Richard Thomas

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    Successfully managed a year of production sound. I've been doing music recording for quite a bit longer
  1. 16-Channel Analogue to Dante Location Mixer

    Here's something I had a look at earlier in the year and I've mentioned a little about to Mr Bacon, however it would require a bit of work to get the control surface mappings sorted- it wouldn't be plug and play. Most modern audio interfaces have dsp mixing engines in now, and they'll work with a control surface- I've got a couple of the MOTU AVB boxes and have them working with a computer running the control translations from midi to OSC, but hope to have another box replace that. http://rtsound.net/audio-interfaces-location-mixers/
  2. WIRELESS LAWS & LICENSES - UK

    It's now ofcom who deal with the licenses directly: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/manage-your-licence/radiocommunication-licences/pmse All pretty much the same, coordinated licenses on ch38, site specific ones available on most other frequencies (although the 700band is now being sold off)
  3. Mixer Mods for Zaxcom?

    Although not necessarily zaxcom compliant- this is the superslot serial data specifications (which may be in the right direction): "Standard UART Rx and Tx connections required. Recommended UART BAUD rate is 115k, 8n1. Lower rates can be used, but will result in slower communication of data. SuperSlot UART signaling is 3.3V but is 5V tolerant on signals from client " However I expect it may be easier to reverse engineer the controller and seeing what it transmits
  4. A little rattle in my MKH50

    Kris Jarosz (ex RFS) should be cheaper than Sennheiser for minor repairs over here and he's very capable- krisaudioservices@gmail.com 07740 173540
  5. SONOSAX SX-R4+ control

    Based on the design of the R4+ user interface, all the buttons would be programmable with short and long presses to pull up most of the features of the recorder. A few more user assignable ones not assigned to tracks would be useful, though. If EQ were to be an option, some (infinite) assignable knobs for that would be useful. Being able to use the RC8+ knobs for digital gain could also be a useful feature if used with this (although would usually adjust at the transmitter) Duplicate headphone/menu knob and rec/playback switch (instead of dedicated transport controls). Same headphone/slate setup as RC8+ - Currently to do a private line there's a bit of a workaround. The Boom op feed is sent a prefade iso track- this needs to be faded down to be sent to the boom op only and up to be used as slate mic (in the mix). A separate 'slate 1' to AES7 and 'slate 2' to AES8 would get round this, although you'd still lose a track for comms (as you may need to communicate with boom ops during a take) Way of mounting a tablet computer as meterbridge/touchscreen interface with hardwire ethernet to USB? (See Roland M200i) I like Philip's keyboard idea- even just a slide out mount underneath could work with an existing keyboard
  6. Sonosax SX-R4+

    You can assign the button on each pot to an input screen (it's actually default for the XLRs), so you push it and the knob on the right can be used to adjust the gain (again, set to gain as default). Push it again and you're back to the mix- it's possible to do it fast, you'll PFL the channel in the headphones, though. The button on each of the pots is assignable to lots of different things, both as a short press and a long press. If you've got the RC8+ you can leave the R4+ pots as gain and use the RC8+ as faders. It's not possible to assign individual knob functions- although they're assignable by device (R4+, RC8+, AD8+), I believe this is a design decision as it could get *really* complicated (faders are independently assignable to tracks). There are also 2 different selectable fader curves, which match those on the SX-ST, a standard +12dB max curve and a more linear +24dB max curve (very useful for whisper to shout situations)
  7. Sonosax SX-R4+

    The mix presets and pot assignment are separate. Fast recall of pot assignment could be really useful, though- I'd prefer it to be kept separate from mix routings, though
  8. Sonosax SX-R4+

    Don't know- I assume it's just for the AD8+ for the time being and new firmware would be required for it to work with the R4+
  9. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    The FS7 does have a hirose out on the XDCA back- don't think the C300mk2 does, though (however I've only worked with them once) As far as the Ultrasync goes- I, for one, welcome out new overlords. TCS seem to be doing a very good deal for a wave and a couple of these starting next week
  10. Keep 302 as 633 Expander and Backup, Or Get 664?

    I bought a Sonosax SX-M32 as my first field mixer and have kept hold of it for a lot of the same reasons as others have used the 302. Its advantages are that it has 3 direct outs and AES3 out
  11. Equipment wishes for 2017

    That'd be nice- I've got an analogue one in ORTF (mics are back to back with swivel mounts in a rycote AE), although it doesn't get used enough to warrant going AES42. Also Rycote and/or Cinela might be worth asking as they do use the MZL connectors as part of their windshields I don't think there's a way of connecting it to the 633, unfortunately. (Might be proved wrong after automix was never going to happen)
  12. Equipment wishes for 2017

    I think it did come from sennheiser, so possibly your Sennhesier distributor. Sennheiser Germany may be worth a try but I've never been directly in contact with them. I'll probably bump into John at a trade show next week so can ask him if you don't get anything from them
  13. Equipment wishes for 2017

    You can do something like that with the Phonak 'Roger' earpiece and its remote
  14. Rycote Baseball

    Maybe, although I don't know of any that size. Another alternative is the Rode WS8, which is similar but with a fur exterior
  15. Rycote Baseball

    The construction's quite different (as Simon described), but it does a similar job. Also fits other manufacturer's microphones