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  2. Cantar Mini feature rundown at CineGear 2017

    Now 30% off Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Bag Cart

    Hi KG sorry to hear of your accident. I did post pictures of my ZUCA inspired cart which I suggest is much lighter, the handle sits down and for compactness , say air travel, the wheels and axle come apart and would go inside the "bag" I can walk into a job with 664 on my shoulder and cart in one hand Good luck for the future mike
  4. Nagra repairs

    Yep from my memory the the 4.2 phonic wheel was on the same shaft so no balancing issues. Sound like to are well prepared to take a big breath and do it, and you'll feel good too! Cheers mike
  5. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    All this talk of range problems, Antenna's and Mods etc really only confirms that I made the right choice with the R1a's. For Timecode I use Tentacle Boxes. My IFB Kit works hard and often and I am very happy to say that I never have range issues, failures or complaints. Yes the entry price is high and yes the battery life is not as good as Comtek, but you normally get what you pay for and if you change batteries at lunch time you will be fine. One thing to note is that choice of headphones is important as the R1a's prefer higher impedance for optimum sound. I use the Williams Sound HED 021's which are 32 Ohms. My IFB Kit consists of: 1x Lectrosonics UM400a Transmitter 3x Input Leads 14x Lectrosonics R1a Receivers 14x Williams Sound HED 021 Headphones This all fits into 1x 1520 Pelican Case with TrekPak Insert. Cheers, Steve
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  7. 4018c or a second 641

    I use the 4011C when I need a little mic. It’s great. I bought it for low ceilings at close proximity to actor, with beams making it necessary to have the middle pattern. Makes a great plant too.
  8. Cheers All, Nice to read your helpful and positive posts - very uplifting :-) Thanks kindly for the video link too. Wishing you great progress in your audio businesses as well. All the best, Dave
  9. Here’s that: All I know: Be very selective about work offers from people you don’t know. Word of mouth gets a lot of work, so having a good attitude on-set is as important as the recordings. As this forum and other mixers have taught me, always defend your rate from clients who try to lower it to where it’s completely unsustainable for your career and living. Price your kit rate based on what the rental houses and other mixers in your market are charging. I’m in the same beginning stages as you, and I’m slowly learning it takes a lot of patience in addition to good work ethic to survive. We’ll get there!
  10. There is a great interview here posted by Dave Fisk with Whit Norris. Whit gives some excellent advice on how to break into the industry. One thing that helps is being a reasonable distance from work. I’ll let you watch the interview for the goodies but it will take some sacrifice but that doesn’t mean you can’t make any money.
  11. Hi Gentlemen, Thanks for your helpful responses. You have confirmed what I had a feeling about. I did my due diligence and called Trew Audio regarding a one day rental of a similar kit and with taxes and insurance it was in the $200-ish (Canadian $) range. The request for a CMIT and 3 wireless rigs was definitely pushing it. So minus off the $200 kit fee, if they rented the gear directly, I guess that leaves a whopping $50 for the whole day's labour - not a winning proposition. On a more positive, proactive note, can you suggest any business models or strategies that help newer sound people build toward the tier where the rate is reasonable and fair for all? I certainly don't have a problem paying my dues, but the economics do need to make sense, as does the maintaining of an industry fee standard. I appreciate any tips as I know this can be a delicate subject. Thanks once again. Best Regards, Dave
  12. 4018c or a second 641

    I love the 6 41, but only when close up and or when I am in a low clearance area and I need the swivel... otherwise i am on a CS3e .... I prefer the MKH 50 when in close... That mic really sounds nice too... But, the 6-41 seems to age... Not sure it sounds like it used to... Had it for years.. Keeping all your mics from one manufacturer doesn't do much... Better to have more tools that provide more options..unless you are using two booms at the same time where the same two mics may be helpful.. Have not used the DPA...
  13. 4018c or a second 641

    Get both. :).
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  15. Rental and vendors near Michigan/in the Midwest.

    Case closed.
  16. I’m not in your area, but $250 CAD (~$200 USD) for labor and kit is pretty low even in my small market. In an expensive city like Toronto that’s definitely not good. They’re offering that much and expecting three sets of wireless and timecode?
  17. If shoes were clues, they'd be walking around barefoot.
  18. Love the last line. I woundn’t touch it with a ... ;-)
  19. Hi All, I'm not located in a major center so I've been checking Craigslist regularly for networking opportunities and audio gigs. Below is a description of a what I gather is an "indie"gig offered in a recent posting in Toronto. Rate appears to be "per day" -no mention of the hours involved. What are your thoughts about the equipment and service requirements versus the rate offered? For a newbie trying to build a network from scratch, are these gigs reasonable in their labour and gear expectations? How close or far is this to being in line with current Toronto "indie"rates? I realize the importance of upholding the collective rate standard for local sound mixers and would like to be further informed. Thank you for your thoughts and professional advice. Regards, Dave Job Type: Part-time Salary: $250 /day depending on experience and own equipment Requirements: • Responsible for mixing sound on-set • Responsible for recording all sound on set during a production • Responsible for recording all sound on set during a production • Must have previous live location sound recording experience • Must have own all equipment required to bring high quality sound • Responsible for mixing sound on-set • Understanding of timecode and how it relates to syncing with video and post production. • Able to collaborate with a movie director in developing an artistic vision for a film and then producing it. Equipment: Must have own pro level following kits - • 3 Wireless Lav - (i.e Sennheiser EW-112-PG3 Wireless Lav) • Sound mixer (Edirol Roland R44 Mixer Recorder), • Wired microphones (i.e. Sennheiser MKH 8070, Scheops CMIT5U Shotgun Mic) • Windshield - (i.e. Rycote Windshield Kit 4) • Boom pole - at least 10 feet
  20. Nagra repairs

    Thanks Jon, Clay and Scott. Based on a re-reading of the 1967 version of the Instruction Booklet for my 1966 Nagra III, my fears were overblown. It seems that the heart of the rotor portion is a large permanent magnet "fixed in the assembly by a left hand threaded set screw. The winding surrounds it. To remove the rotor, after first having unscrewed the center screw (normal right hand thread), it is necessary to introduce a rod 3mm in diameter into the hole in the rotor between two wires." The manual goes on to describe how the magnet can be unscrewed and the entire rotor removed from the machine into a "keeper" tube of 40 mm in ID and a minimum of 60 mm in OD. So the rotor assembly detaches from the shaft protruding from the motor side of the encoding wheel (which is described as a "phonic" wheel). So the phonic wheel and its shaft stay connected to the capstan and the clearance to the related read head are maintained. What one needs to do the repair I need is a NOS motor, which I may be able to get, and a keeper tube which I can have made locally. While the motor outer shell and brush assembly are disconnected, I can pull the mounting plate to replace the belts and clutch felts (assuming I can find some felts). So I appreciate your and Clay's comments and will be touching base with the various sources that have been suggested. A mixer friend has an alignment tape and a couple of scopes and signal generators as well as a known good 1,000 Hz tape and a cycle counter if we need to dig further into the innards to correct timing beyond what the flutter wheels indicate.
  21. Guessing this is bad idea.. induction loop in car...

    Phil Palmer can jump in to verify, but my understanding is in Wayne's World, the Bohemian Rhapsody song was done with a loop. Like above have said, big amp, don't expect perfection. Hopefully it's towed and not actor driven.
  22. Rental and vendors near Michigan/in the Midwest.

    +1 for Gerry! Great guy, knows his stuff, experienced and a top of the line operator...
  23. Nagra repairs

    No doubt there was concern about the "shorting bar" being correctly applied, but I see no way to do that without detaching the motor from the mounting plate and encoding wheel, which I suspect you would have had to do on the 4.2 as well. I assume you were successful in removing and replacing the 4.2 motor, and checking out the motor speed afterward. Did you have to r/r the encoder wheel?
  24. Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    Gotham Sound has a bunch of deals going on. For post guys there are some great deals on UAD plugins.
  25. Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals 2017

    https://alclair.com Custom in ear monitors. 20% off through November 26th. Many of my colleagues here in town use these and love them.
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