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About codyman

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    Audio Engineer // Documentarian

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  1. codyman

    travel trailer

    Maybe look at what's called "Toy Haulers". Has living quarters and then a big empty, enclosed area where one would haul ATVs / motorcycles etc. Would have plenty of gear for sound carts etc
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    Marantz Carbon Fiber Boompole?

    I hear ya on the Marantz 1970s quality. My 2230 keeps on trucking and sounds great! I ended up getting a K-Tek Klassic. Buy once, cry once..
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    Marantz Carbon Fiber Boompole?

    I'm in the market for a new boom pole and it seems Marantz is making carbon fiber boom poles now? Is this some sort of badge engineering going on for a different company or is it legit? The price is definitely very cheap for what it is which makes me very suspicious... https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1383314-REG/marantz_professional_cf11c_carbon_fiber_boompole.html#sp
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    Kit provided by production

    Amen. Remember, the word "No" is a complete sentence. You don't even have to explain yourself, just say "No" to crummy rates/situations.
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    Sonosax SX-R4+

    Wasn't able to test the pre's but I'd imagine you couldn't go wrong with either as they are both top notch companies.
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    RastOrder Cart: SU-01V

    Fantastic looking cart! Do you know what the total weight with the big board and all the accoutrements roughly is? Like Jeff said, everything seems right in place where you'd want it despite how fully loaded it is!
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    What is your spare recorder

    I was going to try to sell it for whatever I could get for it but let's face it, it's worth maybe on a good day $120 so I kept trying to think of a good way to re purpose it. Long and behold, it's battery draining ways popped into my head and sure enough, still likes to suck up AA's like they are going out of style! I just throw 8 NiMH partially used batteries in there, turn it on with all 6 channels with phantom power turned on, and then let the unit completely die out which takes two hours tops.
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    What is your spare recorder

    Hey! My DR680 still gets used to this day. I use it to drain down 8 NiMH batteries quickly before recharging / deep cycle charges and oh boy does it drain those batteries quick!
  9. codyman

    Sonosax SX-R4+

    Not sure how many takers stateside and take this with a grain of salt but I did play around with one for a bit at Trew Audio in LA (they have it out on demo). Definitely built solid, nice size. A little confusing menu wise in terms of how use to Sound Devices gear I am but I don't think it was overly complex. Seems to be lighter than a 688 would be but given that it's about the same price point and Sound Devices stateside has impeccable service, I'd lean towards Sound Devices out of practicality reasons.
  10. codyman

    time code box

    8 hours of battery life on a timecode box is really bad these days.
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    What is your spare recorder

    For my bag I use a 633 as my main recorder. Then I have a Zoom F4 as backup since it's cheap, has hirose power built in, full size XLR inputs, and accepts timecode. God forbid something happen to my 633, I could pop in the F4 into my bag in minutes and not have to swap a single cable vs my 633 to reduce downtime.
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    Camera Hops

    I'm still a fan of Lectrosonics IFBT4 transmitter for my IFB's, with a Sennheiser G3 set to the same frequency on cameras for a "hop". Just turn the pilot tone off on the G3 and you're good to go / have way more range than a stock G3 transmitter. Sounds pretty damn great too.
  13. codyman

    Regarding Mojave (10.14)

    Well that is all promising. That being said, I won't upgrade for a while until Avid gives the A'OK on Pro Tools being compatible.
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    New Betso Wireless Timecode

    On the Lectrosonics IFBT4 there is no settings you need to set. On the Sennheiser G3, just tune to the same frequency and then I have the pilot tone turned off and I believe the squelch set to the "medium" setting (I did this because some cameras put out some RF interference so if your IFTBT4 is turned off, the G3 might output a wonky horrible noise into the audio channel of the camera. The squelch setting helped me prevent that from most likely happening if my bag is turned off and they are off shooting B-Roll or whatever). Been doing it this way for years and it sounds fantastic.
  15. 95+% of all my gigs are people I've worked with before or are referrals by that same group of people. Unless you want to go for really low hanging fruit ("We need a sound operator man with a boom and 5 wireless things for $100 tonight in Palm Dale") on Craigslist, you're going to want to know someone in whatever area you move to as they'll likely be the ones getting you gigs / employing you.