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About Tuhiva

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  • Birthday 04/16/1983

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    Tahiti (French Polynesia)
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    ENG Mixer for Documentaries and TV Shows, Post mixer for Documentaries, TV shows, News show...

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  1. Tuhiva

    Countryman B2D or DPA 4080

    Thank you, your review was actually one of the reason i narrowed my searches to these two mics.
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    Countryman B2D or DPA 4080

    I am looking for a cardioid lavalier for some forthcoming works. They are not going to be hidden underclothes, just need to be "visibly discreet". I narrow down my searches to theses models. But I cant have access to them before buying (no audio shop within 8 hours of flight), so i am looking for any opinion about which one will sound the best. I also need the lav to be functionnal with a little furry wwindscreen as some interviews can happen in ventilated terrace or patio. Thanks in advance for any advice
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    Microdot on transmitter

    I've seen recently that wisycom sells their transmitter with a microdot input option. I've never really used the microdot connector but I am wondering if they are more robust (maybe shorter in lenght?) than their lemo counterpart. DPA microphones cost almost a $100 less in their microdot version so do you guys think that transmitter with microdot connector is just a trend or something to consider seriously?
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    URSA soft circles

    Hello, Did anybody on this forum try the URSA soft circles and had good results with them? I usually use the rycote overcover with people wearing t-shirt because il helps with the wind for outside shoots and for inside shoots it dampen noise created by hairy chest. One day I had a bit more time to wire talents so i decided to try the URSA soft circles but they turned out to be very noisy (when rubing against skin or hair), way more than Rycote undercover....very unpleasant to go back to talents (four of them) to remove everything and rewire everybody with the good old overcover. I thought URSA soft circles would be a good alternative for situations where talents sweat a lot and the overcover is completely soaked, because the URSA material seems to be more water repelent. I noticed the two side of the circles are a little bit different in texture maybe this is where i am doing it wrong?
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    Lectrosonics SMQV

    When looking up on the lectrosonics website, I notice that SMV and SMQV have a new colored panel (compared to old one I own). Except for the color, are there any improvement on those "new" unit? Also does anyone know if some kind of large band SMQV will be announced at NAB 2017?
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    Ktek Harness with Orca bags

    Hello Ducky does it have something to do with the carabiner ou you need the waist to close more firmly on your waist?
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    Ktek Harness with Orca bags

    Does anyone use Ktek Stingray harness or Stingray waistbelt with an Orca bag (QR 32)? Even if the Ktek harnesses seem to be designed to work best with Ktek bags, I wanted to know if they could be used with other brand's bags.
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    DPA slim 4060 Hi sens

    Hello, Before purchasing a DPA Slim i went through most discussions about this microphone on this forum and most users seem to recommend the hi sens version (4060) for normal use (interviews, dialogues). I use mine with a SMQV, no microdot, the microphone was already wired TA5f when bought. However, I have to go down a low as 8 on the transmitter preamp to get usuable level and above all a bakckground noise level that is acceptable. Never went down below 12 on a SMQV (I use Tram, B3, B6, 4071) unless for extreme shouting. My question is, will a low sens version be more adequate to use with a SMQV for interviews and normal dialogues recording. Thanks
  9. Hello, I will travel to San Francisco for a week (coming from overseas). Is there any good audio shop in the area? Or at least one that sells batteries like NP1 or IpowerUS 9 volt? What would be the best thing to do regarding batterie management when travelling in airplane from the US ? Thanks
  10. Tuhiva

    Waist belt for transmitter

    Tubigrip looks like a nice alternative to Neopax...I am not sure but when I look on the internet it seems that the tubigrip will stick to "itself" and does not need velcro.
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    Waist belt for transmitter

    Hello everybody, I currently own some Neopax waist transmitter belt. And I receive a lot of complain from talents about how hot and how sweaty they get using those belt. I live in a tropical island with 90% humidity and about 86 degrees F° all year round. Anybody has other solutions from other brands? Versaflex makes some breathable wait belt but they seem a little bit thicker and they problably show through clothes ? (Women wearing "close to body" T-shirth). I was also wondering if anybody has tried brand that sells belt for Fitness coach wireless transmitter ? (http://www.fitnessav.com/Theater-Mic-Belt-p/am12pb.htm)
  12. Yes I agree for the physical sensations...but when I listen to a rock band music at home...I don't want it to sound like they are playing in a rehearsing studio or their garage. Some genre of music would not exist or be listenable if they are not amplified or going through some studio processings.
  13. Except for classical recording (and this is not even true anymore) who would want to listen to the original sound in the recording room...a Kick drum will always sound better gated, EQed and going through a compressor....
  14. Point is for the average public there is no need for them to subscribe a more expensive uncompressed option if all they do is listening to their music on cheap earbuds or one of those trendy "sound bars". Some critical listeners will probably hear the difference on studio monitors (especially hypercompression artifacts) or high end hifi systems...but those differences will soon disapear after one or two glasses of wine lol
  15. 3 out of 6. The three others were 320kpbs. I've done it with a mac book air and a pair of headphones Audio Technica ATH M50X. I love those tests it tells you a lot about the way we like to listen to music. For example i chose the 320Kps for the Suzanne vega song because to my ear mp3 compression actually smoothes out all the proximity effects of her voice (clics of her mouth) For the Coldplay extract I 've got it right because I knew that the uncompressed version will reveal all the mastering artifacts due to dynamic hypercompression on rock music. I actually prefer the 320kps sample.