Gotham's Economic Stimulus Package
The Zaxcom TRX992 is coming!
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
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
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
[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
Here's the opening from the Spanish version of Chickens Come Home
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.