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  1. Hi, I never had a reason to update the software on my 633, but next week we have a 6 input round table project that makes the Dugan Auto mix seem like a good option for the scratch mix. Has the latest 633 firmware been good to you? Thank you.
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    Updating firmware on Sound Devices 633?

    Thank you.
  3. alenK

    News from Audio, Ltd

    Perhaps someone can patent an inline balancing transformer widget designed to adapt an unbalanced lavalier microphone to the balanced input of a transmitting recorder and sell the new fangled devices to operators who promise not to get caught mounting the transmitting recorders on a human being.
  4. In the case of the Sling Studio you can hard wire a 2 channel audio mix directly into the Sling Studio Hub. If the live streaming production is patterned after a typical live TV broadcast, you will have an A1 doing the sound mixing while an A2 makes, or several A2s make, sure that the A1 has some sound to mix. Same as it ever was.
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    Countryman B6 caps?

    Hello, I like to use B6 mics frequently. Infrequently, but too often, I learn that a protective cap has been dislodged and misplaced while the mic was being removed from talent. The cost of the replacement caps seems unnaturally high at approximately $10 each. Is there a best price source for the protective caps? Thank you.
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    Countryman B6 caps?

    Hi Mike, Thank you for the warning.
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    Countryman B6 caps?

    Thank you for the suggestion. I have thought about doing something like this, but have never taken the step to try it out. Thank you.
  8. further reading: http://cdm.link/2018/06/behringer-responds-to-reports-defends-reverse-engineering/
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    Countryman B6 caps?

    Thank you. I imagine it is a pain to get the wire mesh stuck in the tiny caps but it sure seems like this part is made from $0.05 worth of materials and then a whole lot of *overhead* turns it into a $10 item. It seems like the kind of part that should sell in ten packs for $10 and get drop shipped direct from manufacturer in a small envelope. I can not imagine claiming "lost and damaged" for a part that seems destined to get lost, and when lost is rarely, if ever, caused as a result of carelessness or malice. The darn things just slide off when people are retrieving the mics from their hiding spots. Once they fall into clothing or onto the ground it takes a search team to find the missing part. Never the less, every time it happens it feels like I pulled $10 out of my wallet and threw it in the trash can. I was hoping someone knew of a alternate source etc. Thank you!
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    Zaxcom Slate

    Clocks that have not been synced with gen lock may seem to be rounded up or down by comparison to another and appear as +/- 1 frame at different instances, but here the comparison wobbles beyond a rounding boundary when the 3 frame difference is displayed as 21:16 and 21:19.
  11. Hello, I just used Sound Device's Wave Agent to split some Poly wav files from my SD 633. I was surprised there was not an option to include the TRACK INFO "Name" in the processed split files. In other words, my channel that was labeled "boom" was processed and split with the designation "_03", where as I will prefer to retain the "Boom" designation. I used a generic file renaming utility to do what I wanted but had previously thought the ability was a basic capability with Wave Agent. is it possible with Wave Lab? Am I missing something? Thank you.
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    Wave Agent split track with TRACK INFO Name?

    Hello, For example; A 5 track Polywave which was named in the Sound Devices 633 recorder as Scene-001-01.wav would be split to 5 files named as such: Scene-001-01_Lmix.wav Scene-001-01_Rmix.wav Scene-001-01_Jacks-Lav.wav Scene-001-01_Jills-Lav.wav Scene-001-01_BOOM.wav As I think I now understand it, the only current option split a 5 track Polywave which was named in the Sound Devices 633 recorder as Scene-001-01.wav to 5 independent files produces naming such as this: Scene-001-01_01.wav Scene-001-01_02.wav Scene-001-01_03.wav Scene-001-01_04.wav Scene-001-01_05.wav Thank you.
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    Wave Agent split track with TRACK INFO Name?

    Hello, Than you for your response. I was hoping there was an automated way to include the track name in the names of the new files that result from the split process. I will assume by that I am not missing any opportunity to select an option to include the TRACK INFO name in the name of the split files. Thank you for your help.
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    Orca OR-32 bag with SD 664 fitting issue

    I own an Orca OR-32 and while I admire the design and quality of fabrication, I have never actually used it. The interior space is simply to constraining for my real life needs. I have been disappointed with the fact that all the latest bags are designed for tight fits that require low profile connectors and are generally optimized for scenarios where no cables emanate from the bag. For example; on board recording with wireless inputs and wireless hops. In my work I need to be able to wire up a mult-to-camera cable and have the connectors protected by the walls of the bag. I can't have them sticking out unprotected. I also need to be able to mix and match connectors on my inputs and have the same sort of protection. Having said that, in the past thirty years of working in the field, the only bag that has met my needs is the Porta Brace A0-4. It has never been optimal but has always been serviceable. Indeed, If I were to have a dream bag custom made it would be slightly longer than the AO-4 and have facility to bolt the recorder/mixer and wireless brackets in to the bag. My gear sits a little loose in the Porta Brace A0-4 but I have worked in the midst of crowded news scrums, public celebrations, public demonstrations, out and out riots, and natural disasters with it, and my gear has more or less been protected. Plus, the generic versatility of the Porta Brace A0-4 bag lets me deal with the "rigors" of sit down interviews without having to tear my package apart just to re-patch some connection. I have been trying to love the new style, form follows function bag designs, but they simply don't function for me. I have yet to find a bag that seems like an optimal fit for the 552/664/688 form factor. I try to not to complain on the interweb, but I sure wish some of the bag designers would provide a solution that better meets my needs. Thank you.
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    Question about passive splitter for bag use

    Thank you for explaining. This information increases my appreciation of the SR receivers. Thank you.
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    Question about passive splitter for bag use

    Thank you for the suggestion. The block diagram shows a pair of splitters. One splitter per antenna. The descriptions speak of the diversity systems, and explain that two receivers can run independently while sharing the antennas in the SmartDiversity mode. My question, which has been inspired by this thread, is directed at the technology of the splitter(s). In other words, is it a passive splitter with signal loss, or is it active splitter with a "noise" increase? How did Lectrosonics achieve a level of performance comparable, or nearly comparable too, the 411 design with either a signal loss or noise increase? I had not appreciated the challenge that has been met until this thread caused me to think "wait a minute, the SR series must have on board splitters and all the gotchas associated with the use there of.". How did they do that? Thank you.
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    Question about passive splitter for bag use

    Hello Larry, Can you explain, or direct me to published info, about how the SR series of receivers share the antennas between the two circuits? How does the SR design split the incoming signal and maintain performance comparable to the 411 series? Thank you.
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    25 db cable attenuator scheme trs - trs

    FWIW, When I recommended the H-pad in another thread on this subject, I assumed the context was a balanced line out to a balanced mic in. I did not recognize that the use of the term "reflex" as referring to a digital single lens reflex camera and I hadn't guessed that the recorder had unbalanced outputs. A pair of L-pads does seem like the better choice in the intended scenario.
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    25-30 DB pad cable for reflex

    Try the H Pad: http://www.nu9n.com/tpad-calculator.html
  20. Thanks very much. Thank you.
  21. Hi, I am setting up my IFBT4 for an unbalanced connection. I just read over the section of the manual that describes the Mode Switches for the input configuration. I think that I may be able to memorize the choices more effectively if I learn what the RTS acronym refers too. Thank you.
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    Is there any explanation that a lay person may understand that describes why the walkies effect the B-1 band more so than the A-1 band receivers? Thank you.
  23. Hello, I am interested in Zaxcom's IFB products and have been reading about how the IFB200 provides a lot of extra Zaxnet features. After reading through the Zaxcom website, I am still trying to understand how the Zaxnet features are accessed with an IFB200. Are the commands simply made through the menu and scroll buttons with the small screen on the Zaxcom IFB200 box or can you sign an appliance, such as a cell phone or laptop onto the wireless network and make parameter adjustments with some sort of app? Thank you.
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    Lercto SRc TXBAT questions

    Hello Gordon, Thank you for explaining the details and for suggesting a method to make the best of the situation. Thank you.
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    Lercto SRc TXBAT questions

    Hello, I read some threads about the SR series TXBAT function and most of the discussions seemed to focus on the confusion related to the wide variety of rechargeable batteries that are used. I am trying to figure out if I can use the indicators with disposable premium Akaline batteries (Energizer and Duracell) and or Lithium batteries such as the Energizer. With Premium Alkalines AA batteries, and the AA meter choice, a brand new battery seems to be reported as done after a very short while but it lasts much longer. I have noticed that when using the 9V TXBAT setting the indicators seem to correlate with premium Alkaline AA discharge rates. I can't imagine why a 9V reference seems more accurate when using the AA Akaline batteries. I generally change batteries using my instinct timer and am probably a bit conservative and wasteful, so I would like to learn if I can learn to rely on the indicators. Can anyone share any thoughts? Thank you.