Review: RF Venue Spotlight Nearfield Antenna

A few weeks ago I emailed RF Venue begging to demo their Spotlight Nearfield antenna pad. They had just showcased it at Infocomm 2017. There they showed how it was able to really reject the massive amount of background RF that was all over the expo floor. And after a little bit of exchanging emails…

Review: Destroying the Shure SM58

This isn’t really a review… this is just a collection of video’s showcasing people attempting to destroy the bullet proof Shure SM58. Enjoy. Here is a YouTuber who buried one in the ground for a year, uses it for a hammer, washes it in the sink…. And then test it’s pickup response using pink noise.…

REVIEW: K-Tek KSFA1 Shark Fin Antenna Case

Today I’m taking a quick look at the KSFA1 Shark Fin Antenna Case from K-Tek! The first thing that I can say about it is that it feels sturdy, without being totally stiff.  There are a few other options for Shark Fin cases out there (Versaflex for example), but this one has a more protective…

Review: Sennheiser SK2000 Transmitter

Outside of the Sennheiser G2/3 series most filmmakers have never worked with any of Sennheiser’s other wireless systems. That is why when a Sennheiser SK2000 fell into my lap I thought to myself… take it apart, snap photos, run a work bench test on the unit! The Sennheiser SK2000 has an odd place in the Sennheiser…

Battle: MixPre Kashmir PreAmps Vs Zoom F-series PreAmps

The MixPre3/6 are shipping now and immediately people are testing them against their other pieces of gear.  The most obvious piece of gear a lot of people want to see it compared to is the Zoom F-series. And while it is an unfair fight when comparing features given that the Zoom F4/F8 offer more for…

Review: Sennheiser Ambeo + Zoom F8

It’s been about three weeks since I first got my Sennehsier Ambeo and I feel first impressions have worn off and I now have my head wrapped around what the Ambeo/F8 combo really is all about. First the Zoom F8 is the smallest professional recorder with an “Ambisonic mode.” The feature showcased in the video…