Just avoid Planet Waves:
Here is a great set of screw and nut drivers every tool kit should have. They are compact lightweight and consistent. I can carry 20 drivers for the same weight as 5 full sized drivers. I really like that they can also fit in a drill.
Xmas is around the corner. My family has always complained about buying gifts for a sound guy. In an effort to simplify the search and beat the rush I will be posting some ideas that you may also share in hope you land what you want.
Sound guy xmas gift idea #1
What: New Mac Pro
why: Well this one is an obvious one just in time for the holidays. What is there to say… it comes with free shipping!
I had a call for some rush Yamaha digital to Digidesign Digital snakes.
This looks and probably sounds amazing!
Studio Vocal Microphone V4 U
Studio Vocal Microphone
New small-diaphragm capsule architecture, with bevelled collar for controlling the polar response.
Warm, clear sonic character with smoothly rolled-off diffuse-field response.
Capsule head with adjustable tilt angle.
Optimal on-axis frequency response featuring a mild high-frequency lift.
Very smooth polar response; carefully-controlled narrowing of the pattern at high frequencies.
Diffuse-field response parallel to the 0 ° response, with a gentle roll-off at high frequencies.
Newly designed electronics offer a very high maximum sound pressure level.
V4 U Studio Vocal Microphone
The V4 U is the studio vocal microphone by SCHOEPS.
It unites the outstanding technical characteristics typical of SCHOEPS with a timeless, classic design.
The “look” of the V4 U is based on the SCHOEPS CM 51/3 from 1951. But the V4 U is a thoroughly modern studio microphone. Its capsule, circuitry and mechanical construction are the result of extensive new development.
I was making some TT patch cables with Neutrik NP3TT-P-B crimp connectors and was told before buying them that the crimping tool to work with them was “too much”
Turns out there is a set of jaws for our Paladin tool that works perfectly.
While I was in Saskatoon I got the chance to build a pedal board for a friend. He had 8 pedals “floating” around in his life and it was time to tie them down and power them up. Without the Voodoo Labs Pedal power this project would have been a nightmare of power bars and wall warts.
Here are some before shots of the Neumann cutting lathe acceleration limiter BSB-74
It’s a really work of art in there, had to share.