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Fred Salles

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About Fred Salles

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  • Birthday 03/18/1970

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    France
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    Sound Recordist for more than 20 years, with a strong taste in documentaries.
    Based in Marseille - France
    Half based in Nairobi - Kenya
    French and English speaking
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    Yes

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  1. For my music jobs I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the german brand Sommercable. I am using Sommer Cable Quantum Highflex Multipair 4, and 8 for up to 20 meters multipair connections. They are not starquad but, like the Canare you gave link to, the advantage is each pair has its own insulation ( basically you have 4 cables put together in one bigger insulator) so that you don't need to connect a breakout, you have what you called the fan version. You just need the XLR connectors and some large thermal sleeve to make a nice and rugged finish. But no advantage for you
  2. I am not at all convinced by the suggestion of a 2d TX with fresh batteries for actors to change themselves: I would much prefer the actors to change the batteries of the TX themselves rather than having them unplug the lav and plug/insert/screw it back. Most batteries compartments of our tx are much more fool proof than the lav connectors. On top of it, a battery wrongly inserted I can hear immediately -even the actor can see themselves the unit is not on- , but a connector half inserted or not screwed properly I might get the surprise only during a take when the actors jump or dance disco or
  3. I use the K&M 19790 tablet holder, cause it is adjustable so I can fit my Ipad with its protective rubber. https://www.k-m.de/en/products/multimedia-equipment/holders/19790-tablet-pc-stand-holder-black-3-8 I mount it on a magic arm so I just need to twist it back in the cart at wrap (I take the ipad home though, most of the time). It is some sort of ABS plastic, but it is quite strong, no problem since 2017.
  4. Hi Soundtrane, do you know the reference(s) of the correct ODU Lemo3 screw-on compatible connector to order? They have many that seems close to it, I do not know where to start and any search with "Lemo" on their site does not match any content. Ambient does not mention it neither anywhere on their website. Btw i am interested in them for Wisycom transmitters. Valentine, RED16 is the US distributor ReddingAudio own reference, and Cable Techniques seems to be part of them. It does not give us information of where to look when we are not able to go through t
  5. Hello, founding this topic only now, I am wondering why no-one share the actual name and reference of these "third party Lemo-compatible screw-on type 3-pin connectors better than the real Lemo", nor even ask for it. For those of us outside of the US we cannot conveniently access the Redding Audio channel suggested (also assuming it is still valid 6 years later). Someone on another topic quoting this one suggested that these might be ODU connectors. As far as I understood it is a german brand manufacturer. Finding a reference on their website seems as complicated as on the Lemo web
  6. Fichtre diantre!! Pretty impressive, and yes scary. I do not think it will replace the actors in ADR soon, as the acting is not implemented yet (!!) but definitely might be used for repair in post.
  7. If it is the QT it should be pretty recent isnt it? That is strange. How old is it? You are the first reporting having an issue with the new QT (quarter turn) locking system. It is a clever mechanical system and no longer a thread/screwing locking system so they claim it does not get dirty easily. They are pretty straight forward to dismantle. On the most recent you need to first slightly loosen the little screw of the tip locking collar. I think the first batches of the QT series booms do not have this screw. It allows the collar to stay in place whenever you take out the
  8. Oh and I have to mention that since last year VDB is offering a renovating service on all their boom for a mere 130€ excl tax&shipping, changing the locking systems with the new quarter turn ones. I had it done on my oldest L size boom (oldest is 20+ years 😉PMC) and was able to finally try it out on an documentary shoot last week and was very please with it and impressed by the rejuvenating job they have done. The new locking system works smoothly and they say it does not get blocked nor damaged much anymore as it is no longer thread / screw based. If your ever get a chance I rec
  9. Ok thanks to the link Jason gave I was able to see the difference between wax paper and parchment paper. "Wax paper is made by applying a coating of wax to a thin paper sheet, which makes it easy to remove foods from the paper with ease. Parchment paper has a natural non-stick coating produced through a special “parchmentizing” process. The way they’re made means that both are microwave safe, but only parchment paper is oven safe (up to 425F)." So we do have and use a lot of parchment paper here in France, mostly for oven cooking, but we do not have wax paper afaik. Bon appétit
  10. Hi, PMC could you show us what your are calling wax paper please? Cultural gap between USA and France makes it that I have no idea what it really refers to and I am very curious 😌 is it the paper that is used to cook pie or tart for instance?
  11. My pleasure, thanks to you. Here are the rare pics I have of the shoot in 1995 of Portrait Chinois (I made the mistake in my previous post, shoot was 95, release 96). This was during an endless night shoot. You cannot see Jean-Pierre's Nagra because the bag is closed, during a light set up pause for us, but it was the 4S with an Elison mixer for the radio mikes. On the other photo you can see that Jean-Pierre always was standing during the takes. Boom operator was Denis Martin. I think with an MKH60.
  12. Sound cart used for tanzanian feature film Vuta N'Kuvute. Gear: preamp= SQN 4s - recorder= Sound Devices 688+SL6+CL12 - SL6 hosts 3x Wysicom MCR42 - power manager= DCA Mentor
  13. Fred Salles

    NAGRA 4.2 Replacing preamps

    Here are some tips for changing or replacing the preamp modules on the NAGRA 4.2. On the photo you see the module on the right is the standard XoYo, with nagra input transformer, for dynamic mike 200ohms (great with a MD21), on the left (mike 1) is the QPAUT, the preamp with phantom and Tpower.
  14. The inside of the beast. The preamps modules are located on the bottom left. I marked them by green number 1 & 2. Number 2, the Xoyo is already out as there are no difficulty. Just pull it out of the socket, once the screw at the bottom has been removed (you can see the XoYo modules in a box up there.)
  15. (here I already took the screw out...)
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