September 2017 Newsletter

STICKMAN SOUND SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

 

   Hello friends and fellow audio connoisseurs! We hope this past month has been a good one for you all. Stickman started August off with a bang as Fernando went to Chicago, to spend 4 days in Grant Park for the popular music festival, Lollapalooza. Unfortunately, what we were doing there is still under wraps so you’re going to want to follow us on social media and look out for our upcoming newsletters to find out.

If music festivals aren’t for you, how about some good old fashion boxing? The much anticipated Mayweather vs. McGregor  fight took place and Stickman Sound had a front row seat at history in the making. Loading in days before the actual event, everyone was on top of their game to make sure viewers at home received the best live audio there was to offer. It’s always exciting to be a part of such big events!

DPA made their way to the Stickman Shop this month for a day of education and networking. We had an awesome group of individuals get together for this event. We owe Eric Stahlhammer from DPA a huge thank you for sharing so much information! It’s always exciting to learn new things with such a dedicated group of people. We look forward to hosting more learning opportunities like this in the future.

We hope September is a great month for everyone. 

Lollapalooza

Mayweather v. McGregor

DPA

FEATURED GEAR : TENTACLE SYNC TIMECODE BOXES

With batteries lasting for up to 40 hours, an inaccuracy of less than 1 frame in 24 hours and a super-convenient UI, Tentacles are true “set and forget” devices.

The small, lightweight and unobtrusive Tentacles work with virtually all cameras and recorders on the market and bring timecode technology to any set.

(Retrieved from: https://tentaclesync.com/)

 

 

 

August 2017 Newsletter

STICKMAN SOUND AUGUST NEWSLETTER

There’s no business like show business! July was a busy month for us here at Stickman and, as always, we’re eager to share what’s been going on with you.  Remember, you signed up for this so now you’re our captive audience! 

Fernando has been working on the new UFC T.V. series, “The Contender” which airs live on UFC Fight Pass.  The show premiered early last month and is becoming a new favorite for mixed martial art fans.  Taco Tuesday and Fight Night?!?!  Why didn’t they think of this earlier.

Live T.V. wasn’t the only thing consuming our time this month.  Once again we teamed up with our friends at Flight Line Films for the FYF Festival in California. Broadcasting three stages and mixing live to twitter made for an active three days, and we enjoyed every minute of it. (Did we mention we got to see Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, MGMT and Missy Elliot perform?)!

How much do you know about DPA?  Do you want to know more?  Do you want to come hang out with us for the day, get educated, play with mics and eat some food?  (we got you with the food thing didn’t we?)  If this sounds like a good time to you, please don’t call the number on the bathroom wall, just check out https://dpa-stickman.eventbrite.com/?aff=Stickman and RSVP.  Besides food, we also need a count for chairs so none of you get stuck on the floor.  I mean, we sweep it and all, but I live here and I don’t want to sit on it.

PSA:  Clark County School District is starting early this year.  August 14th, 2017 is when school zones will be enforced again.  We are mentioning this because tickets are expensive and we think a better way for you to spend your money is in our store.

Which reminds me…have we mentioned we are an Orca dealer now?  All the bags and accessories are available through Stickman and we have a good assortment in stock.  We also have rain gear in case you need to prepare for this monsoon season!

FEATURED GEAR : SOUND DEVICES MIXPRE-6

A new piece of gear we enjoyed playing with at the shop was the Sound Devices MixPre-6. This light weight, high resolution audio recorder is any sound designers dream.

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Need some sweet gear? Maybe some fresh expendables? Stickman’s got you covered, we’re proud dealers for TopStick by Vapon, NeoPax, Inc., Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Tentacle Sync, Sound Devices, Sound Guys Solutions, Orca, Silent Solutions, Delkin Devices, Scheops, Rycote, Voice Technologies, Ambient Recording, DPA Microphones, IDX System Technology, Inc., Popp Sound and Professional Sound Corporation

July 2017 Newsletter

SUMMER AT STICKMAN

 

 

We’ve made it and we are smack dab in the middle of summer! We’re still not super excited about this crazy heat wave, but those of us in the shop can’t complain too much since we have air conditioning. Except for that one time earlier this month, but we won’t talk about old stuff. We salute all of our amazing mixers for putting up with this heat and still putting out great work, you guys are the real MVP’s. Aside for our normal debauchery we did have a few special visitors make their way to the shop this month.

Jerry from Sennheiser stopped in to see our shop live and in person.  We didn’t even charge him a nickel for the tour because he brought the SK9000, SKM9000, and EK6042 Slot Receiver for us to demo.  We love our vendors and it was a pleasure to hang out without the chaos of NAB.  Also made sure to bug him about getting on the pre order list for the awesome HandMic digital that will be coming out soon.  We borrowed it at NAB for a few hours and and we were very sad we had to return it before we left.

Eric from DPA also stopped by with goodies.  It’s been a little while since we’ve been able to hang out so it was really nice to do that.  Eric brought the d: Vice micro-dot interface for us to demo.  Fernando posted a video on Facebook that gives some good info about the product.  

Patti from Riedel also stopped by.  Always a pleasure to see her and we are lucky enough to get regular visits!  She brought the new Bolero system and, holy batman, is this thing cool!  Comm system with no base, just an antenna, and it works off the cellular range so no need to coordinate with traditional RF.   

Sound Devices didn’t visit but they sent us an MD-4 to demo and test out.  The guys have it set up in the back and keep getting sidetracked as they go to play with it.  At least they are having fun!

We love gear.  We love all sorts of gear.  We love big gear and small gear.  Gear that makes our life easier and gear that can give us a headache to make everything sound better.  The more gear the better.  For more pics and details about all the awesome gear please visit Stickman’s Instagram page.

Let’s talk gear…

Equipment Packages at Stickman Sound