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Chapter Four Joins the Post New York Alliance

Chapter Four becomes a member of the Post New York Alliance March 27th, 2017 New York City - Chapter Four is excited to be joining the biggest and most active post production association in NY, the Post New York Alliance (PNYA). Chapter Four is the first VR production...

Chapter Four Joins the VR/AR Association

Chapter Four becomes a member of the global VR/AR Association March 20th, 2017 New York City - Chapter Four is pleased to announce that it has become the newest member of the global VR/AR Association. Both the Association and Chapter Four are dedicated to fostering...

Virtual Reality & 360 Sound Live Stream

On Tuesday June 14th, 2016, at 2pm EST, my dear friend and colleague, Laura Cunningham, and I will be live at 2pm on Gotham Sound TV, talking to Peter Schneider about location sound recording for virtual reality and 360 videos. We'll even do a live demo of the...

Smart Battery Shopping Guide

I have been asked frequently about my smart battery system which includes the Audioroot power distribution units and the Inspired Energy batteries. What people seem to like the most or are the most impressed by is the very cool battery telemetry that my power distro...

Zoom F8 Review

Last updated 01/06/2016 to reflect the updates on firmware 2.0. The Zoom F8 was one of the most talked about reveals at this year's NAB Convention, but the NAB unit was merely a box for show, and while a lot of people have recently covered the unit and its features...

Stash Microphone Tryouts

Last week while working some car set-ups on a reality show, I struggled with getting clean sound out of the lavalier microphones on the two cast members once they got into the car and put their seatbelt on. You see, the seatbelt, while not entirely covering the mic...

DIY ERX Camera Mounting

Love using Zaxcom ERX receivers for both reference audio and timecode to camera? Me too! Annoyed that there's no ideal solution for easily mounting them on camera? Well, here's an easy DIY ERX camera mounting solution that is both inexpensive and efficient. What You...

Why the Zaxcom Deva 32 was Relevant

At this past NAB'15 Convention, Zaxcom's booth was one filled with innovation. Every year I question how a company already at the bleeding edge of technology can top its current offerings, and this year I happen to think they delivered yet again. Don't get me wrong,...

Orca Bags Review

Introduction In our line of work, how we carry and protect our equipment while on the job is almost as important as the equipment that we are using. The demands of location work can be arduous, and as such, as sound mixers, our equipment has to be able to adapt to any...

Bag Headphone Hook

The Problem: Where to Hang My Headphones? Ever get annoyed at trying to figure out what to do with your cans during downtime or while not listening? Sure, you can always wear them around your neck, but if working under the scorch-inducing summer heat, there's a sweat...

Orca Bags OR-31 Zaxcom ERX Case Review

Introduction For those of us who are invested into the Zaxcom ZaxNet system, we understand the bliss that are the features offered by the ERX receiver. Within one single device, we are able to offer great sounding client or confidence monitoring (better than any other...