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About TomBoisseau

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  1. I've had some varying good results, assuming I'm running the FOH PA on a decent digital console and recording through the same, by putting the ambient mics on a compressor with a sidechain being that of the talent's main microphone(s). This way, the audience response quickly and "automatically" opens up the moment the talent pauses for a reaction, and quickly is pushed down when the talent begins talking again thereby also greatly reducing the "hollowness" normally associated with recording and a live PA. Tom
  2. Frankly, there are a number of applications I'd love to use the 688 / CL12 for, but I'm fearful that it will lock up on me or have the dreaded "power issue". For instance, I do regular live events for CSPAN where I'm recording continuously for 3 hours or more! There is no opportunity for a "take 2". I have another "live event" client that tends to run even longer. Sadly, it seems I can not trust this combo for anything that does not permit a second take. So sad. I agree with the poster above. THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED!! I'm tired of excuses and "work a rounds". For what we pay for this gear, it should be far more reliable than this! Tom
  3. I still have a few clients that prefer "record run". I usually use my G3's to feed timecode wirelessly to the my Sound Devices. Tom
  4. Someone here, a long time ago, said they were using what was considered a technically slightly oversized Pelican case for "carry on" and said they had neve been stopped. I'm curious what model that might be. Many cloth carry on bags when "stuffed" often do exceed the posted dimensions, but I've never seen anyone stopped for that. Tom
  5. I'd be more than happy to go with Zaxcom and, yes, they do have a number of additional features that I would really like to have such as encryption and a built in recorder. The only serious objection I have is that I don't believe they offer a true discrete 2 channel "Super-Slot" receiver. Do they? Right now with my current configuration using Sound Devices recorders, and the need to frequently pull the receivers out of my bag and repurpose them for live sound events and webcasts, the "Super-Slot" issue (believe it or not) is probably a higher priority. Tom
  6. Ah! Very good point. For some reason that never crossed my mind. I'm not sure that would be a deal breaker, but it is certainly something to consider. Thanks.
  7. I will likely be purchasing 8 channels of wireless in the near future. I've always been a Lectrosonics guy and currently have 6 SMV's and 3 SRb's all on block 26. I don't want to try to "re-block" what I have, and so I see this as a good time to purchase something new. I've been quite happy with the Lectrosonics products and support but, being that I use Sound Devices recorders and that Sound Devices now owns Audio Limited, I wonder if I should consider Audio Limited and what the pros and cons there might be. Perhaps my biggest reason for considering Audio Limited is the concern that Sound Devices might give priority to Audio Limited products in the future with special features and programming built into the firmware of their mixers that might not be available for Lectrosonic products. I assume my Lectrosonics "OctoPack" should work with either the Sound Devices or Audio Limited "shot in" products? How is the support here in the US for Audio Limited products? Any thoughts and insights into this subject would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom
  8. Has Denecke stopped making the TS-TCB? At least one site says it's "discontinued", and another site says "limited quantities remaining". I'm growing increasingly interested in the Timecode Systems line, especially the Ultrasync One (although I do wish they had chosen a different connector). For my purposes I think the TS-TCB, the Ultrasync One and the ":pulse" would make a great system!
  9. I always liked this one. Rane PI 14 Data Sheet.pdf
  10. I kind of liked it. It was a little like listening to Ben Stein! Boring, but slightly humorous. tom
  11. I use the Remote Audio Micro Cat under clothing (or when acceptable, exposed). The only issue for me is if there isn't much room underthe clothing, in which case to Micro Cat may create a little bulge. https://www.trewaudio.com/product/remote-audio-micro-cat/
  12. That's a tough call! Frankly, I have worked with some wonderful, kind, "good ol boy", small producers that operate just like that. They are obviously accustomed to a simpler style of production and usually from a very small market where everyone is buddy, buddy. Generally they just "don't know better", but are terrific people. On the other hand I've worked with others just like that who had every intention of taking advantage of me. It's hard to say. Either way it can be a little tough on the pride. None the less, the ones that were legitimate and like that, I usually really enjoyed working with them. Tom
  13. Well, the 688 is saying 15hrs for a 128GB card. I might be able to get away with a 64GB card, but that wouldn't give me any wiggle room for some of the "all day" events I've been doing. 128GB is much safer (assuming of course that it works reliably). So far the Sandisk Extreme 128GB SDXC card (UHS-1, 90MB/s, 600X, model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN) seems stable! Tom
  14. I really need a 128GB SD card for my sound Devices 688 and 664, however the "approved" 128GB SD cards are no longer available. So I decided to order a couple Sandisk Extreme 128GB SDXC cards, UHS-1, 90MB/s, 600X, model SDSDXVF-128G-ANCIN. I have begun to test the card by recording to it until it is full, using my 688 with 16 channels "armed", tone generator turned on, automixer (Dugan) turned on, and occasionally going over to the 688 and turning a bunch of knobs and fiddling around with the menus. After the card is completely full and the recorder stops, I do a quick format from within the 688, then I start over and do it again. So far I have "filled" the card and reformatted 8 times (about 15 hours and 3 minutes record time), and best I can tell all appears to be okay. Any suggestions as to what else I should do, or consider doing as a "test" before I put these cards into service? Thanks, Tom
  15. So... anyone know of a 128gb SD card that works reliably? None of the 128gb SD cards on the "approved" list are currently available. Thanks, Tom
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