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How to learn a new DAW without ripping out your hair -   In school, the software of choice was Pro Tools because it was the standard. With the ever falling cost of entry into the sound design and post production field, there are more options for your DAW than ever. Odds are, whether a professional or an enthusiast, you are going to need to learn a…
Review: Battery Tracking App - I was on a shoot this last week playing around with my new um200c and I wanted to track the battery life it was getting. Normally you could look in the manual to see the battery life chart but battery size has come along way since the um200c came out. That’s when I came across…
REVIEW: Cinela MKH-50 Shock Mount - While attending the R.A.M.P.S./JWSOUND party at NAB this year, I found myself holding the winning raffle ticket for this beautiful Cinela Shockmount for a Sennheiser MKH-50 microphone.  Now full disclosure, I did have two raffle tickets.  Gerry Formicola from the amazing Second City Sound in Chicago gave me his (thanks Gerry!), but that one didn’t…
Tutorial: DIY RF Amplifier - About a year Emmanuel Ombilod, a sound mixer in Singapore, posted a video and a few photos of a “homemade” RF Amp he was plugging a G2 TX into…. and getting 1600ft range for car to car monitoring. The whole sound mixer world went crazy! But within a month the world stopped caring about his…
Advanced USB features of the Mixpre-3 and Mixpre-6 - We all know the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 function as a USB interface, but there are some advanced things you can do when you fiddle with some settings on your Mac. After working through some things with Danny in tech support at Sound Devices, we got some cool things to happen.  
Review: Orca OR-37 Waist Harness - I’m in my mid-thirties and like a lot of you my back gets sore after a long day of carrying around a bag.  The Orca OR-37 Belt Harness has been out for a little while now and after purchasing one second hand from a fellow mixer I finally got a chance to field test it. …
Tutorial: Sony 7506 Mod/Upgrade  - The Sony 7506 is a legend in our industry. Considered by some as the best pair of headphones you can buy for on set audio they are not without their faults. So let's mod them!
Sound Devices MixPres USB functionality Part 1 - The Sound Devices Mixpre-3 and Mixpre-6 are capable recorders, but they are also very nice USB audio interfaces. You can record audio to your computer, from your computer, and other things. In this first part of a two part USB video series, I walk you through the basics of using the Mixpres as a USB…
Review: Walkie Caddie - This might be the most exciting thing to happen to elastic bands since underwear. On its face the Walkie Caddie is 2 bands of elastic that have been seen together to make loops... But it's so much more then that.
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