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    Location sound, post sound, composition, mixing. Aural stuff.
  1. Show me your bag

    its actually the Stingray Jr! Great and compact. Im not familiar with the petrol.
  2. Show me your bag

    Here's mine. I have two 235's rather than one and a 200 because the second one gets used in my partner's bag when we're double booked. That way he can use Zaxnet too. Also using ERX's for scratch audio and timecode to camera.
  3. New Zaxcom Products

    Reviving an old thread! 2 others had asked my question but it seems no one had an answer. Can the RX200 be connected to my QRX235+IFB via "Serial link"so that make command via zaxnet on the RX200? I know that the unit has a serial connection, but nowhere is it specified that the functionality is possible. Anyone using is that way? thanks! Blake
  4. SD 633 MP3 recording Sounds lousy

    That's a bit surprising, although I've never had a reason to record MP3. Suppose you can always just convert to MP3's on your computer.
  5. Next wireless set ?

    I was in the same scenario these past few months and chose Zaxcom. I bought the QRX235 with IFB upgrade, a TRXLA3.5 and a ZMT3.5. I also snagged 2 ERX's for client monitor/scratch audio to camera. It's too early on for me to report about the range and workflow, but so far I'm enjoying the units.
  6. first Zaxcom purchase. Zaxcom QRX235 or QRX200 + Camera Link??

    Do you have any tips or thoughts about the various modulation from your experience?
  7. first Zaxcom purchase. Zaxcom QRX235 or QRX200 + Camera Link??

    Hi Reuben. I've been using "Xr" so far. As it turns out, I already got the itch to snag a second transmitter, so a ZMT is en route now.
  8. New BDS setup for 633. "External DC Reference" question.

    Thanks guys! I sorta figured that was the case, but I'm new to DC power like this. It's slightly confusing that Sound Devices built in such a conservative reference setting for 14v Li-ion batteries, but perhaps there are some configurations where the gear requires 14v to run properly.
  9. Hi all! Though i've been happily using L-series batteries to power my 633, I just added a Zaxcom wireless setup so I've installed a BDS system so that i can power the new Receiver as well as the 633. I'm using IDX NP1 style batteries with a Sound Guys Solutions power distribution. I have a question about the 633's "Ext DC Ref" setting. When selecting the "14V Li-ion" setting, I get around 4 hours before the 633 blinks and powers down, apparently to avoid dipping below 14v. If I switch the DC reference setting to "Full Range" then the 633 acts as if I have half of a battery still, which is corroborated by the batteries guilt in "power indicator", which shows 2 out of 3 lights remaining. If I use this "Full Range" setting, everything seems to run just fine. I suppose my question is this: What setting are you folks using for your DC reference? Should I follow the guidance of the "14V Li-ion" setting or just set it to "Full Scale" to get more hours out of the battery? What are the risks of doing that? Thanks lots. Blake
  10. Sound Devices SAM-32SD & SAM-32CF

    Curious if any of you guys have been using cards that are NOT on the Sound Devices approved list. I am finding that they aren't keeping up with testing newer models and it's actually getting harder to even find some of the cards they have approved. I just bought these cards...hoping they'll work fine, though they aren't on the list: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005LFT3MA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  11. first Zaxcom purchase. Zaxcom QRX235 or QRX200 + Camera Link??

    Thanks Jack. Appreciated. I went ahead with the QRX235 with QIFB upgrade and the LA3 Transmitter. I decided that wasn't aching too much for the smallness of the ZMT given that I'd be adding another battery type to the equation. I may buy one before long though.
  12. first Zaxcom purchase. Zaxcom QRX235 or QRX200 + Camera Link??

    Thanks so much, Reuben! I really appreciate that you took time to share your experience. I hadn't heard that the QRX interface was superior for zaxnet. Cool. I'm definitely leaning toward the 235 at this point. (Although Im hearing about a new 300 series version. uh oh.) I'm still unsure about which transmitter to get. To be honest, I think I'd prefer the AA power on the LA3, despite its larger size. I'm turned off a bit by the proprietary battery on the new transmitter. thanks lots. blake
  13. Hi all! Lurker. First time posting. I'm a sound fella working in the bay area. I'm hoping to get the advice of you talented folks. I've been doing location sound for a few years now.. mostly very minimal corporate stuff (sit down interviews mainly). I've gotten along fairly well with Sennheiser G3's, as most of my work is stationary. I am now wanting to upgrade my wireless tools and I've decided to go with Zaxcom due to the feature set. I'm wondering if anyone is willing to chime in on my current plans. Any blind spots that you see? Any pro tips? I use a Sound Devices 633 setup. I'm considering the following: -QRX235 with QIFB upgrade -2 ZMT3 Transmitters with Sanken Cos-11d mics. -ERX3TCD reciever to use as a Camera hop (timecode and scratch audio) My questions/concerns: the QRX235 is not wideband. the QRX200 is ideal, but you can't add the QIFB upgrade to that unit, so I'd have to buy a dedicated Zaxnet transmitter or the Camera Link. Any of you Zaxcom users with experience...If you were me what would you do? IS the single band of the 235 too limiting for your work? Which Transmitter? the ZMT3 is the newest and smallest, so I just presume it'd be the best choice. Anyone have strong opinions in the contrary? I've heard that you can mody the ERX3TCD to have a BNC timecode out. that sounds great for my purposes. Who can do that for me and anyone suggest that I dont? thanks! Blake
  14. Black Magic URSA Mini

    HI Workingsound. Actually, I've been using the Pro and have the same problem you describe. If I select line level then the manual knobs don't adjust the gain. It appears to be set at somewhere around -24. I ended up switching the URSA to mic level so that I could alter the level. I then fed MIC level from my SD 633. I don't quite understand the logic of not allowing us to change the gain when using line level. Anyone else have input? Blake