Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

URSA Strap – A better mousetrap aka THIGHstrap!

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

I've recently had the chance to play with the full line of URSA straps. Let me bluntly say that they are a total gamechanger in the world of wireless bodypack straps. They are thinner, more breathable and simply better built. They also have some ingenious design features that take them leaps and bounds above ...

Audio News: DPA, Netflix & Durfy

Monday, May 9th, 2016

DPA MICROPHONES CAPTURES SCARY GOOD AUDIO FOR NEW NETFLIX SUPERNATURAL THRILLER, STRANGER THINGS http://www.dpamicrophones.com/news/dpa-microphones-captures-scary-good-audio

Revised OR-32 Audio Bag for OrcaBags

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

I've been playing with a new pre-release version of the Orcabags OR-32 I got from the Orca bags R&D team. I built directly out of my version 1 OR-32 and I must say, I am VERY impressed with the myriad of updates! The bag retains all of the features I ...

How DPA Has Impacted Our On-set Workflow – Chapter 1 – “On The Boom”

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

As we know, there is no one “perfect” microphone that fits all scenarios. Sound can get pushed out in a wide/tight... sometimes a space is more reverberant than we'd like... or background noise can be an issue. There are different issues that we have to deal with on set and ...

Lectrosonics Venue vs. Venue 2 Breakdown – Part 1

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

I’ve recently had the pleasure of using the new Lectrosonics Venue 2. It’s such a huge improvement over the original Venue; something our industry already considers the proven modular workhorse. With new features such as wide-band blocks, IQ filtering, lowered noise floor, Wireless Designer with built-in frequency coordination and—one of ...

Cinela Piano vs Rycote WS 4

Friday, April 24th, 2015

So the Cinela Piano is currently the most talked about item when it comes to full microphone windscreens. And most often it get compared to the latest Rycote offering, the Cyclone. But why not compare it to an old industry standard? The Piano is very nice, but is it nicer than the ...

A Zaxcom Newcomer’s Look at the TRX742.5 Plug-on Transmitter

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Okay, first off. I have never owned a single piece of Zaxcom gear. This is my first look at integrating Zaxcom into my Sound Devices / Lectrosonics “heavy” kit. So, this review will be written from the perspective of a Zaxcom newbie.   Why the TRX742.5? Our team really wanted to ...

MuxLab 500052-Pro-BNC Video/Audio Balun

Monday, July 1st, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my trusty lightweight MuxLab Balun System to a new beefier version, the 50052-Pro-BNC. What is a Balun and what is it used for? Balun is short for" BALanced to UNbalanced".  What is does is passively take in separate signals of audio and standard defintion video and pass ...

Schoeps CMR – Microphone amplifier for bodypack transmitters

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

I recently got a Schoeps CMR. It is a single cable solution for connecting a bodypack to a Schoeps MK series capsule. [singlepic id=43 w=320 h=240 float=] I'd like to start off by saying that if you love the sound of the Schoeps Modular MK series capsules as much as I do, ...

A first look at the K-Tek KTA2 Sidemount Transmitter Adapter v2

Friday, June 7th, 2013

[gallery ids="322,323,324,325,326,327"] Dave Fisk from K-Tek sent me the brand new KTA2 (Sidemount Transmitter Adapter) to replace my old CCR on my 16' foot K-Tek Classic. Rather than having the Plug-on transmitter poking out to the side, the sidemount comes out and up to put the transmitter parallel to the pole. ...