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    Andrew Logan is a freelance audio engineer and DJ based in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Ohio University’s Music Production program, he has worked in live, broadcast and field audio. He is currently available freelance.
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  1. As far as the comms line, how about a mic inside a headset? Non-invasive and you can "loom" the wires with tape every 6" to where the recorder and jacks meet. Pit suits look so heavy to me I wouldn't think inside is an option and you will want to get as close to mouth as possible to overcome noise, maybe collar area? Oh and I would think you would have to get RF cleared, probably submitting your blocks to a frequency coordinator so they can assign them and they might label your transmitters as legal for the day, this is what I've seen in other sports
  2. This file was not from a BP-TRX (though I do own two I haven't had this issue) it was from a Skype recorder so it didn't have timecode either, can't say whether wavfix would recover the timecode or not.
  3. Hey much later I know, but I recently had a client send me a 0:00 duration wav and I was able to close the file with the free and open source wavfix inside 5 minutes from hitting the download button, just download, drag and drop. Hope it helps, corruption sucks at all levels 😅
  4. A client sent me a 45 minute interview that was opening up as 0:00 in Windows Media Player, Audacity and VLC, I popped it into Audition and it said "Metadata was found in the file but is corrupted and could not be read" so I grabbed wavfix dragged my wav onto the exe, it said: > Processing '****' | [w] Wrong RIFF size: 0000000000 B + 8 [file size: 0355004130 B;] | Current file structure : | ====================== | <fmt > chunk [offset: 0000000012; size: 0000000018 + 4 + 4;] | <data> chunk [offset: 0000000038; size: 0000000018 + 4 + 4;] | [NULL] chunk [offset: 0000000064; size: 0355004066 + 0 + 0;] | | [i] Checking <data> chunk.. | | A block of 355004066 unknown bytes comes after <data> chunk. | | Assume those are audio data. Merging them with <data> chunk.. | | done. | | Recovered file structure : | ======================== | <fmt > chunk [offset: 0000000012; size: 0000000018 + 4 + 4;] | <data> chunk [offset: 0000000038; size: 0355004084 + 4 + 4;] | | [i] Saving repaired file to '****' and just like that I had a perfect 46:13 wav file! 😌
  5. Do you have the TalentCell that also has the yellow 9V port? I use that reliably with my SRb, with what I believe is a pretty normal DC cable
  6. Friday I did a tape sync for BBC and used a 416 to a Zoom F8 as primary and the V-Mic D3 through the Deity BP-TRX as backup (it was also about 5" further from interviewee), applied a slight low boost to V-Mic in post: MKH416 vs V-Mic D3 on YouTube obviously clarity with the 416 is better but I was surprised how passable the backup was for a sub-$100 mic
  7. I've had these a couple weeks and I will say the wireless penetration makes it difficult to trust as a wireless on body mic unless you are counting on syncing body pack record in post, however as timecode box and camera hop or producer iem I think maintaining line of sight will be workable on small productions. Firmware suggestion for @Andrew From Deityin USB mode it would be great to turn off microphone input monitoring - I work in broadcast and a lot of our talent at home setups have Shure MV8 boxes for mic and IFB, this could fill a similar niche for broadcast or podcasting but needs the option to not hear yourself in the headphone mix (of course could use system output but the convenience of having both on your hip would be great)
  8. I like MediaHuman Audio Converter have used it for years
  9. @Andrew From DeityWhen you called the BP-TRX an “ARM computer with audio I/O” my mind immediately went to putting it on a Dante network. You might consider if there’s interest in pursuing a firmware update to support it with a USB-C gigabit network adapter, people are pretty fanatical about Dante devices right now…
  10. I'm still excited and will be curious if any developments on the US/International version differences.
  11. E-mail from yesterday - May 25th live stream. At least they acknowledge the wait 😅
  12. Somehow hearing them describe it makes it seem more unbelievable...
  13. I was asked to do sound on a 10-day student film (feature length) and the director seemed like he had all his ducks in a row in regards to scheduling and safety in these times. In addition to everyone being required to be tested for COVID before production began (which requires 5 days for results in this area) they had a 2 page policy document that claimed crew would be required to wear a mask 100% of the time and actors would wear a mask when not in a scene. Great! Of course I get on set in a very confined space and compliance is closer to 50% with frequent offenders being the director and unit production manager who are responsible for compliance. I brought it up at lunch day 1 and they nodded their head, said they would take care of it and it continued. Despite mentioning meals would be served by one person or individually packaged, dinner was served buffet style and everyone congregated around it with masks off (I ran away). At the end of the day I told the director I cannot be a part of this production if they won't adhere to their policy, and I had lost trust that they were willing to enforce it so they should rent another audio kit and I would train someone else on set to do it (student productions...) So I did that the next day and enforcement lapses continued. I ended the day and the director understood that I would be leaving though I'm sort of dumbfounded by how they'd rather lose a major component of the crew then make people wear masks. Anyway I wanted to vent here, and hopefully get someone thinking about what they would do in the same position, because we likely will all be there at some point in this.
  14. Here's a pic of what the same window looks like (block 21) on the explorer and SRb. Main advantages to explorer is you can adjust the noise floor/threshold to see more detail on Y-axis, and you can set it to average the readings over up to 28 iterations of the sweep, helpful for finding intermittent or spurious interference! I will let you know how the RTL-SDR works out, one advantage I see is you can tune the channels in FM and actually listen, which might help nail down the source of interference.
  15. Same question buuut with an RTL-SDR? Soon I'll have all 3 to compare, but I was excited to find a cheap scanner controlled through Android! https://www.amazon.com/RTL-SDR-Blog-RTL2832U-Software-Defined/dp/B0129EBDS2/
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