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About engaudio

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    Location Recordist based in Auckland, New Zealand.
  1. Underwater Mics

    I use the JrF hydrophones, cheap enough at 60gbp each and with a bit of EQ they sound fine. http://hydrophones.blogspot.co.nz/2011/05/c-series-pro-hydrophones-new-addition.html sample:
  2. Line level recorder

    I have a Nagra SD and it sounds wonderful, not cheap but I highly recommend it. I used one with my SQNmini mixer (via the unbalanced line out) for a long time and was always very happy with the results. (never used the optional clip on mics so can't comment on them but the line/mic inputs sounds great) Grant. Here's a doco I worked on using the above combo.
  3. WTB 4 Channel Recorder for Tetrahedral Mic

    As others have said, both the F8 and SXR4+ can link input gains. It comes down to your budget, both machines do a good job and I'd be happy to use either for an ambisonics recording. ( I own both but only do production sound or stereo recording ATM. ) Grant.
  4. I have that as well! The flat earth stuff just boggles my mind..
  5. I did the above trick a few months ago and everyone on set was like "wow, how did you know to do that?" Yes you read that correctly, I physically did it as the gaffer couldn't understand when I was explaining how to fix the issue. (we don't have unions in NZ). Grant.
  6. Good MS Recording Example

    everything recorded m/s and decoded 1:1, mono your monitors to hear the difference.
  7. Had a watch of the trailer but to be honest, I've heard all that info watching youtube videos over the last few years.. I take it this is about the fake alien invasion that's being planned according to "high level sources"? (what do I know, I'm only a sound mixer and he may well be correct). Anyway, lookup "bombards body language, steven greer" on youtube and you'll find my link. Thanks for posting, I'm interested in listening to what he's got to say in this film, hopefully expanding on the subject and changing my opinion of him. Currently I'm watching flat earth videos for entertainment.. Grant.
  8. I've always been skeptical of Greer. Interesting speaker but never seemed to ring true to me. Could never put my finger on why till I saw this:
  9. Need 3 wirless mics

    you have a projection problem, not a mic problem. it's common.. I grew up in a theater environment and know the difference.
  10. Advice on Mid Mic in MS Configuration

    If you understand how m/s works, you wouldn't ask this question.. there's plenty of literature out there, do a search and understand mic polar patterns.
  11. Soundfield ST-450

    really? did you not do a web search or were you too lazy? it says VERY CLEARLY, lower self noise etc. FROM THE WEBSITE: "The electronics in the ST450 have been completely redesigned, taking advantage of new, improved components, resulting in a superior noise performance. Also incorporated is a new approach to converting the information captured by its four-capsule array resulting in more accurate stereo and surround imaging." http://www.soundfield.com/products/st450mk2
  12. Active Noise Cancellation

    I think the most telling thing about this device is the lack of real world results in the video.
  13. Quick question about tentacle sync

    It's up to post to use whatever tool for syncing the audio back at base. mac or pc in post is not our department and is irrelevant to using a tentacle sync unit in the field on a camera. Any issues you have with syncing are a software or set up problem and have nothing to do with the tentacles as it would happen with any brand of tc generator on the camera. Someone more knowledgable on the topic of TC and syncing in post will chime in soon to help you.. Grant.
  14. Best sound equipment upgrade.

    Personally I don't like the sound of the SD633, otherwise the rest of the SD range is fine. It's more to do with your skill then the kit you use, as others have mentioned. When you state "film", do you mean all your work is traditional narrative film? If so, I would have thought a 788 with a higher track count will make more sense as often you need more then 4 ch's today. (radios on talent + boom/s)? Plus the ability to use the likes of a Cl-9? Anyway. What about the Sonosax SX-R4+ ? (mind you most of your clients will ask what it is as they are a "boutique recorder"). http://sonosax.ch/product/sx-r4p/ Grant.
  15. I use the mkh series because they can handle pretty much any weather. I loved the sound of the Neumann but it was too noisy for a lot of my locations.. You may want to check out the AT4022 omni, very popular with the nature recording community as the self noise has been measured at around 7dB, not so good in the humidity (like most) but otherwise a great mic and cheap. some reading for you, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/258610517559455/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/field.recording/ yahoo group: naturerecordists@yahoogroups.com DIY mics etc. http://caperteebirder.com/index.php?p=1_17_recording-gear-1 ebook: https://quietplanet.com/products/book Grant. Grant.