970 The Answer

Please note the date of this event has been changed to Thursday.

​Join us Thursday, September 3rd at 2pm for a stream on integrating the Sound Devices 970 with Boom Recorder and the Yamaha QL1. Peter Schneider and technician Will Colding will demo how it was done and discuss using Open APIs and DIY technology to customize audio recording set-ups.

Point your browser to gothamsound.com/livestream to watch and chat during the broadcast or catch the replay at your convenience.

Back to School Audio Rental Specials for All!

A sound mixer never stops learning, so for any audio rental package booked for August*, we are extending our standard 25% student discount for everyone!

Not sure what you need? Give us a call, email [email protected], or check out some of our ideas below! Remember, Fri to Mon rentals count as one day and we offer lower rates on longer rentals!

*Applies to any audio rental with pick-up and return dates from August 3rd, 2015 to August 31st, 2015 (inclusive), Does not apply to walkie and communication rentals. Cannot be combined with other discounts.


Here's a good starter audio kit, with a Sound Devices 633 recorder, Sennheiser shotgun mic, boom pole, Lectrosonics dual channel wireless system, IFB wireless system, power, cables, and accessories.

Rents for $405/day, $1215/week
$303.75/day, $911.25/week all August!


Looking to take a spin with Sound Devices' latest? We have the 688 for rent, $150/day, $450/week $112.50/day, $337.50/week in August!


​Or if Zaxcom is more your style, check out the TRXLA2.6 transmitter / QRX200 receiver wireless system! Lavalier included.

$150/day, $450/week!
$112.50/day, $337.50/week in August!

 


​On a tight budget? The Sennheiser G3 Wireless System, which includes a transmitter, receiver and lavalier, might be just what you need!

$35/day, $105/week!
$26.25/day, $78.75/week in August!


These (and what's represented on our website) is just a small portion of our rental inventory. Just let us know what you need - we'll take care of you, soundwise.

The SL-6 Demo is Here!

Come see the Sound Devices SL-6, newest companion for the 688, live and in person at our shops in New York and Atlanta! Or check out the video previews below:

First, we have the short and sweet unboxing video with Natalie Lowe and Chris Wood:

Sound Devices SL-6 Unboxing from Gotham Sound on Vimeo.

And a more in-depth look at the features with Paul Padilla:

Sound Devices SL-6 Tech Demo from Gotham Sound on Vimeo.

Made From America, Wireless From Italy

Above: Sound mixer Matt Sonnenfeld.

While preparing his audio kit for Great American Country’s new travel show Made From America, produced by The Chapter Media, Matthew Sonnenfeld turned to WisyCom wireless microphones.  WisyCom’s extremely wide band tuning, the equivalent of six blocks, made it possible for Sonnenfeld to travel from coast to coast without having to sacrifice available frequencies or change out wireless blocks.

Sonnenfeld used MCR-42 receivers and MTP40-US transmitters with DPA 4061 lavalier microphones.  “The WisyComs simply sound excellent.  The noise floor is unnoticeable to my ears and together with the DPA 4061’s, I’d be hard pressed to find a wireless unit that sounds better.  They are solidly built and easy to operate,” says Sonnenfeld.

Sonnenfeld mixed the entire show with the Sound Devices 633 mixer/recorder. “The reliability of my Sound Devices recorder, along with the wideband tuning of WisyCom, gave me the freedom to travel all over the country, and the confidence to be able to concentrate on getting the best audio possible without having to worry about my wireless,” says Sonnenfeld.


Matt Sonnenfeld and DP Matt Mitchell aboard a lobster fishing boat for Made From America.

Made From America follows entrepreneur Gabe Johnson as he travels around the country finding small businesses that inspire vintage style t-shirts. Gabe’s Horses Cut Shop t-shirts uniquely capture a slice of Americana as he not only creates artwork based on American businesses, but he gives back to the businesses with the sale of each t-shirt. Made From America airs Thursday nights at 9 on Great American Country.

Join us in Media Res

Spring forward with some brand-new CompactFlash and SD cards for your recorder of choice! Get discounts on select models (noted below with a *) when ordered through our website before May 8th, 2015!

And, hey, once you've started to store data on those cards, you're going to need to put it somewhere, so why not take a perusal through our card reader and hard drives?

As always, order $50 worth at gothamsound.com and get FREE 2-day shipping within the continental US!

Recommended for Sound Devices 7-Series

Recommended for Sound Devices 6-Series & 970

Recommended for Zaxcom Maxx

Recommended for Video Devices PIX 250i, PIX 260i, and PIX 270i

Important PIX Firmware Update

From Video Devices:

IMPORTANT FIRMWARE UPDATE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Firmware V2.12 for the PIX 250i, PIX 260i and PIX 270i

This firmware provides a stability patch for the previously released version 2.10. This patch fixes an issue where video recordings can become corrupt while PIXNet is connected.

It is highly recommended that users update to v2.12 as soon as possible.

250i: http://www.videodevices.com/supp…/downloads/pix250i-firmware
260i: http://www.videodevices.com/supp…/downloads/pix260i-firmware
270i: http://www.videodevices.com/supp…/downloads/pix270i-firmware

Monitors That Even George Orwell Would Like

At NAB 2015, Sound Devices will preview the new PIX-E Series of portable field recording monitors, including three camera mount models and a variety of accessories made for camera operators who need fast, high-quality tools to ensure their vision is captured with complete confidence.

The monitors are equipped with a full suite of precision monitoring tools, tactile touchscreen controls, SDI and HDMI I/O, and the ability to record 4K and Apple ProRes 4444 XQ edit-ready files to affordable mSATA-based SpeedDrives. Shipping is estimated to start Summer 2015

Video Devices' PIX-E monitors feature compact, die-cast metal housing and an LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 2. This makes them the ideal choice for cinematographers and videographers looking for a monitor that can stand up to the rigors of the most extreme and demanding production environments. PIX-E monitors come standard with PIX-Assist™, an impressive suite of monitoring tools including TapZoom™ for unrivaled focusing speed, false colors and zebras to help set exposure, guide markers for framing, LUTs and a range of scopes including waveform monitor, histogram and vectorscope. These new on-camera monitors incorporate a ‘best-of-both-worlds’ user interface that combines easy-to-access real tactile buttons and intuitive touch screen. With their ability to record the highest quality Apple ProRes edit-ready video, the PIX-E recording monitors are an affordable, must-have tool for any video production professional.

LCD - Detail, Accuracy, Brightness
Discerning cinematographers and videographers need high-resolution, color-accurate, sunlight-viewable monitoring with a wide angle of view. The PIX-E Series monitors excel in all those aspects with their IPS, 500 nit LCD displays.

PIX-Assist™ Monitoring Tools & Scopes

  • Waveform Monitor
  • Vectorscope
  • Histogram
  • TapZoom™
  • Peaking
  • Zebras
  • False Color
  • Frame Markers
  • Four Way View
  • LUTs

TapZoom™
Its never been faster to zoom in and check focus! TapZoom provides instant 2x or 4x zoom to where you tap on the touchscreen. Tap again to zoom out. Once zoomed in, tap on the screen in the direction of a moving subject to keep it centered - the perfect tool for quickly checking focus when an actor lands short or overruns a mark

Outstanding Recording Capabilities
The 4K-compatible PIX-E Series are the first on-camera monitors to offer the full range of Apple ProRes codecs including the highest quality Apple ProRes 4444 XQ*. This is a 12-bit codec designed to preserve the detail in wide dynamic range imagery captured by today's high performance digital image sensors. PIX-E can record 4K up to 24 fps, UHD up to 30 fps and 1080p or 720p up to 60 fps.

​* Available only on the PIX-E5 and PIX-E7 models.

SpeedDrive™ Recording and File Delivery
The PIX-E records to the affordable, super fast SpeedDrive, an industry standard mSATA drive contained within a custom-designed enclosure. The SpeedDrive, which plugs directly into the PIX-E, doubles as a USB 3.0 thumb drive for very high speed offload to any computer without the need for a special cable or drive docking station. Two SpeedDrive options are available, a 240 GB SpeedDrive and an Enclosure-Only version that allows the user to choose and easily fit any size of mSATA drive. mSATA drives are available in sizes ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB.

Best-of-Both-Worlds User Interface
Some functions are better controlled via touchscreen and others by real buttons. PIX-E incorporates both types of control. The touchscreen is best used when interacting directly with a specific area of the displayed image such as zooming in to a point of interest with TapZoom. Buttons allow the operator to locate a control without looking and instant tactile response leaves no doubt a function has been activated. Button control is well suited to commands such as 'Record' where failure to activate can be catastrophic.

Mechanical Construction and Powering
With their compact, die-cast metal chassis, nutted connectors, and an LCD protected by scratch-resistant and optically-bonded Gorilla Glass 2, the PIX-E field recording monitors are designed to withstand the most extreme and demanding production environments. The PIX-E monitors are powered by external DC (10-34V) or dual L-mount Sony batteries with powering seamlessly switching from one source to another should one become depleted or removed.

Make your SR a SuperSlot Machine

Beginning in May, Lectrosonics is offering upgrades to any SR Series receiver to enable remote control compatibility with the SuperSlot found in the Sound Devices SL-6! Here's the announcement:

Recently, the fine folks at Sound Devices announced their new mixer with the SuperSlot feature.   The Superslot SL-6 accessory allows docking an SR series slot receiver with the mixer and, with the appropriate upgrades, can even be controlled through the mixer's interface.  Audio pathways, RF multicoupler, power and control are all provided via the SL-6 to the 688 mixer. The SL-6 can hold/control three dual channel receivers.

All Lectrosonics SR series receivers can be upgraded to allow the control capabilities

IMPORTANT!  ALL SR series receivers can and will work with the SuperSlot without remote control as is. They will provide two channels of audio and receive power and RF from the SuperSlot. The upgrades are only required if the remote control capability is desired.

If the unit is an SR or SRA, SRA/5P, it will need to be converted to an SRB with an SRSuper endplate.  The RF, Audio boards and end plate will be replaced. Basically, all that remains of the original unit original is the top plate and the outer shell. The cost is $1007.00 plus shipping and taxes (if applicable).  The returned unit will be a full SRB conversion with SuperSlot control capability. The original end plate sent in with the unit will be returned (if one was included).

If the unit is an SRB or SRB5P, the cost for conversion will be $535 plus shipping and taxes (if applicable) and will include an new audio board, complete system checkup and new SRSUPER end plate.

As with all upgrades, both service levels will include a complete receiver checkup, calibration and any applicable firmware/hardware updates applied.


The upgrade is a factory only upgrade. You can contact the Lectrosonics' customer service department at [email protected] or 1-800-821-1121 for a repair order number and shipping instructions or you can bring your receivers into Gotham and we'll take care of it for a nominal shipping and handling charge. The conversion service is planned to begin on May 1, 2015.

Sound Devices Announces the 688


Music by Kevin MacLeod, www.incompetech.com

We're pleased to announce the next generation in Sound Devices' distinguished product lines: The 688 Twelve-Input Production Mixer/Recorder is built to work with the SL-6 integrated powering and wireless system to give you a complete audio kit in a very small space. All the best features of the 633, 664, and 788T and the latest technology are combined in the 688 with none of the interconnection bulk or hassle!

The 688 will be available in mid-March with the SL-6 to follow this summer with special introductory pricing on both through April 30th!

Check out more details here or stop by the shops in Atlanta or New York to see a demo unit next week!


 


SL-6 Integrated Powering and Wireless System

Regularly $1495
$1295 through April 30th!

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