Archive for the ‘Equipment’ 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…

September 10, 2019

32-Bit Audio Recording – Do You Need It?

Short answer, no, you do not need to record 32-bit audio. The only benefit is moot when hiring a professional mixer. It’s entirely superfluous when you consider how sound is captured digitally. Fine, I’ll explain why this is the case. What Is 32-Bit Audio Anyway? To explain it, I need to go over how digital Read More…

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…

November 6, 2016

Lectrosonics’ New PDR Recorder

Lectrosonics announced their new PDR recorder today. The company is best known for their line of excellent wireless systems and is the current industry leader in that regard. The PDR is new territory for them, and it looks like a good first entry. According to the press release, it’s not much bigger than two or Read More…