Archive for November, 2009

Shooting in Ghana, Africa

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

So, this week I'm in Ghana. I'm shooting a corporate documentary for a Goldmine. In the past month, I've been a pin cushion... Hep A/B, Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Polio & 3 Rabies shots. Tomorrow is our first shoot day. We are in So far, block 21, 22 & 26 seem free and ...

Diary of a First Time Audio Cable Maker!

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I recently decided to bite the bullet and teach myself how to solder my own cables from scratch. I know I'm FAR from the first or last audio guy to do it, but I thought you might enjoy reading the narrative of my ups AND downs of the "Chris Durfy Cable ...

Top 10 Issues with using a Sound Devices 788t / CL-8 in a Reality Rig

Monday, November 9th, 2009

While waiting on my 552 to arrive, I'd been using my 788t on the reality show I've been working on. While it's a incredible device, there are some issues that fellow mixers should know about. My rig consisted of a 788t/Cl-8(firmware v1.76), 3x 411a's, 2x UM400a's for camera hops, 1x Comtek ...

First days with the Sound Devices 552 Mixer/Recorder

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

First days with the Sound Devices 552 Mixer/Recorder I got my 552 yesterday. First things first, let me say wow, as a first impression it's freakin' awesome. So, what is the 552? Well, take a 442 mixer, add an extra input channel, then add a 2 channel recorder with time code ...