On Location: First Live Instagram to Space Station

This job had many moving parts to it will very little prep time and only one chance to get it right. With two different IFB lines being routed via mission control along with everything going through the Instagram application I wasn’t 100%  sure how it would work but thankfully it all worked well. The biggest issue was gain stage control which is why Will is speaking loud as we couldn’t get a good level into the phone using an external mic. Enjoy !

On Location: Daily Show Space Force

One of my specialities is fast pace quick turn around productions. This shoot for The Daily Show was airing about 12 hours after we filmed it, Production requested a Stereo Mix track to both cameras and timecode boxes to keep everything in sync along with transcription upload at wrap. The shoot went well and they were able to use my mix track to save time. So if you need to be perfect the first time with no second takes give me a call.

Equipment used Sound Devices 633, Lectrosonics SMV/ SRC , Cos 11 lav mics , RE-50 Stick Mic and Mozegear timecode boxes.

New Equipment : Lectrosonics PDR Recorder

To better serve our clients we have added the Lectrosonics PDR recorder. This recorder is worn by talent and allows for recording when wireless aren’t an option The PDR is 2.3×2.1x.7 inches (60x54x17 mm), and weighs 2.5 oz (71 grams) with battery. We look forward to putting it to use PDR-demensions

Bubble Bee Industries Wind Protection

For many years Rycote has been considered the gold standard for wind protection for microphones. From affordable slip on protection to higher end blimps. My one main criticism was lack of something in the middle or easier to transport when on fast pace jobs. Bubble Bee has a great solution called the spacer system it is a slip on wind protection system along with a higher wind cover you can pull over. It is very well built and cost effective. While I have not tested it along side my Rycote blimp I know it affords more wind protection then a Rycote slip on windscreen with a easier ability to pack. So if your looking for a different option for wind protection Bubble Bee Industries is worth a look they are also available at your favorite audio retailer worldwide 

New Equipment: Scheops Miniature Microphone MiniCMIT

The Schoeps CMIT has always been one of my favorite microphones with great reach, warm sound and low noise floor. I didn’t think it could be improved but they did by making it smaller. The only copromise is the fixed 4th order low-cut filter at 70 Hz so far I think it is a good trade off. I will post more after using this microphone more but so far it seems like a winner

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Tech Tip: Audio Technica ATH-M50x Headphones

Over my 17 year career I have used many types of headphones and by far my favorite is the newer ATH-M50X. They are very comfortable for those who wear and don’t wear glasses, and my favorite part a user replaceable cable. This allows you to swap between a straight cable or coiled cable depending upon what application you using them in. I also had another shorter straight cable made as well. I have been very happy with the headphones and use them for most situation estimated retail price is around $170.00 so check them out. They are far more comfortable them the classic Sony 7506.

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Tech Tip: IFB Headphones

Providing a variety of headphone options for clients is always important as everyone has a difference preference a popular choice is the Remote Audio Single sided ear bud. They are well built, easy to transport and not bulky. So if your looking for a a single sided ear bud check these out. They come in a single or bulk 6 pack. Available at any Remote Audio Dealer.

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