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    Jeffrey S. Wexler, CAS Host of jwsound Discussion Group

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  1. Jeff Wexler

    Sound tech falls on Tom Hanks "Mister Rodgers movie

    Do we know any details on this death? There was some discussion that James had a heart attack while on the balcony?
  2. Jeff Wexler

    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Jon, I think it is totally appropriate for you to jump in here, please do not hesitate to participate in these discussions. I encourage everyone to be part of these discussions including manufacturers and dealers, engineers, creators and designers ---- the only limits I put on companies and those working for the companies only applies when people enter into general posts with full on advertising and promotion for a given product. This is something which has been abused in the past by a few companies which is unfair to those companies that have paid advertising on the site. Now, as to the topic at hand, Jon's clarification on sample rate and overall frequency response of the A10 wireless is significant and is, as Glenn Sanders pointed out, something which had to be considered very carefully when designing a pure digital wireless system. It is also true that frequency response alone is only one of many very important aspects of a wireless system. Most people know that I am not really a numbers kind of guy ---- for me it is all about how it sounds. I have listened to many of the most commonly used wireless systems (un-named but I think we all know) that spec out with a frequency response of 20 to 20K but to my ear don't sound very good. If I was in need of discovering a pure digital wireless system today, specific frequency response numbers would not be my main focus. I would be looking at the various features and functions, the stability of the RF modulation and most importantly how it performs in the real world, how it sounds.
  3. Jeff Wexler

    IPS TV @ IBC 2018

    Simon Bishop has started putting up his great videos on all the products being shown at IBC in Amsterdam. Check them out at the IPS website
  4. Jeff Wexler

    Working on "Harold & Maude"

    That's a great story, Jim ---- love hearing that. Just to think that you and your wife were in the same grand home where we shot so much of Harold and Maude.
  5. Jeff Wexler

    Deity Connect.

    I concur with Jose, I think the internal rechargeable battery is replaceable in the typical sense ---- I'm sure it is removable possibly with some dismantling when at end-of-life it needs to be replaced. For our sort of production sound work on feature movies or television, I would be concerned about the battery run time (which is stated to be 10 hours). 10 hours sounds like a long time but I'm not sure how you work that into the usual schedule most sound teams do now: putting wireless on the actors in the morning, change batteries at lunch (or sooner in some instances) and that will get you through the day. With the Deity, you would have to pull the transmitters off the actors at lunch, put them on charge and hope that your lunch period is enough time to recharge. They are so inexpensive, maybe you just have more transmitters and swap out the whole pack just as you would normally be replacing the batteries.
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    Working on "Harold & Maude"

    Actually, it was a screening of the new documentary "Hal" ---- I was there Friday night and it was wonderful! The E-type hearse was parked outside just as an attention getter ---- there's a guy who had this built to be as close to the original as possible and he takes it all around the country on tour. More on the documentary later (I'm in it as well as my father, very emotional for me).
  7. Jeff Wexler

    Deity Connect.

    This is quite interesting and it seems as if they have done a lot of good things in terms of utilizing frequency hoping but I will reserve judgement and/or enthusiasm until such time as someone has been able to put this thing through the paces. No matter how cleverly they have designed their transmission system, they are not able to break the laws of physics --- there are several properties of any transmission at 2.4 Ghz that make it less than suitable for talent body-worn transmitters in typical production sound situations. I would love to be proven wrong on this but my only personal experience with 2.4 Ghz wireless was a few years ago with a handheld mic and receiver set from Line 6. It proved to be totally unsuitable when used in any situation where there was any obstacles or a lack of line of sight to the receiver. Hopefully someone is going to get their hands on one of these sets and see what it an do.
  8. Jeff Wexler

    CINELA "COSI"

    Incredible! Cinela has done it again, producing the perfect integrated windscreen and shockmount that preserves the legendary Cinela sound. As I have said many, many times, the Cinela windscreen is the ONLY windscreen that provides the all important wind protection and preserves the natural and real properties of the microphone ---- just about as transparent as anyone could hope for.
  9. Jeff Wexler

    Dual Tumbleweeds

    With Zaxcom they're not "trying to do" this, they have done it. The level of integration of the entire recording system, at least from Zaxcom, is already very real.
  10. Jeff Wexler

    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Thank you, Moe, for your followup post to answer the questions coming from our members. Since it seems there are only a few people in the US that have purchased the relatively new A10, your detailed real world report is very much appreciated.
  11. Jeff Wexler

    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Depending on what sort of jobs you are doing, the size of the transmitter could be a problem. I know Moe Chamberlain was one of the first to buy and use the A10 and as his post above states that he has had success with them. Moe works primarily in commercials but I imagine that if you were dealing with talent that has gotten used to the really small transmitters, like the SSM from Lectrosonics or Zaxcom's ZMT, they would not be too happy when presented with the larger transmitter. Maybe in the near future there will be a smaller A10? As for the "insanely good" sound that Ilari Sivil mentions, this is absolutely true ---- they do sound great, far and above any other analog or hybrid wireless, but this is mostly due to the fact that the A10 is a pure digital wireless. I was a huge fan of the Audio, Ltd. analog wireless and really only stopped when I could no longer use them (my series 2000s were not even frequency agile!). That's when I was introduced to Zaxcom Digital Wireless and insanely great sound. My recommendation to looking into buying any new wireless would be to go all digital and go with Zaxcom that has an over 10 year head start over most of the other manufacturers.
  12. Jeff Wexler

    Lectrosonics RPS4 Rackmount Power

    There is a graphic (appears to not be a photo) on the Trew Audio website.
  13. Wow. That is quite a rig --- sort of a OneUnit but using the Cantar Mini. All those interconnect cables would drive me crazy but I guess there is no way around that. Thanks for sharing those images.
  14. Jeff Wexler

    Note by Note

    This was a beautiful piece! I loved this. I already knew it was an amazing unchanged for centuries old process but it was wonderful watching these pianos being built. Also, of course, I enjoy the celebration of the sound, the tone ---- everyone truly listening with a critical ear and the heart.
  15. Jeff Wexler

    History of Unreleased Apple Products

    Thank you for this... loved watching it, a well done history
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