ISK Little Gem Indoor Boom Mic

Here is the ISK Little Gem. It’s from a U.S. based company but is clearly a Chinese microphone similar to the half dozen other small diaphragm condenser microphones. This appears to have an all brass body painted black. It comes with three interchangeable capsules: cardioid, hypercardioid, and omnidirectional. My interest in this mic was to see if it could be used as a cheap indoor … Continue reading ISK Little Gem Indoor Boom Mic

Simple room tone tips

As an amateaur/enthusiest recordist and sound engineer, a lot of the information I get is from occasional hands on experience. I don’t often get a chance to work with other more experienced recordists and learn from them so blogs like this one are a wealth of information for me. With that being said, here are a few things I’ve learned about room tone mostly through … Continue reading Simple room tone tips

Video Chat with Senator

Some of you know him, many of you know of him. Senator Mike Michaels is an institution in the production sound world. I’m fortunate enough to have known him personally for a while now and I had a chance to do a video chat with him, so I present it here to you now. It’s a long one, for sure. Senator is a great story teller … Continue reading Video Chat with Senator

Sound Theory: an under-taught lesson for self-taught film makers

The resources for sound recording and design are getting more sophisticated and cheaper every day and as a result more people are jumping into careers or hobbies in sound without formal training. In the internet age this isn’t a huge problem, because the knowledge is easily obtained, but it can be hard to know where your knowledge gaps are without an organized curriculum. For example, … Continue reading Sound Theory: an under-taught lesson for self-taught film makers

How to learn a new DAW without ripping out your hair

  In school, the software of choice was Pro Tools because it was the standard. With the ever falling cost of entry into the sound design and post production field, there are more options for your DAW than ever. Odds are, whether a professional or an enthusiast, you are going to need to learn a new DAW or any other creative software in the very … Continue reading How to learn a new DAW without ripping out your hair

Setting Up Your K-Tek Stingray Harness!

There has been a lot of confusion surrounding the K-Tek Stingray harness.  And what’s more is that a lot of people don’t even realize that they’re confused about it.  All around the internet, at NAB, and though discussions with colleagues, I’ve seen just how polarizing some of the opinions about this harness can be. I’m willing to bet that most, if not all, of those … Continue reading Setting Up Your K-Tek Stingray Harness!