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    When you are a freelancer, it's easy to forget...

    When you are a freelancer, it's easy to forget that you are also a businessman. you are the same status as the client. They too have clients, and perhaps, you use others who have you as their client....
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    the Chinese are still selling the e945s in...

    the Chinese are still selling the e945s in quantity for pocket money prices - BUT all they've done is remove the Sennheiser name. They are also shifting Shure mics, again without the Shure name, but...
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    What's happening is that China now has seriously...

    What's happening is that China now has seriously cut the number of easily available products with Shure and Sennheiser brand names on them. Five years ago, you could simply buy a Shure SM58 or...
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    That is enough to convince me it's fine. I...

    That is enough to convince me it's fine. I actually don't mind the sound of 835 and 845 Sennheiser capsules against the 58. The hyper is not that narrower, so quite useful, and I think that's the...
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    I've had experience of many fake Shure and...

    I've had experience of many fake Shure and Sennheiser products, and the one thing that doesn't work is weight. Sure Sm57s over the years have varied in weight for design reasons - as in different...
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    This is a bit silly. It's a bog standard design...

    This is a bit silly. It's a bog standard design based on the excellent K&M stands from Germany, copied by the Chinese and very popular in Europe. The copies are also excellent. Decent boom stands in...
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    Sound proofing seems a serious project for this...

    Sound proofing seems a serious project for this space, surely you just need some reduction or control, unless you do have serous budget, but the requirement to keep the shutter means sound is way...
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    If it has to be movable, it's compromised, but...

    If it has to be movable, it's compromised, but heavy bolton twill - in black normally is surprisingly useful for deadening and taming, and if on a track that can slide past the door can also do...
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    I really want to find a nice simple way, but I...

    I really want to find a nice simple way, but I lose stuff all the time. However sometimes the God of touring helps. I was in Wales, in a theatre and sticking out of a wall box was one of my mic...
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    Sometimes, it's just the right thing to do - just...

    Sometimes, it's just the right thing to do - just say no. In fact, as somebody who rarely follows even my own advice, there will be times when you are prone to winging it - and these are always the...
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    Sor I'm late to the party. Looking at the posts,...

    Sor I'm late to the party. Looking at the posts, I'd have said the same things. Virtually all of our business is events and entertainment and we work in theatre's, festivals, pubs, clubs, churches...
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    Going through my store this afternoon - I opened...

    Going through my store this afternoon - I opened what I thought was an empty case and found this - the Ampex A CVR-300 version of the Sony Betacam I bought in the mid 90s, when I could afford it - I...
  13. DANGER WILL ROBINSON. Bluetooth is incredibly...

    DANGER WILL ROBINSON. Bluetooth is incredibly poor at latency - which I simply cannot stand with video. Lips and teeth with much more than 15ms start to annoy. Bluetooth latency can be huge!
  14. This Big Mick talk - Big Mick Hughes, Metallica's...

    This Big Mick talk - Big Mick Hughes, Metallica's sound guy for years. I've been a couple of Tec events where he's been a guest speaker for the sound fraternity. Somebody ALWAYS starts to talk...
  15. All the popular incandescent fixtures have...

    All the popular incandescent fixtures have decent photometric data that indicates how many lux at X m, with Z beam angle - it's the only way we used to compare between different types - BUT - LED is...
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    I guess GST in Canada and VAT in the UK is...

    I guess GST in Canada and VAT in the UK is similar then? We too do this in and out tax wise, leaving the consumer at the end there only person who cannot claim the tax back. We often just moan that...
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    The invoices from the people who work as...

    The invoices from the people who work as sub-contractors are one of the costs of doing business, so my total income has the costs of doing business removed, and I pay my tax on the remainder, which...
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    Perhaps it's different in the uk but buying and...

    Perhaps it's different in the uk but buying and selling other people is pretty normal in every business not just video. If you invoice for a complete product, surely you are a production company. You...
  19. Main menue/scene file and they are all in there.

    Main menue/scene file and they are all in there.
  20. I smashed the glass on one of my two autocues -...

    I smashed the glass on one of my two autocues - They don't get much use, so I got the local glass company to cut me a new one from thin optical glass they used to use for overhead projectors, and...
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    The direct top indirect ratio stays EXACTLY the ...

    The direct top indirect ratio stays EXACTLY the same, so speaking louder does allow you to lower the gain, but if the reverberation is being generated by the source reverberating from the walls,...
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    Thanks folks - interesting viewpoints on this...

    Thanks folks - interesting viewpoints on this one. This was for me tricky as these people all know me in the main. However the South African Opera singer is a useful contact and she's put another job...
  23. LED sources and blue gel looses huge amount of...

    LED sources and blue gel looses huge amount of light. If you want the background lit properly then you need power to generate enough light. As in mains power and silent gens. The stage type RGBWUA...
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    When freebies suddenly pay off.

    I've always been a bit reluctant to do freebies - and good causes rarely got any action from me, but my old boss from years ago when I worked for a larger company is heavily involved with a church,...
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    DOC: What a pile of poo! Unsubstantiated...

    What a pile of poo! Unsubstantiated scaremongering drivel. People clearly odd and totally unconvincing as proponents of their theory. I saw mind control and automatically popped them into the crazies...
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