Tutorial: DIY Camera Muff

Here is a quick tutorial on how to beat wind noise when you need better audio on a DSLR. This is no substitute for an external on camera shotgun and defiantly no substitute for hiring a location sound mixer for your shoot. But if posts workflow is puraleyes this will help make the reference track…

Cinegear Expo 2017 Wrap-up

The Cinegear Expo is unlike NAB in that it is tailored toward G&E and Camera. But this year LA was blessed to have a few sound vendors come out and hang out on the Paramount New York back lot. So what did we learn from Cinegear? #1 Sennheiser Scans First thing new was finding out…

Review: Pyle PCT60 Audio Cable Tester

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of soldering and the production company that contracts me from time to time to do it bought a new cable tester.  PYLE is a trash audio company. Their knock SM58 cost $14 on Amazon and their SM57 style Mic is a mere $12. The only time I’ve ever seen…

REVIEW: K-Tek Articulated Boom Pole KA113CCR

One of my most trusty companions on any job for the past several years has been my K-Tek KA113CCR Articulated Boom Pole.  This specific model of K-Tek boom pole seems to have lived in relative obscurity since its initial release for reasons beyond my comprehension.  Most people whom I have spoken to didn’t even know…