Recording

Secret Weapon

Live sound and (fixed location) installed sound both have one identical issue: the need to track, trace and hear audio on various lines. Carrying a cheap, 8/05/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

Live sound and (fixed location) installed sound both have one identical issue: the need to track, trace and hear audio on various lines. Carrying a cheap, high-impedance headset (2k-ohms or greater) with alligator clips as a plug-on adapter is a sure-fire way of listening to line-level signals, as well as attenuated speaker feeds. Adding a mini-box with a transformer  (impedance step up for higher listening level to +4dB lines) and a resistive loss pad (about 50dB factor for safer evaluation of speaker feeds) will further enhance the serviceablity of your 'phones. Cheaper by far than a fancy amplified belt pack, and more robust, too.

Allan Soifer, freelance mixer and consultant

March
April

2015 NAB Show

Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.

Musikmesse 2015

Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany

June