ATL Ease

The Atlanta Mixer Mixer is back for 2018 and bigger and better than ever with events all weekend long from Friday, Nov 2nd to Sunday, Nov 4th!

  • Friday at 3pm: Gotham Sound Atlanta Open House
  • Saturday at 2pm: Gathering at Encyclomedia
  • Sunday at 9am: Zaxcom Deva 24 Demo
  • Sunday at 10am: Presentations, Gear Demos, Prizes, and Refreshments at IATSE 479 Office
  • Sunday at 5pm: Afterparty at Trew Audio

More details after the jump!

Exponential Growth

The Gotham Sound Expo returns Saturday, May 5th! It'll be a great chance to play with the latest gear, talk with the manufacturers directly, and hang out with your fellow mixers, plus lunch, giveaways, and a kickin' after-party!Confirmed manufacturer reps and demos below the jump!

Learn to Lav 'Em and Leave 'Em

Award-winning sound mixers Chris Newman and Peter Schneider, aided and abetted by professional sound people Jeannie Gilliland, Gregg Harris, Kira Smith, and Julian Townsend, demonstrate how to hide wireless microphones and transmitters on actors for film. The demonstrations will be followed by hands-on breakout sessions, so you can try out what you've learned.

Please note that the event is free and open to all, but you must register here by 11am on 4/14 so we have your name for entry into the building.

Sponsored by the School of Visual Arts, the Cinema Audio Society, and Gotham Sound.

Life & Taxes: Navigating the New Tax Code for Production Personnel

Confused about the major upheaval that the United States tax code just underwent and wondering how it affects self-employed freelancers in film and television? Join us on Sunday, February 18th from 11am-2pm at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School* or onlineNancy Adams, CPA (who's been known to do this sort of thing before) will be on hand to explain the changes and take questions.

RSVP now to attend in person! Admission is free, but will require an RSVP

Nancy Adams is a certified public accountant with more than 25 years of public accounting experience and a client base including documentary and feature film companies, individual producers, actors, and other industry personnel.

*Note: This was orignally planned for our Long Island City shop, but, due to overwhelming demand, we have moved it to the Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts, one block away.

ATL Ease, Soldiers

The Atlanta Mixer Mixer is coming up fast! It's always a delightful time and a great opportunity for Atlanta's excellent sound community to come together and we're excited to see all of you.

Sunday, November 5th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the IATSE 479 assembly hall (4220 International Parkway, Suite 100) is the main event with manufacturers, dealers, gear, door prizes, and refreshments! Gotham Sound will be there, of course, plus the good people of DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, Orca, Production Sound Solutions, Remote Audio, Sound Devices, Timecode Systems, Trew Audio, and Zaxcom!

Let us know if there's any gear in particular for which you'd like to see a demo and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Don't Freq Out

The Get Your Freq On seminar on navigating the spectrum upheaval as a wireless mic operator occurred last weekend and went reasonably well, if we do say so ourselves. Special thanks to Howard Kaufman of Lectrosonics, Colleen Goodsir of Zaxcom, Ben Escobedo of Shure, and everyone who attended either online or in person!

If you missed it, we've posted the video online and made the speakers' presentations available in PDF format here:

Or if you prefer the TLDR version, the most salient points are below the jump.

Don't Freq Out

It's an uncertain time to be in the wireless business. With the finalized results of the spectrum auction, production use of frequencies above 617 MHz will be illegal in 2020 and impractical in many markets much sooner - some mobile carriers have announced deployment in the 600 MHz band starting this month.

However, the good news is that the wireless manufacturers have been assiduously devising systems that can continue to transmit and receive clean, reliable signal under the new rules and offer the flexibility to keep you working when the rules change again.

Presenters will include:

The seminar will take place on Sunday, September 10th from 12pm-3pm EST at Gotham's NY shop in Long Island City, but will also be broadcast live on livestream and our facebook page.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free, but RSVP here or on our facebook event to help us get a headcount.

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