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About jhharvest

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    Location mixer & post. From Finland but currently in SE Asia.
  1. Yeah, thanks for posting that Jay Rose. Very interesting, and congratulations!
  2. When I was doing broadcast work I used Yamaha DM1000 and had a second rack with 01V96. Extra channels with Audient preamps and a Joeco for ISOs - I was pretty happy with it most of the time.
  3. Right. Also, I'm not sure if I'm just completely daft but when I download that wav file it looks like a mono file to me.
  4. I think the MKH8060 has higher sensitivity than the MKH60, so having the same pre-amp gain doesn't mean it's apples to apples comparison. Is your 8060 a black banded version, or an old model? If it's an old model, I'd approach Sennheiser directly and ask for their opinion.
  5. Continuing with the music applications: I typically use 2 figure of 8s for singing guitarists. You can have two almost perfectly clean tracks with very low footprint in the picture when you use the nulls to your advantage.
  6. Do a blind ABX test. Report back if you can tell the difference... (:
  7. The more I think of these two boxes the more I wonder why they have the MixPre name attached to them. I'm not saying they're bad boxes but without even balanced outputs or AES how can they be MixPre? Why wrangle them into that product line?
  8. Just came across this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnpsMG0PWRY And relevant article on Bernie: http://www.emusician.com/artists/1333/going-wild-with-bernie-krause/37582 Might be interesting to the thread starter.
  9. Maybe a good business idea would be to sell a cable with a small scratch mic built into it...
  10. In my experience better jobs come with better credits and contacts, not with better gear. But I'm working in niche markets so it might be different where you're at. That said. Out of your kit I'd first pick better lav mics (while the G3 radios aren't great, I feel the biggest constraint is the stock mics, replacing those with DPA or something will see an improvement), smart slate + sync box(es) and a good indoor mic. Do you have a rental source for comteks and other situational gubbins? How's your situation with sound blankets and stands and miscellaneous?
  11. As I said, I haven't done nature recordings which is why I hoped someone with more experience would chip in. I've used the Sennheiser 30/40 MS setup (but for music recordings), and Earthworks omnis on choirs in AB. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either, when paired with good pre-amps. I've also used AKG 414 pairs for MS (music, again) but I don't think it's useful for this application. The other thought I had is, if you want to compare F4 and some Sound Devices recorder, why not just hire both for a day and a matched pair of some mics? That way you should have the opportunity to compare apples to apples, identical recordings et al. It sounds like you've got a fairly good grasp on what you want anyway, might give you that final confirmation to your ideas? What, so he gets mugged even before he sets foot outside UK?
  12. For this kind of a project I would 100% bring some kind of a MS setup. It will give you the option of stereo but also gives you a very clean mono track. Easier setup than AB omnis. But how distant is "distant sounds"? As far as I know, at some point your only options are a parabolic (with the associated phase and frequency issues) or a binaural recording like Jecklin disk and some Earthworks omnis. Maybe someone else has more experience with pure nature recordings and would care to chip in on the topic.
  13. They do use lavs on the James Corden gag, at least occasionally.
  14. Cheers!