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Batteries: Part 2 – Storage - Buying 20+ IKEA LADDA AA batteries is easy. Figuring out how to keep up with which ones are charged and which ones are dead is the hard part. Storacell fixes that! Here is a link for AA organizers that are nearly $5 a piece and free shipping! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01A163X1A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hold0a-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B01A163X1A&linkId=868ce9cb8f53c547aff350dd12314670 I hope this organizer is exactly what…
The LA Sound Swapmeet! - I was asked to help promote this amazing meet up. If you are in the Southern California area or even Las Vegas you should drive over to Wilcox Sound and enjoy this wonderful flea market. In the past I have attended several of the parties hosted the legendary Facebook group LA Sound Mixers and they…
New Lectro Transmitters first look - Dave gives us a brief overview of the new Lectrosonics SMWB and SMDWB wide band digital hybrid transmitters.
Batteries: Part 1 – Li-Ion 18650 Cells - This starts part 1 of a series we will be doing here on WavReport all about batteries. This past month I was on location mixing a feature film, I found myself using Lectrosonics UM400a, and one thing was becaming very apparent… we used a TON of akiline 9V batteries. It truly was sinful! It also…
Audio Equipment Budgeting - When it comes to purchasing audio equipment, there are a lot of things to consider. Sometimes it isn’t just a matter of buying on a recorder or only a wireless system. There are other products involved. Sometimes what you may be looking to purchase might not be the right choice for what you are trying…
Zoom F8: Gain Staging and Getting the Most Out of the Digital Limiters - So the other day I posted a pic of the kit setup I was using on a 16 day feature film.  A lot of people wanted to know how I was running my boom. So here is a step by step video from the Mic used, to the preamp settings, to the F8 overall settings,…
This week in Firmware: Sound Devices MixPre6 & Zoom F8 - This week two of the most affordable Ambisonic recorders got updates to make them more practical for VR. ZOOM F8: The ZOOM F8 dropped Firmware 4.0 and the unit received a full Ambisonic B-Format upgrade. Here is a photo Zoom sent to me this past week to tease the release to some of us bloggers.…
5 little things every sound mixer needs in their kit: - There are lots of pieces of equipment that sound mixers use on a daily basis. We are all familiar with the big stuff, like mixers, recorders, microphones, wireless systems, and boom poles, but there are little things that often get over looked and not thought about until they are needed on set, and it can…
USB to DC, 5V to 12V Converter Cable - Written By: Jimmy Hepworth This simple cable can give you another powering option for your recorder. At only 6 bucks I had to give it a try. It works just as advertised, converting a small USB power bank into 12V for my Zoom F4. Something I didn’t realize is that these little cell phone chargers…
Zoom Partners with Sennheiser to make the F-Series AMBEO native - This is some huge news.  I have known about it for a while now and promised to hold my tongue. And if you were in some of the 360 Audio FB groups a 10 months ago, you may have spotted my post asking about what features you the users want to see in the F8…