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Jim Feeley

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  1. Scott Shepard sells a bunch of different mounts for ORTF, NOS, XY, etc. through Shapeways. 3D printed. https://www.shapeways.com/shops/srsrecordingservices And when I search Shapeways for ORTF, I get 117 results: https://www.shapeways.com/marketplace?type=product&q=ORTF Many other choices, of course. From Schoeps, K&M, etc. https://schoeps.de/en/products/accessories/stereo-accessories/bars-and-clamps.html
  2. I *think* the Super-Shield and the Super-Blimp are mostly the same. My memory is the the Super-Blimp was made specifically for some Rode microphones...perhaps it was some sort of cross-promotion or bundle. Maybe check to see if they have the same strength Lyre mounts... If those are the same (and they're what you want for a 416) and the Super-Blimp is a lot less expensive, then maybe it'll work just fine. Perhaps compare the isolation you get with the Super-Shield's cable compared to Rycote's (more expensive) Modular Windshield with its conn box.
  3. Huh. I had a different take. Considering how noisy drones are and that the noise reduction was pretty much real time, I thought the noise reduction was pretty impressive. Sure the dialog didn't sound great, but it was fairly clear. And as a device for search & rescue (which is one of the described uses), perhaps it could be useful.
  4. Maybe a mix of the first Cantar being pre RoHS (ie- perhaps some parts weren't compliant), and Aaton being acquired by Transvideo 10ish years after the first Cantar was released? But that's just me guessing. Worth contacting Aaton (or a good dealer)....
  5. Here's the Summary Of Investigation report from New Mexico OHSB. Eleven pages (but big type) detailing the producers' "plain indifference to the recognized hazards associated with the use of firearms on set." Some sad details of what led to the avoidable tragedy. https://www.env.nm.gov/occupational_health_safety/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2022/04/2022-04-19-NM-OSHA-Rust-Summary-of-Investigation.pdf And the local paper says, "It’s unclear what impact the environment department’s findings could have on the multiple lawsuits filed against Baldwin, or the ongoing criminal investigation into the incident.... Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said the department is working on a news release for Monday to update the investigation." Rust Movie Productions Fined New Mexico Environment Department concludes production company knew safety procedures were not being followed before fatal shooting https://www.sfreporter.com/news/2022/04/20/rust-movie-productions-fined/ Baldwin's lawyer says the report exonerates Baldwin, but he's paid to say stuff like that. https://deadline.com/2022/04/alec-baldwin-lawyer-says-osha-report-exonerates-baldwin-1235007363/ Damn.
  6. Great find Jon! Bill Thompson sure looks like he has the background to do a solid job with these conversions. (I'll ask him if he'll also do 416T-->416P 🙂)
  7. I was talking with a friend about how hard it might be to restore a Wurlitzer electric piano, as one does, and that led to a chain of thoughts that led to a Google search that brought up this blast from the past. From Re/p, Sept 1970 (on that site Al McGuire discovered). https://worldradiohistory.com/Archive-All-Audio/Archive-Recording-Engineer/70s/Recording-1970-09.pdf Because of this mic and the tape recorder mod, Brad Miller sent Carl each Original Master Recording LP as they were released. I just dig that sort of thing...
  8. Bernie, you have an older edition, and pretty much a different/narrower book, than the one ycainjo has. Ycainjo's book pretty much updates and expands on the one you have and the one osa has. So I've been in touch with the Routledge editors, and they're looking into all this. Basically---how can they make the files and perhaps website available again. Cool that they're responsive. Still waiting on a followup.
  9. The Noises plugin from AudioThing and Hainbach looks pretty cool. Wonder how it pairs with iZotope RX... A 12-minute demo. Check out his old test equipment starting around 3:09:
  10. The files most likely still belong to either the book's publisher or to Jay's heirs. (I was Jay's editor at Digital Video magazine and helped him shape his first book. We became friends). I just sent a note to who I think is the correct and current contact at the publisher, Routledge. I asked if they can make the files available or are OK with them being shared and/or posted elsewhere (such as somewhere on this site). Here's the Routledge page with a link to the defunct website. https://www.routledge.com/Producing-Great-Sound-for-Film-and-Video-Expert-Tips-from-Preproduction/Rose/p/book/9780415722070 Also, following Rick's suggestion, here's one Wayback Machine snapshot of Jay's greatsound.info site. I didn't try to download the files, but looks like they may be there: https://web.archive.org/web/20190212161531/http://www.greatsound.info/
  11. Who hasn't said these exact words? 😀 (Not sure I got the mic model correct. But I'm sure that's a Fender Bass VI)
  12. It's interesting that many of the new 32-bit equipment is lower-end prosumer gear. Perhaps for 8-series, Nova, and similar professional recorders there's something in the 32-bit chip sets that isn't quite up to what the engineers want. Like some minor A/D S/N thing, or some limiting factor on designing lovely pre-amps. So many the manufacturers are waiting for the next-gen chips... I guess 32-bit stuff is fine, but I'm still rolling OK with 24-bit recorders. But then, I don't do sfx or sound design. And I could see buying a MixPre-class recorder. Warning: I know nothing.
  13. I'm guessing the issue may be similar to the stories of people frying the HDMI ports on their prosumer/BMD/Canon cameras when running a small external external monitor off an unshielded D-Tap connection on the battery running the camera. Basically, if you first cable your accessory (monitor and now apparently RX ) to the camera, and then plug in an unshielded power cable, then if the positive pin connects first, the audio/monitor cable completes the circuit and you can fry your HDMI or SDI ports (and I guess more for Venice). So the general approach is use shielded cables/connectors, connect power first, and then connect the monitor or RX (or whatever). Dig it: A few months ago Arri put out a short advisory on this. Preventing Damage to SDI Outputs Please correct any mistakes, and I don't know if this is the issue affecting Venice cameras, but it may at least point towards a solution.
  14. Interesting. Those have four-inch/100mm and one-inch/25mm drivers. Tiny. You using them to mix dialog, music, both, more? https://www.neumann.com/homestudio/en/kh-80 Also: $1000USD/pair. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/KH80--neumann-kh-80-dsp-4-inch-powered-studio-monitor
  15. There's some interesting discussion of the Rack-N-Bag in this thread. And Ken Martini, the guy behind the system, participates. But ya, if anyone has more recent experiences, would be interesting to hear them. ,
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