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Everything posted by thenannymoh

  1. Remote Audio Hi-Q Batteries

    Audioroot with the Hi-Q 98: almost 7 hours simultaneously running 633, 1 phantom input, 4x lectros, Comtek BST. Been using two of these batteries, they've been flawless for 6 months so far.
  2. Rycote Mic Protector case

    I did neglect to say that the twist-style tubes for the mics look pretty cool..they are more compact than mine, and fit better in cart drawers. I can be clutzy, so I gravitate to gear that can take a beating lol
  3. Rycote Mic Protector case

    I realize that Rycote and K-tek need to make money where they can on peripheries, but so many of these things can be made better and cheaper with a little DIY...these cost about $4 each to make, for example (shockproof, waterproof, customized size):
  4. Hi all! Here in Canada, today has become an annual "Bell Let's Talk" Day, where people talk pretty openly about their battles with all kinds of mental illnesses. I've noticed that it is almost par-for-the-course that people in the film/tv business burn-out at some point. Long hours and a gig-based economy seem to combine to put alot of strain on nerves, relationships, marriages, physical health. I don't know if the nature of sound work puts any particular flavour on it...probably not...but maybe other's know differently? I've been on the edge of burnout for a couple of months now, and would like to hear how other's deal with the stress. For those suffering from depression, I think everything is even further amplified. What do you do? Do you schedule vacations? Are there consequences to talking openly about it with your peers and colleagues? Thank you for your time!
  5. I'm using the plastic DPA concealer lav mounts, and occasionally the InvisiLav mounts for the cos-11s. I'm looking for double-sided tape of equivalent quality to the stock circles that come with the DPA concealers, but in larger amounts that I can cut and customize myself. Anyone find anything like this in rolls or sheets? I already have and use snot tape for other purposes, but was looking for something less gooey Thanks!
  6. recommendations for double-sided tape for plastic mounts

    thanks folks, some excellent ideas!
  7. Reading a client

    What you have already covers it for me...if I'm getting any sense that my rate will be too high (and might not get the job), the answers to these other questions may allow me to shave my rate a bit: # of shooting days, and are they sequential or spread out indoor, outdoor, or both (in Canada in January, this is definitely a thing) any all-night shoots?
  8. Comtek “compand” switch missing

    http://comtek.com/downloads/PR-216_manual.pdf page 2 mentions an "optional enviromic"
  9. Hello - I'm wondering if someone could help me out here. I've got a 633, and I'm wanting to make sure I use SD and CF cards from the approved media list. https://www.sounddevices.com/support/approved-media/6-series-approved-media-list In the list, for the SanDisk SD cards, it lists the following (for example): 128... SanDisk ...Extreme PLUS; SDXC/UHS-1, Class 10; 80 MB/s (bold is mine) For some other cards, they sometimes specify read and write speeds, but for the SanDisk lines they only list one number. Is that meant to be the read speed, or write speed? I want to be sure, because when I look for this card on Amazon... https://www.amazon.ca/SanDisk-Extreme-Write-SDSDXN-128G-G46-Version/dp/B00MBFPT1W/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1503881057&sr=1-1-fkmr1&keywords=SanDisk+Extreme+80mb%2Fs+16gb ...it says 80 MB/s on the disk but lists only a 40 mb/s write speed (60mb/s for older model) So, for those who have tried to stick with the approved list, I have a few questions about the SanDisk SD cards: 1) does the required 80 MB/S refer to the read or write speeds? 2) if a similar SanDisk SD card is listed as 90MB/s but has a write speed of 60MB/s, is this acceptable or do the numbers have to be exact? Since the SanDisk SD cards are so popular, I'm thinking I can't be the only one who has wrestled with this. I appreciate any insight. Thanks in advance!!
  10. Portabrace “Silent” audio bags.

    Looks like Portabrace borrowed from Stingray and Orca to make an interesting budget mashup
  11. Running the Set

    This entire post is fascinating, this will change how I look at things
  12. Necessities For Every Soundbag

    Packs of gum, adapted e-reader light, folding scissors, one square of mole-skin, flashlight-pen, sharpie
  13. Cabled boom poles: Cable exit versus fixed connector

    I believe the exit as shown above would appeal to some because 1) over time, connecting and reconnecting to an XLR embedded in the structure of a pole could put strain on the connector itself, causing damage 2) if there were ever cable problems that you wanted to fix or replace within pole itself, it could be done more quickly and with less complication 3) the above pic looks like the XLR holder is adjustable, in terms of where you want it exiting your pole...I can maybe imagine some situations where that might be of benefit
  14. Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    Follow-up... Answer from Sound Devices: "For the SanDisk cards, the speed listed on our website is the read speed of the card." This clarified things, and will make it easier to be sure I'm getting one of the tested/approved cards.
  15. Ursa Strap

    As a note, easy to confuse "chest" and "waist" with the order...waist holds the unit, chest strap is for the lav only.
  16. Ursa Strap

    Was filling in for the regular mixer for a few days, and I used these on the diva lead actress (had just picked them up days before). Used the waist and thigh. She loved them so much she demanded to the AD that the regular mixer use these when he returned. Keeping talent happy is good for business.
  17. Listen Tech LR-400 vs Comtek PR-216

    Thank you sir! Having someone verify that they can work with the BST helps me quite a bit.
  18. Listen Tech LR-400 vs Comtek PR-216

    Sorry to kindof necro the thread...but I've got similar questions to others already here. I'm close to pulling the trigger on a Comtek BST 75-216 (the base station transmitter that is small enough for a bag). For the director etc I'll have Comtek receivers, but to make this more economical I'd like to use the cheaper ListenTechs for the plebs. Does anyone else have a similar setup with the ListenTech 4200s (those usb charging ones)? What has been your experience with compatibility with that Comtek BST, and are you happy with your system? Thanks! (from a longtime lurker)