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daniel Brooks

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    been catching sound since the tree fell in the woods - was there to hear it!

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  1. I, too was one of the many that climbed the steps in SoHo to get gear from Larry. He was not only a patron of independent production, but was cool in that Soho Loft way - like the kind of characters you'd only see in a movie. His space was cool, his vibe was cool and his ability to Mcgiver old equipment back to life was cool. I knew he left NYC, but he sorta kinda fell off my multiverse after that. I'm heartened to know that Lee brought him along on the journey and that he got to bask in the weatherless world of LA after wrestling the New York lifestyle. He was missed when he left NYC and I'm sure he will be missed by the LA community. Wherever his spirit might be, I hope he's well grounded, in sync and smiling... dBrooks still trapped in NYC
  2. Here's the thing... I don't want to feel like the guy in Good Fellas when Joe Pesci tightens the vise on his head.... And that's what the DT48's and the Sennheiser 25's fee like. The Circumaural Headphones vs. Supra Aural Headphones is a grande and long debated issue. The over the ear gives better isolation, but get hot; the on the ear require more vise-grip pressure to get that isolation. I am still hunting for the 'golden phones....' and thought you wise folks could answer the unanswerable question....
  3. and for field work, they are SO DAMN EXPENSIVE to be kicked around locations and weather...
  4. Essentially the ECM 88 replacement, I guess. - at least according to B&H...
  5. Hey My Audio Brothers and Sound Sisters! Every 4-6 years I get bored with the sound of my headphones; I started last century with Beyers DT 48's , then Sony MDR 7506's , then Sennheisers HD 25's, Then Ultrasone HFI 560's, then Ultrasone 580's then Sennheisers again... you get the idea. My question for you is what is your fave headphone for mixing? Am I the only one whose ears get fatigued like this? Please give me some suggestions as to what your choice phones are....
  6. I'm curious if anyone out there has worked with the Sony ECM 90bc's. They are not cheap lavs and I'm curious how they sound and hide and generally work in our world. Thanks [-and wash your hands!]
  7. I've been a Rogue Amoeba customer for years. He is really responsive and writes good code. Audio Hijack and Fission are two of my go-to programs and are low overhead and pretty bulletproof. I'll check out Farrago and letcha know....
  8. If are shooting with ac in a 'sit down' situation and the power fails, likely the lights and camera will also fail. It seems like more gack to carry and deal with and you will end up with track but no pictures to cover it....
  9. can't wait for the time-lapse of it coming together!
  10. Truu... you can turn the pilot tone off so radio 'hears' all. The quality of audio is the big issue. Has anyone had any experience with this? If I had a 470 block TX I guess I'd know... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Hey Sound Peeps! There is a host of affordable [cheap] chinese radios that reach up to 520 MHz. I was wondering if anyone had experience transmitting in the 420 Block and using these as comtek substitutes. At $15-25 dollars a piece, it's hard to not consider handing them out to crew instead of comteks or lectro ifb's. The only consideration is if the narrow fm receiver works well enough with a wide fm transmitter to make it acceptably intelligible. This is what I'm thinking about: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/6pcs-Mini-Walkie-Talkie-Retevis-RT22-Long-Range-UHF-400-480MHz-16CH-CTCSS-DCS-TOT-VOX/32741929692.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.265.2RrKbv&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_10084_10083_10080_10082_10081_10060_10061_10062_10056_10055_10037_10054_10033_10059_10032_10078_10079_10077_10073_10070_10052_423_10050_10051,searchweb201603_2&btsid=70ad5d16-83dc-458f-a072-9e0910497ff7 I've tested these units and they actually transmit and receive up to 520 MHz, though you'd turn off the TX in this application. The other consideration is that the audio output is a 2.5 mm jack so you would need a 'step up' adaptor to 3.5 mm, but at that price.... Any input? Thanks, dB
  12. If this really is a race to the bottom [as witnessed by our democracy in action], then you should check out: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/10set-Connector-M-F-Mini-XLR-3-Pin-Male-plug-Cable-Inline-Female-plug-3-pin/32272383196.html?spm=2114.01010208.3.10.RTLQI1&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_2_10091_10090_10088_10089,searchweb201603_1&btsid=3a30ad44-b35c-4039-a595-561016ffeb4c That comes to 3.90 per pair if inline t3F &t3M. I've used these at the top of boom cables to make them break aways for changing mics and to fit in NYC since cases. I've had no issues or loss of sound quality between these 'made in china' and the witchcraft 'prolly made in china' ones.
  13. I believe we were talking big mics with the rubbers. Sticks, shotguns etc... I suppose if you knew it was going in the drink you could tightly stretch and rubber band the lav head then cut the excess. In my experience it is not worth even bothering with a lav in most hurricane or deadliest catch situations. I know that Carl Countryman used to take great joy in submersing his em(?) series (like the trams) in a can of coke and amplifying it at AES conventions. Apparently, the surface tension of he mic screen keeps the bad liquid out... Voice technologies also has a water-proof mic... Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
  14. bring it to NYC! Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
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