Recent Articles

REVIEW: Coga Sound BPS System - Sometimes it’s hard in our day and age to find new ways to innovate with location sound gear. “Reinventing the wheel” or “game changer” are phrases which get used far too often in my opinion. Much of time time, a lot of the advances that we actually see are “quality of life” changes which make our day to day work easier. There’s absolutely nothing wrong …
REVIEW: Halter Technical Scene Monitor ver. 2 - Halter Technical is a company started by people who actually worked in the field, and who really experienced the types of troubleshooting, pitfalls, successes, and desires of sound professionals first hand. When it comes to IFB headphones, the demands are not as simple as our own. It greatly factors in how the client will feel wearing them. I say “wearing them” in a broad way, …
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, …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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? …