235 Comments
Posted by buhssuht

man look at those baggage under his eyes, he needs to sleep more

Posted by GirnBlanston

Pullin' a Brad outside of video games.

Posted by Scotto

@Brodehouse said:

Seriously, they're working for a major media corporation and they have to hum and haw over a busted microphone. How much could it possibly cost? I have stage performance mics that I was able to afford on minimum wage salary, I'm not a video producing business who can't afford video production equipment. Seriously, what the fuck is going on in there? Why does Vinny have to stare at a broken mic and try to figure out some sort of homemade repair job instead of ordering new freaking mics? At this point they seem more poor and desperate than when they were in the basement in Sausalito. When they had to worry about engorged cans of Swedish fish ready to destroy the entire office.

The broken mic is one of their old ones - they talk about the new mics they just got in, in the video.

Posted by falling_fast

@AndrewPerkins said:

While this video is brilliant and Giant Bomb at its best, it is made all the better by Sara rolling her eyes at the whole thing in the first 20 seconds then popping on a pair of headphones to drown everyone else out.

comic vine has no sense of humour!

Posted by Warmachine

Sounds like you guys already got some lavs but in the future check these guys out, they're pretty cheap but have the freq response of film standard COS-11s:

http://www.pro-sound.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=PSS&Product_Code=SOSCTL-40black&Category_Code=

Also, Drew said you guys got sleeves for the mics? That SHOULD protect against most clothing/hair noise. Just try to make sure the diaphragm isn't exposed so nothing's touching it. As for taping to the body, try Dr. Scholl's Moleskin. Its made for covering blisters but it makes mounting lavs easier because it doesn't fall off at the first sign of sweat.

And if standing on mic cables is a problem...why not go wireless?

Posted by falling_fast

@lacke said:

The way Brad broke the mic is the same way how I managed to break 4-5 headsets. I have Astro A40 now and it seems to be somewhat resilience, only made that mistake once. You might wonder how come this happens so often, it's because I usually move from my desktop to lay on my bed without taking off my headset when I watch movies or if I just want to listen to some music. If I'm going to the bathroom or getting something to drink, I always remove the headset first.

I've done this with laptops. :( the headset was fine but...

Posted by Klaimore

OH Brad its OK stuff happens.

Posted by SmokePants

The ONLY justifiable excuse for destroying an expensive mic is that it smells like pepper.

Posted by NarcolepticBat

@schmid said:

asdf

Edit: Hmm, the macro switch on the camera is super loud.

I used to have a problem with it but then I got headphones with better lows.

Posted by Box3ru13

Wreckateer Shoemaker at it again.

Posted by Dirune

Call Tested's Will Smith. I smell a repair video on the horizon!!

Posted by Atary77

Brad, I can't tell you how many headsets I've fucked up doing the same thing.

Posted by JustinAquarius

god dammit brad

Posted by Meowshi

@damnable_fiend said:

@AndrewPerkins said:

While this video is brilliant and Giant Bomb at its best, it is made all the better by Sara rolling her eyes at the whole thing in the first 20 seconds then popping on a pair of headphones to drown everyone else out.

comic vine has no sense of humour!

Wow, I didn't even notice that. I like the idea that the CV people are just serious business about comic books, and just walk around the office frowning and shaking their heads at the hooligans goofing off around the office.

Posted by Meowshi

@Xeirus said:

@GenocidalKitten said:

This nearly makes up for the lack of content today.

I think you'll be ok for one day, being that dependent on something is scary...

The GBDF strikes again!

Posted by konig_kei

GUILTY!

Posted by WickedFather
@en_WhiskeyMedia_org: Using a lighter can brittle the wires right up and more than tentative scratching them with a knife can lead to oops.  Google 'soldering aspirin'.  There, you like that, don't you.
 
Also Brad breaks my heart every time I look at him and I don't even play the pork trumpet.
Posted by noby_guy

Good job Brad. But, at least they got new ones.

Posted by coakroach

Just destroying as much shit as he can before he leaves

Posted by Lydian_Sel

@coakroach: Before he leaves?

Posted by s10129107

How much was this Mic???!

Posted by mrpandaman

@Brodehouse said:

Seriously, they're working for a major media corporation and they have to hum and haw over a busted microphone. How much could it possibly cost? I have stage performance mics that I was able to afford on minimum wage salary, I'm not a video producing business who can't afford video production equipment. Seriously, what the fuck is going on in there? Why does Vinny have to stare at a broken mic and try to figure out some sort of homemade repair job instead of ordering new freaking mics? At this point they seem more poor and desperate than when they were in the basement in Sausalito. When they had to worry about engorged cans of Swedish fish ready to destroy the entire office.

Since it is a corporation they have to jump through more hoops to get stuff done. This is why it is taking longer. Also keep in mind, since you are a premium member I'm going to assume you watched the last Radio Dave, that you know they lost a lot of their video producing equipment and the main thing they lost was their studio, which they said is still in the stages of being made. Basically they are starting over from scratch, that is what is happening and working within a much larger business than WM was is proving to slow down the rebuilding process. They have made allusions that the move to CBSi is somewhat like their startup in Sausalito.

I'm just regurtitating what they have said.

Posted by MariachiMacabre
@Evan_Buchholz

Shoewrecker

Shoebreaker
Posted by Monopolized

Take a pen cap and heat it up, press it over that wedge section and twist to see if you can unscrew it

Posted by SockemJetpack

I remember the time my headphone cable caught on one of those metal arms at the entrance to a supermarket. The force of it was so great that they were ripped off of my head and out of the jack on my ipod (it was the early 2000's and I didn't own a cell yet). I had to do my weekly shopping with music only playing in my right ear... it was madness!

MADNESS!

Posted by Vinny

@Warmachine: Oddly enough, after about a decade of using ECM-77Bs I finally picked up some COS-11s. As far as wireless goes, if I had the budget for a nice studio base station I would probably go for it. Right now, we have a pair of great Sony field packs that (thankfully) haven't given us much trouble with interference. We use them for things like recording Dance Central and Happy Action Theater where folks have to spin and move a bunch.

If it's practical to use wired in most situations, I'd much prefer it over our current price range of wireless gear due to the possibility of static, signal noise, and battery loss after some crazy marathon stream. We mostly save our wireless gear for conventions where going wired is too much trouble and actually dangerous. Sadly, the floor of a crowded tech convention is where you'll probably spend the most time scanning for a clear channel.

Now...if we could hire a boom operator....

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Posted by GnomeonFire

I too, hate Sora.

Posted by greennoodles

So is this why Brad is leaving?

I kinda hate myself right now. Sorry everyone.

Posted by beachonthemoon

Why does Sara always look so pissed whenever Jeff records something?

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

So it was decreed: this is Brad, and this is microphone. Never shall the twain meet.

Posted by Young_Scott

@Vinny said:

Now...if we could hire a boom operator....

I'll do it!

I'm 5'7", and live in Scotland. I am perfect for this position.

Posted by TheHBK

Brad. It is always Brad.

Posted by PirateNeal

@beachonthemoon: She is just trying to look busy, what eles do you do when you know you're being recored

Edited by Fattony12000

HOW DOES IT FEEL!?

Posted by popmasterruler

Brad,you monster!

Posted by Fastshot

@Fattony12000: nice giving me my mtg reference of the morning

Posted by YoThatLimp

@mrpandaman said:

@Brodehouse said:

Seriously, they're working for a major media corporation and they have to hum and haw over a busted microphone. How much could it possibly cost? I have stage performance mics that I was able to afford on minimum wage salary, I'm not a video producing business who can't afford video production equipment. Seriously, what the fuck is going on in there? Why does Vinny have to stare at a broken mic and try to figure out some sort of homemade repair job instead of ordering new freaking mics? At this point they seem more poor and desperate than when they were in the basement in Sausalito. When they had to worry about engorged cans of Swedish fish ready to destroy the entire office.

Since it is a corporation they have to jump through more hoops to get stuff done. This is why it is taking longer. Also keep in mind, since you are a premium member I'm going to assume you watched the last Radio Dave, that you know they lost a lot of their video producing equipment and the main thing they lost was their studio, which they said is still in the stages of being made. Basically they are starting over from scratch, that is what is happening and working within a much larger business than WM was is proving to slow down the rebuilding process. They have made allusions that the move to CBSi is somewhat like their startup in Sausalito.

I'm just regurtitating what they have said.

I know why it takes time, but it really bums me out that the GB guys seem to be getting the shaft. I don't understand how CBSi didn't have provisions for the new studio as soon as the buyout happened knowing that as a site that generates mainly video and audio they would be shooting themselves in the foot not getting them acclimated right away.

@Vinny said:

Now...if we could hire a boom operator....

I hear Matt Rorie is looking for a job!

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Posted by Fattony12000

@Fastshot: OH YEAH!

@mrpandaman said:

@Brodehouse said:

Seriously, they're working for a major media corporation and they have to hum and haw over a busted microphone. How much could it possibly cost? I have stage performance mics that I was able to afford on minimum wage salary, I'm not a video producing business who can't afford video production equipment. Seriously, what the fuck is going on in there? Why does Vinny have to stare at a broken mic and try to figure out some sort of homemade repair job instead of ordering new freaking mics? At this point they seem more poor and desperate than when they were in the basement in Sausalito. When they had to worry about engorged cans of Swedish fish ready to destroy the entire office.

Since it is a corporation they have to jump through more hoops to get stuff done. This is why it is taking longer. Also keep in mind, since you are a premium member I'm going to assume you watched the last Radio Dave, that you know they lost a lot of their video producing equipment and the main thing they lost was their studio, which they said is still in the stages of being made. Basically they are starting over from scratch, that is what is happening and working within a much larger business than WM was is proving to slow down the rebuilding process. They have made allusions that the move to CBSi is somewhat like their startup in Sausalito.

I'm just regurtitating what they have said.

Vinny did just get his new TriCaster. Although I don't know which one he got, they all seem pretty nifty:

TriCaster STUDIO = $7,995.00

TriCaster 300 = $9,995.00

TriCaster 455 = $19,995.00

TriCaster 855 = $29,995.00

They are pretty pricey, but CBSi eventually got that shit for the crew. I imagine due to the time and effort of getting anything through corporate, Vinny thought he'd have a crack at fixing it himself, like a true craftsmen. Good on him for trying to fix something/learn how something is constructed/how to break something more. The more you know.

Posted by asantosbr

Vinny has the desk with the best view on the office....

Posted by DeathbyYeti

Sara rolled those eyes mad hard

Posted by Kolonel_Kool

Not only does he die in almost every Quick Look, but now he's breaking stuff?! C'mon man!

Posted by Deltan

I apologize if this has already been suggested, but just install your own break away in the wire?

Posted by budgietheii

Watch us wreck the mic, watch us wreck the mic, watch us wreck the mic, PSYCH!

Posted by Lunar_Aura

This counts as a Breaking Brad?

Posted by budgietheii

@Lufferov said:

Gah, missed this. Well played sir, well played.

Posted by Darthozzan

@paulwade1984: professional grade microphones are very expensive :P

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Very nice. Full diclosure on the climactic mic situation. Oh, and of course more of those sweet impromptu office videos.

Posted by Evercaptor

@beachonthemoon said:

Why does Sara always look so pissed whenever Jeff records something?

We enjoy a scant few hours of the GB crew's antics per week at most. And at a time we choose. She puts up with their bullshit 9-5, I can see how it would get old real fast. Would gladly trade places though, as I'm sure most of us would.

Posted by JoeBigfoot

@Young_Scott said:

@Vinny said:

Now...if we could hire a boom operator....

I'll do it!

I'm 5'7", and live in Scotland. I am perfect for this position.

My fiancee is 5'4" and has been a boom op in multiple films/tv shows. Never let heightism get in the way of your dreams!!!!!

Posted by namesonkel

Man I love these sorta videos.