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Trey LaCroix

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    Sports Headworn Microphone

    Hey everyone! I just got hired on a job recording a live concert of sorts. I guess the group is going to be active while they perform and the client requilestrd a head worn mic. I immediately thought of the DPA and Countryman types but I guess they want something different. I asked for a picture as an example, but they haven’t been able to find anything. i guess what they are looking for is a “silver headset mic with a very short boom and mic on it.” According to them it’s “very common in the sports world.” I don’t really work any sports so I’m wondering if there is a certain microphone I’m just completely unaware that they are referring to. any help would be greatly appreciated!
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    Sports Headworn Microphone

    Thank you for all the responses. They were never able to give me an example or a more detailed description as to what they wanted. The closest they liked was the Crown mic, but then suddenly changed their mind and decided the DPA was what they wanted (Phew!). And they decided they want skin colored now. The ordered is placed and I’m praying they don’t change their mind again! At least I know of every headworn mic on the market now! Ha! I was getting to that point!
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    Sports Headworn Microphone

    Believe me I know! I’m the least sports literate person around and I know they don’t wear them. Thanks, the lingering fear was that even if I find this illusive microphone, it will sound like crap. Maybe I should just very plainly tell them that if they want a fantastic sounding mic (they said it needed to be the best sounding mic possible haha) they really should go with the DPA. I’m glad I’m not going crazy and that this isn’t a mic everyone knows about!
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    Sports Headworn Microphone

    Hey David, I’ve shown them those they were a no go. In the last phone call they said it was not a “commentator headset” but more like something the players would wear... but not a lav. Really starting to get confused.
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    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    Thank you for correcting me. Between those options there are actually a lot of different options. The one I have has no optional connector so I ran out of outputs quickly.
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    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    One of the usual suspects actually just gave me an R4+ to review last week. Although my cantar mini experience is very minimal, I do want to say that the R4+ is the best sounding machine I have ever heard. The preamps are very detailed and extremely quiet. Noticeably (in a quiet room) better than my 633’s, which I actually find quite nice. It is very configurable and customizable. However, one of the biggest issues I see with it is the lack of outputs. It has one line out and a multi pin AES output. While I think it’s awesome to have aes outputs, many things we use don’t have digital inputs. For the jobs I do, I need to be able to easily send to camera, comtek, sometimes a boom ifb and route different things on them. I think they make a cable ($) for a special 7 pin xlr connector you can have installed on the side ($$$) to get direct analog outs, but that’s a lot to go through for such a basic thing. Maybe others have figured out better and easier ways to do this or I’m missing something. I’d love to be wrong. The other thing that may be an issue is that there are only 6 pots on the recorder. If you are used to a Sound Devices mixer with a trim knob and a fader knob and wish to continue working that way you would need the add on knob extension (more $$$). But.... IT SOUNDS F**KING GREAT!
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    Sennheiser MKH-416T hiss

    Pete fixed my 816 when no one else could! Solid work for a reasonable price. Worth sending his way in my opinion.
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    DXL2 - any user reviews?

    I worked with one a few months ago. It had xlr audio inputs, but the camera we had was a beta version and had no functional audio circuitry. That was a fun surprise... And a 5 pin lemo TC input. I kept a tentacle on it at all times and never heard from post about TC being off. Fan was pretty quiet. Not Alexa quiet, but better than I expected considering it had a RED sensor.
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    Countryman B6 caps?

    B6 caps are in my top 5 L&D items. I keep a few extras on hand and bill whenever one goes missing.
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    Film Camera Noise

    Hey everybody. Working on a production that is shooting on an Arri16mm camera. I asked before hand if they had a blimp for the camera and production told me “yes, we absolutely do.” Turns out the ‘Blimp’ is actually just 2 furni pads that they expected to put in front of the magazine in. Shockingly that didn’t do much! We have wrapped the camera in a couple coats which cut down the high frequency noise pretty well, but the lows and some of the mids are there. I have informed production that an actual blimp is necessary if they don’t want to loop everything and they calling rental houses to try and find one. In the meantime I was wondering if anyone had any tips on the reducing noise? Thanks!
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    Film Camera Noise

    Thanks guys! Interesting. I’ll check in with camera about tuning. Maybe that’s it. Every other film camera I’ve used had a blimp so I thought that was the problem. Also, I’m impressed with the amount of knowledge you guys have regarding the camera. It goes to show that people were a lot more knowledgeable about departments that were not their own back in the day. I know how to jam the camera, connect audio, and turn the fan down. That’s about it haha!
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    Film Camera Noise

    It’s the 16sr 2, which I thought wasn’t an MOS camera. I have no idea why the blimp was not part of the rental package. Don’t know where they got it from. I suppose RX could help but a mechanical noise that that would be s major PITA.
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    6 series trim knob -CL12

    Hey everybody! Love my 688/cl12 but hate having to adjust the tiny trim knob on the mixer instead of the board. I can do it but it’s not easy to ride on a really dynamic scene. Wondering if anyone has come up with a DIY way to put on a bigger knob or if there are other solutions that I haven’t thought of yet?
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    Securing connections to Inspired Energy / Hi-Q / eSMART batteries.

    The audioroot cup allows you to lock the battery in place. I have used it for 2 years now without issue. Highly recommend it.
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    Advice for a novice

    A 416 will sound leaps and bounds better than an on camera rode mic. Still sounds fantastic by today’s standards IMO and used regularly by many professionals. If you find a deal on one I say go for it. But learning how to use the mic correctly is going to be what gets you better sound. Even a CMIT sounds like ass if it’s in the wrong place. RE: covering multiple people. In my experience, even a super cardioid with a wider pattern (641) doesn’t cover 2 people very well unless they are very close together.
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    Resistors for TA5F Lectro wiring

    I use a 1.8k resistor in my 4061s and enjoy keeping my TX gain a bit lower. I do not notice any difference in sound.
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    Naked Audio

    Naked and cooking usually aren’t a good combo.
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    Alvin's cables, has anyone used them?

    I have a tentacle 3.5mm to right angle 5 pin lemo. Works great!
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    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    I was asked “Did you put a low cut filter on the comtek?” about an hour ago by an agency person listening with iPod earbuds.
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    Remote Audio Hi-Q Batteries

    The battery doesn't really lock with the Remote Audio cup. I never had the battery slip out but I worried about it all the time. The Audio Root cup locks securely. I got my cup unterminated and put on a TA4 myself. Ground to 1 and 4, Hot to 2, 3 not connected.
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    Remote Audio Hi-Q Batteries

    I use an Audioroot cup (which I prefer to the Remote Audio one) with my Remote BDS without issue. IIRC the wiring on the TA4 was a little different. I can check later. And I get about 6 1/2 - 7 hours on a 49 watt with my 633, 2 Lectro SRCs, 2 LT hops and my iPhone charging.
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    Easily portable mats/carpets/alternatives?

    What about hush heels? I’m a big fan of those.
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    Timecode question

    That was the oddness! Hope it really is fixed.
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    Timecode question

    I’ve used that exact same (without the 1/4in adapter, just a regular 5pin lemo to 1/4in) setup with success many times. Although I have experienced some TC oddness with the mini so do a workflow test if you can.
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    Sonosax SX-M32

    I’d love to hear from anyone who has experience with the mixer. I’m a big fan of Sonosax pres but would love to keep my 688/CL12 setup (also, I can’t afford a big Sonosax mixer). I was thinking of this as a front end to my 688 and to put in a bag for smaller jobs.