Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

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. ...

Super-Cmit 2U vs KMR82i Shotgun Shootout

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Hi all, Last Saturday morning a bunch of local Atlanta mixers, boom-ops & utilities met over breakfast at Whit's house to field test the Super CMIT. We had all heard how successful the Super CMIT had been used by Simon Hayes on “LesMisérables” in studio conditions. We wanted to test the ...

Remote Audio Boom Box v2 Review

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Last week, I added a second wired boom w/ talk back to my cart kit.  I chose Remote Audio's new Boom Box V2 to complement my "old style" Boom Box. I purchased a new Boom Box, Adapter Cable (to convert old cables to new style), Mixer Fanout and a modified MDR-7506 ...

ETS Instasnake – Run 4 Channels of XLR over a single Ethernet Cable – Great for Process Car Rigs!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

I just got the ETS Instasnake PA202 system. It passes four XLR inputs up to 1900' via a single Ethernet (RJ45) cable. With a shielded cable, it even passes phantom power! I have been using if for Process Car Work and other long runs. So far, it has worked like a ...

Sound Guys Lav-Bullet

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Every once in a while a very innovative product comes along... in this case, the Lav-Bullet. It's a simple idea that is extremely useful, especially if you need to run a mic wire down through the pants to an ankle strap... but is also very useful to get the wire through ...

Field Tested Review of the Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Control Surface

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Field Tested Review of the Sound Devices CL-9 Linear Control Surface I've been meaning to do a review of my CL-9 Control Surface for the 788T recorder for many months now, but life and work has had a way of keeping that from happening. The recent Snowmageddeon in Atlanta has given ...

Tips & Tricks… Got Some!!??

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Send them to me and I'll post them on the Tips & Tricks page with a link/email to you!!!

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 ...