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Rachel Cameron

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About Rachel Cameron

  • Birthday December 28

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    West Central Florida, USA
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    Synthesizers, interesting musical instrument mods, new wave music, guitars, Florida history, maritime history, politics, writing/making up words, citrus/avocado/olive gardening, yardening, silly humor, documentaries, DIY anything, writing songs and music, recording sound, current state of the culture, fine arts.
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    Sound person, in Tampa Bay, working to learn more and become as good as many of my mentors have been.
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  1. Thanks for the comments Philip and LoganSound. Most of the sound was in the garage/build areas, with some audio in the pits for practice days, plus controlled interviews. All went fine and I was able to put the three B6 mics under furries, right inside the lapels of their garage jackets, which were open. While I was off doing another interview, one B6 got over-covered in a pit suit and lost the battery eventually, but the other soundie followed that mic out to the track and got some of it on his receiver. That sound was not important to the picture. All in all, not the chaos I'd feared.
  2. It's with equal anticipation and anxiety that I will be mic'ing four pit crew members at the Gran Prix this weekend. I have B6's, DPA 6060's, and this COS 11. I'll probably tape a hid-a-mic to the inside of the pit suit, and hope there's a t-shirt to meet it. Not sure about where I should put the body pack, where it will be best accessed. Belt clip or ? I know many of you have dealt with pit apparel before. I've not. So I'm thinking that there might be 'pass through' for cabling already built in to them? That way I can re-battery easily. I plan to use the B6's with the crisp or very crisp response caps, because they'll be under hopefully no more than a layer. I hope their coms aren't a problem. I'm using B1 band. What else should I be thinking of? Any helpful pointers will be graciously appreciated!
  3. Baja Edd deserves a mention here. Been using them on my bag cart for years. Love them. Durable and easy to mount. I like the side opening "C" shaped versions better than the other version with the middle opening. One hand operation with a twist of the wrist.
  4. Old thread I know, but I'm updating it: I had my new CMIT just fade away on a humid night, with only a foam cover. It was very still, so no need for a windscreen. I didn't notice a muddier signal, but just a slow fade of the signal to almost nothing. Got out the 50. Let the CMIT dry indoors for a few takes. Soon it was back. I put the CMIT in the full windscreen, and it was fine all night.
  5. Since I don't do audio post, it's always a mystery what happens to the files after I turn them in. That's right, I rarely get to know that, too. BUT! If I hear that somewhere in the post flow is RX7 (and I ask), with my knowledge of that toolbox, I can relax some about that noise they didn't hear when they scouted. But only after we chat about it some. If they've not heard of RX7, it might be the moment to tell them about it. I've done that too. The bottom line is not to anguish over a mess they created, unless you scouted it with them, and signed off on the coolers.
  6. Izotope RX7 has allowed me to relax about constant fridge noises, and the like. I'll just blithely ask if we can quiet those compressors. If they say no, and they usually do, I ask if post will be using RX7. At that point, it doesn't matter what their answer is. RX7 is out there if their audio matters at all. Sounds a bit jaded, I know...but I say it this way, because I no longer feel the need to fight for issues that will work themselves out in the end. My job is to say: Hey, those things will get us. Or hey, those things ARE getting us. As long as they know it's there. Then I'll put it in the sound report.
  7. This is a sad loss. Sorry to hear this, Nick. One of our own.
  8. Just saw this. Thanks Joe and Mark. And thanks Jeff - very much! All of this is such a wonderful compliment. I'm just humbled by the kindness and support.
  9. This works wonders. I always threaten ADR. They backpedal real fast.
  10. Today's view from the office. Siesta Key
  11. Cheers to strain relief! But depressing to read about the back of the shaved RA XLRs' lack of metal shielding. I hope it doesn't get me, because I just made one you can see into. No indexing this one either. I guess I'll stay hardwired, and like it.
  12. The view from the office tonight is sitting on the sidewalk behind a bush in South Beach hiding from VR 360 camera.
  13. My views from the office are not that exciting, but I figured what the hay?
  14. The final mod. I rotated and re-glued the mic cuffs. They just seemed safer, off to the side. Formerly on the top, they were more prone to be knocked, which is what happened to the original nylon grub screws. They were so extremely fragile, and they'd shear off at the slightest bump. So I found these online. They were too long. When I shortened them, I realized that these were formed of a much stronger compound, so I'll likely never have them shear off again. They were so difficult to shorten and dress. Thanks to vin and mark kirchner for the impetus on the nylon versions. I was just being lazy.
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