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Ed Denton

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    Moose Audio
  • Birthday 03/07/1987

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    Montreal, Canada
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    I'm a freelance sound recordist in Melbourne and run my business as Moose Audio. Cut my teeth on friends short films and worked my way into the sound business over the last few years. Currently working on a cooking show for one of the national networks and hoping George Lucas will discover me for his next film...

    My gear setup is a fairly standard ENG one. I run a Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SMDa/UCR411a and SRb, Sanken COS11's, a Rode NTG-3 and an Audix SCX1-HC as my basic kit.


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  1. Ed Denton

    Lectro SMDA drawing current when off

    Thanks Larry, I will try out what you suggested and test my batteries to see if one is bad. Will report back my findings
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    Rycote Super Blimp NTG

    I agree, it is hard to keep up with all of Rycote’s various versions. What is it about the Super Blimp that warrants the low price tag?
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    Rycote Super Blimp NTG

    What are field tested opinions of the Rycote Suoer Blimp NTG. It is cheaper the the Rode Blimp which is surprising for a Rycote product, and it is considerably cheaper than any other Rycote Blimp. Seems to have everything the other Rycote blimps have such as RF shielded cable, lyre mounts, changeable pistol grip/boompole mount etc. Wondering what the catch is...
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    Deity Connect.

    I’ll start getting really excited when they announce an IFB receiver (pleeeeease Andrew??). It’s a market that is sadly (and inexplicably) under-serviced. Our choices are: spend a little and get Comteks which sound like crap, or spend a lot and get Lectro/Zaxcom (more than you want to spend on wireless that gets dragged around scripty’s and PA’s). Or work around the pilot tone issue in Sennheiser Evo’s.
  5. This is an odd one. I’ve discovered that when I put new AA batteries (eneloop pro) in my Lectro SMDA transmitters the night before a shoot, when I power on the transmitter the next day the batteries are are low voltage or dead completely. It seems as though the transmitters are drawing current when completely off. Could this be shorting or something. I can’t imagine how else the battery power is being consumed.
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    Audix SCX1 HC and Sennheiser MKH 416 Audio Sample.

    I would agree that the 416 has a little more bite and a little more natural sounding. For a voice over I might choose the Audix out of these two samples. It seems warmer and more pleasant with the highs rolled off a little. On-location performance for normal dialogue and in a more testing environment may yield a different opinion from me however.
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    Countryman B2D cardioid Lav Review

    Has anyone experimented with these as a car mic. I’m looking at getting some cardioid lavs as car mics and interested to know how the B2D stacks up against the 4080 and the CUB.
  8. Ed Denton

    Cloud-based mixing

    I there any good options for cloud-based mixing/audio post like what Frame.io is for video post production? I have some collaborative projects and it would be good to be able to work with other mixers online.
  9. Ed Denton

    Zoom F8n.

    Was really hoping they'd change the buttons where the writing rubs off/fades and the painted blue strap bars that chip and flake (why not use that lovely anodised blue metal you have on top and bottom?). Only cosmetic issues but I experienced both after only a few weeks of use.
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    LW-216 whip for Comtek M-216

    I recently bought a Comtek M-216 transmitter (not option 7 version) and it didn't come with a LW-216 1/4 whip antenna. I naively thought it would be easy enough to pick one up online...but think again. It is exceptionally hard to track one down. The Comtek distributor here in Montreal, Studio Economik, can put it on order but they only do orders for Comtek stuff when they need a few things so it could be weeks before they even put in the order. Trew in Toronto same deal plus the extra postage and wait time for it to bunny hop through Toronto before it gets to me. Sadly Remote Audio do not make an antenna with the 2.5mm jack. Nothing on ebay. Exasperated I think I'll try to make one myself. Anyone have an idea where to get the the 2.5mm locking jack connector? What wire would be suitable for the antenna and where would one buy such a thing? What do I have... a soldering station, and time on my hands. Any help from those of you who know your wireless tech would be great! Alternatively if anyone else here makes them, let me know.
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    Phase alignment drifting

    Ok this makes sense, it is probably to do with the movement of the boom. I wouldn't have expected the effect to be quite so pronounced over such a small distance but I guess physic has other ideas. It's a real PITA to line up everything sentence by sentence to avoid phase issues. How to you post guys usually do it when mixing lav and boom tracks together when there are slight changes in phase. Sentence by sentence?
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    Phase alignment drifting

    I have some multitrack WAV audio delivered to me and I'm experiencing a weird issue regarding phase alignment. In Pro Tools I'm going through the audio and matching up the phase on the boom and lav tracks. I'm using the boom as the primary and matching the lavs to the boom. I'll sync up the phase on a clip at the start but then I'll move further down the clip and the phase will be out again! Its not consistent, sometimes its just a few sample forward, sometimes a few samples back, sometimes up to 1 or 2 milliseconds forward or back, all within the same clip recorded together in real-time. I know there is a delay involved with the wireless, but once synced I would expect the phase to remain in sync for the entire clip. Can anyone offer an explanation? Below is the recording setup: Ch 1: Boom, Audix SCX1-HC, Ch 2: Sanken Cos11 -> SMDa -> UCR411a, Ch 3: Sanken Cos11 -> SMDa -> UCR411a. Recorded on Zoom F8 at 24bit/48 kHz polyphonic WAV. No record delays. See below example of the drift after only 2 seconds.
  13. Ed Denton

    633 PFL

    Ahh that explains it. Pity that you can’t have post-fade ISO’s and pre-fade monitor on $3000 piece of gear. Would love to see this remedied in an firmware update. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hirose-powered Mac Mini.

    Running a computer based workflow on a cart with all the challenges of on set conditions? No thanks. Extremes in temperature, portable battery setups, rain, humidity, running your cart over rough terrain. There’s no chance in hell that I would trust a Mac computer to operate reliably in those conditions.
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    633 PFL

    Apologies in advance if this has been covered but I can’t find any reference to this in the manual or online. My PFL switches are operating as “post-fade listen” rather than pre-fade. I have my Input to ISO routing as post-fade which is how I prefer it (in case I need to mute actors who walk off to the toilet without notice or something). But I would like to be able to have my PFL as Pre-fade listen so I can audition mics before bringing them into the mix. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk