REVIEW: Deity TC-1 Timecode Unit

I have been a long time user, and big fan, of the timecode units from Tentacle Sync. When they hit shelves, at their price point, reliability, and feature set, it deeply changed the market. It wasn’t even that long ago that the primary option for a timecode unit was the now comically large Denecke SB series. To be clear, I’m not knocking those older Denecke … Continue reading REVIEW: Deity TC-1 Timecode Unit

HIGHLIGHT: Behind The Sound Cart: A Veteran’s Guide To Sound On The Set – by Patrushkha Mierzwa

If you take a stroll down internet lane (or one of those fabled book stores from before COVID-19), you will likely be able to find a plethora of books about filmmaking. You’ll find them from directors, actors, producers, and sometimes even cinematographers. What you are very unlikely to find, until now, is much of anything about production audio. Coming from a career spanning 4 decades, … Continue reading HIGHLIGHT: Behind The Sound Cart: A Veteran’s Guide To Sound On The Set – by Patrushkha Mierzwa

REVIEW: K-Tek Stingray Small X

After a long wait, the new generation is finally here. I remember how excited that I was when I got the old blue bag before it was even called Stingray. Now here we are with some huge improvements and the same robust and protective frame that is the Stingray. Some people are passionate about only looking for the smallest, lightest solution around. For me, that’s … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek Stingray Small X

REVIEW: Tentacle Track E

Almost everything that I have ever heard about the Tentacle sync boxes has been positive. From the original Tentacle sync to the Tentacle Sync E, these little dynamos have changed the game. They’ve made timecode boxes incredibly small and convenient, and they’ve also pushed the competition to do the same. Ever since I switched to the Sync E’s, I have never looked back. They never … Continue reading REVIEW: Tentacle Track E

Cat6 Audio Snakes

Building High Quality CAT6 Audio Snakes

Cables are something easily taken for granted, but not all cables are created equally. There are countless options available between different connectors, cabling options, and wiring specs….oh and of course build quality. You never want a cable to be the reason you can’t finish a work day. Higher build quality cables with proper strain relief help minimize them from failing at inopportune moments. Unfortunately outside … Continue reading Building High Quality CAT6 Audio Snakes

Review: Halter Technical Elite Monitors

Disclosure: Halter Technical sent me these headphones for review for a seperate media outlet. Halter Technical has not had any input into this article. Introducing the Halter Technical Elite Monitors If you aren’t familiar with Halter Technical, that’s okay. They aren’t a big name brand you should recognize. They are a smaller niche brand that has traditionally tried to appeal to the higher end sound … Continue reading Review: Halter Technical Elite Monitors

Masks, Shields, Covid-19 and the Film/TV World

Are you working on Film and TV sets right now? Well screw you pal, you’re one of the lucky ones. Most of us have had maybe one or two days here and there but are otherwise stuck in this weird 4th dimension where we want to work, but want to be safe, but don’t know how, so no one’s shooting. Plus there’s so much conflicting … Continue reading Masks, Shields, Covid-19 and the Film/TV World

Lavalier Technique: Paperclip Spacer

Using A Paperclip To Create An Air Pocket Around A Lavalier Capsule Arguably one of the biggest learning curves there is in the knowledge base required as a sound recordist is the art of lav placement. They are an essential part of modern production workflows to allow quality audio in scenarios such as extreme wides or scenes with unpredictable dialog from multiple talent. That being … Continue reading Lavalier Technique: Paperclip Spacer

Synco, The Next Big Thing?

Is Synco’s Wireless System the next big thing in the Pro Audio game?   Nope. Ease of use. That’s the thing that this system really has going for it. From unboxing to functioning at its best is a short trip. Open box, add batteries, plug into recorder, auto sync channels, dial in “volume” on the receiver, and go. So how is it so user friendly? … Continue reading Synco, The Next Big Thing?