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REVIEW: Accsoon CineEye - Do you know what isn’t any fun?  Finding the perfect spot for your sound cart, getting all antennas deployed, running (and making safe) a cable to video village so that you can get your monitors up, and then having video village move every shot or two which causes you to constantly have to re run […]
NAB 2019 Wrap-Up! - Hello all!  While at the 2019 NAB show, I did some coverage on the show floor.   I certainly didn’t cover everything of value, because theres just too much.  Instead I focussed on doing some interviews with the manufacturers of the big ticket items coming out this year, as well as with some of the […]
Tips and Tricks – DPA 4098 - Recently I found myself with an opportunity to try out DPA’s 4098, a podium microphone, as a plant mic. The scene: a taxi driver with a passenger in the back seat. The dialogue was in arabic- so I didn’t understand a word, but I definitely heard them as clear as day. The 4098 is a […]
REVIEW: K-Tek KSUHP1 Hip Pack - Aaaaaaaaaand we’re back with this week’s edition of “I Love K-Tek, And Everyone Else Should Too!” Seriously, I very often find myself here, singing K-Tek’s praises and it’s absolutely for good reason.  They are constantly seeking feedback from their user base, and painstakingly working on new ways to make our jobs easier and more efficient. […]
REVIEW: Viviana Straps eXtreme - A bit ago, I reviewed the original Viviana Straps from Soundfish.  I was a big fan of them, particularly because I had been previously using Neopax and, quite frankly, there is no comparison in my opinion (unless you’re trying to stay warm in the winter, because those things are thick and very hot).  You can […]
REVIEW: Zoom F8n – The Full Realization Of The F8 - Back in 2015 when the F8 was released, Zoom began to be known for something other than their prosumer or documentary tools.  Prior to this, for better or for worse, the infamous H4n was the face of the company for pro sound mixers (despite their array of other products).  While not at all a bad […]
Youtube channels for the location sound recordist - A (moving) picture is worth a thousand words. When I am in the market for a new sound related "toy", I google the heck out of it, check the JW Sound Forum and the various Facebook groups for some hand on experience on the item in question. And there is YouTube. A couple of years ago that was not a viable option. All the "location sound" related videos were made by so-called "videographers" barely touching the info we as location recordists/mixers need, more focusing on how thinks look like, if it fits on a gimbal, those kind of meta details.
REVIEW: K-Tek KMBC1 Mighty Boom Cable - An XLR cable. That’s what this is. Enough said, right? Well, actually no because this XLR cable is mighty!  And I came up with that designation all on my own.  Without any help.  I’ll take my award now. What makes it “mighty” is the very heavy gauge wire that comprises its structure.  K-Tek claims that […]
New Sennheiser XS entry level wireless announced…….. mostly….. - In the recent press kit for Sennheiser’s new SK2000 mini transmitter, they briefly made reference to a “new entry level wireless kit for musicians and videographers”.  Not much else was mentioned on the subject.  So the fastidious people over here at Wavreport went looking for some clarification.   Subtly located deep within the bowels of […]
REVIEW: Rycote PCS Boom Quick Release System - I caught a glimpse at this little guy back at the 2018 NAB show.  It was a prototype and it wasn’t on display.  Simon Davies at Rycote whipped it out from the cupboard as a preview.  It wasn’t quite there yet as it wobbled a bit, but it was still very exciting.  It weighed almost […]

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