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    cameraman and sound recordist

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  1. The 416 is a classic for a reason. It's able to deliver on almost every condition. Shortcomings? Most likely off axis and indoor sound. Never really bad, but far from ideal. The 8060 on the other hand, at least in my eyes, does sound better. Off-axis is more natural, it's practicaly noise-free and lightweight, too. Shortcomings? Most likely low frequency pick up and handling noise. You need a HPF either on the mic or at least on your mixer and a good shockmount. Nothing is for free... You prefer a most natural pick up pattern that's still hot - here you are. I'd prefer a 8060 in a heartbeat, but the 416 is a safe bet and prooved to be a workhorse for decades. Can't go wrong with it!
  2. Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    Thank you Inari. You efforts are much appreciated!
  3. Buying a used Schoeps Colette?

    The one I was after looked really used and sold for 827€... But the owner didn't give any information about it so I didn't buy... A new MKH8050 is 890€ + VAT sothat this is the route for me. The higher output will be a plus when camera mounted, too.
  4. Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    I'd just buy the MixPre 6 with its 4 channels and you're good to go and more futureproof. It's merely bigger and just a few bucks more. If you need TC out, you need something different either.
  5. Buying a used Schoeps Colette?

    THX! I also asked Schoeps, who are not to far away, if they service and clean the used mic's. They do and they can even repair most of their mic's produced within the last 6 decades!
  6. Buying a used Schoeps Colette?

    Ya... Too much information maybe. But I wanna buy a used CMC6/MK41 and like to hear if it's a good idea or better buy a class lower but new... Thought it's good to tell where I come from before asking.
  7. Buying a used Schoeps Colette?

    Hi, still evaluating which mic's to start with. I'm a filmmaker and producer of documentaries and corporate stuff. I also work as a cameraman/DP for other productions, but was responsible for the sound for several feature documentaries, too. I love being able to capture the atmosphere of places out in the wild and more so in the cities. I have some standard doco stuff, but want to upgrade to better mic's and a recorder later on. I have a AT875R on camera, which I think is surprisingly good for the price and size. Then I have a Sennheiser ME64/66 that is used on a boom and a AT BP4029 M/S mic for athmo. I also have a Sennheiser G3 wireless combo with MKE2 gold lav. My own recorder is just a Zoom H6. That stuff is fine for corporate stuff. Quite often I can get a good friends stuff consisting of a SD702 and a Schoeps CMC/CCM combo with MK4, MK41 and MK8. Very nice stuff! I like to come as close to that sound, especially that natural sounding voices, rooms and athmos. Clear, crisp, warm and nice. Especially in an M/S combo these little guys csn shine. I two other threads, I asked for experience with mic's from Kortwich. Very reasonable, small good sounding fugure 8 and a cardioid. I'd buy that in a heartbeat, but there's hardly any experience from pro's. Another issue is the lack of a super cardioid. I'll try to use the small Kortwich combo on camera, too, if there's no soundguy. But I think it's a good idea to get a super cardioid for tighter shots as well. To cut a long story short, I thought of a Gefell M310, AT4053 or AKG C480/CK63-ULS which would fall into my budget. I'd like the Schoeps more but it's just to much for me. But what if I can get a used CMC6/MK41 for under 1000€? Is it a good idea to buy used or can they be kinda worn? What's a good price for the combo? They are quite hard to find on the used market...
  8. Kortwich Cardioid Pro SDC

    No interchangeable capsules. I'll use it in an M/S combo with the Kortwich Acht figure eight on camera and on a boom, too. CMC6 plus 2 capsules is definitely another pricerange. If I'd get a used combo on a bargain... Sennheiser stopped selling seperate capsules 2 years ago and I always did not like the low frequency response of the MKH 80x0s. Definitely not made for easy on camera usage. I did like the older MKH50/50 series, but these are a lot bigger... That's why these Kortwich mic's got my attention. I know that the Sennis and Schoeps are proven workhorses, but not in my pricerange unfortunately. Remember I'm a cameraman first and sound is not my profession really.
  9. Kortwich Cardioid Pro SDC

    It's in the Sennheiser MKH 8040 class I'd say. It has a high sensitivity of 23mV/Pa and a really special HPF built in. The freuquency response seems to be perfect for booming with a slight top at 10kHz and that special HPF with a rather extreme low cut and the extra top at 120Hz The polar pattern is also very nice up to 4000Hz and a typical cardoid pattern I'd say: This is how it looks like Size:
  10. Kortwich Cardioid Pro SDC

    Hi, I'm going to buy one of these guys soon. http://www.filmtontechnik.de/en/products-from-kortwich/microphone/ I did a simple test at home and quite liked it. But I'm not a professional sound mixer. Does anybody of you have some experience with it? Any information welcome! I can share additional data (frequency response, polar pattern, actual pictures) if needed. THX
  11. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    This is how the setup will be put on my camera. https://www.shop-ftt.de/de/windshield-rycote-baby-ball-gag-21-mm1 What do you think?
  12. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    Some if not most of the noise in my recordings are produced from the Zoom H6 preamps. They are not really top of the amps... It's a very different noisefloor if I use the really good preamps of my Audient iD4 audio interface. I don't think noise is gonna be a problem with this setup. Later this year I'll buy one of the MixPres which are pretty much what I ever wanted. It's just not possible at the time being. I also plan to buy a second Kortwich cardoid to have a nice and small ORTF stereo setup.
  13. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    To be honest, there's either not much information on the Emesser, too. All threads ended before any purchaser made a useful review. I was able to test the Kortwich Acht a few weeks ago on a friends setup and found it reasonable... I did actualy not make the purchase - only the plan to do so. If somebody has good infos on the Emesser - that's your time man! Here's a pretty crappy recording I made with my Zoom H6 - gain cranked up to 7/10 (not sure how much db that equals). The M/S mic is standing on a low table (50cm high) and pointing in the room, where I walk and talk standing in different angles to the mic. Sorry, it's all crappy and I'm speaking in german... https://www.dropbox.com/s/dcvlulacq0i2m99/Kortwich_M-S-combo_ZoomH6.WAV?dl=0 This file will be online just a few days. I'll do a better test with better preamps soon.
  14. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    There's really not much information provided. I'll get a more detailed data sheet with the actual mics that I purchased. All the data on the website seems to be right. http://www.filmtontechnik.de/en/products-from-kortwich/microphone/ Edit: Here's what Kortwich send me: I'd think it's two cardoid capsules. Depending on the cable you receive either a classic figure of 8 signal or a left/right stereo signal. Here's what it looks like: The size is 45mm long and approx. 40mm wide The end of the mic is a standard 3 pin XLR: That's what you get with the microphone (pouch is missing on pic) And this is how it looks mounted on an INV shockmount with the Cardoid Pro
  15. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    If you want to do me certein tests with these two mic's I need to be guided. I have no clue how to test a microphone for other people. My sound equipment is also not really made for this: - Zoom H6 recorder (mediocre preamps) - AudioTechnica AT 875R line+gradient on-camera mic - AudioTechnica BP4029 M/S stereo shotgun - Sennheiser ME 64/66 SDMs - Audient iD4 audio interface (1 good preamp only) - Rycote Softie Lyre mount - div. foams, Softies and windfurs