Archive for the ‘Audio Equipment’ Category

Sound Devices CL-8s have been failing —> RESOLVED VIA NEW FIRMWARE!

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

I've been working on a show for the past couple months with a 788T/Cl-8 Combo rig. So far we've had 5 CL-8's crash and die. They would NOT power back up. Alfredo del Portillo, who is working long running show with a similar rig, has had four CL-8's go bad. I talked ...

Spring Cleaning SALE!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Hi Guys, I'm selling a few things that might be of interest to you: JK Audio THAT-2 --- ($188 new) $100 Whirlwind Pressbox 12 - Passive 12 channel line to mic splitter ($399 new) MINT! $300 (2) BEC Mounting Boxes and a Plate for mounting 2 411a Recievers onto Anton Bauer Plate  VGC ($180 ...

Lectrosonics SM SMD/Qa Belt Clip

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

I love a company that listens to it's customers. I got my new belt clip yesterday courtesy of Lectro from a request that I made ( as well as many others)  for a belt clip similar to the UM style belt clip for the SM / SMD/Q style transmitters. Why? The existing ...

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 ...

Custom 788t return box from Trew

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Trew made me a custom box that plugs into my 788t headphone jack. I then plug my headphones into it and the return signal from the camera. That allows me to select direct 788t or return sound. It has a volume control and a left/right/stereo selector. It cost $110. I also had ...

Lectrosonics SMQV: First Impressions

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Lectrosonics SMQV: First Impressions Super Miniature Quarter-Watt Variable Transmitter Street Price: $1325.00 I've been using SMD/a style transmitters from Lectro for a while now and have found them to be a very valuable tool in my sound arsenal. While they aren't as small as the SMa's, but they do offer a better balance ...

First Look at a Lectrosonics SR/5P to SRa/5P conversion and the SR Battery Sled

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Yesterday,  Lectrosonics sent me back  the very first  SR/5P converted into a (*mostly) SRa /5P. (*I say mostly because there is one more modification coming; the external 5P connector (a.k.a "wart") will be moved from the right side to the left so that it doesn't interfere with Camera operators who shoot ...

Sanken COS-11 Vampire Clip from Pro-sound.com

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

I recently got the latest version of the COS-11 vampire clip (competing product to the Vclip). It is VERY similiar to the Vclip, with three important differences: 1) The rubber tube that holds the mic capsule is less stiff and more rubbery than the Vclip.  This allows the capsule to be held ...

Ultrasone Pro 750 Headphones Review

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

The Ultrasone Pro 750 Headphones feature a closed-back and stiff titanium-plated drivers.  They are also very comfortable and designed with elements that are easy replaceable.  In using them for the past year, I have found them to be a good set of cans. However, that being said, I've also ...