The Gotham Gazette

August 2006   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 9  
Gotham Sounds Off

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, August 24th at 12 PM, MetaCorder and Boom Recorder will face off at Gotham. Two virtual recorders will enter. Neither will leave*. As an added bonus feature, Gallery is offering a special $300 discount on all copies of MetaCorder purchased in-store at Gotham that day as well as additional discounts on audio interfaces when purchased with MetaCorder. Come see the excitement!

*without purchase or rental of same
A Fresh Slate
Our virtual recorderpalooza (see above) will also boost a sensational undercard - the debut of the prototype of a whole new way of slating, developed by Gotham in conjunction with Gallery Software.
Save the Date!

Gotham Sound and Communications,
IATSE Local 52 and Post-Works New York

Cordially invite you to:

A Seminar on Telecine and the New Non-Linear Recorders:
What Sound Mixers and Producers Need to Know

    When: Saturday October 28th 2006 10am - 2pm
    Where: New York, exact location TBD - depends on the response!
    Who: Representatives from PostWorks, Gotham Sound, manufacturers, and post-production departments will demonstrate and discuss the most efficient on set and post-production practices to ensure a smooth and efficient workflow, both during and after the telecine session.

You must RSVP to to reserve your space. Please provide your name, company name and contact information.

Off Mic with Chris Newman
With three Academy Award wins and a filmography extending back to Medium Cool, Chris Newman is one of the most venerable sound mixers working today. Gotham intern Macy Jones sat down with him on the set of his current project, Sidney Lumet's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.

Turn Off That Mic!
A Gotham Public Service Announcement

A cautionary tale about safe microphone use. Warning: contains strong language.
Sennheiser HD201 Headphones Deal!
Buy 5 for $79.95! Take advantage of this limited time offer and save over $60 on these powerful, cost-effective headphones.
Great Moments in Sound History
Charlie Chaplin describes his first impression of sound engineers in the early days of talkies:

    Elaborate radio equipment was installed, involving thousands of electrical wires. Men geared like warriors from Mars sat with earphones while the actors performed, with microphones hovering above them like fishing rods.

quoted in My Autobiography (1964)

Gotham congratulates our Emmy nominated clients!
Alistair Crocker is in contention for Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie for his heroic traipsing of a Sound Devices 744T and a Cooper Sound CS208 mixer around Hungary and Morrocco for "The Ten Commandments."

And with various non-sound related nominations:




Congratulations to all the nominees! (Although we'd love to see some NY-based productions up for sound awards next time around. Support our boys and gals who labor for great sound in one of the loudest, most RF stuffed environments on the planet!)

Gotham in Studio Daily
Gotham's Peter Schneider showed up in Studio Daily article holding forth on some of the issues hampering a smooth transition of media from the sound mixer to post production.
“There’s an old adage that still holds true, ‘If a sound mixer gets more that one call from the telecine house, that usually means they’ll get fired,'” notes Peter Schneider, partner at Gotham Sound, an audio rental and sales house in New York. "Unfortunately there's been a lot of problems with the telecine houses trying to figure out solutions to deal with this new media and the sound mixers have been taking the heat for it."

Read the whole article by David John Farinella:
File-Based Audio Leading to Headaches in Telecine

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Gotham Sounds Off
A Fresh Slate
Save the Date!
Off Mic with Chris Newman
Turn Off That Mic!
Sennheiser HD201 Headphones Deal!
Great Moments in Sound History
Gotham congratulates our Emmy nominated clients!
Gotham in Studio Daily

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