As purists often do, we who have stubbornly insisted on a hardwired boom must finally admit defeat: What started as a novel party trick called “Wireless Boom” is now the rule. On production stages where a hand-held boom is used, the boom mic is much more likely to be wireless [...]
A new antenna called the “Diversity Fin” (polarization diversity), made by the company RF Venue, has been getting enough attention to warrant a comparison with two other popular antenna designs, the dipole and the “Shark Fin” (log periodic).
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Manufacturers await my reviews of their products with a bit of anxiety because they know I’m going to filter out the sales talk and tell it like it is for the benefit of the end-users. That’s probably why I’ve been asked so many times what I think about the new Zaxcom Nomad mixer/recorder.
Glenn Sanders visited Trew Audio’s Nashville store in December to go through every detail of Zaxcom’s NOMAD compact mixer/recorder. It’s here, it’s ready, it’s being used in production. Video 1 of 2: Video 2 of 2:
There are several good reasons to have a powered speaker system on a production sound cart. For me the most compelling reason is to reduce hearing fatigue caused by continuous hours of listening with headphones. Taking off the headphones between takes and during lighting setups is a relief, but still [...]