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  1. newzhack

    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    "I spent six months working there, It was the longest 5 years of my life."
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    bluetooth sound box

    What better place to ask, hopefully? What would be the best battery powered Bluetooth portable sound box? Occasionally I would use it for production purposes. It would be nice to play back some test audio on shoots for nervous clients but I mostly want it for my garage and porch where I sit when the weather is nice. Regards John in El Reno
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    Sennheiser 6042

    just an update, I have been using this receiver for a few weeks and it is working great. My only complaint is that when I am not using the other channel it keeps nagging me with a message that the unused channel is in mute. The automatic sync is very fast and works great with my skp300 cube. It is also working great with my sk250 transmitters.
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    Sony UWP Wireless System

    I used it once for a wireless and had the same issue. I turned the transmitter towards the skin on a wrap and had range issues. Once away from the skin and it worked fine.
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    Sennheiser 6042

    Well, I had a weak moment and bought an EK from TK at Gotham. I got it last week while I was out on a news assignment and got around to unpacking it this morning. It is a little heavy but that is due to the bag housing. It has lots of cooling fins, for what reason, I don't know. I love the clip on the housing, it fits nicely on my divider. You can see I am somewhat invested in Sennheiser receivers and because this one will work with the older sk250 and anything newer was very appealing to me. At first, the bright red light was bright enough to disturb some sets, but after connecting to a transmitter, it turns a green that is not very annoying. After reading the skimpy manual, I kind of had a knot in my stomach about using my older transmitters but that turned out to be a non-issue. The clip holds the housing in just the right place to access the USB port or to give the IR port proper access. I also figured I needed to use the web interface to set them up so first thing I hooked my Mac up to it, and it needs some Microsoft software to connect so I pulled out my old Dell pc. At first, it did not want to hook up but as the skimpy manual says it may take some time for the plug into work. After 5 minutes or so I called Gotham, and while they were on the phone, it started working all the sudden. The manual was right. Once in the web interface, I clicked on the maintenance screen. I updated to the latest firmware with little effort and about 10 minutes. Once I was thru that, I entered a custom transmitter and gave it a range. After firing up the receiver and selecting the custom setup, it just started working. You have to choose a profile and just used the SKP3000 since it is Hidyn also. You can manually change the frequency thru the menu; it is effortless. The receiver came set on analog output. I will try the digital out sometime in the future. I then tried my skp3000 cube and used the automatic setup. I just set the cube down next to it and selected the sync option, it all happened in about 5 seconds. Everything sounds fine. This is the first downtime I have had in a few months so will probably not use it for a week or so but will report back after the first field test. The battery transmitter level does not work on the SK250.
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    Sennheiser 6042

    I have some nice SK 250 transmitters in the 500 range that still have some life in them. I also have a 3000 cube for the boom that is about the best transmitter I have ever used. I could retire my 600 range units.
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    Sennheiser 6042

    I am seriously thinking about purchasing one of these receivers. I would love to hear from someone who has used one. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Sony UWP Wireless System

    I’ve been using them as a camera hop Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I’m going to try to come up with the cable from the headphone outlet to XLR so I can use it on an Arri camera Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sony UWP Wireless System

    You rock I would never have thought of that Sent from my iPhone using TapatalkI’ve been using a pair of these for about two months now. They been working fine I have the dual receiver and it tends to go through batteries very fast Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sony UWP Wireless System

    Isn’t the Alexa expecting line level? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk How did you boost the level? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Sony UWP Wireless System

    Update, the link works fine except it will not work with Arri because they only except line level Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. newzhack

    Social skills of the Sound Mixer

    Great stories. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    rescued from the dumpster

    Thanks Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    rescued from the dumpster

    It will most likely live as a prop in my office. Malcom is probably correct. speaking of dumpsters, I also noticed this highly abused VDB pole that was also laying around to be disposed of and asked if I could have it. It is really rough and has been repaired unsuccessfully. I just hate to see such a quality item fall into disrepair. I am wondering if I should put it out of its misery. it has a hole in the number 3 extension. Would it be worth sending in for repair?
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    rescued from the dumpster

    I was helping a friend haul things to the dumpster today and found this on the stack. I thought it was interesting. Very thick foam along the inside. It weighs a lot.
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