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Re: Interviews on-the-go

Yes the ZoomH5 is fine. Depending on location and the current Covid situation, I prefer to use a hyper-cardiod such as the Rode NTG-1 on a shoert boom. It does take getting used to but at least you can keep at a safe distance. But I can't help thinking that the skill as an interviewer is far more im...
by Brian M RoseTue Dec 07, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Interviews on-the-go Replies: 14 Views: 409

Re: OLED Displays on Studer On Air 1500

Well, AFAIK the displays are still working, but the Studio is in total lock down. I seem to remember that Studer had to find replacements as the original ones were no longer made. As yes, Studer is hardly pro/am, so all rather dissapointing. In all other aspects the desks perform perfectly. As for s...
by Brian M RoseThu Mar 04, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: OLED Displays on Studer On Air 1500 Replies: 6 Views: 679

Dept of Red Faces

Oh well - one lives and learns.... I was recording a head and tail for an interview I recorded for our local Hospital/Community radio station yesterday, in my home studio. I couldn't quite make out why my voice sounded a little thin and that the gain was down, but well, it was sort of OK. It was onl...
by Brian M RoseThu Dec 05, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Dept of Red Faces Replies: 26 Views: 1210

Re: Is TV/ video/ film sound getting worse?

There is a remarkable similarity between TV displays and speakers. Monitors are designed to be accurate - 'speakers' are often designed to sound 'exciting' and it's the same with TVs when you see them in the shop. There is generally a 'shop' setting which is vastly inaccurate, over saturated, bearin...
by Brian M RoseThu Dec 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is TV/ video/ film sound getting worse? Replies: 93 Views: 6200

Re: Are high quality monitors suitable for relaxed listening?

My limited understanding is that a high quality monitor is designed to be as transparent as possible. rather than sounding 'good'. Once set up properly, if programme material sounds 'bad' then it probably is 'bad'. It's the same with vision monitors. You need consistency as well as being able to see...
by Brian M RoseSun Nov 17, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Are high quality monitors suitable for relaxed listening? Replies: 99 Views: 6326

Re: Is TV/ video/ film sound getting worse?

And I've lost count of the number of times location sound recordists have told me they've raised an issue on set about inaudible dialogue and been overruled. And in a freelance industry there's a limit to how far you can push the point if you want to work tomorrow... Quite! Time was when it was not...
by Brian M RoseSun Nov 17, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Is TV/ video/ film sound getting worse? Replies: 93 Views: 6200

Re: Trade Show/Expo Calendar?

Returning to the topic of trade shows themselves. For exhibitors, they are very, very expensive to attend. But they can also be very rewarding. Travel and freight of equipment, staffing costs, rental of space, building stand, advertising, meals and accommodation.... So we are talking of several thou...
by Brian M RoseSun Sep 22, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Trade Show/Expo Calendar? Replies: 16 Views: 953

Re: Distortion but not clipping on mixer

I know this is blinding obvious, but far better people than I fell for it in the early days of digital cameras. 'Reference Level' is 0dBm, right? So set the level at 0Db on the recorder, Right? Well, actually no. It should be set at -20 dB (FS). In other words you have a full 20dB of headroom. And t...
by Brian M RoseMon Sep 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Distortion but not clipping on mixer Replies: 16 Views: 1216

Re: Bulk Erase Tape Reels & Cassettes...?

As has been said, proper bulk erasers are both very heavy and expensive. You may be able to address the latter as there are many local Talking Newspapers who have gone over from Cassettes to Digital and therefore have redundant Wiercraft machines. Take a look at the Talking Newspaper Federation's si...
by Brian M RoseFri Aug 23, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Mixing, Mastering & Post Production Topic: Bulk Erase Tape Reels & Cassettes...? Replies: 11 Views: 2281

Re: Quad II/22

Spoiler: Mike Solomons of London Sound happens to be my cousin. Having said that, he is quite passionate about British High Fidelity equipment. And he is an excellent engineer. Over the years I bought all my High Fidelity (NOT HiFi) from him; including Quad. Apart from that, I can warmly recommend h...
by Brian M RoseSat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Quad II/22 Replies: 6 Views: 921

Re: Equipment hire, business idea advice needed.

I would also add that running a rental company isn't going to make you any money unless you have a LOT to invest. Premises, delivery vans, engineering, booking staff, and of course LOTS of equipment. And I suspect that the music business is going to be far worse than Broadcast Rental (which I worked...
by Brian M RoseWed Jul 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Music Business Topic: Equipment hire, business idea advice needed. Replies: 104 Views: 6585

Re: Leads

Yes, it's really annoying. We can just smile, but there are those out there who will buy anything. I remember being shocked at my local HiFi shop at seeing a 1M BNC cable costing more than a 100M drum of PSF 1/3 cable ; about £100.00. And yes, this was a M*****r cable. The salesman told me that the ...
by Brian M RoseWed Jun 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Recording: Gear & Techniques Topic: Leads Replies: 21 Views: 1812