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  1. osa

    Waves Central

    thank you i will check this out - the usb stick for sure. the authorizing and deauthorizing is what confuses me. 1x particular plugin i did this with i got a warning about not being able to do this again for a year. was i mistaken and this might apply to something else? i have a waves tech support ticket asking about this particular question above as well as what happens when usb stick becomes unreadable/lost/etc like a zero downtime type thing.
  2. osa

    Waves Central

    i do agree big time. i was on mac os 10.8 for what felt like 10 years and now i am on mojave with complete refusal to install catalina. jeez do they try hard to make you update it is a daily battle. i too stick with what works with white knuckles. so far these waves plugs in 10.14 are solid. i just want to be able to swap computers without waves locking me into "you cant move these assets for a year". i have a ticket into customer support and waiting for updates. i know i will screw this up on my own
  3. osa

    Waves Central

    ugh... i am reminded of complaining online about the waves update plan circa '03 "subscriptions are for magazines not sw" and now subscriptions are all the rage. thats a bummer about your plugins
  4. I got lucky i missed this tip until after i placed the order for a gently used copy. These are my homework assignments
  5. on the subject of headphones this is great info. i already alerted my clients moving forward and will have them alert their clients job by job they must bring their own headsets or i can sell them a pair. that way no surprises. i am thinking airplane earbuds or dollar store / five below cheapies just to get thru the day billed back to the invoice at the very least. is this bad form to not have a quality headset at a higher price i.e. of you want good phones its on the person asking to bring their own?
  6. osa

    Waves Central

    Hello Post Folks, I recently bought some waves plugins and it had been a while. I was bummed to find out after purchase they dropped ilok. curious to know if anyone here might help me understand waves central in that i see a way that you might be able to put "assets" on a thumb drive and basically make a 2nd ilok to swap between computers? i already moved a plugin once from one computer to another and i didnt realize this might have been a mistake as it says i cant move it again for a year, if i understand correctly? I cant make sense of how this works for some reason. they have their own language about license asset management that is confusing me -Ken
  7. I gave up using vampire clips years ago. Has anyone with similar personal pref's here started using them again post pandemic in place of moleskin/topstick/durapore etc? It seems the way to go for cleanliness imho but the pins require the usual "dont hurt yourself" disclaimers. sonatrims with vampire clips were the last i used but i see now a whole world of rubber boot vamps
  8. proud to report i just bought both of these books and very excited to get them. I like many others am busy refining audio skills during this quarantine downtime. home schooling myself while i home school the kids. -Ken
  9. this is great! i do have the zmt plugon that i use for wireless boom and stick but i run into the need for 2 stick mics from time to time and this is exactly what i would need opposed to buying 2nd zmt plug that may barely see use in my kit. I personally think the antenna is something i could deal with. great idea and well executed
  10. osa

    Film Devices

    I may be wrong but isnt it an optical illusion because of the way the pole is laying “backwards” relative to how it lays in the mount? In the photo it looks correct to me since the cradle portion where the boom pole lays is photo right and the top catch is photo left, putting the wing nut on the right side...?
  11. in terms of on-camera subject vs professional talent - the CEO you are miking doesnt know for sure if you shoved that particular lav up your ass or just took that same mic off the CFO interviewed before him and that CFO sweats when he's nervous. to that CEO it might be just as unsanitary to say the least. they work together yes but that is where personal contact stops in the world of pre-pandemic. post-pandemic is yet to be seen. that same CEO may not want to be touched in any case moving forward and we may have to accept no lav for this particular person, right? It feels like the new way if at least for the short term. i really feel "put them on normally" is not the norm anymore and not all shoots have a wardrobe person let alone a makeup person - especially moving forward it might just be sound and camera - or just camera
  12. good point, which makes me think fighting for lavs with a semi sterile protocol might be a way to meet in the middle? It was suggested by a colleague what if we hand talent a kit in a freshly used ziplock that has been previously alcohol wiped down etc, including tx and batt, with an instruction sheet? Laughable for sure as i could see this never being realistic but the right sentiment i felt i do LOVE the idea of mixer and 2 boom op’s coming back as the norm
  13. I am curious to know what has changed with some of you out there still working during these times. It seems apparent that boom(s) only might be the standard moving forward and lav's may be used only when necessary, and even then, must be somehow sterile and applied without sound mixer personal space invasion. I could be totally wrong. Local production companies here are collectively working on safe set protocols for the future work to come. Sound/Makeup/wardrobe are on the front lines among others. Sorry if this has been discussed somewhere already. I feel the recent major investments I made in the sleekest lav'ing technology may be grossly underutilized for the next 6 to 18 months. BUT boom operators might be in high demand. What does the future hold for hiding a lavaliere? -Ken
  14. thank you guys this is great info. I did also find express vpn's manual tutorial so i think these are the ticket. going to try now -Ken
  15. I know this operating system is super antiquated but my son is using one of my old laptops for homeschooling during this pandemic. Was curious to know if anyone here is using a VPN on this operating system? I have contacted various pay software people but still waiting for responses. Most are only supporting 10.11 and up. I am using express VPN otherwise. They have a manual set up that I’m currently trying to figure out
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