Building a Binaural Microphone (Part 1)

Binaural audio recording has always fascinated me since I first heard it and learned about it college oh so many years ago. In 1992, a binaural microphone setup cost $10,000 or move. Bad news, in 2016, a Neumann KU 100 Dummy Head Microphone costs $8,000, but there are several cheaper alternatives.

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Podcasting: The Gear We Use

Since 2005 I’ve been podcasting my thoughts to the world.  It started with The Coolness Roundup that I co-hosted with Charlie White, and has since grown to include seven weekly shows on the Major Spoilers Podcast Network.  Over the years, the gear that I use to record podcasts has changed, but for the last four years, I’ve settled on a couple of different setups for the various shows I produced.

I’ve compiled a list of essential gear for those interested in knowing what we use, as well as links to purchase that gear directly from Amazon.com.  You can find that list  at Major Spoilers.

CINTIQ 24HD Touch from Wacom

While I don’t have the artistic skills that many have, I can’t help but want a Cintiq 24HD Touch for nothing more than working in Adobe After Effects (masking), and LightWave 3D (modeling).

I’ve used Wacom tablets for years, but it has always been a weird feeling trying to draw or mask while not looking at area I’m drawing on. Add in the touch aspect of the Cintiq 24HD Touch, and I think this is the solution for me.

Now I only need $3,699.00.

Anyone want to donate the funds or send me one of these?

 

Car Mounting Made Easy with CineSquid

A while ago I contributed to the CineSkates Kickstarter campaign, and have been thoroughly pleased with what Justin Jensen delivered.  The low profile dolly system works really well, and the number of angles that can be captured thanks to the GorillaPod legs is a brilliant move.

Now Cinetics have announced a brand new product – CineSquid that allows you to mount your DSLR or small vidcam to a moving vehicle.

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