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About SonicBoomPole

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  • Birthday 01/08/1981

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    Los Angeles
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    Music. Hiking. Gardening. Equipment.
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    I have a degree in Audio Recording from Cal State University Dominguez Hills and had been involved in studio recording for sometime before jumping into sound for picture. I'm now a Y8 695 Boom Op and non-union Production Sound Mixer based in LA.
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  1. This thread made me update my website. https://www.sonicboompole.com/
  2. Sometimes I learn more from humble observation.
  3. Hi everyone, I'm a new 695 member looking to meet new mixers and get to work. I'm based in LA and have been doing bag/cart work since 2012. If you need someone last minute or just want to try out someone new I'd be very happy to help out. I'm also interested in Utility work since that is an option for Y8 members. Thanks and I look forward to working with you soon!
  4. SonicBoomPole

    HHB Dat

    Anyone looking to transfer old DAT tapes should consider looking into the WaveDAT software from Japan. It is based on a few specific models of DDS drive for computer systems (SCSI based). Sony and Archive are the brands that made the drives. The software allows you to "rip" a 1:1 copy at up to 2-4x real time depending on the drive. It runs on the Windows platform and does require some sort of SCSI interface and the DDS drive to work. The software is about $30 for a license. http://efu.jp.net/soft/wd/wd.html The website is in Japanese. Use Google Translator. If interested send an email to Efu. I'm in no way affiliated with this software but I have this system set up and it works great. I always used Sony or Maxell DDS tapes with my TCD-D7 anyway.... There are other software apps, both Mac and PC if you want to look at other options that do the same thing, some of them free. More info and support can be found on the FB DAT-Heads group. Fugazi used this method to archive their masters in the vault: http://files.archivists.org/groups/performing-arts-roundtable/performance-newsletter/PArtsNews2012sum.pdf Here is an excerpt from pg.6: "We took an unorthodox approach to the DAT transfer by using old DDS drives. DDS was the data equivalent to DAT, using the same size cassette but instead of audio recording, the DDS drive was used for data back-up akin to a LTO tape today. Scouring online forums and in conversation with colleagues, it was revealed that the Sony SDT9000 DDS drive was able to be “tricked” into reading audio DATs and thus allows for a straight bit-by-bit ingest of the material rather than going through a digital to analog to digital conversion. We went to eBay to find the correct drives, external housing and SCSI to USB converters, then connected them to the fantastic DATXtract software (https://pdicamillo.org/~peter/datxtract/) which can ingest the DAT material at 4X real-time with both a .log and .txt file providing critical technical and descriptive metadata. The downside was that we could not monitor in real-time. However, the goal was to get the digital files in the most efficient way possible then QC them when they were being edited for the series."
  5. Thank you John! I got 8 and also bought a AA Powerex charger I was in the market for. These deals don't happen often so I highly suggest taking John up on this very generous offer from him.
  6. Hi everyone I'm looking to meet and work with other senior, ahem, I mean experienced mixers to sharpen my skills and be humbled as well as inspired. I'm mostly a one man band in the indie world but I've worked with a couple other mixers previously, some of which are members of this forum. Those have been great learning experiences. I did a movie with Fred Schultz a couple summers ago, I worked with Jim Thornton on two movies (one flipped union) last year and filled in as a utility on Rosewood for Mick Fowler last year. 12 more union days as a boom op is what I need to get in at the moment. I'm eager to join and do some real work. I'm tired of the lowball lifestyle. Thank You! Kevin sonicboompole@gmail.com
  7. With all due respect Gerrard the links are not what I was asking about...A list of Google search results is a little vague. I'm looking for specific examples of individuals who have abused marijuana in a way similar to the other "hard drugs" as you claim is possible or likely since they act on a common neural pathway. Personal experiences are far more compelling than white papers written by NIDA. Yes everything can be addictive if you are wired that way. Look at food and how people are tied to it emotionally. Sugar releases dopamine. So does falling in love. There are many ways to get "high" naturally. I just don't see weed ruining people's lives like Heroin or Alcohol in my own personal experience. I'm sure others have other perspectives. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. So then based on this data we should expect to see results verified in the wild such as people being severely dependent on cannabis in the same way heroin, alcohol and nicotine have been shown to be addictive substances with adverse brain function/health? Can you site this data for us? I'd be interested to see real world studies that validate this claim. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I'd like your opinions on this one please... The other day I was on an indie doc shooting on the F55. I was using a G3 as a wireless camera link (notice I didn't say hop) with the squelch setting on 'Lo'. At lunch I powered down the G3 Tx but camera dept. didn't turn off the Rx on the camera. When they powered back up before me the DP saw the audio levels being blasted with the squelch signal and told me to: Tturn it off or disconnect it because he had not yet paid for the camera and didn't want to damage the audio circuitry" I set the squlch to high and walked away. I just want to make sure that my initial feeling that he didn't know what he was talking about and was being more of a DB than a DP was accurate or to make sure I wan't in the wrong on this one. Thanks
  10. So I guess it depends. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. No issues. Going on about a year now. I do unplug it when not in use. Only use it for the beginning of the day to input my data. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. People are different. Biologically speaking. Some can handle and/or enjoy substances others cannot. I don't enjoy booze at all. Makes me feel sick and I don't like the buzz. I personally enjoy Cannabis and feel I manage it well. It helps me sleep and turn off my anxious brain at night. That said, never at work or when being a responsible adult is called for. Why would you want to be high for that anyway? At home after work or on the weekend, sure. I have come across people who can't handle weed. They get all weird and crazy. Definitely not for them. I also know people who have MS and swear by it. Creativity is not created by doing drugs. Enhanced perhaps but creative types are already creative by nature. Smoking anything is bad for you. So is too much TV, booze or red meat. Be responsible and respectable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Wow Tom thanks for all that info! You were really going all out on this which is what got me going but alas I'm nowhere near your skillset. It is indeed a great little mixer for its intended use. The pre-amps are suitble for loud drums and guitars in my garage with my buddies for kanakapila At this point I feel it is not something I can use for production sound but great for personal use. That said it looks like I'll just use the 9V battery option if I need to be portable. I have lithium rechargables so they should be fine for my simple needs. Maybe at some point I might try some battery eliminators or attaching 18VDC directly to the DC regulation cicuit you mentioned. Senator, you are spot on as usual. There are wall warts for AC output for sure, hence my confusion and caution. Good to know this one puts out 9VAC despite what the label indicates. You are also right in reminding me of this little guy ~ which indicates AC. The label on the input was certainly a point of confusion and why I thought I'd make sure as I am not the most knowledgeable in electronics but I do like to play/learn. Thats said attaching probes to AC scares me a little. Shoots!
  14. Tom, thanks for all the cool info on this topic and so many others I've come across here! I was wondering about powering the MXB 1002 from a battery pack (not the internal 9V) for mobile use. I see your specs above that mention 12VDC is not enough to power the unit. The AC adapter says it outputs 16V @ 1.1A but does not mention if it is putting out AC voltage or DC voltage. Normally, in my experience, wall warts describe their output in VDC. Once, I have run into a wall wart that said it is putting out VAC which is why I ask here. This particular wart just says 16V ~ 1.1A The manual mentions that it requires 115VAC @ 60Hz in the USA. I'm assuming (based on this thread) that the included AC adapter is a normal AC-DC transformer spitting out regulated VDC. This is my hope for the MXB1002. This sentence will be ripped apart in 3, 2, 1......However on the actual unit the power socket is labeled "AC power input". Also, while I'm here asking questions is that power connector a 3 pin mini DIN or some proprietary type from Behringer? How are you getting power into the 1002 from your power source as far as connectors? Mahalo Tom!
  15. I love this forum! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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