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    Austin, Texas
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    Full time freelance location sound mixer based out of Austin, Texas.
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  1. I've got a regular client who said if fully vaccinated then no need for antigen tests with them anyway. That was a plus to me where I've been going for the better part of a year with stress after the swab about what it will be pos or neg as in do I work, or do I go home and miss some real income. Got the Pfizer yesterday first dose, and no side effects other than a somewhat sore arm today. I was working a boom over Robert Rodriguez a few hours ago, and wasn't sore enough to notice. Got antigen tested before work this morning, and was negative even less than a day after the first sh
  2. Thanks for your thoughts Philip, I do have Dan Dugan's algorithm enabled on each track, and it's been a very helpful tool. (Dugan's automix is amazing.) I have zero experience with NoiseAssist or CEDAR sdnx plugins though, and at $1,100 for four instances, thought I'd ask for input if that investment would help with crosstalk in particular. Good to know that it wouldn't, but from the samples on the Sound Devices site demonstrating how they can help lesson background noise, I can hear how they could be good tools for that use in particular.
  3. Anyone have any experience with Noise Assist on their 833 helping with talent crosstalk? Some times talent talks over each other and although iso'd on individual tracks, their lavs still pick each other up. Room tone of course, but I'm wondering if Noise Assist might help post out with crosstalk.
  4. Very helpful info guys and appreciated. In particular, thanks for the link Dan and model number Josh. Will hope it's not the buffer battery, will see after swapping out the 2032 first.
  5. It looks like the internal battery on my SD633 isn't holding a charge in that when I power down the unit within seconds the blue LED stops blinking and when powering back up timecode is lost and has to be re-jammed. Anyone change the internal lithium-ion rechargeable battery in a 633 before? I'd rather not send the unit into SD just to replace a battery.
  6. Larry, I've valued your input on this forum for years. You've definitively answered my question about 2.4Ghz being (increasingly) crowded; in particular, your observation that AC powered devices are able to use the full two watts allowed which would inevitably over power the more humble transmitters. Thanks
  7. Helpful info folks and sharing your experience is much appreciated. Getting a more clear idea as to Zaxnet range using 2.4Ghz that a third party booster is most often used. I do mostly bag work so the extra box (and draw on the NP1) may not be ideal for me. It's looking like sticking with assistive listening devices around 216Mhz may be the best set up for what I use over the shoulder. Thanks again for the input.
  8. I've owned and used Lectrosonics R1a receivers in years past and currently own and use Comtek PR-216 receivers, but its time for a change in that the Comteks just aren't performing as reliably as needed. The signal needs to be consistently clean and clear as the client's opinion of my work is influenced by what they hear over IFB. R1a receivers are rock solid and sound fine, but I want to get away from using 9v with a battery life of 8 hours per alkaline. The several days a Comtek will go between battery changes is exceptional, but the 10mw M-216 Option P7 transmitter and plastic c
  9. I have with my iPhone 7 plus and the lightning to 3.5 works well
  10. We do a bunch of windshield time in Texas with several hours drive between the big cities so something that cruses an interstate at 75 but still gets decent gas mileage is a consideration. I'll also get asked by a producer to jump in my car (billing mileage) so something that represents my business well with a client is important. I've worked Weather Channel storm coverage too many times over the years so an all wheel drive with good ground clearance has gotten me through flooding, blizzards, and hurricanes many times. One last consideration is the most important and that's does the
  11. Having more than one make / model of lav mic in your kit helps. Most of my lavs are COS-11d's which certainly is the go-to, but a Countryman B6 can be a real problem solver. It's small enough to just barely poke out from under a tie knot, or a shirt button hole, or top stick taped over the top of an ear or even above the forehead in the hair if there's enough time to rig it. B6 w/o a windscreen is crazy wind (breath even) sensitive so using them indoors when taking advantage of their dimenuitive size by hiding them is helpful.
  12. Working regularly on a cable reality show where the DP rents a Bolt. It's wreaked havoc on my Lectro block 19 SRb receiver creating a scenario where a wireless hop from my bag is useless. Bottom line in my experience with a Bolt is it's either wireless video or wireless audio from / to the camera but not both at the same time. Agree also with prior posts (even a couple years later) that cheap BNC cables that lack good shielding can spew out a crazy amount of RF also creating havoc for a wireless receiver. Most of the shooters I work with like having a color monitor up on top of their came
  13. Enjoyed reading that thanks for the link.
  14. I'm considering a new camera hop set up and am enticed by the TRX900CL to an RX200 as it can be self-powered with AA's. The Zaxnet function with TC and IFB is also a bonus in one transmitter. My bag currently has three Lectrosonics SRb receivers in it - blocks 21, 24, and 26. I've been using block 19 for the hop with a couple SMV's to a couple more SRb receivers so the frequency separation has been fine between transmitters and receivers in the bag. Zaxcom starts at block 20 (vs the 19 T band my hops are in now) so I'm concerned that an adjacent block wouldn't be enough separation from the SR
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