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. 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)
  2. 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
  3. 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+
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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)
  7. 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
  8. You can do something like that with the Phonak 'Roger' earpiece and its remote
  9. Maybe, although I don't know of any that size. Another alternative is the Rode WS8, which is similar but with a fur exterior
  10. The construction's quite different (as Simon described), but it does a similar job. Also fits other manufacturer's microphones
  11. Rycote Tac!t works for me- I've got them built into my header cables The MZD8000 will take 2 mics, although the connector is special order. John Willett has (or had) one, there's a picture of it on page 2 here: - Digital Microphones - AES42 and all that.pdf Except for the wireless receivers, isn't that a Sonosax SX-R4+ ? I started wondering about that when Dugan appeared on the 688. However I expect some licensing would be involved, could it be we buy 'plugins' for recorders in future??
  12. These are out now as a production model- I've done some testing with a pre production one and they work rather well booming with MKH8050 and 8040, reducing the noise on swings, they're quite acoustically transparent and add a bit of light wind protection:
  13. Dredging this one out from the past... Adam, did you get anywhere with an AO-MINI? I was wondering about asking about one as a custom order
  14. The RC8+ is available and it's got a slate mic on the top right of the unit. When engaged it's routed to AES 7&8 and interrupts whatever's being used on those channels (so can be shared). There's an option to use an external slate mic on the headphone input- it's a 3.5mm TRRS jack
  15. The CMIT5U has a noticeably lower noise floor than the super cmit2u in on both processed and unprocessed channels, so would be a better choice where the processed channel wouldn't be used