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    Sound Mixer and Filmmaker
  1. Thanks Jim, I bought and read the book two months ago, really good! I had the concept but because it never happened to me before and was a crazy day I couldn't figure out until I arrived home and went over the options. I think this is learning, and bringing back-up units with me was the right thing to do.
  2. Ok I've found the problem!: I had the phantom power on my 744 engaged... No comments on my stupidity, if I had more experience I should've keep calm and checked everything properly like I've done when I've arrived home. What confused me that I thought it was broken is that after unplugging the 744 and resetting the 442, the 442 was distorting and peaking just by itself, nothing plugged in, just an XLR and nothing in the end... that killed me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yes it's the Mixer 422 peaking and distorts. Just plugging in any cable to any direct outputs, connecting it to the recorder or not. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Yes I tried connecting it and it doesn't work either... I'll probably send it to SD. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. That make sense sorry. Only the 422, nothing connected except a shotgun mic mkh50, in the input 1, mic level, phantom48, headphones connected to the headphones output. Sound great, no distorsion, no peak. Jus connecting a XLR to the any direct output, and then it peaks, a lot of distorsion... etc... does it make any sense? Nothing happened with the unit before that, i used it 4 days ago and it was perfect... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. To my SD 744T that works fine, I'm using it right now in a shooting without the Mixer. Best, Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hello guys, I'm having a problem just today with the Sound Devices 442, the Mixer seems to work perfect but as soon as I connect any xlr cable to any direct output it starts to peek like crazy, huge distorsion also and cannot record that... Just happened today, I tried to reset to factory defaults but didn't work... anyone has had the same problem with this Mixer? Is it something I am doing wrong? Any idea? Is it expensive to send it to Sound Devices for repairing? Thanks a lot in advance. Best, Manuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. How do you see the 788T/CL-8 doing a combo with the new Mixpre6? Forgive my inexperience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So with the new products we are still in the same dilema haha. The new mixPre recorders will fill other needs that the ones discussed here, unless there is a new version of the 744/788 recorders coming out soon... Best.
  10. Wow It's super small! Love it!
  11. Not really, but I would love to see something new from my favorite brand... I'm waiting to upgrade my equipment after Nab2017.
  12. I hope so, if not maybe it's time for me to start thinking on Zaxcom products...
  13. What do you think about this? I think Sennheiser wants to retain their G3 customers preventing them to migrate to Zaxcom or Lectrosonics. EK 6042: Two-channel slot-in receiver. Can connect to virtually every Sennheiser wireless system – be it analog or digital. Switching bandwidth of 184 MHz and built in convenient functions for a fully automated setup. Also a NAB 2017 news about the Sound Devices 633 makes me think this company is not launching nothing else that a firmware upgrade... very sad... SOUND DEVICES’ 633 mixer/recorder now offers Dugan automixing and Sound Devices MixAssist at no additional cost with the release of firmware v4.50, also adding SuperSlot integration with Sennheiser EK-6042 wireless, two-channel slot-in receivers.
  14. Yes it's an important thing but not the most one, I over exaggerated it. I just love SD products, maybe a Zaxcom could be a nice choice too. But never used them and I don't know how they deliver compared to SD, I will do some-more research tho. Thanks!
  15. Looking for the right upgrade path I think we have to establish the needs clear before asking what's better, because there is no one perfect for everyone. So here are my needs: - Best Sound possible. My main constraint is NOT the number of channels or how beautiful are the menus BUT the sound quality for post-production. - I'm a solo sound mixer / boom operator, no help for now. - Never recorded more than 4 channels for now. But I dont' mind to have a couple more... just in case. - Been using 744T + SD442. - Bag a little heavy and I don't really like the menus on the 744T. - Want to have nice and expensive and beautiful equipment to impress my clients. Sound ridiculous but marketing is the most important thing and having the best equipment sells by itself. With all that in mind: Which of the following setups does in your experience record BETTER sound for film and does meet better my needs? - Sound Devices 744T + SD442 combo - Sound devices 788T + CL8 - Sound Devices 664 - Sound Devices 633 - Sound Devices 688 I've almost got a 788T SSD + w/ CL8 and a SD664... but now I think the best choice could be a brand new 633, that will be with me forever... What do you think?