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. Continue reading Youtube channels for the location sound recordist

Sound Devices (Audio Limited) A10-RACK

Days before IBC 2018 Sound Devices and Audio Limited announced the A10 rack. A 4-slot wireless receiver enclosure With Dante support. The total wireless track count for this 1HE 19 inch rack device will be 8, if all slots are filled with dual receivers. The outputs are analog or AES, besides the previously mentioned Dante. Also an active RF circuit is integrated, with loop trough … Continue reading Sound Devices (Audio Limited) A10-RACK

Lectrosonics announced the SPDR recorder

Just announced by Lectrosonics; The Stereo Portable Digital Recorder. Like the initialism gives away, It supports both analog line level and AES digital sources, two of each. Also supported are 5v lav microphones (biased). On top of that you can sync the device with TC, to completely integrate it in your workflow. The device could be utilised as a small TC synced recorder on talents, as … Continue reading Lectrosonics announced the SPDR recorder

This week in Sound #8

More about the new Deity Mics and Wireless systems Last week, Andrew Jones from Deity Microphones sat down with Thomas Popp from Video Mantis. They tested the soon to be released microphones and also quickly ‘gossiped’ about the possibility of a new wireless system. Some interesting quotes: It is technically in development for about 2.5 years. So by the time we will release it, you … Continue reading This week in Sound #8

This Week in Sound #7

Better late than never, This/Last Week in Sound! Zaxcom Deva 24 Record Processor warning Last week a couple of posts popped up on Zaxcom user groups, the latest addition to Zaxcom’s recorder line-up showed some users this message: Record Processor Not Responding, Restart Deva Now Zaxcom’s Director of Product Development Howard Stark responded today with a firmware update, pushing the version number to 2.36. Curiously,  Both … Continue reading This Week in Sound #7

Deity Microphones going wireless?

Last weekend at the CineExpo LA, Deity Microphones informed the interested crowd that they are exploring the idea of offering a wireless RX/TX system. Deity Microphones is a spin-off of Aputure. This month they will launch the successor of their waterproof shotgun microphone. Of course we contacted our formal editor in chief, now Head of North America at Deity Microphones, Andrew Jones and asked what’s up: We are … Continue reading Deity Microphones going wireless?

This Week in Sound #6

Consumer VS pro Wireless systems This week Curtis Judd goes over the differences between an entry level wireless audio system, vs the more expensive ones. He compares the RODELink, Sennheiser G3 (and now G4), and the Audio Limited A10 system in the video. We clarify the important differences so you can understand when a consumer grade wireless system is everything you need for your projects … Continue reading This Week in Sound #6

3d Printing for Location Sound ‘Database’

I remember around 2010, tech journalists predicted that around 2020 everybody would have a 3D printer at home, just as normal it would be as having a normal (paper) printer. Well, I think it is safe to say that is not exactly the case, but price wise there shouldn’t really be an excuse not to, since one could buy a good one these days for … Continue reading 3d Printing for Location Sound ‘Database’

This Week in Sound #5

Firmware update for the Sound Devices Mix Pre series Yesterday Sound Devices made Firmware v2.20 available for download.  For a complete (huge) list all the addressed issues and extra’s, or to download the firmware, go check out Sound Devices’ Website. See the Aaton Cantaress in real life If you are one of the few Aaton Cantar users, you’ve been waiting for the Cantaress Mixing desk. The … Continue reading This Week in Sound #5

Ursa Straps announced the Mini Mounts

British based Ursa Straps (I guess they have to change the name now) announced a series of Mini Mounts this week, meant to be used for concealed lavalier microphone placement. The mounts are specifically designed for a microphone, to be friction fitted and kept in place by a sticky piece, also available in the exact size from Ursa. I had a quick chat with Simon … Continue reading Ursa Straps announced the Mini Mounts