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Mark LeBlanc

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About Mark LeBlanc

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  • Birthday 01/10/1965

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    Hitting the record button and getting paid!
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    Production Sound Mixer for Film and TV.. Recent projects include Marvel's Cloak and Dagger Season 1, AMC Preacher Season 2

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  1. Mark LeBlanc

    Walkie interference with PSC RF Six Packs

    This is also happening to my Venue and Microns. Not limited to SRC. Our walkies are transmitting in the 430 range. I will get a clear hit at 556. Not a harmonic just flat out spray. Add to this everyone on set being wireless and it can be a nightmare
  2. Mark LeBlanc

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Glenn, Working with my local vendor in NOLA, Sound Hard to get a demo setup!
  3. Mark LeBlanc

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    No chance to test Zaxcom here in NOLA but did test A10 last summer and did not have a positive experience. Chain Link fence and metal building with corrugated metal killed the signal. Tried all power settings and because of how house and set was there were no options. Threw my Micron back on boom.. Zero issue. Would really like to see how this Zaxcom setting works with these obstacles.. Lot of those shotgun style houses down here
  4. Mark LeBlanc

    MixPre 6/LANC remote control project

    Very Nice!
  5. Hey 788t users.. Got one more for you.. This little utility will generate roll numbers for you..You can enter Pre Text that will show up in front of the Roll Number.. You can set how many Numbers are generated. I cap it to 70. You set which number the roll will end..Along with a few other settings you can just play with and figure it out pretty quick.. Just make a change and press Generate button and the result will display below the button. Again, on your iOS device, you enter an email address to send to.. If you have a Mac or PC, the Save button will show up to allow you to save to your desktop. Once on your computer simply connect your 788t to your computer and drag over the "ROLLFOLDERS.SML" file into the top level folder "SOUNDDEV" located in your Internal HD.. CF Card will not work.. I entered some number in with the downloaded version so you can see how it basically works..You need the Filemaker Go app from the App Store to work.. Version 16 and above should work fine.. As with the other utility... Hope it helps someone.... Enjoy! http://louisianafilmsound.com/788t/788t_Roll_Numbers.fmp12
  6. Fellow 788t owners.. I have a little database I wrote that now runs on the iPhone via Filemaker Go, which you download from the App Store.. I own 2 788t recorders and mainly work in episodic..So, every 8 days, new cast names to deal with.. I've long had this feature as a part of my breakdown app I wrote but spun it off to a standalone iPhone thing.. Its simple.. You run the DB, put in the name of the file the app will create, add all the character names you wish and email the result to your computer.. On a Mac or PC you connect to your 788t, copy over the file and Load from List in the names menu and off you go.. I got tired of changing names on both units so this was a fast way to deal with that... I hope this does someone some good... Below are links to both the Database file and a few videos hastily cobbled together to demo... Enjoy.. PS, only for iOS until they make Filemaker Go for Android and if you have a copy of filemaker pro on your Mac or PC this will work perfectly and expose a new button that allows you to save to your desktop.. Open the link from browser on iphone..It will ask if you want to open in Filemaker go.. http://louisianafilmsound.com/788t/788t_Track_Names.fmp12 Little video of the app https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VJD3zh7UI How to copy file to 788t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl8MDIZklHc How to Load the Name file into 788t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWun8dtUD_w
  7. Mark LeBlanc

    New IFB system

    In my bag rig the PSM sits in that front pouch part of my bag
  8. Mark LeBlanc

    New IFB system

    I have 2 PSM systems.. One is on cart running at 12v the other at 14... ZERO issues 12 v Power is PSC Powermx original version and 2nd is Powerstar.. On small cart with 788/Field venue/ 1 micron and wireless vid I get about 7hrs on 35ah pelican battery..
  9. Mark LeBlanc

    New IFB system

    Richard, In the spring I picked up a Shure PSM 900 system.. A solid purchase.. Sound Quality is excellent. Range is also on par with other systems and in some cases better (Punching thru Corrugated Metal Buildings). Best part is it's a Stereo transmitter that can setup as dual mono.. The receivers allow my Boom ops to dial in the blend they have from each other..IE Boom 1 is being sent to R, Boom 2 to L and on Receivers they can set that L/R blend.. Receivers are metal cases I have the G7 range and once I found an open freq (510) didn't move the rest of the season.. The transmitter can quickly change output power from 10/50/100 mw.. I ran it at 50 a majority of the time, kicking up to 100 when needed and occasionally down to 10 when we hit some crazy reflection issues on build sets. The cost is very competitive and ended up purchasing 2 transmitters and 2 receivers... Thumbs up.. ML
  10. Mark LeBlanc

    Audix SCX1-HC vs AKG C480B+CK63

    I have not heard much wind handling difference between the Ck63/61 and my MKH50. I use the 63’s way more than the 50 these days.
  11. Mark LeBlanc

    Antennas for Micron Explorers

    I Have two sets of Microns for my Boom Ops. I use the PSC SMA antenna splitter and have had excellent results.
  12. Mark LeBlanc

    Micron Output Cable to TA3

    Yes. If all you are doing is swapping out the full size XLR to TA3 there are no special things u need to do. Just match the wiring from the XLR to the TA3
  13. Mark LeBlanc

    shock mount

    Just picked up the updated PSC McDonald M5 Pro mount. Simple, new bands work great and hold everything from my MKH50's to AKG shotguns very well with no handling noise issues.. Thumbs up..
  14. Just last week I tested the Sony Digital system... Its a solid system. The remote control function worked well when In range.. I was using the portable Receiver. Running Digital into 788 and it sounded really really good, as Andy states in some of his videos, it does sound like you hardlined in.. I tested with the plugon transmitter and only once on an exterior scene in heavy wooded area did I have to kick up to full power.. Majority of the time I was in Medium Power... The remote function came in handy when and actor decided to go full yell during take one when no indication of this was happening. Was able to quickly gain down for next take and had no issues.. This was very cool. Will happily wait to see if Sony follows up with a Wide band Plugon module going forward..
  15. Evening all, Using Comtek 216 transmitter with Lectro Sna antenna (remote audio comtek addition). Want to clean up the cables and trying to find out what the shortest length the bnc cable can be from transmitter to antenna?? thx