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  1. Thats what made in the USA costs.
  2. 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.
  3. Indeed. That is the sound of it dying.
  4. Wow. 5 years later. Hey, if i post on this thread now, does that mean it's trending?
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I have absolutely seen this happening and getting more prevalent. Thanks for sharing this Jon.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. You know, first reaction, i can understand is; wow great, new toy, new option, easier to work. Easier for ME, less worry. Thats great. Fun, yay. Im about to heavy the thread up here, and, i realize that. My heavy two cents... *long game* One could say; mark this date in you calendars gentleman. This release brings many of us/you, whom are working in "factual" television, also known as "reality" or "docuseries" or other. Which by the way, is a VERY large segment of the average market working "soundmixer/recordist" these past 15+ years, This bring us/you one VERY big step closer to being a SOUND PA, and also being paid commensurate as one. Enjoy it while you can. In the near future, when you feel like complaining about how cam dept and production companies are buying this machine and having *someone* operate it for 150$ day, and wondering why you are working less, I hope you remember you asked for it. And hope you know where to point your finger. Some deeper consideration and thought regarding this release could perhaps be put towards considering offering this as available exclusively to "registered" (whatever that means) or "wireless license holders". Or some other idea along those lines. Not stock. A hurdle to the ease of acquiring this should seriously be considered for the good of the trade. Again, just my heavy two cents.
  13. Alenk, it appears you may be in the perfect situation, if you are in the market to purchase that is, to grab some older zaxcom model transmitters and receivers. They can be found at very attractive price points. *very*. Too very for most of us here that work with the zaxcom eco system...You could pick up 2 rx200 and two older model transmitters for a small fraction of the new cost of a pair of trxla3's and qrx receiver. If you are in the market for purchase, someone on this group will help you find this i have no doubt. And will surely be well maintained and fully functional units that would well serve for many years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Thats exactly what i have going there. Two combiners, one over the other. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I havent noticed but, i havent worked much with it on jobs requiring much range yet.. id like to hear more about what you noticed in your experience? With nomad spray on dipoles. Yes. Switchable power distro with three discreet switches built into the machine. Passive combiner