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    Los Angeles based sound mixer.member IATSE local 695

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  1. roundbadge

    REVIEW: Schoeps miniCMIT

    Some one I know tried using the minis mixed with standard cmits on 2/3 boom shots and said there was a noticeable difference in sound. anyone compare directly?
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    DPA Core 4061's

    Having an extra 14db of headroom will be helpful for those crazy loud scenes.I'm not replacing my legacy mics w/ cores.just get some as needed or when the old ones completely crap out I suppose. screaming into the cores vs legacy I could hear the core sounded more open less compressed sounding w same gain settings.in nutty loud situations i'd imagine my transmitters would need gaining down first though.that said having the extra headroom at the mic will always help. looks like theres a 4060 core[+8db more headroom] version and 4063 coming as well.I'd imagine a core 4071 soon after. I was listening to the core vs 4060.I could still hear some self noise on the 4060's. I think the core 4060's would be great for me.
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    DPA Core 4061's

    Got some new DPA Core 4061's. First impressions they sound really good.interesting I was expecting lower noise floor to my legacy 4061's but sounds about the same. overall not a night and day sonic difference but the thing I do hear is on louder stuff the Core versions retain transients and clarity better and obviously don't break up/distort as quickly.that increased 14 db headroom. they're gonna be useful for sure.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Ok gotcha. I'll have to audition the gooseneck when I return the 4080 to you guys this week. thanks!
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    After handling the new gooseneck version I'm thinking its still too long[2 inches?] to hang from a visor and hide well..like the 4098 its a bit long. Glen is it possible to do a version with a shorter head profile?
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    I just did a bunch of overhead/visor and under talent car tests with the 4061,4098 and 4080. I was surprised.the 4080 sounds pretty mid forward and very present around 1-4khz ,very very little low end under 120hz.it definitely affects voice range. the cardiod pattern is nice but sonically sounded a bit hard compared to the 4060/4098. mind you not unusable but to my ears the least favorite. I still like the 4061's for reasonably close visor mics.w/ an 80hz hpf, sounds very natural.large suv's/trucks or ambient vehicles are a little more challenging reach wise. these days we almost always wire talent w/ 4061's or 4071's as well .[whispers and last second open windows] the 4098 [higher self noise/lower output]is still useful when you need a bit more reach and less extreme head turn stuff...or from below.still a bit too directional for head turns imo.placement crucial. I've seen the trew 4080 gooseneck version in person,my problem is the head assembly[not the actual gooseneck] is still way to long to hide/stash properly up in visors.its about as long as the 4098..over 2". so the 4080 demo goes back and my quest continues for the ultimate compact/easy to hide,fast and robust sounding car rig. Ive gotta try the 4011 cardiod cap and active microdot cable to lectro next.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Ive got some of the brand new Trew audio 4080 TA5 goosenecks on order.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    I snapped another 4098 tube off. I'm over it.
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    DPA Slim or 4060/61?

    I have a bunch of 4061's and 71's..thought the slims sounded a little weird.boxy less full.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    Thanks Jan.I'll give that a go. here's some various 4098/4060's rigs that I've been using.
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    DPA 4098 - first impressions

    I have 2 4098's.when they work they're great.pretty good reach,like mini booms but seem too directional for some applications. I've semi burned myself a couple times on car shots when an actor moved to far of axis.or I placed it as a plant on a desk ,the actor stands up and it sounds fairly off mic.not very forgiving. definitely a pretty steep low roll off under 120hz. in a visor can be tricky to hide.not always head turn friendly.when something stealthy and omni is more appropriate I often switch to some visor 4060's,easpecially if there's more head movement Ive sent one back after the tube got broken off. I really REALLY wish DPA would make a full range wide cardioid version w/ shorter length.
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    DPA 4098 Noise Floor

    the 4098 is definitely higher noise floor than a cmc.never stopped me from getting good usable tracks.
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    Cantar X3 Mini

    looks really cool.not enough analog inputs for me to justify the 8k price.
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    love to hear feedback too. I'm hearing the range isn't as robust as 411's.
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    IPS TV at IBC Amsterdam 2016

    Great videos as always Simon. Thank you!
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