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The RØDE SVM X stereo mic at SEMA 2014

The following video shows how well the new RØDE SVM X stereo mic handles super loud sounds. I attended 2014 SEMA Show (HUGE car show in Vegas) and got to film extreme vehicles such as Corvettes racing on a track, drifting Ford trucks, Mustangs, and race cars. They were LOUD and this new RØDE SVM X stereo mic did a great job capturing the beautiful sounds!!

TURN UP YOUR SPEAKERS!

Watson Wu and The New RØDE SVM X stereo microphone!

Watson Wu holding the RØDE SVM X mic, posing with a Liberty Walk Lamborghini at the SEMA Show.

Me, Me, Me, Me, Me...

By demand, some people wanted to see a picture displaying some of the field recording gear I often use.

Death Star Me (Stereo Videmic X mic) is above my left hand, Micro-Me (Stereo VideoMic Pro mic) is above my right hand, Mini-Me (NT5 mic) is at my left knee, Me (NTG3 mic) is on my right side, and Mega Me (NTG8 mic) at my left side. 

Below the Mega Blimp is a PortaBrace bag housing a Sound Devices 744T field recorder, a Sound Devices MixPre-D field mixer, and a Sony MDR-V55 headphones. The recorder hanging below the Death Star is a Tascam DR-40 handheld recorder.

Ups & Downs of field recordings

A piece of my Pile of Gear! These "things" are what I use to field record vehicle sounds.

Just wanted to share about yesterday's field recording session of a modified sports car.

Because of the NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement), I can't say what this project was for, nor can I post pictures/videos of the session. However, I would like to share my thoughts about what went well and what DID NOT go well. First of all, Don't ever buy these pieces of crap Cobra CXT545 Walkie Talkies. They SUCK! I couldn't communicate with the driver even when he was only half a mile away from me. We were in the line of sight without any obstructions. I'm going to buy new rechargeable batteries for my Motorola MR350R radios and machine gun the Cobra brand next I do a gun recording session!!

Because I get so engrossed with my work, I forgot to put on sunscreen, my hat, and didn't eat anything till well after 3pm. I guess the Labor of Love can affect me. ;-)

What went well were that we had plenty of water and Gatorade drinks, extra batteries for my Sound Devices 442 field mixers and Sound Devices 788T-SSD and 744T field recorders. What also went very well was that I hired two great aggressive drivers that did everything right. They were a blessing to have! We managed to film some of the action stunt shots with a new iPhone 6 (240 frames) for awesome slow motions. I'll post pictures and videos later on when I'm allowed to. :-)

Please share what radios or etc gear that works well for you.

 

Always Over Record!

-Watson