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Small Package, Big Thing: DPA 6060 Sub-Mini Lavs - There are products out that when you open them, they just feel right. Like when you unbox a MacBook or the open the door to that new car that’s just the right fit. This was how it felt when I unwound the 6060 for the first time. Smooth and light, with an unmistakable feeling of […]
REVIEW: West End Recording COMM/IFB Box - I spend a lot of my time at work doing one-man band jobs.  A lot of corporate, commercials, or narrative that requires sit down interviews with a C-Stand.  But at various intervals throughout the year, I do also work on a good amount of narrative projects which require a boom operator. Because I am not […]
REVIEW: PICOGEAR Wireless System - I have to say, right off the bat, that this isn’t typically the type of device which would catch my eye.  I generally am more interested in tools for pro sound mixers in particular.  But, it just so happens that I also make videos for WavReport and the pesky things tend to require decent audio […]
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.