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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New Equipment: Mozegear Qbit XL Timecode Box

Since the introduction of the Mozegear TIG Q28 timecode box  I have been a big supporter of the company and its timecode products. They are cost effective, solid, easy to use and have user replaceable batteries. With the current hostile RF landscape I am not in favor of having active timecode boxes that require either a WIFI or Bluetooth link. The TIG Q28 have been very solid for me my only criticism of the boxes is only being able to get around 13 hours with Eneloop rechargeable AAA so with the occasional long day I would have to change the batteries or use alkaline AA. With the Qbit XL that is no more with a built in user replaceable NP-50 battery you can get up to 30 hours on a single charge via the Hirose charging port. The size and weight of these new boxes is great too. So if your looking for a small simple timecode solution and cost effective timecode solution you should check these out They come in either BNC or Lemo 5 Pin

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Eneloop Pro AAA ( Black Label)

I have been an avid user of rechargeable AA and 9V for many years however with so few things needing AAA I haven’t taken the rechargeable plunge. However recently in an effort to be more green I have recently added some Eneloop Pro AAA for our Mozegear sync boxes and head lamps. We decided to go with the Eneloop Pro which have been flawless the last 3 months. They also have very low self discharge and have been lasting just as long or longer as there alkaline brothers. They have been a great addition to our package