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  1. Jim Feeley

    Who do you use for personal Equipment insurance?

    Athos is an insurance broker rather than an insurance company/provider, right? As in: they help arrange coverage some big-old insurance company. A totally useful service considering the complexities of our business and the byzantine world of insurance. So Anyway... I'd guess you can get extra coverage for all sorts situations, including cold situations. Ah, they talk about that here in a 35-second video: Equipment That Goes Afloat, Above, and/or Underwater (Including snow) If you take your equipment afloat, above, or underwater (including snow), this would be an extra option you have to add. Please see this short educational video for more information.
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    Deity Connect.

    Perhaps Rode was thinking with a 10mW tx, just one version could be sold worldwide (Japan, for example, sets a 10mW limit, right?). And perhaps they worry that the low-end of their market would think, "I want one with more em double yous" rather than "this works for me." And this page makes it look like the RODElink beltpack puts out 11mW https://fccid.io/2AEAN391001 But weird that Rode is so secretive... Anyway, if there is a tx power difference, that could account for all/most/some of the range difference between Rode and Deity, no? I'll keep a casual eye on Deity's stuff, but it's going to take a lot of to convince me that they're for me. I mean, I need four new channels, and I'd be happy to save $8,000+, but I'm not going to be first in town to buy these. Not a slag; we'll probably see these all over the place.
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    2018 Emmy Award skit

    That is fantastic!
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    Deity Connect.

    Doesn't Deity's TX put out up to 100mW? How much power does the Rodelink belt-pack tx put out? Isn't it something like 10mW (I really don't recall)? Not slagging Deity much, but you know tradeshow talk... And perhaps Rode will release something new in the coming months, around the same time Deity ships. 2.4GHz holds promise of course, and competition is good. And I'd be more than happy to spend $800 for two channels w/lavs rather than $6000 or so. But I really want to know what I'm giving up.
  5. Been using Etymotic plugs for years when attending loud live music and such. Nothing custom, just off the rack. Basically something like this model: But is there a better choice these days for general-use, decent-fidelity, kinda discreet ear plugs? What are you all using? I'm not talking about IEMs, but anyone going for custom-molded ear plugs? And I'm basically talking about recreational use. Because as Mr. Tull concludes, "You're never too old to rock 'n' roll If you're too young to die." Thanks!
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    Working on "Harold & Maude"

    TAKE: ONE! Ha! The mansion in the film was a mile or so from my now-wife's childhood home (she did not grow up in such opulence, btw). When we were dating, we worked as wait staff for a fundraiser held there. We were both cracking up: "This is the seppuku room! And the harps are still there!" And then "the pool!" I must say, it brought us a step closer to saying, "yep, this is the person for me." So thanks Jeff, in your small way, for helping to bring Madeline and me together. 😉 Also, I'm looking forward to seeing the Hal doc.
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    Deity Connect.

    "We started development in June and now have prototypes here at IBC." And I think they plan to release these things in six or so months. So perhaps there's time for some design changes. Like, keep the rechargable battery but put it behind a door so we can replace it if needed. Would the extra cost result in enough extra sales? No idea.
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    iZotope RX 7 tease

    Just over 30-seconds long. Dialogue Contour seems to be the thing. I guess IBC/AES-ish release? And there's at least one book coming. Complete with an Encyclopedia of Noise :-) https://www.halleonard.com/product/viewproduct.action?itemid=269473&lid=3&keywords=iZotope&subsiteid=1&
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    What to do with 600-698 MHz wireless systems?

    But I think in this case, the "they" is T-Mobile et al, not the FCC. And since the 600MHz band is being used for LTE/5G cell/mobile stuff, there are lots of sites and devices. And I think T will be sensitive to interference and will be able to fairly easily prepare a note to send to FCC Enforcement Bureau offices. T-Mobile 600 MHz Extended Range LTE Now Live in 900+ Cities & Towns, Coming to Puerto Rico June 06, 2018 https://www.t-mobile.com/news/extended-range-lte-puerto-rico It's just not feeling, to me, like the 700MHz rollout/ban. It's feeling faster, to me at least...
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    Deity Connect.

    Reportedly, RX+2TX+2lavs = US$800. Plan to ship in six months or so.
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    New Zoom H3-VR Recorder mic combo..

    It's the Zoom of ambisonics devices. It'll probably be good enough for lots of VR producers. 😕
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    iZotope RX 7 tease

    Lots more information, downloads, etc on the iZotope website: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/repair-and-edit/rx.html And here's a chart that makes it easy to see what's included in each version, what's new and improved, and what you have to spend: https://www.izotope.com/en/products/repair-and-edit/rx/features-and-comparison.html And here's a three-minute video that prettily discusses some of the new features: Ya, I'll upgrade...
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    iZotope RX 7 tease

    This is just a tease and I think the only people who are going to critique it (people like you and me), already know something about what RX does. I presume we'll get more information and videos about what RX 7 does when it's announced. And I'd guess converting the core processing engine to Wankel is taking some time.
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    New Zoom H3-VR Recorder mic combo..

    Damn, that's pretty interesting. What appears to me (a guy with just a little VR experience) to be some thoughtful design features. But ya, I presume Zoom-quality mic elements.
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    Recording music performances on set

    Looking at the instrumentation, maybe it's a period piece. Corrado, any more details?
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    New retro-styled dual-channel voice projector. Because Fender is doing so well with their classic guitar-amp reissues. And because, thanks to the FCC, spectrum just isn't fun anymore.
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    Dual Tumbleweeds

    Constantin, in the US at least, "Nothing to see here" is a colloquial ironic phrase implying there actually is something to see...or at least will be... Karl jokes with us. Way more than you want to know about the phrase: https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/11/27/nothing-to-see-here-the-evolution-of-a-catchphrase/
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    Handy soldering gadget

    That Hot Holder is kinda neat, even at US$39. Interesting. https://diyribbonmic.com/hotholder/ (Also: the company's ribbon-mic kits look fun.)
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    Etymotic or other brand for low-cost earplugs?

    Thanks all. Ordered up some new Etymotics (along with a pair for my son who's playing in some louder bands & doing a bit of FOH...mostly jazz & classical right now, but still). If those don't do it, I'll dig into some of the alternatives suggested. Some of the others have what appear to be better carrying cases/tubes...
  20. Someone at NFL Network should know who to contact. :-) Totally your call, but if it was me, I'd still try to get assigned a frequency just in case production happens. I've only dealt with frequency coordinators a couple dozen times (not a humblebrag; that's nothing compared to lots of people here and it means my experiences are basically anecdotal), but I find the coordinators are pretty responsive and helpful if you contact them in advance.... The closer you get to gametime, the less responsive and helpful they are (from their POV, that totally makes sense). Also note that IME, "responsive and helpful" usually did not mean "flexible." :-) Anyway, check out this interview from a few years ago with the guy who was at the time NFL's Lead Frequency Coordinator: https://www.rfvenue.com/blog/2014/12/15/karl-voss One excerpt: What do NFL coordinators actually do? Right now, our duty is to cram 500 MHz of users into 25 MHz of spectrum. Everybody seems to think that RF is their god-given right. And essentially the job of the coordinator is to make sense of that—to try and give as many people tools that they need to do their job within reason. There’s a lot for rules we have to use. We have to follow the FCC rules. There are some guidelines that we have written within the NFL, too. Because there is just so much RF that shows up at a football game that you have to set up some sort of priority of use, beyond what the FCC has already defined. =====
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    NEW Mozegear TC Generator Kit $199

    Brandon, did you get a Qbit or a Qbit X2? Looks like the X2 was only annouced a few days ago... like when Laurie posted here, on Facebook, and probably elsewhere: Or did you get early units? No worries; just trying to keep up to speed...
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    TentacleSync E review

    Wow. Coming from you, that's quite an endorsement. Thanks for sharing your experiences Constantin!
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    Studio Sound Magazine Sept 1984 Issue

    Cool article. That Isaac Hayes Hammond B3 looks fantastic! And what a flashback to see those adverts from yesteryear...
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    The best Paul McCartney interview ever

    That is so awesome John! Congratulations! Also: Nile was probably jonesing for your hat. :-)