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  1. You want to get Jay’s book if you’re a relative novice. I did. It is very comprehensive and beautifully written and organized. You won’t know what you don’t know until you read his book. If you have questions about room tone, you’re likely going to have questions about other things too. Rather than getting your information piecemeal, get this book. The other book suggested seems a bit advanced and perhaps overly-narrow in scope for what you want and need right now.
  2. Saw this again last night—it had been years. Very nice work by Jeff and Don. It must have been a surreal experience. Sellers supposedly never broke character on set (except for outtakes, like those tacked on during the credits). Beautiful film.
  3. "Diva," which chronicles a young French man obsessed with an American opera singer who has never been recorded live in performance. He tapes her surreptitiously with a Nagra IV-S (I think). We never see the mic(s). That sets the stage for a mistaken-identity plot line. Good (revised: indeed, cheesy as hell) film.
  4. Trew Audio, Ontario, has a used one....
  5. Has anyone ever bolted a lockbox in the trunk? Could not protect everything, but perhaps recorders and radio mics at least?
  6. I did buy an SD SATA adapter and tried to pair it with an SSD--a top of the line Sandisk. The power to the drive kept cutting out. I removed the SSD and replaced it with a 320 GB spinner and it has worked fine.
  7. Less is definitely more. Q-tips and warm water.
  8. Reviving an old thread. Received this case today, and I have to say, I was REALLY surprised at the quality and functionality. IMO it's worth more than $115 delivered. This is not a cheap or flimsy case. It weighs 19#. The wheels are high quality. The telescoping handle is high quality. The drawers are not cardboard. Not sure what they are, but they are sturdy and covered in durable nylon with aluminum faceplate. The top comes off and there is a nice space for a small bag: 14.24" W x 7.25"D x 2.25"H. Many thanks to the OP for this link. I don't need a big expensive cart, at least right now, and this will definitely last for awhile. Did give my daughter the included mirror, however. Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LQXLGDU?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=od_aui_detailpages00
  9. It's called bipolar disorder (it used to be called "manic depression.") You can guess which phase of the illness they're in.
  10. I have these for my computer and they sound really good. Build quality is quite good as well. http://www.amazon.com/Audioengine-Premium-Powered-Desktop-Speakers/dp/B000VKEFN2
  11. A Naztech PB15000 is a cheap ($75) and reliable battery that can power the 680 for many hours. I've used them with my 788 with no problem. I get a good 3-4 hours running 8 channels, so you should do at least as well. Keep the battery compartment full for easy switches. Naztech includes tips that work fine with the 680. corbin
  12. I'm sure vinyl will still be played in 100 years by dinosaurs like me.
  13. A decent, cheap set of pencils you should consider are Avantone CK-1. For $300 a pair, they come with omni, card and hyper caps. A giant-killer IMHO, and better than Oktava, and I've owned the Joly-modded Oktavas. They also have a five-year warranty.
  14. IMHO, the Fostex is probably the most robust and well-established of the three. It's been around quite awhile. The build quality and pres are decent for the price.
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