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Archive for December, 2005
This week, it’s time for a cool trick with gaff tape that I picked up while
hanging out with all the film and video kids during my four years at Emerson
College back in Boston. It shouldn’t be surprising to pick up a new and
useful way to use gaff from film types, of course, since they did originate
the stuff, but it has surprised me that I have never once run into a theatre
or concert type who is familiar with this simple but oh-so-handy bit of gaff
origami. So, as an early holiday gift to you (and, Seth,
I do mean holiday in the generic, insert-your-holiday-of-choice here way!),
here is the small wonder known as the gaff triangle.
When I gave you my "best of" report on October’s AES convention,
I teased you about a scoop regarding a new development from Lectrosonics that
will make the day of every engineer who’s ever worked with a beltpack transmitter.
Well, gang, here it is!
One of the highlights of my couple days visiting the show floor at AES was
finally meeting Gordon Moore of Lectrosonics
in person. I’ve known of Gordon and his co-worker Howard Kaufman via the Theatre-Sound
Mailing List for quite some time, but had never met them. It was great just
to put faces with names, but it also happened that Gordon was excitedly touting
Lectrosonic’s new SM transmitter, the smallest beltpack they’ve offered yet
(and it’s surprisingly affordably priced, too–yes, a tiny Lectrosonics trannie
YOU can afford!). Gordon was quite ecstatic about these new toys, and by the
time we were done talking, I was, too.