The Gotham Gazette

February 2009   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 36  
Gotham's Economic Stimulus Package

Gotham Sound presents their New York Economic Stimulus package! Get a FREE night at a three star hotel with purchase or rental (some restrictions apply). Call or e-mail a Gotham associate for details.

The Zaxcom TRX992 is coming!
Glenn Sanders dropped by last week with the TRX992 prototype and it looks great. It's a single channel transmitter powered by an innovative rechargeable battery system ideal for wireless boom pole transmission, IFB return, headphone monitoring and backup recording. It's due out this quarter, so preorder yours today!
New Frequency Scans
We've updated our frequency scans page with some taken at the beginning of this year and added two new locations: the South Street Seaport and Silvercup Studios. Check 'em out!
Last Look Harvey

The early nineties were a time of change. The internet was sweeping college campuses and teenagers were just beginning to sway listlessly to a little thing called grunge. Meanwhile, Harvey Warnke released his seminal Harvey Board, providing Nagra IV Stereo users everywhere a versatile, option of time code.

We've recovered a copy of the manual for your reading pleasure. Enjoy this look at a piece of sound history and marvel at how far we've come.

Read the 1991 manual for the Harvey Board.

Fostex DV824 V2.24 Firmware Update

This update will allow the DV824 to remember time code when the power is removed.

The update file is available from our site here. You also might need to download the Firmware Update Utility or the Installation instructions PDF.

Panasonic Firmware Update Adds Lectro SR 2-Channel Support

Good news for the Lectrosonics SR users out there! Panasonic has released a firmware update for the HPX series that activates the 2 channel in the UniSlot. With this update, the list of Panasonic camera that support 2 channels goes as follows: AJ-HPX2000, AJ-HPX2100, AJ-HPX2700, AJ-HPX3000, and AJ-HPX3700

The update is available online here.

New Product Showcase
Alfa Case, maker of the Boom Tube have just debuted their new case. It's ideal for conveniently and safely transporting your boom kit in a single container with space for a boom pole, zeppelin, and headphones.
Fostex has just officially announced their LR16 Live Mixer/Recorder. It's 16 tracks of mixer with an integrated multi-track recorder suitable for FOH or onstage mixing while recording it all at CD quality.


Great Moments in Sound History

Movie studios in the 30's had a problem. Once they were producing talkies, the dialogue cards could no longer be translated for easy exportation to other markets.

[I]n the very early days of talkies, dubbing and subtitling for foreign versions had not yet become standard. Sometimes entire films would be re-shot in different languages, frequently with changes of cast and variations in content. On occasion the foreign editions of short comedies would be expanded to feature-length by the addition of deleted scenes and/or by the combination of two films into a single entity. Laurel & Hardy remade several shorts (and one feature, PARDON US) in this fashion, speaking their own dialogue with the aid of language coaches and off-camera prompting boards. Most of these remakes were in Spanish, though several were in French and a few others done in German

Glenn Mitchell,

Here's the opening from the Spanish version of Chickens Come Home (1931):

Other studios took to shooting entire films in parallel, working on the same sets with the same script, but an entirely different crew at night with the English team working during the day and the other team at night. This practice produced good results, but resulted in some interesting variations such as the Spanish version of 1931's Dracula where the director decided to fill the castle with armadillos.

New Products
Sales Specials
Gotham's Economic Stimulus Package
The Zaxcom TRX992 is coming!
New Frequency Scans
Last Look Harvey
Fostex DV824 V2.24 Firmware Update
Panasonic Firmware Update Adds Lectro SR 2-Channel Support
New Product Showcase
Great Moments in Sound History

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