Archive for the ‘Best Practices’ Category

October 9, 2019

More Thoughts On 32-Bit

Recently, I wrote an article on why 32-bit recording is ultimately superfluous for a location sound mixer. Since publishing it, a few things have happened in the audio world. Zaxcom’s new Nova recorder began shipping, without 32-bit float. This is incidentally on my wish list. Sound Devices announced and began shipping their 833 recorder, a Read More…

June 10, 2019

Etiquette 101 – Wire Talent Like A Pro

I’ve had a few people ask me how difficult #MeToo has made it to do my job. My answer: it hasn’t changed one bit. Since the news broke about Harvey Weinsten in 2017, many people have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault, and not just in the entertainment industry. Being a Read More…

February 1, 2019

How I Approach New Jobs

As a Freelance Sound Mixer, I get many calls every year from new clients. I need to quickly know the scope of the job and recommend the best practice, and these four questions help me do that.

January 22, 2019

What’s In A Basic Kit?

A basic kit is, as the name suggests, the most basic audio setup needed to do just the simplest jobs. I do a lot of corporate and documentary work that often involves sit down interviews, single camera pretty locked down, so my basic kit is simple: A boom, two wireless mics, and a recorder. That Read More…