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  1. Never gets easier when one of our musical heros die. I never met him or his band mates, but I got very close to them via their gift of music. I hope he passed peacefully, high on the love we shared through the music they brought to us. Jam on brother. CrewC
  2. Love Dan's new song. Even the video is better than most IMO. CrewC
  3. The Deva 4 was released over 12 years ago. Many recording needs, (real or perceived) have changed since then. Not to mention workflows and post requirements since that time. Aside from the 788, I have and still use on occasion all the gear JW listed. It is all still well made useful gear IMO. The best thing about these times is the many choices we have to do our gigs. CrewC
  4. Not sure how it happened in commercials, guessing it is agency creatives and director's not being sure what they want and being afraid to commit to a plan. Samsung commercials come to mind for me, that is where the track counts went nutz. They would want us to wire the world. 15 to 18 people who may or may not talk. What my guys did was a new mixer for every 7 people wired. Other guys did the same thing. I saw some pix of a 4 mixer and I think 4 boom sound crew doing a Samsung commercial on the Paramount on the backlot. Money didn't seem to matter to them. On any given day we wire and boom 3 to 6 people. Last Friday we wired 10 plus the boom. I guess because we can, we do. It's like 30 of my 40 years we shot 1 camera 99% of the time. These days 2 to 4 cams are not unusual. It's a odd way to work IMO, but it is the way of today. CrewC
  5. I agree Mike. Love my Nagra years but I'd never go back or would want to. Onward. CrewC
  6. A big part of "Depends" is what analog mixer are you thinking about buying. I have a Cooper 106 and a Solice from PSC that I use to use w a Deva 4. That worked great for many years until the track counts were going higher than 8. (Now days I use them as back up or in my home studio). Can't go wrong w either mixer IMO. I now have and use a CL-12 / SD688 / SL6 setup with a Lectro Venue for 12 radio tracks available. Also I have a 633 & 2 Srb Lectro receivers as a bag rig. I really like this system for today's work flow with high iso counts and radio boom and lav's. I doubt anyone could tell the difference between the 2 methods of recording that we find ourselves in covering 99% of production sound recordings. If your current system works for you now, I'd wait a year before buying. The next gen recorder/mixer will most likely be a 16 track all in one unit that is the best of the 6 and 7 series from SD. This is only a guess. I have no relationship w them or insider knowledge. Just seems like the new sweet spot for cart based system if they think there is a large enough market for that. Also I'll second P P. "Where's the CL- 6???" Love to have one too.... CrewC
  7. Ya. Your thought process sync's w mine Philip. I like to keep things clean and simple in life and recording when possible. CrewC
  8. Glad it worked out. I guess I'd be the only one suggesting a good/pro boom op and Schoeps 41and a mixer to ride levels..... CrewC
  9. This is a band I've liked for a while now. Cayucas is a band and a Central Cosatal California town. In Studio Radio show performance. Love the simple sound. Less can be more. For me this band is just that. CrewC
  10. I think honest criticism is great, more valuable than saying "I like it" as many do. Maybe a way to address Constantin's comment would be to let the fxs/verb/chorus/etc build over the course of the songs so we hear the dry source sound more for what it is, and then let it build and swim in the river of goo. I have thought about going a song in this style but haven't to date. I have used odd sounds from objects in songs a number of times but never a whole song this way. Again, good share. CrewC
  11. Always fun to break up the routine work w different type of gigs. Looks interesting. rewC
  12. Music Concrete? I enjoyed these. Thanks for sharing. After recording the samples, do you play them on the pad controller or cut and paste, or all of the above? Well made. Not sure why the stereo mic but it can't hurt it. CrewC
  13. I think 8-8-8 would be viable for 90% of jobs in the USA and Canada. Not knowledgeable enough about Europe, Australia, and New Zeland or Japan to venture a guess. I think the "Film" biz is a weird beast and the best we could achieve would be 10 hour days. 12 on/ 12 off would be a good start to getting there. When I started in Film, features were 10 hour days and we got paid 12 hours daily. Biggest difference between now and then I believe is the people in charge and on the crew knew how to make them from top to bottom. They told original stories most of the time and respected the audience to go into many directions and genres. Now the bean counter/MBA's who run the show have no idea what to do other than chase last years hits and misses and retreads of shitty TV shows no one want to see. More people working more hours on inflated budgets with little leeway in time to make a unique quality product. Seems like a self inflicted death spiral to me. I opted out of films to do commercials in LA in 87. To be a part of my family and while I didn't to to USC film to work on commercials, I don't regret the life I've led. The time/money ratio was the best I could do. Hopefully the next gen can do better but I don't think so as we collectively never say no, we undercut each other, and work one man when two would be safer/healthier/more rewarding/ and a better product. I hope I'm wrong about the future. CrewC
  14. If nothing else, these post show the limitations in this form of communication... Or my skills as a writer and reader. Interesting Australian Labor history. Thanks. No reason not to have an 8-8-8 day IMO. CrewC
  15. Copy that. I am judgmental when it comes to mirror and that's a fact. Unnecessary? Not for me. That was my feeling and reaction to his post. I try to be civil but I also don't censor myself if I feel something. Also I know more about him than the others here @jwsound as he has worked in Hollywood for almost as long as I have. ;~) Right? Wrong?.... Just me. CrewC Also my fantasies have no components of you or he. Way more pedestrian than that.
  16. Ya lost me on that one Daniel. Was your response to mirror? Me? Both? Cheers. CrewC
  17. I hope to finish my project (2nd one) soon(this month) in 12.5. My stuff has not been taxing for a NLE at all. Straight cuts, a few title cards, and a few fade in/outs. My friend is going to color correct them both and I hope I can get a beginners feel for that craft from watching him work. I did my 1st project sound mix in PT and will do the 2nd that way too. Hopefully a better 14 will exist later this year and I will buy a copy. CrewC
  18. Wow. Talk about misreading a topic... How does the union contract you work under, that has given you and your family so much relative to most in our country, fit into your world view? I'm no commie lover like your boy "WhatHizNutz", but this topic is about labor history in the U S. Just out of curiosity, are you a self hating worker bee? Do you think you should be the Queen Bee? Remember, out of many, one. CrewC
  19. I've been using Resolve 12 for the last 2 months on a personal project. I of course am a non pro editor, but I like it a lot. I like it better than my old NLE Final Cut Pro 7. I will buy the v14 Resolve w Fairlight. Never been around Fairlight so I look forward to getting to know it. In my experiences w Resolve I've never had a crash or issue with it. Not sure what VAS thinks is terrible about it but I have no issue with all of the features being in one program. On my project I did do my mix in PT because it is what I know. Time will tell if I like Fairlight better. CrewC
  20. The Pendulum swings. There is a better day coming with/for collective bargaining. E Pluribus Unum. CrewC
  21. Don put me onto the research for the Shure system when I worked w him last month. Zax and Sennheiser were also in consideration. It is a missing link no longer. Good to have options. CrewC
  22. And for the record, as much as I love almost all things tech, I agree w Mr Years, it would be low on my list as a boom mic upgrade option. Now a great monitoring system for the boom op, yes for me on the new in ear monitor system from Lectro. I was looking into the Shure system when Lectro announced their new units. That is something that would be like the old cabled days and the boom op and I would be hearing the same quality of sound. CrewC
  23. Just guessing here but I think JW thought you were mirror by his last response... He/she has that effect on people at times. Back to the discussion..... CrewC
  24. I don't think so Robert. I was hoping it was the case. Maybe it is and I missed it. I use my Venue for tracks 1-6 on the 688 and mt SL-6 for tracks 7-12. Antenna goes to the Venue and through put to the SL-6. Works great if you are all radio boom and radios all the time like I am. CrewC
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