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About bilagaana

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  • Birthday December 1

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    Albuquerque, Nuevo Mexico
  • Interests
    eating watermelon, camping, racin', fishin', canoein', etc.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
  • About
    I've been doing sound for forty years for film and video.
    Slightly demented, fun loving human being needing outdoors, mountains and rocks. The picture says it all.

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  1. bilagaana

    charging NP-1's from DC? Solar?

    I spoke to the IDX folks a few years ago and they discouraged me from trying to charge via DC. I think it had something to do with circuitry. I own a Goal Zero Yeti1000 and it is really good; however, it's too heavy for any real back country or lightweight traveling as it weighs about 60 pounds. The search goes on.
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    Co-Axial connectors right angle

    Eric, I'm still thankful for the right-angle XLR's that you made for me years ago. They have lasted and lasted. I hope I didn't shoot myself in the foot for saying that!
  3. bilagaana

    Studio Sound Magazine Sept 1984 Issue

    A young face of Al McGuire. What is a hessian covered wall and ceiling?
  4. I've had jobs where they said they would give me a PA to boom. I always said it would be better to have the PA sit at my cart and me boom it. If the mic ain't in the right place you are spinning your wheels. That doesn't work either. There seems to be a lot of producers that forgot that just ten, or so, years ago that they learned that bad sound was costly. A producer friend of mine always wants me to work for free and I always say, 'Put me in the budget!' Maybe some day.
  5. bilagaana

    New audiophile (?) portable reel-to-reel recorder coming?

    My parrot(Nagra) is on the shelf in my van waiting to get a 'roll' of tape placed on it.
  6. bilagaana


    Several years ago I tried to buy a new set of DT48s and was told they quit making them. I had used nothing but them for decades and was not a happy camper. I bought DT250s and was satisfied but miss my 48s. What's a DT48E? A 48 on steroids?
  7. bilagaana

    Prepping a room

    I devised what I call 'sound suckers' out of Sonex in 4x4 sheets glued to foam core of the same size initially to cover ballasts that were not my friends. Better than throwing a sound blanket over an already hot transformer, the sound suckers could cover two or three sides and placing one on top leave plenty of ventilation. The ballast would virtually disappear when the opening was faced away from mics. The only problem was grips that would get to them before you. They are not gentle. I found these to be good for many things for many years. In a hollow studio I hung one above, but out of lightings way, over talent with remarkable results. The room got smaller. I thought about making them to sell but had a very limited consumer.
  8. bilagaana

    The True History of the Traveling Wilbury's

    Interesting. Great music. Two are gone.
  9. bilagaana

    Lithium batteries on board

    I've flown domestically and internationally with four NP-17 batteries and not had problems. Printing the rules is always a good idea.
  10. bilagaana

    Lavalier outer jacket repair

    Eric, you always amaze me.
  11. bilagaana

    Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    I'm using Comteks with good success unless the distance becomes impossible. There are limits. Lectro sounds best but are more $$$. Used a Zaxocm on a job and it was good.
  12. bilagaana

    600 MHz gear

    I, too, have 411s that need to get sold in India. They need to go on the FS site.
  13. bilagaana

    Wireless Boom Hiss - Sennheiser - Need Help

    A wire can eliminate this problem. Try Canare Star Quad.
  14. bilagaana

    Sony MDR 7506 coiled cable

    I've spent 40 years with Beyer DT48s with a coiled cable and just take care of them. Never wind them around the phones. My phones get the cable dropped into a drawer or compartment in my bag like I was doing the anchor line on a boat. Then the phones nest on the coiled cable. I've shipped them half-way-around the World like that and it seems to work out. I never have buggered coiled cables.