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

HIGHLIGHT: Behind The Sound Cart: A Veteran’s Guide To Sound On The Set – by Patrushkha Mierzwa

If you take a stroll down internet lane (or one of those fabled book stores from before COVID-19), you will likely be able to find a plethora of books about filmmaking. You’ll find them from directors, actors, producers, and sometimes even cinematographers. What you are very unlikely to find, until now, is much of anything about production audio. Coming from a career spanning 4 decades, … Continue reading HIGHLIGHT: Behind The Sound Cart: A Veteran’s Guide To Sound On The Set – by Patrushkha Mierzwa

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

Review: Halter Technical Elite Monitors

Disclosure: Halter Technical sent me these headphones for review for a seperate media outlet. Halter Technical has not had any input into this article. Introducing the Halter Technical Elite Monitors If you aren’t familiar with Halter Technical, that’s okay. They aren’t a big name brand you should recognize. They are a smaller niche brand that has traditionally tried to appeal to the higher end sound … Continue reading Review: Halter Technical Elite Monitors

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?

HIGHLIGHT: Video Mantis

Most of the time, I find myself writing and making videos and reviews about gear. But today, I’d like to change direction a bit and highlight an amazing resource that we all have as audio professionals, thanks to an incredibly devoted and industrious peer. Sound Mixer Thomas Popp, a man who has literally written THE book on wiring talent (if such a thing is possible), … Continue reading HIGHLIGHT: Video Mantis

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