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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ISO Mount from LMC Sound Officially Launched

Back in March 2011, I reviewed a prototype of this mount for the Sanken COS-11.  There were several things I liked about it and a couple things I thought could be improved.  I'm glad to see that Percy Urgena at LMC Sound values the opinions of other mixers and actually listens.  This final version is somewhat flexible and appears to offer the ability to pinch the mount to insert the mic head and then release it to provide the tension that keeps it in place.  The biggest issue I had with the prototype was that it was very difficult to remove the mic head from the mount, and the final design appears to remedy that.  This looks like it will be a valuable tool in any mixer's bag and I would suggest picking a couple up.  Priced at $8.50 each, I think you'll definitely get your money's worth since they're reusable.  Also, look for the final version of the "C Mount" sometime very soon.  I had a chance to play with it as well and it could be a good tool if you have several different mics in your bag and are looking for a versatile mount.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

LectroRM - Control Wireless Transmitters Wirelessly

Controlling our wireless transmitters once they are on talent typically requires a mixer to step in, dig out the transmitter from the talent's underwear and push a few buttons.  With the release of the SM transmitters from Lectrosonics in 2005, the ability to adjust these settings could be done remotely, with access to the lav being the only requirement.  Well, that and a $600 remote (sold separately).  That is, until now.  An app is now available for the iPhone and Android phones that has all the same abilities as this remote.  The technology used is a series of "dweedle tones," a proprietary tone containing a unique code, much like an audible bar code, to execute nearly 300 commands to the transmitter.  Settings that can be adjusted include sleep mode, volume, frequency and lock mode.  For only $20, it's a helluva deal.  From the convenience of my pocket, I can now offer more value (less time spent interrupting talent) without breaking the bank on something I'll never get a rental for.  Everybody wins!  I'd love to see the first person that uses the iPad for this.  Now if I just had that built-in USB charger in my bag...

Search LectroRM in your local app store.

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