JonG

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About JonG

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  • Birthday 02/23/1982

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    Los Angeles, Ca
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    Sound Mixer. Features, Docs, Commercials, Corporate, Reality, whatever.
  1. I use my cl-9 with my 788 because of the flexible routing and dedicated functions. It is a nice and compact control surface. However when I can get away with it, I like to use my analog mixer because the sound is really something impressive. Yes it is big and heavy and draws a lot of power, and all those cables are a pain. But it's worth it for the right projects
  2. My solution is not much better than your original setup, but it works for me. I use the pouch that my 788 came in from SD, put three on either side of the divider, and keep the antennae in a mic pouch that an SM58 came in, along with the tx so that they are always together. Works well for me.
  3. Shooting with this today. It's been a while. I'm just disappointed that they didn't ask me to bring in a Nagra!
  4. I used to work in a studio where we specialized in restoration and remixing sound for TV and film. For pops and clicks, we would manually fix every one of them in Pro-Tools, so you'd never know that they were there. For situations where noise reduction was necessary, we used some really specialized plug-ins that, to be honest, I cannot name because they were not household names like iZotope RX or Waves. But I can say is that they were very expensive, probably no longer available, and worked extremely well. When iZotope RX was released I thought it was a joke, because the plug-ins that I had used years before were far superior in their operation. Wish I could remember what they were though! So back to your original question: I can go both ways. When watching an old film, I kind of take it for granted that it probably won't sound or look as good as the original tapes/film due to the edit/transfer processes of the day. So it doesn't really bother me at all. I guess I'm just used to it. A version that is cleaned up well? Sure, I'll check it out. If it sacrifices the quality in some other way then maybe I'll pass. Guess it depends upon how distracting it is.
  5. Have you tried connecting your XLR to anything?
  6. Are you connecting it to anything with phantom power engaged? we are usually more helpful if you say exactly what you are doing
  7. Use in full range. If you run out of juice it'll either switch to another connected power source or it'll power down. That's all.
  8. I want to know too
  9. Ambient makes this: http://ambient.de/en/product/underwater-housing/
  10. M-Audio Microtrack II $100 Sound Devices MM-1 $400 a used mkh 415 $400 headphones and cables I already owned $0 and a home-made boom pole. $20 I used this on student films and shorts until I could afford a couple of Sennheiser G2s. Once I had a couple wireless mics, I got real busy and was able to eventually buy a Tascam DR-680, an mkh416 (the 415 didn't last long), and a Gitzo boom pole (which came with my used 416). I think the upgrade was about $3000. After adding a couple more Sennheiser wireless to my kit, my next big purchase was my 788T. Quite a jump. But I was doing reality TV at that point and could suddenly afford serious gear. I still have and use my 788T and 416. Both a couple of the best investments I've ever made.
  11. I love the mkh70 and use it quite often when I'm doing ENG run'n'gun stuff outdoors. Indoors I'll often go with its companion, the mkh50. But if you are out in the sticks looking to get your first "all arounder", I think the mkh 416 still holds its place there. It is a great mic, works well "all around", and is bulletproof. The 8060 is certainly a fancy mic, but if I only had that to rely on, I'd probably be a bit nervous. I'm not sure how durable of a mic it is, but it seems to be susceptible to the elements from what I've read. In any case, like others have said here, it all depends upon the type of work that you do. My two cents is that if you are a sound mixer of any sort, you should own a 416, at least one. They won't let you down.
  12. Usually, as is the case with most other BDS', is that it will simply shut off.
  13. Yeah it could just be a single component that needs replacing. Most likely not the capsule.
  14. I'd definitely want to buy something that won't break, and a 744 has already proven itself. It also has two top notch mic pres and teo additional line-ins for your lavs. I think that plus a good stereo mic or pair is going to give you ehat you want. Yout rode and g2 will be ok for your interviews, but not the right tool for your ambiance recordings. As a side note: you may want to consider recording not just serene silent nature, but also comment on mans encroaching presence everywhere, since there are very few places left without man made sounds. Might make good social commentary. Just a thought