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  1. Not sure if this is an appropriate topic. If not, feel free to delete. But it does look like this long discussed project is going to get off the ground: http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f8-general-forum/neil-young-announces-launch-ponomusic-19703/ http://evolver.fm/2014/03/09/neil-young-to-launch-pono-music-at-sxsw/
  2. My thanks to David Waelder. The article on Jim Webb is terrific. Should be read by anyone interested in film and sound.
  3. There's a film about Gordon Hempton called The Soundtracker about his philosophy, recordings and recording techniques. I just finished watching it. He's arguably a little eccentric (he'd probably agree), but watching the film was time well spent. One of the interesting segments of the film involves his pursuit of an audio portrait involving a passing train and a meadowlark. The film can be purchased/downloaded for $10: http://www.soundtrackerthemovie.com/ST/Home.html Hempton has a web site that hosts his sound libraries - https://quietplanet.com. He has also written a book called One Square Inch of Silence: http://www.amazon.com/Square-Inch-Silence-Gordon-Hempton-ebook/dp/B001VFTZ22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394147833&sr=8-1&keywords=hempton+One+Square+Inch+of+Silence In addition, he's done a TEDx talk:
  4. Great suggestion. I have found Purcell's book terrifically helpful.
  5. You mean something like a Google Hangout? I'd love to listen in on that discussion.
  6. Thanks. That is a really well-written article. His comments about 16bit vs 24bit are also interesting.
  7. This video has already been posted under General Discussion. Might be an idea to merge the two threads..?
  8. http://www.nytimes.com/video/movies/100000002732291/the-secrets-of-film-sound.html?playlistId=1194811622313
  9. Clever. Like one would record the ocean/surf.
  10. I was at Pro Sound last week. They show the whole Cinela line on their web site, but the products are actually all special order. Gotham Sound has two Cinela Pianos in stock, but not the smaller mounts/windscreens.
  11. I purchased a pair of MK2s because I think that they will be suitable for some recordings that I want to do (very influenced by the UK sound recordist Chris Watson), but did not anticipate how much fuller and more natural they sound, close miked to a human voice, than an MK 41. Which doesn't change the fact that in many circumstances, if not most, they are impractical for recording voice in the context of a film or video. But still, it's quite an eye opener.
  12. Last week, I purchased a pair of Scheops MK 2 omnidirectional microphones. Compared to MK 41 hypercardiods, I am struck - "blown away" is pretty much the right phrase, as unscientific as it is - by the depth, breadth and presence of the sound that I'm getting from them when placed close to the sound source. In the dark ages, before Lavalier omnis, were there times when these mics were hidden to record talent, and if so, in what circumstances and how? And a question for those of you who are using them today. What are you using them for, apart from voice over? No doubt ambient and sound effects are on the list. Anything else?
  13. Hi, The post about the bed scene came from someone else
  14. Thanks Constantin. This is for outdoors in light wind for mono and stereo (A/B Spaced and ORTF) with MK 41 and MK 2 mics. The specs for the B 5 D and W 5 D (both hollow foam) and W 20 R1 (basket with fur) are worth comparing. http://www.schoeps.de/en/products/b5d/specs: http://www.schoeps.de/en/products/w5d/specs: http://www.schoeps.de/en/products/w20r1/specs: As between the Cinela Leonard and Scheops W 20 R1, I think that I'd go with the Scheops. In addition to Jeff's comments, the Cinela would have to be ordered from Paris whereas the Scheops is readily available in New York via the distributor Redding Audio. I don't have the B 5 D hollow foam, but I do have the somewhat larger W 5 D. I use it indoors and outdoors in light wind, although it doesn't take a lot of wind to affect it. The question now is what real added benefit I would get from the W 20 R1 basket and fur, and at what cost to the sound. I plan to discuss this with Gotham Sound and/or Redding. One thing I'm wondering is whether it would make sense to put the fur cover for the W 20 R basket over the W 5 D, assuming that it can be done (they are the same diameter). It would certainly be less expensive. If anyone has additional comments, I'd be most appreciative.
  15. On the chance that some of you may have tried both, I'd like to ask whether there is anything to choose between them. Are they substantially the same in performance or do they differ? Here are the models that I'm talking about: Cinela: http://www.cinela.fr/catalog.php?pid=74 Schoeps: http://www.schoeps.de/en/products/w20r1 Thanks.
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