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Rick Reineke

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    HELP !...... I have been kidnapped by aliens, and taken to a place which they refer to as their 'beloved Planet X'. These beings have left behind a replica of me... Beware of this imposter !!!!

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  1. Rick Reineke

    Sound Devices MM-1 preamp

    For use with a SK100 bodypack transmitter, I made a 15dB padded cable (easy L-pad). With a MM1, the SK100 Tx's input stage can be overloaded regardless of the sensitivity setting, even in the line level plug config..
  2. Rick Reineke

    Frequencies in Chicago

    If you do not have an external scanner (the G series Rx scanner is not very sensitive), going to the Sennheiser USA Frequency Finder is a good place to start. Try to find a TV channel with -80dBm or less signal strength and use one of the channel bank presets in that range. For instance, from what I basically see in Chicagoland for a Sennheiser G 100 series frequency block A, a bank with presets within 530-536 MHz would be a 1st choice. Do a walk test at each location to confirm no interference (and pray to the RF gods).
  3. Rick Reineke

    Rode Ntg3

    "how did you calculate the sensitivity difference?" - I did not calculate dB.. Just stating Voltage, not Decibels.
  4. Rick Reineke

    Rode Ntg3

    According to the mfg's specs, the NTG 3 is about 6.5 mV hotter @ 31.6mV/Pa. vs 25 for the 416P.
  5. Rick Reineke

    Frequencies in Chicago

    I don't know if "flawless'" will ever happen w/o cables. CHI is a busy RF area. TV channel 16 (482-488 MHz) is allegedly vacant. This may help with selection: http://gothamfaxes.com/
  6. Rick Reineke

    Cardiod Microphones

    I concur with Mungo and Jim, a lot of folks over on the DVx and DVi audio groups like the low budget priced Audio Technica AT875R, Another budget priced option is a pre-owned AT4073, ( if one can be found) which has about the hottest output (70mV) of all the short shotgun mics, which is important for preamps with minimal gain. But like the AT 875R, needs Phantom Power (11-52V). Addendum: The AT897 has a internal battery option, if Phantom Pwr is not available.
  7. Rick Reineke

    K-Tek Airo boom pole mods?

    Hardware and Home Depot type stores have large size rubber cane tips / round caps. https://www.homedepot.com/b/Caps-Tips/Rubber/N-5yc1vZ1z0xd5qZ1z114to. I use one to keep dirt and debris from getting into the bottom exit XLR on my Avalon when not using the full case.
  8. Rick Reineke

    NAB 2018 Products update

    The MKE-2 is a separate purchase from the 100 series system. If the B&H, Sweetwater and other high volume retailers do not carry it with the 100 series plug, contact one of usual suspect film-sound shops, Gotham, Trew, LSC, PSC, ect.
  9. I've mixed audio for a few live web events, I just supplied a line level audio feed. Otherwise, same as Bernie, the streaming was handled by an independent company.
  10. Rick Reineke

    NAB 2018 Products update

    The MKE-2 has been around since the 90s as I recall and I would not call it a 'predecessor' to the lower priced ME-2, which ain't very good IMO, ok if there's nothing else though. The MKE-2 is available for the 100 series, (locking 3.5mm TRS plug) it's just not bungled with that system.
  11. Rick Reineke

    Zoom F8n.

    Don't know, but channel panning on a location sound recorder is usaully not an often used adj. The external control surface may have a easy acces pan though.
  12. Rick Reineke

    Student film equipment setup questions.

    Yes, the G4 EK100 is a single audio channel receiver and can be used with only one transmitter at a time (though multiple receivers can be used.. for instance, an audio hop to more than one cam. All of the SKP100 transmitters (including the G4), cannot power a mic.
  13. Rick Reineke

    Student film equipment setup questions.

    The Sony UWP series butt-plug transmitter has 48v Phantom Power and about the same price as the non-powered 100 series Sennheiser. I wouldn't use the AVX system if it's mic is in close proximity to other low latency systems (like the G3). The AVX has a whopping 19ms delay.
  14. Rick Reineke

    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    As Dave stated, (and according to the manual) the 1/4" TRS jack is line level and does not carry power. The only 3.5mm input is a return (RTN) which is stated to be -10dBV (unbalanced consumer line level) in the specs.. So a typical lav with a mini-plug would need an XLR adaptor / power supply which transforms Phantom Power to Plug-in Power.. which are totally different configurations and voltage. Feeding Phantom Power through a simple hardwired 3.5mm to XLR adapter can fry the mic.
  15. Rick Reineke

    Countryman B6 caps?

    I replaced a lost cap last year and the lowest price I recall was about $8 from B&H. I'm sure the usual suspect vendors would do the same price if asked. Otherwise they're about $10.. and up.