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    sound mixer in the midwest region

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    Laurel v Yanni explained!

    Jay your post couldnt be more perfectly timed. Our green screen shoot came to a screeching halt when this subject came up followed by "of course the sound guy would find this". Clients and crew equally entertained seeing where they fall on the scale. A pleasant distraction! -Ken
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    Why Comteks?

    For the lectro batt eliminator - Drill bit and a rubber gromet does the trick -Ken
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    Np-50 storage options

    Thank you! Cf card holders i had not thought of. I do have single plastic cf card holders i could potentially glue togther as an option. I have pelican media cases similar to what you posted that might be too bulky for my battery bag configuration, but thanks to your cf suggestion There are some cf storage solutions i hadnt explored that may fit the bill -Ken
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    Np-50 storage options

    I found storage bags as an option, but really looking for a way to store np-50 batts in a "store-a-cell" type of top load rigid case. Mybe one that holds 4 np-50's in a row like 9v cases or 2x2 etc. I cant seem to find one. I have a routine of battery storage where position in these top load cases indicates to me full charge or time to charge. Right now i am storing np-50's loose but they may topple sideways. I can fashion something out of plastic etc but curious if anyone is using anything for this purpose prefabbed for other uses that might apply? -Ken
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    Molle Radio Pouch for QRX/Micplexer

    Gotcha makes total sense. Efk is there a bottom cable exit/mod etc? Sorry i see you mentioned a mod would be required so far these k-teks were the only ones i could find that adjust to different receivers and cable configs -Ken
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    Molle Radio Pouch for QRX/Micplexer

    You are prob aware of these but just in case - i use these for qrx and mic plexer clipped to my bag or rx200 etc. k-tek adjustable velcro -Ken
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    DPA 4063's in high wind

    Bingo i have these rycotes at home will experiment for the next outing. Will also look at the bubble bees. Thanks guys great tips -Ken
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    DPA 4063's in high wind

    On a show using a combo of sanken 11d's and 4063's mostly outside. Mics hidden button down shirts etc. where fabric layers are working to my advantage, but high winds in later afternoons flairing up and hiting 4063s hard. The sankens i am using the larger high wind screens the size of a marble with great success wrapped tight in makeup sponge moleskin combos. New to dpa's and not having equal success with my available accessories. Is there a dpa equiv windscreen non foam but rigid metal like the sanken i am possibly overlooking? Considering trying to modify one of these sanken high wind screens to fit a dpa grill cap and testing that as an option -Ken
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    Signing out comteks

    Literally looked at a variant of one of these last night at lowes. This fits the bill. I can add pockets inside for full count and it would help to know all is good when all slots are filled -Ken
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    Signing out comteks

    My thoughts exactly. People around her chuckled at her suggestion. If it was a working system, i figured people here would be doing it already. They are replacing them so i am not worried. All i can do is do my best to round them up after each move -Ken
  11. Had 2x comteks go missing from agency folk between locations. Producer asked me if I signed them out to people which at first i thought was insane because o have never seen anyone do that in these parts but keep thinking maybe there is a better way. Does anyone here have a system for keeping track of mass amounts of headsets out in the field? Or any sort of app based tracking fancy stuff? -Ken
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    Zaxcom lectro sanken universal wiring

    Hi Larry. The information you're providing here is compelling and rich. I cannot thank you enough. I think I'm finally understanding all of this now that I've gone back over the ssm manual. To sum up. All of my lavs wired for use with zax lemos - dpa b6 and sanken with white wire tied to ground - should be set as follows? dpa = In dpa b6 = In b6 sanken = In otH do i have that correct? -Ken
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    DPA 4098 Noise Floor

    Thanks larry! Will check settings pronto -Ken
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    DPA 4098 Noise Floor

    I myself am dealing with this issue as well. But consensus seems its part of deal and i do accept that. I was able to test with 1) a zaxcom trx and low dc microdot lemo adapter, 2) a lectro ssm with same adapter*, and 3) a lectro sma with microdot ta5f adapter. I have found what i feel to be pretty much the same unacceptable noise floor across all 3 tests, test number 3 being negligibly better. All 3 transmitters required gain to be set all the way up to get acceptable yet still too low recording levels requiring more gain at the mixer to compensate. The only thing that was helpful - but did not completely eliminate - was full noise reduction on a 411a receiver. My test was with a sitdown interview so especially after reading here, unacceptable is harsh judgement on my part. i now know after reading here this mic is not designed for that and it has its place where features far outweigh this noise. i tested a zmt3 w 4098 on a modified rycote suspension thinking it would be a super lightweight nevercliping built in recording boom alternative. Might still work in certain environments outside controlled sitdown intv settings. Sma might still sound best. I will still keep this mic and use where appropriate. I am famiiar with noise floor with lavs to varying degrees and since i use many different brands i have been conditioned over time to use certain mics on certain speaking levels to navigate those waters appropriately. I guess going in i was hoping this 4098 would be relatively on par with my most noise free lav. Unfortunately not in my experience. Am i missing any settings on the lectro side? The sma was best sounding combo with 411a full noise reduction. Would love equal results from ssm being smaller/lighter *somwhere here i believe larry at lectro said the low dc is the adapter to use with ssm's and it was also said this is the same as the sennheiser microdot adapter just a different part number from dpa. Someone please correct me if i am wrong -Ken
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    Zaxcom lectro sanken universal wiring

    Cool i have alum trx-123's in sn 1694 and 1700 so it sounds like I am in the clear and the fault may lie with the mics themselves as I am getting closer to determining. Thank you guys for your input. I am oh so close to getting to the bottom of this. At the very least I am very glad I asked here to get this conversation going about lemo'ed mic compatibility -Ken
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