Review: Battery Tracking App

I was on a shoot this last week playing around with my new um200c and I wanted to track the battery life it was getting. Normally you could look in the manual to see the battery life chart but battery size has come along way since the um200c came out. That’s when I came across…

REVIEW: Cinela 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…

Sound Devices MixPres USB functionality Part 1

The Sound Devices Mixpre-3 and Mixpre-6 are capable recorders, but they are also very nice USB audio interfaces. You can record audio to your computer, from your computer, and other things. In this first part of a two part USB video series, I walk you through the basics of using the Mixpres as a USB…

Review: Walkie Caddie

This might be the most exciting thing to happen to elastic bands since underwear. On its face the Walkie Caddie is 2 bands of elastic that have been seen together to make loops… But it’s so much more then that.