Posts Tagged ‘tech notes’

March 16, 2020

Sound Devices 888 – A Zaxcom User’s Perspective

I’m a Zaxcom user. Just take a cursory look at my Gear Page and you’ll see that brand pop up quite a bit. The Nomad has been my primary recorder since I purchased it in 2012, having been released in late 2011. In those days, a sound mixer would have a mixer such as the Read More…

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…