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Dave Pullmer

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    Location sound services for narrative, documentary and commercial shoots.

    IATSE 891 / ACFC West Sound Assistant permitee

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  1. Dave Pullmer

    small bag

    I hear ya. I was doored on my bike 3 years ago and that has motivated me to make things as ergonomically friendly when possible. The mix pre 3/6 only have a 3.5mm stereo out. I only use this rig when sending a wireless hop to camera.
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    small bag

    Dont think you can get smaller than that!
  3. Dave Pullmer

    small bag

    Id give a reccomendation for the mix pre 6. I bought one earlier this year to build a lightweight bag, and have found myself leaving the 633 in the pelican as backup when the extra tracks/outputs/auto mix aren't required. I've taken it out with no issues on many documentaries, and the weight savings have been significant especially for run and gun/travel gigs. The 2.21 firmware had a few nice updates for MS monitoring/decoding and its come handy on VR shoots as well. Heres a photo of the rig inside a Jansport fanny pack. If you do go this route I'd make up some low profile cables to save even more space in the bag.
  4. Dave Pullmer

    Camera Hops

    Those Wisy's look interesting! Another happy G3 user here for hops. I find them to be perfect for reference audio to camera or for playback. The G3 output can be pushed to feed a line level input like the Alexa but I find it brings up the noise floor in the receiver. Most of my clients go double system so this isn't an issue. I also have a Srb5p for talent that can be repurposed for hops but this rarely comes out... I looked long and hard at the lectro LRs but I heard the battery life was not that amazing with rechargeables. Another plus for the sennys is that while they're not wideband they do have a wider tuning range which adds more flexibility.
  5. Dave Pullmer

    URSA mini mount

    I picked one up and have been happy with it. Creating that space around the mic can be acheived with a more modest means of snot tape and moleskin (or whatever floats your boat), but I always like to have a variety of bits kicking around the wiring kit. I'd recommend it.
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    New Zoom H3-VR Recorder mic combo..

    At a glance, the triangular shape of the unit makes me feel like it would be a bit awkward to rig onto a camera tripod.
  7. Dave Pullmer

    HVAC astonishment

    Yea, in addition to HVAC I've worked some corporates where they have a white noise generator blasting in all the rooms of the building. Huge difference when we turned it off. Apparently its for the employees to be less distracted with other conversations/BG noise etc...
  8. Dave Pullmer

    Good price on 7506 headphones!

    For sure. I'm not doubting the link to the 7506s, I just find the situation interesting. Counterfit items, vendors paying people for fake reviews, and finding other creative ways for their products to show up in our feeds. Definitely more caution is required regarding who the seller is in today's Amazon...
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    Good price on 7506 headphones!

    While were on the topic of Amazon, I just heard a great podcast about their leniency with 3rd party vendors. Has definitely made me more weary of Amazon related purchases. In the past overseas manufacturers had to go through US resellers, but as of 18 months ago they can sell direct on Amazon from their warehouses. Worth a listen! https://www.gimletmedia.com/reply-all/124
  10. Dave Pullmer

    Sound Report Writer app

    Im also a fan of SRW, use it for my reports when Im doing documentary on the mix pre 6, otherwise its wingman. As for the leading zeros, Ive never thought of that as an issue. Its easy enough for an editor to understand that "T1" on your report corresponds to take "001" on your recorder. You can remove the Timecode field by going into settings, and customize the report with 'edit pdf fields'. Ive always liked the simplicity of the app.
  11. Dave Pullmer

    HN-7506 or something else

    I was looking into this alot as well for recording in louder environments. From what I gather IEMs will provide you with the most isolation... The new HN 7506s feel pretty comfy too I must say. I ended up settling on a pair of Sennheiser 280s, very affordable and they offer alot more isolation than your average pair of cans. I found them to be a nice middle ground in getting more isolation but not having to invest $4-700 in those mentioned above. Have been monitoring at way lower levels when I use them which is nice. For extensive rain I usually put my hood up over some old 7506s, but I'd imagine IEMs would be helpful for this as you could wear a rain hat/hood with no inconvenience.
  12. Dave Pullmer

    In ear monitors for production sound

    Yea, Ive demo'd shure 215s once and I couldnt get past the cable noise at the time.
  13. Dave Pullmer

    In ear monitors for production sound

    Anyone out there thats tried a few different brands of IEMs? Curious what noticeable differences there may be between etymotic, westone, ultimate ears etc...
  14. Dave Pullmer

    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    +1 Highly recommend the mp6. Been using it as my daily driver for low track count work and its been great. Worth the small jump in size over the mp3.
  15. Dave Pullmer

    Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 With Zax wireless

    Oh damn, thats good to know! I use the hirose sled for my mp6 and primarily use the file transfer to dump files at wrap so I dont have to take the card out at all... its been real convenient.