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About Gerard-NYNY

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    I'm not bossy, I just have better ideas.

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  1. https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/177761/dan-ingram-dead-at-83
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    RIP Glenn Snoddy

    The Univox Super Fuzz and the Marshall Supa Fuzz were among the best to my ears. A Sam Ash branded fuzz was right up there too in quality. A Fender designed (mostly by John Page of the Custom Shop) guitar made in Japan in the late 80's, the Heartfield RR 7 and other RR variants had an (push button, along with pickup wiring) onboard distortion circuit that was a really tasty liquid fuzz when the internal gain was maxed out. It does not have the usual artifact noise associated with boxes because of the active electronics. It's definitely a value leader as some of them can be had for the same price as a classic vintage fuzzbox.
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    RIP Glenn Snoddy

    Very Saddened to hear this. There's good ol' tube distortion, which was happening well before Snoddy's fuzz was discovered by accident--and his was the perfect fuzz for that recording. But fuzz is a world of sound unto itself. I love the online guitar forum questions from kids approaching their first fuzzbox. Kid: What fuzz should I get? Me: The one that makes your mother go instantly berserk is usually the best one. Put fuzz in the hands of a pioneer and you're going to get music, not uncontrolled noise that makes the moms go berserk. Maybe. Rock In Peace Glenn Snoddy.
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    RED Android Phone

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    North Korea microphone surplus.

    Since he's probably speaking to a captive audience of seven people, not including the sound tech, he should be amplified by seven Polytone Mega Brutes.
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    NYC accountant recommendations

    Agroaccounting.com 917-650-4534
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    Effect of new tax bill on freelance soundies?

    True, at first glance/not worrying about it too much; it looks like a tax cut and I'll see what happens in April. I have gotten into the habit early on to take zero deductions no matter how painful it is, with the reasoning the the higher tax bill has an upside in a higher Social Security payout down the road. "It only hurts when you look at the numbers."
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    Which Schoeps mics for documentaries?

    Sure it will be prettier, the cmit5u has a warm sound to it without adding 'character' to it. However, the off axis rejection is worth thousands to me because the off axis sounds are attenuated and do not sound weird of unnatural. It's amazing how much ambient noise is reduced directly behind the mic. You can get the shot and move on, rather than talking/explaining to the producer about too much tractor noise and getting into a new realm of discussion (based on his near zero iq about mics and sound) because he cannot bear to line up a shot elsewhere or he believes that breaking out 2 or 3 omnidirectional lavs for what was supposed to be a quick shot will make it all better.
  9. Boom mic on a stand and clamp near the PA speaker on one channel, house feed on the other.
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    Buy and try based on the usual faves that have been indicated in the many discussions here and elsewhere. Sometimes you get it right, other times you don't and then you sell and try something else.
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    Bohemian Rhapsody Played by 100+ year old fairground organ

    Player pipe organs and the like were the first multitrack machines!!
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    Field Recording Equipment Case

    Add in a new EDC bag and go town. Good for doodads and whatnot when you walk away from the car or crew base camp. Is one EDC bag ever enough? There isn't a "Yes" answer to the above rhetorical question.
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    Field Recording Equipment Case

    Is having one case ever enough? No. Yes if it's a decent sized PortaBrace like the Larry Bag.
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    Ouch what a shame. I love my Loon pole and found Don's customer support/answer on a stupid modding question to be rapid and earnest. RIP Don.