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  1. afewmoreyears

    best country to sell block 26 to?

    Any country that will see your advertisement and buy your for sale items... The legalities are up to them..
  2. afewmoreyears

    Recording from nightclub House AV - any tips?

    Yeah...what happened??
  3. afewmoreyears

    Recording from nightclub House AV - any tips?

    "And why should the OP stay up all night trying to make this work? It's really not his job to production manage the job, is it?" He shouldn't, he should sleep well, show up .. do the job, go home, cash the check. It's not that big of a deal.
  4. afewmoreyears

    Recording from nightclub House AV - any tips?

    "I reached out to the associate producer and explained I was a little confused as to what I will actually be doing and was told I may just be recording the performances from the house AV (or desk, I do not know!)." I would... Communicate as best you can, prod a bit more for info, introduce yourself to the FOH and monitor guys or gals and let them know what has been asked of you and for permission to simply get a feed. They should be nice enough to help you out. Show up, take a feed from the house into your recorder..L and R.. Bring other mics, a stereo mic or set up to record a house mix from the PA, a crowd mic pointed back at the crowd and do what you see fit once you get there.. Play it by ear... they said probably take a board feed, run with that, anything you can do other than that is a bonus for them.. Yes, bring your bag of connectors, cables and anything else you may THINK you will need. I am sure there is a staging area... better to have stuff on site than not. You'll be fine.. You'll probably learn something, there's value in that too...
  5. afewmoreyears

    Sound Cart Power Supply or Juice from G&E ??

    I'm just the opposite from Phillip. AC all the time unless I need to be battery only. We always have Generators and a crew of Electricians. UPS/Surge etc. No problems to date. I think I can get @45 min for moves and such without shutting down.. If I'm somewhere funky, it's the Honda 2000.... but always AC.. Bag rigs and mini cart, DC.. I will use a Pelican 12 volt and run it all if need be. Whatever works..
  6. afewmoreyears

    CL-12 Firmware Update Required...

    I had that warning about power only once, plugged in a Droid phone charger into the back of my cart, into the mini USB, power up mixer without the power plug into the ac on back of my cart and it always works fine..as soon as the CL-12 fired up, I re-stab the AC for the CL-12 back into my cart .. never happened again.. nor has my unit froze up since that start up sequence.. That's my sequence.. I'm sticking to it..
  7. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Yeah, sometimes they are so nervous that the feed may be on due to their directing the talent in such a way that is not what the client agency would approve of.. They may want a different direction and would rather have them see their vision first rather than argue about the direction they are heading in. Also, they (talent or director) sometimes say things that nobody should hear...LOL Like, "who wrote this S*it," or, "this is the dumbest crap I have ever been involved with..." They just want to cover their ass and have it off. Much of the time, it's the producer who actually wants it off knowing the director or talent may say something harmful.
  8. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Then I'm back to having to pod him or her down again.. AUX 1 or LEFT output... 20 people, script and the director all need to be auto muted.. If they hear audio between takes they think its going out to everyone. I think the false take is the best option. We shoot most rehearsals anyhow it seems, so recording the take 50% of the time won't matter.. the other takes, just false take them..
  9. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    I was thinking about that and will record the take and simply false take it..it's really quick...
  10. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Yeah, my bad...two people at the same time after the same install seeing the same thing threw me the wrong direction. Firmware is and was fine. All was well after factory reset...reset all the settings and it seems to be working normally.
  11. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Re setting to Factory settings has it up and running... NEVER had to do that before, but it works.. We'll see what happens when I re load all my normal settings.
  12. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    no....no.... the website STILL lists 4.60 as latest.... I think it MAY have an error not allowing audio to pass AT ALL to the Aux outputs.. Waiting for clarification..
  13. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Uh oh... After firing up my 633 after the update I too can't seem to get audio out of the AUX outputs... with the auto mute on or off.. I have not dug in yet but thats what I found as well.. Slate mic I can hear out of the output to comms, and tone as well... but no inputs... I ran through the menus and saw nothing glaring... There may be , and I'm just saying, maybe an issue with that firmware.. Call the mothership in the A.M.
  14. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Interesting concept... Until something moves in this direction...if ever... I will probably give a small announcement each day explaining the feed is cut between takes.
  15. afewmoreyears

    Sound Devices new firmware - w/ Auto Mute !!

    Funny, but that's a great idea...provided something can be played that does not enrage someone.... probably impossible..