REVIEW: Deity TC-1 Timecode Unit

I have been a long time user, and big fan, of the timecode units from Tentacle Sync. When they hit shelves, at their price point, reliability, and feature set, it deeply changed the market. It wasn’t even that long ago that the primary option for a timecode unit was the now comically large Denecke SB series. To be clear, I’m not knocking those older Denecke … Continue reading REVIEW: Deity TC-1 Timecode Unit

REVIEW: Coga Sound BPS System

Sometimes it’s hard in our day and age to find new ways to innovate with location sound gear. “Reinventing the wheel” or “game changer” are phrases which get used far too often in my opinion. Much of time time, a lot of the advances that we actually see are “quality of life” changes which make our day to day work easier. There’s absolutely nothing wrong … Continue reading REVIEW: Coga Sound BPS System

REVIEW: Halter Technical Scene Monitor ver. 2

Halter Technical is a company started by people who actually worked in the field, and who really experienced the types of troubleshooting, pitfalls, successes, and desires of sound professionals first hand. When it comes to IFB headphones, the demands are not as simple as our own. It greatly factors in how the client will feel wearing them. I say “wearing them” in a broad way, … Continue reading REVIEW: Halter Technical Scene Monitor ver. 2

REVIEW: Tentacle Track E

Almost everything that I have ever heard about the Tentacle sync boxes has been positive. From the original Tentacle sync to the Tentacle Sync E, these little dynamos have changed the game. They’ve made timecode boxes incredibly small and convenient, and they’ve also pushed the competition to do the same. Ever since I switched to the Sync E’s, I have never looked back. They never … Continue reading REVIEW: Tentacle Track E

Synco, The Next Big Thing?

Is Synco’s Wireless System the next big thing in the Pro Audio game?   Nope. Ease of use. That’s the thing that this system really has going for it. From unboxing to functioning at its best is a short trip. Open box, add batteries, plug into recorder, auto sync channels, dial in “volume” on the receiver, and go. So how is it so user friendly? … Continue reading Synco, The Next Big Thing?

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 quality- exactly what I want from a lav. What I … Continue reading Small Package, Big Thing: DPA 6060 Sub-Mini Lavs

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 a dedicated cart mixer, I need to keep my gear … Continue reading REVIEW: West End Recording COMM/IFB Box

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

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 super-cardiod, gooseneck mic and is available in a variety of … Continue reading Tips and Tricks – DPA 4098