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Daniel Ignacio

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  1. I tried Wisycom once and their included manuals are indeed lackluster. Unfortunate despite the nice sound quality I got. When in doubt, dual-battery is better since it necessitates less battery changes.
  2. All I know is to avoid Android Wear, as the lack of updates to the platform makes it seem Google will phase it out sooner or later. Meanwhile you can take a look at the Fitbit Versa and the Garmin smartwatches. If they were still in business, Pebble (bought by Fitbit) had a great line of smartwatches. Mine is still trucking along after two years and it’s nice to use.
  3. :( Good luck to ya. Are wired lavs standard for sit-downs? As much as I would like that, I’ve still been asked to run wireless for interviews.
  4. I suggest applying for an Employer Identification Number. From my understanding, it can substitute for a Social Security Number when doing business even as a sole proprietorship.
  5. Here’s the feed URL to subscribe to the show, via a podcast app: https://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:462459738/sounds.rss
  6. The website works great on my phone, it’s one of the better mobile-friendly websites. I tried Tapatalk once and it lasted barely a day before I quit it. Also the amount of data it collects is ridiculous, this bit being the most egregious:
  7. I think you have the only good solution, since more convenient options end up compromising security. You could use something like Firefox Send or Lufi, which lets you limit how much and how long files can be downloaded. But that won’t stop people from just emailing around files insecurely. (This happened to me.) A similar thing can happen if you use conventional services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Ultimately having the files themselves be password-protected is the best solution I can imagine. Plus it’s not a terribly uncommon practice in the business world. I’ve received tax documents as password-protected PDFs. I suppose you can use a dead-simple password scheme, like the recipient’s phone number.
  8. Noticed this on Neutrik’s website. Posting here as an FYI to digital audio users here.
  9. Looks like On-Stage Stands makes a very similar folding cart, the UTC2200. Comparable specs to the Rock-n-Roller R6RT and priced the same, though better-reviewed (at least on Sweetwater and Amazon).
  10. Daniel Ignacio

    scorpio!

    From Gotham Sound:
  11. From Gotham Sound:
  12. Hope it trickles to all their recorders then. Used Maxx purchase, here I come.
  13. I was hoping that they would step up their user interface design… I once considered saving up for the Maxx, but Zaxcom’s cluttered UI annoys me. It honestly doesn’t make much impact compared to, say, preamp quality. And I’m probably alone in my opinion. Though from paging through the Maxx manual, I can’t help but spot the flaws. An unnecessarily large battery indicator, using large words instead of ⏹ ▶️ ⏺ symbols for some reason, matrix icons that barely have contrast between toggle states, AutoTrim indicators that almost blend in with the black meter background, the addition of visual clutter when unarmed tracks are crossed out with yellow lines… I can’t imagine using a Maxx or the Nova without it confusing or annoying me occasionally. No offense meant to Zaxcom users who find the design works well or just fine, seriously, and not everything has to be pretty. But to my eyes, it pales compared to similarly-/lower-priced recorders from Sound Devices and Zoom (dare I say, even the F4 to some extent) that have more efficient and better-thought graphical user interfaces. For something I’ll use 12 hours per work day, I’m more inclined to invest in those recorders. Sorry for a rant, but hopefully it’s constructive.
  14. Amen to this. Also RED ALERT, IKEA LADDA 2450 batteries are now available for purchase online. Surprised they haven’t wisened up and increased the price as well.
  15. I’m still early in the game and still building my kit, which means I rent gear often. However for short-notice gigs, overnighting rented gear increases my blood pressure two-fold and makes me terribly anxious. So I want to reach out to anyone in southern Michigan or northern Ohio willing to occasionally lend out their gear. I’m looking for current-generation Lectrosonics wireless, Sanken lav mics, Comtek IFBs, and whatever you use as camera hops. If you have comparable gear, I’d still be interested. If you’re able, please do send me a message or email to dan@dignacio.org. Best, Daniel Ignacio
  16. My boyfriend watches Drag Race, and the challenge is that the talent wear so many different and unconventional outfits within an episode. The outfits can come off, are made of all sorts of materials, and often have limited places to apply/hide a lav. (Fortunately, wigs are worn frequently, so head placement is possible. But they can come off during the show too.) Not to mention, there’s a lot of dancing and acrobatics. Looking at IMDb, the show does some ADR, but I imagine post heavily leans on processing/sweetening the production tracks before spending budget on ADR.
  17. I had a moment of cognitive dissonance seeing him play at the World Series of Poker in that video, while remembering him for Big Black.
  18. Audio Limited vendors in the US (namely TAI Audio and Gotham Sound) are promoting instant rebate offers for A10 wireless, running through the end of May. Anyone taking advantage of it?
  19. Effects pedal manufacturer EarthQuaker Devices took a tour of Electrical Audio, with its owner and prolific recording engineer Steve Albini. Cool insight into his recording philosophy and general audio nerdery:
  20. Thanks for the interesting video, @mono. I really ought to pay an audiologist a visit. Best part, to me:
  21. It was the Great JWSOUND Rapture. We were left behind, I’m afraid…
  22. I lost my Etymotics ER-20XS pair recently and replaced them with Westone TRU Universal WM25 earplugs. They sound just as flat, I like the 25 dB attenuation more, and the eartips feel much more comfortable. I miss the Etymotics simplicity though – I almost lost one of the removable filters once.
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