Archive for the ‘Audio Equipment’ Category

The Lectrosonics Duet IEM System – M2T & M2R

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

[caption id="attachment_778" align="alignright" width="290"] M2R & M2T[/caption] I've spent the last few months putting Lectrosonics's latest IEM/IFB system, called the Duet, through the paces here on my current show. The system is hands-down the BEST sounding in-ear monitor I've ever come across. It has a very good range in our studio and ...

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


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 ...

SOLD: Sound Devices 552 for sale! $1500 DEAL!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

SOLD! I'm selling my 552 at a KILLER price. Perfect working order. Serviced recently at SD and used little since! It has some scuffs on the top and bottom and one place where it is worn through the paint. All sides are in good condition! I'll also sell a Remote Audio 25' ENG ...

In Plain Sight… The Pen Mic!

Friday, November 15th, 2013

On my last show, I was having some problems with body mics and scratchy police officer wardrobe. After trying different ways to mic up the cast with hidden techniques that were not 100%, I though I'd venture into the realm of the pen mic. Now, I'm not the first person to use ...