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    MKH40 outdoor - rycote baseball vs babyball

    Eh! If wind can get to the capsule through the switch apertures quite clearly, then so too will sound even more clearly, now whether that is fairly negligible is one thing, but it will have an effect. And as we all know with these top end mics the difference is subtle and each one has a signature, I wouldn't mind betting that switch aperture has a definite effect on the subtle signature of the MKH 50.....
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    Zoom F8n.

    haha touche.....:)
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    Zoom F8n.

    Yes that's a business strategy employed by some, copy others innovation but do it cheaper. Can that be called top of game?
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    HVAC astonishment

    Get a Schoeps Super CMIT? That's what I use, also very effective at reducing reverb......
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    Zoom F8n.

    Ha yes my F8 is the spare, but I was still nervous that it could have the white screen issue as the information about which machines it might affect was vague. Ok I don't know how many F8's it did affect, but because it was a random at any time kind of thing, every time used it I wondered whether it would go white screen, and it did make me nervous, but glad to hear the issue seems to have gone away.....
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    Zoom F8n.

    Yes good point or possibly a bigger internal power supply so the FRC-8 can be bus powered? Yes good point about the power draw. I don't care about any customer service when a machine suddenly refuses to work on location, it has the potential to lose me money every minute of down time, and that makes me nervous even if the customer service is the best in the world, it shouldn't be happening in the first place, and Zoom were very coy about which serial numbers it might affect, possibly because they were unsure themselves, they could have issued a mass recall, but didn't?
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    Zoom F8n.

    Of course yes, but I quickly sold my F8 and bought an F8n, then they updated the F8 firmware!! But I hated that XLR's couldn't go line level on the F8, as it meant more clutter and just in case cables. The headphone amp is supposedly better, maybe that's why the F8n weighs 40g more? And +4 output on main outs is much more useful to me than mic level. And that niggling worry about the white screen of death, hopefully they've fixed that too?......:)
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    Zoom F8n.

    Eh no, the F8n main out is +4 or -10 and sub out is -10 or -40 as listed in the comparison chart you yourself posted a link to. I'm using F8n main out at -10 myself to G3's and it works fine..... Think you might have got confused? I've implemented an F8n as a lightweight option for when I don't need my full on Nomad with 6 receivers and FP8, as a quick swap out with camera hops on the same frequency, I love it and once I got my head round how to name folders and scenes,on the F8n, it's a beatiful thing, love the simple implementation of MS headphone monitoring, faders as trims.....etc. Never liked the Maxx with one card, and no Zaxnet anyway. Now if I can just find a nicely priced used QRX 235 on the right block I can implement Zaxnet on the F8n without too much expense too......:)
  9. Script makes a huge difference, if it's resolutely a two hander that's one thing, if there's multiple scenes with multiple characters, solo sound would likely have been a total head banger, and they'd likely have no hesitation trampling you........ Probably best off out of it......
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    Zoom F8n.

    Bin 'em all and get a Deva 24....:)
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    Treatment in production

    international low tone provider .....:)
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    Zoom F8n.

    Not so ideal the 688 at 2.21 Kg vs F8n at less than half of that at 1 Kg, your back will be happier......:)
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    Schoeps mini CMIT

    Some reports have suggested it is noticeably more vulnerable to swishing noise using a foam windshield (turbulence, air flow?) than a 5U, and a Rycote Baseball or such like may be necessary, thus reducing some of the weight reduction advantage?
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    NAB 2018 Products update

  15. Of course the location sound mixer is entirely responsible for bugs in Avid software, and should be interrogated and blamed at the earliest opportunity......
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    Which MS stereo solution?

    With a Schopeps CCM4 / CCM8 combo you can get the Cinela Zephyx Z-CCM-MS rig where the basket can easily be removed. http://www.cinela.fr/catalog.php?pid=17
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    Laurel v Yanni explained!

    What if it's not an auditory effect at all, but actually a demo of an internet meme, and the sliding scale is highly manipulated behind the scenes and the word does actually change depending on how many times you've used it, and what direction you're coming from on the scale, in which case it's succeeded and really got us all going.....:)
  18. You make some very good points Constantin thanks. I was trying to think of a metaphor and it's a bit like the old distinction between broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, and Facebook is like a tabloid, and cleverly relies on, and taps, short term shallow feedback algorithms, and is not orientated around real, in depth, discussion, as Constantin clearly points out, and as such Facebook has something of an addictive quality. The 'like' button for example appears to be very simple and innocuous, but in fact heavily reinforces herd mentality, and does not contribute in the least to in depth discussion. Make no mistake Facebook is now a vast digital empire and is VERY powerful, and probably like all previous empires will go through a cycle of ascendency and ultimately collapse. Some of Facebook's highly dubious modus operandi has recently been increasingly exposed, some of which has been made clear in this discussion, but at this stage Facebook dissent looks unlikely to gain enough momentum, to lead to Facebook's demise, in the near future..... Excuse me, I'm just off to check in on whether anything of interest is going on in all my intense narrow Facebook interest groups......:)
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    Nomad Config page vs manual

    Think you might need Audio Rev 15 From JW Sound discussion in April 2015 "7.29P Apr 8 fixed blue trim dot on card tracks being shown when track is not an ISO track (sometimes) fixed loud noises when changing Input Configure mode support for new "Audio Rev 15" hardware PLD modification (see the About screen) which allows all AES inputs to work with IFB turned on:"
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Yeh! Exactly a tight lipped rumour monger who won't spread the rumours, what kind of rumour mongering is that?
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    Withholding Audio Files

    Wow! Philip 'Salvador' 1986, you bravely stuck your neck out there, it must have been bad...?
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    Withholding Audio Files

    Some in Europe operate using the following duration before job cancellation, payment scheme - 1 day =100%, 2 days=75%, 3 days=50%. And put this in their terms and conditions sent before the job. Which seems fair. For commercials this applies - Fee cancellation calculation (crew confirmed for shoot days only and no prep days): 7 and more days prior to the engagement – no calculation fee applies 6 – 4 days prior to the engagement – 50% of the agreed fee 3 – 2 days prior to the engagement – 75% of the agreed fee On the day prior to the engagement –100% of the agreed fee
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    Withholding Audio Files

    It's not entirely clear, from your post, what the whole context was? Have they actually said they're not going to pay you anything for the cancellations, have you negotiated? I'd do that first, before escalating to an all out stand off, where potentially the legal profession becomes involved, burning too many bridges too soon is possibly not the best strategy.
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    Need recommendation for Ambisonic microphone

    Wait for NAB? Soundfield by RØDE. Coming soon at @nabshow 2018 https://www.instagram.com/p/BgoBw8DhNut/