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  1. High noise floor is kinda normal. And kinda surprising considering.
  2. Your storage sound pretty good to me. These transmitters can be dragged, run over, fired out of a cannon and still work. If you are worried about damage i dont think you need to change. I keep my 5 tx's in a small zippered porta brace pouch. No padding. No fuss.
  3. Wow Daniel. +1 on you for this. Id be happy to be paid less for an 8 hr day. And would be more that happy to join an international guild of likeminded film and television professionals whom would like to continue creating. With the paradigm of 8-8-8. 12+ hr days, most days a week, is a shit sandwich. Do that for long enough the list of life things that type of schedule sabotages gets long. Change your schedule change your life. [emoji1376]
  4. 12,14,16 hr days... If ever there was a reason to strike, imo, this would be it.
  5. Thats what made in the USA costs.
  6. I sent an on again off again crackling and hissing 816t to sennheiser years back. They had it over two months. Possibly three. Made several calls into the office asking if all was well. Took a while because it was intermittent. They said. Finally got it back. No charge. And, no fix... and no explanation.
  7. Indeed. That is the sound of it dying.
  8. Wow. 5 years later. Hey, if i post on this thread now, does that mean it's trending?
  9. Well, you are right, i feel it. i take responsibly for some defensiveness to Philip's ... comments. "Narrow and backwards looking" was what likely got me going. but i stand behind my point and still clearly read his posts as i described above. I have indeed used the dugan algorithm on the 688 and wow, in the type of scenarios i described, its remarkable. Its a nice bonus tool for scripted drama but for a lot of other type productions, it, does the job of "mixing" for post, for scratch, for field producers, VERY well. For many, there is lots of "paid shifts" that are often purely for mixing to field producers. Anyhow. Ive made my point. Those that get it, get it, those that dont-wont aren't getting that kind work on their calendar and i guess dont care.
  10. Pretty pompous. And by the way its not just producers... And this permits you your minimizing technique because YOU havent seen or heard of it YET? Ok, my proposition threatens YOUR strongly held belief that the REAL danger to sound shifts for sound folk is one man band crews. Well, this new tool for the quiver adds to that scenario .
  11. Wow Ok. That clarified things. There you have it. A continuation of a skewed interpretation, caricaturing this point, a valid one you seemingly refuse to spend time considering on the whole, insisting on taking it to some extreme version, actively trying to minimize, invalidate and shout it out. Extinction event!!?" Really? This is what you are interpreting. Not impressed. Is this how you receive, perceive and feedback all information you dont agree with? My god man.
  12. The 633 is now the premiere, highly respected, most affordable, and has the shortest learning curve of those you mentioned. Thats why, this it is different. Sound pa's wont be using zaxcom automixer... obviously Did someone post this opinion and delete it from the thread? Because if that is what you are interpreting from my posts, this is all you.. Please clarify who and what is narrow and backwards-looking thinking.
  13. I have absolutely seen this happening and getting more prevalent. Thanks for sharing this Jon.
  14. Chipping away at the stone. That is a good allegory. Unfortunately, this particular automix capability, on this device, really is just that, chipping away at the stone, again, and for a fair sized piece of a type of production sound work, that (not everyone presently on this thread may be or have been immersed in) I feel the opinions expressed here that are negating this, or minimizing it anyway, may not be seeing it on the whole. If its no biggie for you, wont affect you or your clients, good for YOU. Honestly. Im happy for you. But, if indeed we want to support each other, stick together, look after each other, this is a good opportunity. We have incredible manufactures of our equipment that listen closely to us. This IS something worth mentioning TO those, and ideally FROM those that are held in high regard and have been around the block. More times than I, i should add. To those that disagree with my views on this, i respect your opinion, but...respectfully disagree with your disagreement. Lol. This will replace full rate, sound mixer shifts going forward NO question. Maybe not YOURS, but many others.
  15. I expected the reactionary; No it wont! An open mind will observe that there is a certain amount of denial there. There are and will be MANY, situations where what I relate will come to pass. Here is a more precise example to visualise. Situ: largish "factual" show that used to necessitate 3-5 "sound mixers", (along with a sound supervisor of course) running, gunning, following around and mixing. The work of mixing. This will absolutely facilitate the hiring of what i labled "soundPA's" over what used to fill a percentage of my calendar. Absolutely. Its clear as day. There will always be the sound supervisor, yes, there HAS to be because indeed, it is complicated. But soon, sooner than anyone will like, Those 3-5 mixers at 600/day will be going going gone. Honestly, dont shoot the messenger ok? And shooting holes in the message wont help either. And, an even WORSE byproduct, will be the influx, of the lets call them "sound machine operating PAs'", credits will be in their cv, their availability to production will increase, The professional sound person, as a respected trade, will as a result, in my opinion, diminish some. And lets be honest, its a trade that historically, on the whole, has had its difficulties crystallizing that respect. On the whole.