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    Large Boom pole case

    Never mind D.
  2. Have 'em clap stix and tell them the audio will be on the files that you'll deliver at the end of the day. D.
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    Chinese "Lemo" Connectors

    What's the experience with these? Just built a Lemo-to-Lemo for a friend and he gasp at the final price. If the Chinese (eBay) 5-pins work okay, it may be worth a look-see. D.
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    Lavs for ties

    Hey David. Even today (or not too many years ago anyway) I got away on a lot of TV episodes putting a B6 in a tie knot. It hid in the shadows and even the B (or C and D) cameras on the ECU didn't see it. The more cameras they put up, the less I cared D.
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    Lavs for ties

    Let that baby stick out a bit. No one but the DP is ever gonna see it, and that is because he is looking from 10" away. I would always say, if someone was seeing the lav in the tie, the rest of you guys weren't doing your jobs very well. Well, except for sound guys. I'm ALWAYS looking and the giant pimple under a t-shirt drives me nuts. Oh and don't even think of pushing it up in the knot just before we roll Ms. Wardrobe. I'll cut off your fingers. D.
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    Favorite PA Demo Songs?

    Allen, haha! I remember it well. House crew putting up the steel barricades while we were ringing out the FOH. Clatter and din. D.
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    Cos11 Re-terminating

    I used to never be able to afford a taxi so I always took the train (subway). Yep, put the wire in a blob of hot solder and the enamel will burn away. It does take practice but works well. My favorite dikes? Xuron Micro-Shear® Flush Cutter with ESD Safe Hand Grips Not expensive. D.
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    New Betso Wireless Timecode

    Man it's a great relief to be retired. If a camera "operator" said "no" to a Lockit for a dolly mounted camera, I would say "no timecode for you, bitch" and walk away. I would probably limit my days of employment with that attitude but I wouldn't care. I'm retired! D.
  9. I, for one, think that puck sounds best when mixed on Pyramix. Well, classical punk at least. D.
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    Schoeps CMC gold plating on XLR

    I believe (and someone correct me if I'm wrong) that the gold plate in the bottom of the XLR connector in the mic on the left is merely a press-in addition. Give Redding Audio a call and see if they might just be able to send you one to install yourself. D. And yes, it serves, at least in theory, the help keep RFI at bay. D.
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    Sound Devices MP-1 Mic Transformer Replacement

    As well, you would be hard pressed to find a better transformer than the Lundahl. My guess is that it is broken/cold solder joint/loose. I might flip the board over and touch a hot iron to all the transformer pads and re-flow the solder. If it's a cold joint, that would fix it. Easy-peesy and probably worth the time since you have it open. Oh, and it's rare (but not impossible) for a transformer to go "bad". D.
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    Advice on MKH 8040s and 8050s

    How about an old school MKH50? I am not sure if there is anything about the 8050 that is different. I have no experience with that mic. But the MKH50 has great "reach" indoors and was my go-to interior dialog mic for years. I used Schoeps Mk41s for a long time but the MKH50 blew it away in terms of both tone and "reach." YMMV D.
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    Second degree encounters

    I took a CMX Video Editing course around that time. I was REALLY bad at it D.
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    The horse has left that barn

    Do you think the government gives a f**k about you? D.
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    HVAC astonishment

    Or turn off the freakin' noisy air con! Grr! D.
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    Second degree encounters

    Oh cool! Just talking to a guy at API (probably not born before 1988) about the time (lots of time) I once spent rehabbing a, probably, 80-90 input API console that had been damaged in a big fire at some studio or another. Camolin and Q-tips. For days and days. Our shop smelled like a fire-place for months afterwards. We got it up and running although if it had been me, I wouldn't have bought it. I am sure that, even with our hard work, it was never quite right. Way before 1988. Those were the days. D.
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    New wireless TX deviation rules October '18

    Ugh! D.
  18. Sixty cameras? Lord! Oh and condoms over the Tx packs, right? D.
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    Sound Devices USBPre 2 issues

    Works fine on my Mac Sierra FWIW. PT 2018. D.
  20. Congrats on getting into the Local. I remember how excited I was when I got my card. D.
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    Keeping current and abreast of new techniques

    Ah, the last great mystery of the early motion picture world. It will never be proven one way or the other but makes for a continued fabulous story. I always loved the Otto Preminger story myself. D.
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    Fantasy Studios RIP

    I am saying this with, of course, nothing other than a thought coming out of my internet mouth (and we know how well that goes sometimes) but is there any possibility of a co-op situation where some/all old/new tenants become owners? It might be an idea to float. I do know that the Bay Area is always at or near the top in real estate prices but. . . . One 70-year-old theater here in Seattle is or maybe was destine for the wrecking ball to allow for (even more) hi-rise apartments but the community might just be able to get it on the Historical Registry and save it, and maybe, the neighborhood that surrounds it. Good on them! D.
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    Keeping current and abreast of new techniques

    Exactly the way I feel about music editing. I just don't have the temperament for it, and because I don't/won't do it, when I do, it's even slower than a death crawl. :) D.
  24. Good on you for thinking all this through so thoroughly. I, like others here, would warn you against any wireless if possible. And are you typically feeding a house reinforcement system of some sort or do you have your own PA? To put together a little self-controlled PA is a great idea, I think. But try to keep it wired as much as possible. You might get away, maybe, with one wireless headset mic but as Phillip says, you WILL experience wireless problems, and they might be severe. So have a wired plan in place as a back up. Other than that, all wires, all the time. If someone wants to film you, is that for your use? If not, let them deal with a simple wired XLR "main" feed from you, and leave it up to them to configure it so that it works any way they like. And let the result go. You will not be able to cover all the possibilities without making "sound" your job. If you feel that "sound" is that important, hire an engineer with a kit. Probably not what you wanted to hear (and NICE graphics BTW ) but it's (close to) the truth. Best, D.
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    Sports Headworn Microphone

    Tell them to supply the mics. You'd be glad to plug 'em in. D.