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  1. i wonder if it will really run for 5hrs! this one is definitely cool if it does have that run time!
  2. I've been using Dante's program called Via I believe, and it allows you to route whatever audio (say Skype) internally to a program like protools or audacity. you could setup the tracks accordingly and hit record on the DAW. there might be an easier way though. i tgink ghe program is around $30.
  3. constantin, you're probably right. i think i remember reading a couple of aes papers on the SDC's at some point in the past. definitely agree on polar pattern too. also though, the phrase low end can be kinda vague. i think LdC's along with certain SDC's that are between cardioid and fig 8 have the proximity effect which probably wont come in handy unless you get close to source. in my experience the proximity effect is also like a boost in certain frequencies. i don't know if it extends to low low end like an omni would. i guess i'm just thinking of orchestral recordings and ambience recordings where things can get pretty low.
  4. quick thought on SDC's and LDC's: i think there's a misconception that LDC's have a better low end response when its actually the SDC's (specially omnis) that have an extended low end. i think also SDC's have better transient response too. all this being said, one of my favourite drum mics is the Sony C-37a which is a larger than normal diaphram and has a 'slow' feel to it. its all about taste i guess. i would stick to SDC's since they're more compact.
  5. seems like a mix of lavs is a good idea. also, 2 booms sounds good too. one thing i would do if its a decent sounding room, is use more of a normal cardioid, say like a schoeps mk4 or mk41 if its a bit too noisy. that way if you cant catch a line you can get to it more gracefully sounding than a shotgun type mic. if you had 2 booms with this i bet you could make it sound very natural sounding?
  6. is stereo wireless boom pretty close to blasphemy? i've got a stereo coiled cable for my rigs but just got the stereo cone for the 742. havent tried wireless yet but i'm going to try it soon!
  7. +1 on Constantin's point. I do the CCM41/CCM8 combo and it is pretty sweet. But if you do the CMIT + CCM8 combo you can be even more compact in the sense that you won't need to change microphones all the time. With the CMIT (or other shotgun) you can pick up dialogue and a 'side' ambience with a CCM8. With a 41 capsule or a more hyper/super cardioid you might not get enough focus to pull dialogue from a noisy scene/environment. I'm not too sure what the other mentioned mics 'M' pattern is. I think ideally it's nice to have a softer cardioid in general when doing MS. I can be a little weird to have a hyper/shotgun card as the Mid mic. The nice thing is that you can dial it to taste. Haven't used the 191 but I'm sure it sounds nice too. Also, suspension I've found to be key too. I went from a Rycote MS system to a Cinela, and the difference is night and day. Amazing that cinela stuff!
  8. +1 on the works great front. like has been said, I use them on the longer cables. The stress on cables and connector assemblies haven't been an issue. I just use the Home Depot extension cord reels. Haven't tried the A/V kind. I'm sure they're nice too!
  9. Hi gang, Pretty easy gig in Atlanta and Houston. It's not for picture, but is sound related and helps pay the bills. Admin, if its out of place my apologies. I can (or you can?) take this down if not in the right place. The job requires recording a round table discussion. I used a bunch of figure 8's and two cardioids to record everyone(about 10-17 people). There is no picture involved so that makes it easier. Most of the stuff is going to end up transcribed so the audio will not really be used and probably be discarded. Transcription gig I suppose. Fairly short and nice pay. Below are the timing details: Atlanta-April 6 5pm Calltime - Rec finish At 8.30Houston- April 8 @12p Call time -Rec ends @3.30p If there's any interest please contact me via PM and I'll give more specific details and put you in touch with the client. Cheers! -Ivan
  10. Let us know how responsive the service centers are. I've beenthinking about picking up a sonosax recorder but have been hesitant because of servicing concerns. From what I understand any major repair has to be sent back to the mothership. Are the mentioned people providing services able to do most if not all repairs? I've heard that Sonosax doesn't provide any/minimal technical documents to even qualified technicians. Keep us posted please!
  11. lots of interest things being said here. Henchman, when you say you use Cedar do you use the plugin or the DNS2? It seems like you could also use it as a hardware insert in a post room setting. Anyone out there using it in the control room? Seems like a plush tool to have. If I had it I would definitely use it when called for. I think its great that you could take it to the control room. I end up doing some post work and use Izotope RX5. I'm sure it sounds different.
  12. Off topic, but wanted to say that those linear actuators are sweet. I've been looking for something like this for a plate reverb I built, to control the dampner system. Back on topic, I go back and fro between sitting and standing. On some gigs its nice to have the option to sit on others not so much. Anyone have experience using the A4 Cart from france? The thing looks lovely.
  13. if all this doesn't work out this is what i would do: tell them that having a 'director quality hop' is going to require a slight bit of bulk. then maybe tell them the rental price and or use a spare transmitter/receiver combo in your kit. two ideas come to mind: 1) from my kit, send him a feed from a cameralink (stereo broadcast quality hop) and put an rx200 receiver into my SD mixpre, or some other 'mixpre' box with a nice headphone amp and a stereo input. power all that stuff with a half size inspired energy or full size IE battery, pouch it and hand it over. i've noticed that some of those headphones require a really nice headphone amp to get them going. the other option, which i just learned about (late bloomer), is number 2: rent or buy a 2040 audio ltd. rx/tx kit. feed the mono mix there and hand over the receiver with a lemo plug connecting to headphones. the system sounds fantastic. expensive to buy but easy to rent....
  14. have you tried contacting schoeps? they might have something. i guess maybe you could try getting your preffered ccm mic in a side-address configuration. i personally like the cinela minix joints, they are sweet!
  15. the bubble bee solution seems perfect and makes sense, thanks Rado! still haven't gotten the slims yet. i gave dpa a call a couple of months back and they said they're working on a slim version for zax but didn't give me a specific timeframe or a release date. i'll give the high sensitivity versions a try though....
  16. great info all around guys. many thanks. how has the unit been functioning out in the field. it was mentioned that it had already been put to the test with some beta early users, but now that the unit has been out for a bit, has anyone had any additional experience with it? seems like it's very solid not only hardware wise but also on the software front....
  17. yeah i hear that. six point system is not for everyone. but when shooting verite, or when shooting in crowds or certain things where you have to be mobile it's really nice.... i do hear you that when not wearing the bag it tends to sag slightly, i don't mind though
  18. i use the stingray harness with the small and big orca bags and i love it. i like that i can stabilize the bag with the 6-point system. some people say it takes a while to put on, but i havent had any issues. two thumbs up here
  19. I've had c300's do some weird stuff like that. Most of the time a power cycle will for whatever reason do the trick. Otherwise its probably an old firmware on the camera?
  20. at least the channel strips are modular. i've had to resuscitate a channel on a Ghost which is not modular, what a PITA!!!
  21. i've read about the schoeps being susceptible to humidity and such. that they're not really robust in that sense. i really don't understand it at all. i've used my CMIT in super humid weather (bornean jungle, mexican jungles, etc and in DC where it is a big humid swamp in the summer!) and have never had any performance issues. i've even had it in the rain with the cinela piano/kelly cover without any issues whatsoever. same can be said about my CCM M/S setup. no issues with weather. pretty solid. that sucks that your CMIT went bad. i'm sure LSC and schoeps will take care of you(perhaps at the cost of some $$$). it's part of the deal. my buss compressor just started giving me a transformer hum out of the blue. now i've got to send it in to Elysia to see what the deal is.......but yes, repairing and maintenance sucks for both hardware and plugins. keep us posted on the repair. hopefully it won't take too long to get back into the mic locker
  22. to me it seems like if i were to put two cardioids back to back i'd get an omni type feel(with proximity effect unlike omnis). i feel like the null of figure 8's are quite extreme. specially on ribbon mics. i've got a 77dx and a 44bx and you wouldn't believe how much the signal drops if you put the sound source in the null. one of my friends was telling me that radio broadcasters used this to their advantage. you'd have the person talking and reading the paper which was right by the null and you would never hear the paper sounds at all. i doubt you'd get that kind of behavior with two cardioids back to back
  23. I'd say get a nice DA and AD. The apollo boxes are pretty sweet since they have a basic 'master section' built in. The new apogee boxes are pretty sweet as well. I use a Cranesong Avocet mkII which is killer. Also, the new Avid boxes sound surprisingly good. Looking to do an HDX upgrade at some point. Even the HD Native is great but I enjoy the low-latency of the new HDX systems.... Unfortunately none of this stuff is cheap. But the headphone amp on the Avocet is stellar! It can drive any phones you plug in!
  24. this is a bit of a bummer. i was stoked to have a baggable solution. hopefully the manufacturer will comply with FCC spec or hopefully SG will make the amp themselves.... i know there's other solutions out there but man it looked like such a nice little package!
  25. hey rosa, sounds good! i unfortunately missed the shows. i had a last minute booking for a shoot in the DR and had to pack with only hours to get prepped for international travel. i'm sure the show was great. i gave the tickets to a friend who then gave them to people jonesin' to get in. inauguration was quite lame. not a lot of people. a lot of BS from both sides. women march was a whole lot more intense in a good way. for both days i just 'shot' with my 744t, zaxcom qrx235, and a boom. went wireless boom just because it's faster and quicker to do adjustments and move around without any cables. everything in the orca-or30. tiny bag perfect for run-n-gun. i was able to run, jump, keep up without any issues. i did pre-register my frequencies.... that small orca with the 744t and three channels of wireless is super compact and light. powered everything with an inspired energy battery for the whole day.