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

Protecting yourself and your gear from the weather

Nothing is worse than shooting in the rain, snow or sleet. But like the Post Office we must deliver. Here is how I protect my gear:

I own a Motu Sound Slick which is a large poncho well made with a clear area allow you to see your bag to mix it works well but is large and hard to carry around. But it works well and I have been in gail force winds with heavy rain and wind, and it kept me and my gear dry it also allows you to protect your boompole as well. , however if time permits I like to add a 2nd level of protection.

I usually wear a rain suit under my sound poncho or just the rain suit pants since your legs can still get damp. It will also help keep you warm in cold wet weather.

If the weather looks clear for the day I will leave all the rain gear at home. I always keep a $0.99 emergency poncho inside my sound bag in the event of an unexpected shower I can cover myself quickly.  With this rain gear you and your gear should stay dry!!!!