well, yes there are, but I have reasons for wanting to create another. “Off to do a show – come with me?” The 1978 tour was the first time “Heroes” was played live in concert. And on that tour only, it featured the fantastic playing of the rhythm section trio who originally recorded the song the previous year with Bowie - Carlos Alomar, Dennis Davies, and George Murray - on rhythm guitar, drums and bass respectively. In addition, it featured the guitar pyrotechnics of Adrian Belew, more than adequately making up for the absence of Robert Fripp, who had played the distinctive lead guitar riff on the original. With these great musicians on-board, much of the feel of the original recording is maintained. However, when seeking a live video of the song from the tour, I felt that we were inadequately served. Previously we had two versions from the period. Firstly, there is the one from the German TV show, Musikladen. Although the Musikladen performance is very good, to me it has a very studio-bound feel. The second version we have, is from the last night of the tour, in Tokyo. Again, the performance is good, but I think it lacks live atmosphere, and there is very little to indicate that there is actually a crowd in attendance. Another reason for making this video, is as a personal memento for me, of the concert that I wish I had been able to attend. It goes without saying that Bowie was at the absolute peak of his powers during this period, and in the summer of 1978, I lived in London, and was already a Bowie fan. However, I was only 11 years old. I don’t remember if I was aware of the tour at the time, but regardless there would have been no way my parents would have allowed me to go. I do remember that I saw at some point, at least part of the LWT Bowie Special TV program, that was mostly shot at the Earls Court shows. I don’t know how I could have seen the show when it was first broadcast because my parents were not high-brow types; they would not have been interested in watching an alternative arts show. And moreover I have a vague recall that my Dad was irritated by the presenter of the show, Janet Street-Porter. There was a part of the interview Bowie gave on the show, where he mentioned that there would be another tour in one or two years time, and I knew that I wanted to be in attendance for sure. Sadly, that tour never materialized, and it would be 5 years until he came back to play live, doing the Serious Moonlight thing. But by then, I was no longer a child, times had changed, and Bowie’s current Let’s Dance pop music and style did not appeal to me. As I have said many times, the show that I caught at London’s Wembley Arena, in 1983, was the big musical disappointment of my life. Do me an' yerself a favor - watch it in HD with the sound UP LOUD! Hope you dig it! : end quote from this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6-GXe1clYKF8q4juAXPZIQ/videos?disable_polymer=1 _______________ _______________ _______________
  19. Cantar X3 Mini

    Are there any bags available for the mini yet?
  20. Guessing this is bad idea.. induction loop in car...

    Thanks guys - All good info. We have more creative mtgs to decide further how to handle this. Good to know a loop can work. Would be a cost savings. But still would rather use open speaker.
  21. True, not sure though if the RFE Signal Generator might be of use.
  22. On My Radio

    btw, great tunes mono (eg Natalia, Bill, Eivor and the Afrocuban comp). d r
  23. Cantar X3 Mini

    30% off the Cantar X3 Mini , but only for Black Friday: https://www.aaton.com/page/black-friday
  24. Don‘t think it‘ll pick up much from a receiver
  25. These situations when a RF-Explorer is useful...
  26. Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel DSLR Recorder

    Yeah, if you already own a DR70D then I think this is certainly not for you, as the benefits is hardly worth the change. At the bare minimum you should get the Zoom F4 (which is on sale today for only US$499!) or something even better. Haha!
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