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Christian Spaeth

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  • Birthday 07/31/1979

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    Besides work, I write, play and record music: www.belv.es
    Gear geek. Nature. Music. Food.
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    Production sound for fiction, docs and commercials. I used to do tv episodical work for a few years but now I mainly do commercial/corporate stuff as it's more family friendly. Here and there I do some audio post, too.

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  1. Christian Spaeth

    New wireless TX deviation rules October '18

    This also means new US transmitters (with 50 KHz deviation) will work with EU receivers (vice versa they already do). Not sure about legal issues but technically it should work. Maybe as a consequence companies like Lectro won't have to make different US and EU versions anymore? (Thus saving R&D and time)
  2. Christian Spaeth

    Good price on 7506 headphones!

    I switched from 7506s to Ultrasone HFI780. Same size earpads, better isolation, better fit, better sound. Not as cheap though...
  3. Christian Spaeth

    Good price on 7506 headphones!

    that might also be their "customer is always right" policy... I've had Amazon refunds paid before I even returned an item.
  4. Christian Spaeth

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    How's that working out now, Harley Davidson?
  5. Christian Spaeth

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    Maybe it was Trump himself, googling himself because he couldn't sleep? Imagine that, with that guy it does seem that impossible...
  6. Christian Spaeth

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    I think it's a bit sad... when I think back not too long ago, the USA was this amazing dream of a free country, while the image it has now is indeed quite an ugly one unfortunately. BUt enough with the politics...
  7. Christian Spaeth

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    I got a personal response to the above comment, didn't think people with that kind of intelligence are able to read this forum...
  8. Christian Spaeth

    bluetooth sound box

    JBL Go
  9. Christian Spaeth

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    That's so... uncool. Remember not too long ago we were about to get rid of all import duties via the EU/USA trade agreement, and now this is where Trump has taken it.
  10. Christian Spaeth

    Oscar Sound Tech-lavs Re-visited.

    If you're looking for Tram-style then 80x are a great value. I have used TL40s a lot, and generally I find them to be more sibilant than 801s. They also have less low-end. Best use I got out of them was in tie-knots on male voices. They don't mix well with DPAs on the chest for example.
  11. Christian Spaeth

    Advice for a novice

    Speaking about the sound of the 416, it‘s bad side is also its good side: off axis sound gets coloured strongly. Newer shotguns sound way more neutral for sound coming from the side or rear. To my ears the 416 loses more presence off axis than other shotguns. This may result in more problems in rooms that already have problematic lo-mid range nodes, and also makes the mic less forgiving for the boom op, but it can also help the focus in distracting exteriors (hence sports?) I recall a rare windy shoot among trees with lots of small leaves making hissy sounds off axis, and there the 416 worked better than the CMIT.
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    Advice for a novice

    Recently I got an emergency call for a reality shoot the same day. No problem, I thought, prepared my gear and then had to realize that my CMIT was making a constant noise. Probably moisture (or sadness, since I hadn't used it for a few weeks?). I then used my 416. That was maybe the only time in the last 5 years I used it, but had I not had it I would've been royally f----d. THAT is why I believe everyone should have one, because I trust this mic more than any other. Of course no reason to buy a new one, as you'll never need to service a 416 and it's pretty unbreakable, as tried by probably thousands of noob ENG assistants in any corner of the world. By the way a day later the CMIT worked fine again without any further ado.
  13. Christian Spaeth

    Advice for a novice

    A 416 is ALWAYS worth getting.
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    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    Maybe the people they usually work with for sound are not pros (hence cheaper) and thus need to be told how to hold a boom?