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Allen Rowand

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About Allen Rowand

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    Portland, OR
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Sound tech turned IT consultant, slowly creeping back toward audio

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  1. Allen Rowand

    3D Printing

    It might be easier to list what hasn't been modded: Filament spool holder Relocated extruder motor, added heatsinks Installed metal extruder Lifted Z tower 25mm Installed Z stepper motor with integrated shaft Installed E3dv6 Lite hotend with dual cooling fans Built custom heated printbed with glass print surface; print volume is now 125x240x160mm, stock is 120mm cube Relocated Z limit switch to adjustable post Rerouted heated bed wiring out of the side of the case Lifted top of printer base 20mm Added internal PSU for heated bed; stock PSU runs controller, motors and hotend Raspberry Pi 3 running Octoprint mounted to the back for control Webcam for remote print monitoring Strip of multicolor LEDs on side of Z tower controlled by Octoprint for increased visibility and print status A great place to start is https://www.mpselectmini.com/start, most of the mods I did are found at https://www.mpselectmini.com/thingiverse/start.
  2. Allen Rowand

    3D Printing

    Decided to move my G3s to the outside of my bag, so I designed some protectors for the bottom. Not going to do much in a catastrophe but at least I feel a bit safer setting the bag down.
  3. Allen Rowand

    USB power a Sound Devices 302?

    That's a good point about the voltage, Rick. Maybe I'd be better off with something like a Sony NP sled- I have a bunch of batteries for the MP6 and my camera, and the 7.2v gives me a little more leeway.
  4. Allen Rowand

    USB power a Sound Devices 302?

    Any brand recommendations? I've heard stories of how batteries like to get stuck in the tube.
  5. Allen Rowand

    USB power a Sound Devices 302?

    I'm thinking about picking up a 302 as a utility mixer. The external power will work on 5v, would it be feasible to build a USB to Hirose cable to power it? Could be a good way to power it until I step up to a BDS, as well as an option for use out of the bag. Thanks!
  6. I'm looking to get back into sound fulltime, and would love to sit down with any Portland sound folks to talk about the prospects here. Feeling like a fish out of water, since I've been in a different career since moving out west. Be happy to buy coffee or lunch just to chat. Thanks! Allen
  7. Allen Rowand

    3D Printing

    Nice printer! I have a heavily modified Monoprice Mini Select, but if I was buying now I think I'd get the Ender 3. 99% of what I design is pretty specific to my needs, but I did publish my short right angle XLR plugs: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3049624
  8. Make sure Beat Detective is off? http://duc.avid.com/showthread.php?t=348629
  9. Allen Rowand

    3d printed XLR caps, RX mount, and mic cases

    Excellent, I hope they work out for you! Re: the riser: The upside down "U" bit by my thumb goes into the elastic band in the bag, the long part goes between the divider and elastic. The other bit by the cold shoe is held in place by a strip of Velcro one wrap that I put in the bag- you can see it in the third photo of my original post. It's ok for stationary work but wouldn't be stable enough if you use a harness. I might redesign it to by wider and hold two units.
  10. Allen Rowand

    time code box

    Take the Mini version and backmount it on a slate…
  11. Allen Rowand

    Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    They would be, but SD is only supporting four specific surfaces. I wish they would support a generic MIDI mapping as well: for example, send volume CC messages per-channel to control the faders, etc.
  12. You're right; I have the original BMPCC and don't even think about using the built in mic.
  13. Someday… I wonder if it's possible to build a split cable for a Tentacle to run TC into the 3.5mm input and the scratch audio mic into the TA3 in. If anyone would care to get me a Pocket 4K and a Tentacle I'd be happy to report back!
  14. Allen Rowand

    Favorite PA Demo Songs?

    I worked with a sound designer that would only tune systems with a particular Tori Amos album. I remember having to run out and buy another copy when he'd forget it at home on multiple occasions. This was before lossless audio files were a thing. Another one looped the acapella version of Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega to tune vocal systems. Like, for an hour. Do do doo do, do do doo do… Thanks to another FOH engineer I can't hear Dido ever again. On my last tour we negotiated split dinners- I don't need to annoy the crew with my music and pink noise, and I don't need people running power tools while I'm analyzing a transfer function of the room.
  15. Allen Rowand

    NEW: Ambient | NanoLockit

    I agree, using an app (iOS and Android, please) to confirm what the TC device is doing isn't a big deal. I use my old Nexus 6 phablet for Wingman and GoPro control so I always have that handy. Lives on an articulated arm attached to my camera. My car doesn't have window cranks, but my daily carry pocket knife has a glass breaking spike… guess I'm good in case I wind up in the Pacific!