REVIEW: Halter Technical Field and Scene Monitors

Are you tired of low grade IFB headphones?  Are you sick of your flimsy kit monitors snapping or buckling after a long day in the hands people who just don’t love them the way that you do?  Are you saddened to watch Director and Scripty show up with their own cans, leaving yours to face the eternal darkness of their storage case?! Well Halter Technical … Continue reading REVIEW: Halter Technical Field and Scene Monitors

REVIEW: Ursa Mini Mounts (vs RM-11 & DPA Concealer)

I want to approach this review from a standpoint of options. We all know as sound mixers that one of the holy grails of our profession would be a laving tool which works on every outfit, every time. Well, to the shock of no one, no such tool exists. However there are several tried and true tools which make it easier, and can even work … Continue reading REVIEW: Ursa Mini Mounts (vs RM-11 & DPA Concealer)

Zaxnet Pre-amp Whine & RF Issues: Solutions

Since the dawn of time, man has had to contend with the infamous “whining” sound on nearby pre-amps when using a Zaxcom IFB transmitter at full power, and even tougher scans on receivers when it is on the same BDS system.  Well…. maybe not since the dawn of time, but when you’re trying to figure out a solution to a gear problem to no avail, … Continue reading Zaxnet Pre-amp Whine & RF Issues: Solutions

REVIEW: K-Tek Lav Pouches

I’m a night owl.  Always have been, and probably always will be.  What do I do when I’m awake at night?  Why, I think about gear, of course!  Gear in all builds, all ranges, all shapes, and all sizes.  From the complex electronics, to the simplest of accessories.  And that’s what brings me here.  Sometimes it’s the most basic item, which can make your life … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek Lav Pouches

REVIEW: K-Tek Airo – A Professional Sound Mixer’s Perspective

So I’m going to be taking a look at K-Tek’s new product line, called Airo.  As many of us have heard by now, Airo is a new brand from K-Tek which features low cost gear and accessories that they claim still maintains their high standards for durability and quality.   Their initial line consists of 6 items.  A mixer bag, a boom pole, a shock … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek Airo – A Professional Sound Mixer’s Perspective

REVIEW: K-Tek KSTMC1 Microphone Case

Some of you might have gotten a look at this case if you attended NAB this year, along with some of the other goodies that K-Tek has coming up the pipeline.  I got my hands on this just recently, and so here’s my first look. The outside of the case feels nice and sturdy, but not so rigid as to be unable to fit ergonomically … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KSTMC1 Microphone Case

REVIEW: K-Tek KSFA1 Shark Fin Antenna Case

Today I’m taking a quick look at the KSFA1 Shark Fin Antenna Case from K-Tek! The first thing that I can say about it is that it feels sturdy, without being totally stiff.  There are a few other options for Shark Fin cases out there (Versaflex for example), but this one has a more protective feel than the others that I have encountered. There is … Continue reading REVIEW: K-Tek KSFA1 Shark Fin Antenna Case

REVIEW: Cinela OSIX MKH-50 Shock Mount

While attending the R.A.M.P.S./JWSOUND party at NAB this year, I found myself holding the winning raffle ticket for this beautiful Cinela Shockmount for a Sennheiser MKH-50 microphone.  Now full disclosure, I did have two raffle tickets.  Gerry Formicola from the amazing Second City Sound in Chicago gave me his (thanks Gerry!), but that one didn’t have the winning number on it.  Scout’s honor. I want … Continue reading REVIEW: Cinela OSIX MKH-50 Shock Mount