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Advice for new Sound Mixers

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg

successOn Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 -- K-tek hosted a gathering of almost 100 production sound professionals at their Vista, CA factory & headquarters. During lunch, I was asked by a relative new-comer to the Hollywood scene if I had any advice for someone just starting out in this competitive market.

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To toke or not to toke

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg

drugtestOutside of class, more times than I can track, students and colleagues have asked me where I stand on the legalization of marijuana issue. But what they really were curious about, was what I thought about the recreational use of pot, now that a few states are allowing it to some extent.

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Painter Pole Audio Adapter

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg

PPA-02I am happy to announce that WindTech Audio (aka Olsen Audio) has finally made one of my little wishes come true. For years, many of us have struggled with the problem of how to utilize an inexpensive painters pole for use with pro audio equipment. Now, for under $20 retail, you can buy an adapter system specifically suited for that purpose.

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Good source for cables

Category: Fred's Blog Fred Ginsburg

HDMIPeople are always asking me if I could recommend a reliable and inexpensive source for purchasing miscellaneous computer, HDMI, and audio cables/adapters. Sure, you can find them in the big box electronic retailers -- but they are generally overpriced and serve as a good source of income to make up for the big items that these stores sell so cheap.

As you know, here at FilmTVsound.com, we accept no paid advertising and are not beholden to any dealer or manufacturer. So when I plug a company, I do it without compensation, and as a way of helping the readership and as a means of rewarding vendors "who do it right, and take care of us end-users".

Here is my favorite source for ordering those pesky (and usually expensive) cables and adapters.


For example, here is a copy of a recent order that I just received from them. Note how inexpensive they were for HDMI hi-speed, heavy duty cables. Also note, the price included overnite shipping!

Order Information


 Invoice Number : 10385xxxx

 Shipping Address

Fred Ginsburg
EQE Media Consulting Group
Xxxxx Xxxxx, CA 91XXX

 Order Date

5/15/2014 4:10:42 PM

 Shipping Method

Norco Overnite: Next business day

 Estimated Shipping Date








6ft SVGA Super VGA M/M Monitor Cable w/ ferrites (Gold Plated)






Headphone Splitter with Separate Volume Controls






6ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI® Cable Male to Female Extension - Black






10ft 28AWG High Speed HDMI® Cable w/Ferrite Cores - Green





Subtotal : $30.94
Shipping & Handling Cost : $5.90
CA Sales Tax : $2.76
GRAND TOTAL : $39.60

Next time you need to hook stuff up, check this company out.


By the way, here are some of my other favorite places to shop:

Studio Depot for expendables, cases, grip equipment

TREW Audio, Location Sound Corp, and Professional Sound Services  for production sound rentals & sales

Sweetwater Sound for professional audio & software, XLR cables, etc.

B&H Photo for all kinds of stuff.

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