January Gazette!

Hello, Nurse!

Our next seminar is this Saturday and it's coming up fast! Don't miss it! We're down to our last few seats, so please RSVP if you're coming!

Saturday, January 19th • 1:30 p.m.
SVA Theatre • 333 West 23rd Street, NYC

Steve Borne, Supervising Sound Editor
Jan McLaughlin, Sound Mixer

What does it take to get clean, crisp dialogue that can be understood even against the background of a chaotic hospital?

Join Jan McLaughlin and Steve Borne in this special event to see how they do it for Showtime's hit show Nurse Jackie.

Taking a close look at clips from the show, we'll talk about the behind-the-scenes tools, techniques, and workflow processes used to create and finesse the audio of each scene – during both the production and post-production phases.

Afterwards, we'll have some of the equipment used on-hand, so you can get a closer look, demo the tools you're interested in, and ask any questions you may have.

The event is free, but space is limited, so visit here to register today!

Pole Station

K-Tek KBC33 Boom Pole CaseThe new K-Tek KBC33 boom pole case is now shipping! This sturdy triangular case securely fits any boom pole up to 32" collapsed and has a second set of straps for cables, small items, or even a second boom pole! Perfect for protecting your pole and accessories on the go!

Mo' JoeCo, Mo' Features

v2.2.7x.0 of the JoeCo BlackBox software is out and it adds a host of interesting features, including the ability to chase and record polyphonic wav files! Head to the JoeCo site and Log-in to download the software.

You are a Camera

Have a DSLR and need an audio kit? Here's two all-in-one package specials that should work for any camera with a 1/8" or XLR audio input - even one with Auto Gain Control! Offer good only through January 31st, 2013, so hurry!

DSLR Package A - $1399

Or if you do a lot of exterior work and need a little more wind protection in the form of a Zeppelin, try this one:

Want to upgrade to a more directional mic? Substitute the brand-new Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun for the NTG2 for only $100!

Any of these packages should interface well with most cameras, but every camera is different. Call or e-mail us and we'll put together a custom kit for yours!

You Don't Have to be a Rode Scholar...

...to see that a FREE copy of PluralEyes 3 audio synchronizing software with the purchase of a Rode VideoMic Pro or Stereo VideoMic Pro is a great deal. Such a deal, coincidentally, is being offered until the end of January 2013. Details here!

Now Renting!

Brand new to the rental inventory:

Call or e-mail today for a rental quote! If you'd like to try-before-you-buy, ask about rental pricing flexibility with an accompanying sale!

The Prize Patrol

It's Awards Season and it's been a good one for friends of Gotham! Here's the round up:

  • Drew Kunin is up for an Oscar and a Bafta for his sound mixing on Life of Pi!
  • Cynthia Wade has nabbed her second Academy Award nomination for Mondays at Racine!
  • Nurse Jackie, 30 Rock, and Boardwalk Empire are all up for sound mixing awards from CAS! Respective congrats to Jan McLaughlin, Griffin Richardson, and Frank Stettner!
  • And last, but not least, Girls took home two Golden Globes for Best Television Series (Comedy or Musical) and Best Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical)!

First Look: MicW

Besides being adorable and easy to set up, MicW's new professional microphones for iDevices (and other mobile devices) all provide quality sound. All three of the i436 omni, i456 cardioid, and i266 cardioid high sensitivity mics are best for indoor applications. Outdoors, the optional Windjammer helps, but the cardioid high sensitivity i266 clips constantly on a windy day in midtown. If you are obsessed with recording on your iPhone, there is a MicW for you; just beware of dirty connections.

The MicW iShotgun is a great solution for quick portable set up that brought the ambient noise down 5dB from the internal mic on my iPhone. Equipped with a tiny boom-pole & shockmount, T and U mic/headphone splitters, mic cable extensions and a dual mic input splitter/mixer, quick iPhone interviews (or coworker eavesdropping sessions) will sound as good as they look, for once.

Recording The Unique Film Sound Of Les Miserables with DPA

DPA Microphones takes a look at how award-winning production sound mixer Simon Hayes used DPA 4071 Lavalier Microphones to capture live audio for Les Miserables.


The 2012 Coat Drive was record breaking. For the first time ever, New York cares collected more than 100,000 coats! People from all across the country sent coats, heartfelt notes, and came to our warehouse to help sort. Thanks to those who donated here and elsewhere!

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