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 a dedicated cart mixer, I need to keep my gear … Continue reading REVIEW: West End Recording COMM/IFB Box
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 as well. Using my field recording gear for this is … Continue reading REVIEW: PICOGEAR Wireless System
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 the cables. Don’t you just wish that there was a … Continue reading REVIEW: Accsoon CineEye
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 others who many more people need to know! Let’s start … Continue reading NAB 2019 Wrap-Up!
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. Instead of simply churning out endless pouches and bags that … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KSUHP1 Hip Pack
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 see the review of the original straps here. Fast forward … Continue reading REVIEW: Viviana Straps eXtreme
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 device for what it did, it was so often one … Continue reading REVIEW: Zoom F8n – The Full Realization Of The F8
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 this cable is robust, and indeed it is. I took … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KMBC1 Mighty Boom Cable
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 the FCC filings, we discovered Sennheiser’s new system, complete with … Continue reading New Sennheiser XS entry level wireless announced…….. mostly…..
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 nothing, it had a click-in system that felt very secure, … Continue reading REVIEW: Rycote PCS Boom Quick Release System