Timecode Systems :wave
The heart of sync in the bag or on the cart

The wave is the center piece of sync as well as the mechanism for integration between my Sound Devices 688, TCS mini:trx+'s, Denecke TS-TCB slate and the TCS Blink Hub app which I run on a refurbished Apple iPad mini. I run my system with my 688 as the master with the wave set to ext-tc/c tx which means that external timecode with the continuous run option is selected in case of a loss of signal from my 688 and the tx is transmitter to populate the rest of the tools working on the blink network. I have userbits set to external so that everything is flawlessly synced at power up.

Once you have your wave set up you'll mostly find that you really don't need to touch it. Whatever you change on your 688 whether its via the Blink Hub App or the old fashioned way of manually shifting the machine settings. The changes automatically occur on the wave which then populates the changes across the entire blink network.


As a reference here is the wave along side a Lectrosonics SMQV transmitter.

I run two configurations with my Sound Devices 688, a bag rig and a cart rig. To connect your wave for app integration is extremely simple but there are two different cables depending on which configuration you're running. In the bag its a simple straight shot from the wave to the data port of the 688 but on the cart with a CL-12 the wave plugs into the peripheral port of the CL-12 while it plugs directly into the 688 data port. The reason its two different cables is that each is a different USB port.

Regardless of your flow the wave is designed to maximise flexibility and performance for the sound mixer. Timecode, Word Clock, LTC Timecode, Master, Slave and on all are right there at your fingertips.

Tech Tips ----- Sync ----- Blink Hub App ----- Denecke TS-TCB Slate ----- Mini:trx ----- SyncBac Pro

www.televisionsound.com Thom Shafer Production Sound Mixer Cleveland, Ohio