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Olle Sjostrom

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About Olle Sjostrom

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  • Birthday 03/26/1985

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    Stockholm, Sweden
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    Ex boom operator, sound mixer from Sweden. Nowadays I work with national public radio in Sweden, occasionally taking jobs in the movies
  • Interested in Sound for Picture

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  1. Another vote for Reaper here. But if you know your way around Audition then I'd stay with that and hone those skills instead of having to learn something anew. If you still want to change I can see no other option than reaper, honestly.. It's cheap enough that you can buy a new license every six months (which of course you don't have to) and still not break the bank. There's a learning curve, no doubt. But it's highly customizable so when you're up to speed you'll be able to work really fast. I've worked with most daws and I can safely say that reaper is by far the one that suits me the best right now. It takes everything and silently takes care of any issues with file type or bitrate.. It's ridiculously fast and flexible. Very complex and deep. Worth reiterating ; learning curve. But once you're up the hill you can really look down on the other daws.
  2. Oh, and can I also add : (this might be of interest for anyone) Radio and podcast is really fun and important. I got employed at the Swedish public radio as a technician and I've learned a lot and I'm not breaking a sweat. Ymmv, but if you still want to keep doing some sound, radio and podcast are seeing a new dawn. Spotify and others are putting lots of money into podcast, and a lot of exciting tech stuff is happening in the audio only world. You could do both recording and mixing with much of what you already have. Again, just saying. Maybe you know already
  3. Thanks! I like to think I'm fluent, buy that's just in the spoken form.. Writing is a different beast... But I guess watching all those movies with subtitles really paid off in the end
  4. Hope everything works out for you and that you find something that suits you. Can I just say that I Love your writing. You have a real gift there.. Just saying..
  5. Thank you! So yeah, Rails was what I meant. Detachable rack rails would be awesome. And detachable sections too. I’m dreaming of being able to have one part of the cart, like the lower, contain rack width equipment, like receivers, batteries or the likes, and the top section containing the recorder and maybe some redundant battery powered receiver, so that the top section can come off and be put in a car or in a small space where you couldn’t fit the whole shebang. But on the other hand, now that Nova is out and can have 8 receivers in a bag, I might as well just take the bag.. (again, I don’t have any movie equipment any more since I work in radio nowadays, But if i were to invest in movie sound equipment I’d invest in Nova for sure, thus not requiring as much of a cart) But as a radio sound mixer, a cart is surprisingly useful. We do use a lot of rack width equipment and one VERY large mixer (still rack width but just impossibly heavy and cumbersome: Digico) and then another lovely small custom built called Seeport from a Norwegian company called Seem Audio. Anyway, a cart that’s customizable would be awesome, seeing as I, if I were to switch back to movies, would probably keep a foot in both worlds (? Again language, this proverb is a verbatim translation of a Swedish one.) and want to be able to go back and forth between minimal setup and heavier setups... On the topic off tipping over: I don't think I've ever had a cart tip over, even when I'm overloading it.. Maybe a slightly longer (deeper) base than the shelves would give some, even more, security.
  6. I guess I mean I'd like the maximum width of the cart to be 19" so if I wanted I could mount bars where I could put rack width equipment, but also be able to take those "bars" ( sorry not a native English speaker so I probably am at a loss of words here) off if I wanted to put something wider in there instead. Depth wise I'm not really sure.
  7. The thing that's scary is how good the deepfake algorithm actually is. But it probably wouldn't be as good if the algorithm hadn't seen the already retouched footage...
  8. How noisy were those rigs, I wonder.. And yeah, cool techno, but, they still don't look human.. And it doesn't matter if you can capture the performances of the actors without dots or other peripherals to help digital artists. The problem is in the script and in the minds of the creators to use the same actors for different ages,thinking they'd get away with it... It's like trying to not get burned, or hot, while carrying a burning piece of wood.
  9. It Depends (well that’d be if Jw members had a band I guess) OneUnit could also very well be that band’s name. Hat, too The Pots and Pans GAS (that might already exist) RTFM
  10. I'm not a working musician at all, but I do compose and mix tracks for radio with a pair of Ultrasone HFI 570 (i think they're called) They're very pleasant. No fatigue, really good isolation, I find them pretty flat and "true". Now I'm used to them and I couldn't say whether it's a big difference from mixing in NFMs, but now whenever I go from cans to studio monitors it sort of sounds the same, but again that could be training.. I sometimes revert to 7506s (when I don't have the ultrasones) and I instantly don't recognize my mix. Everything sounds compressed and/or confined with the Sonys compared to the ultrasone. They're sub $200 I'm guessing you could go up a few notches ibt he ultrasone line and get some even better cans, but I wouldn't know, these 570 are the only ones I've tried. And if you've seen the show "sharp objects", the dad in the show is a hi-fi geek and he uses ultrasone.. Not sure if that's an actual geek informed decision or just a props dept decision
  11. There are plenty of reviews on this board. Maybe not thorough reviews, but a lot of positive statements and testimonials
  12. If you look at carts in the gallery on this site you'll probably see that most of them have open fronts, which means there are no bars on the sides of the shelves. The widest gear I don't know, it always depends, but I would very much like to be able to remove bars on certain sections of the cart to allow for wider gear when I need to, and to be able to put rack width gear and attach that gear to the sides. I imagine that gear would be more or less permanent. Again, I'm not in the market since I now work in radio (and even so I do actually have a cart at work sometimes). In short, I want my imaginary cart to be very flexible.
  13. I think you can put that line of code into a simple bash script you can either put on your desktop or in the startup conf file. Shouldn't be too hard.
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