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 as well.  Using my field recording gear for this is … Continue reading REVIEW: PICOGEAR Wireless System

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.  Instead of simply churning out endless pouches and bags that … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KSUHP1 Hip Pack

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 see the review of the original straps here. Fast forward … Continue reading REVIEW: Viviana Straps eXtreme

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 device for what it did, it was so often one … Continue reading REVIEW: Zoom F8n – The Full Realization Of The F8

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 this cable is robust, and indeed it is.  I took … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KMBC1 Mighty Boom Cable

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 the FCC filings, we discovered Sennheiser’s new system, complete with … Continue reading New Sennheiser XS entry level wireless announced…….. mostly…..

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 nothing, it had a click-in system that felt very secure, … Continue reading REVIEW: Rycote PCS Boom Quick Release System

REVIEW: K-Tek KSH1 Stingray Audio SunHat

I wanted to do a quick shout-out to another fine piece of manufacturing from those lovely people over at K-Tek. How do I know that its from K-Tek? Why, because of this! Yes yes, the beloved stingray brand which has brought us such magical wonders as the audio bags, the harness, and the flashlight souvenirs from trade shows. I’m not going to have a whole … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KSH1 Stingray Audio SunHat