daniel

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  1. It's not really an 'expander' in the sense of a CL6. Its just a means to get mic to line for those line only i/ps. You could do channel 6 with a line out radio mic. I've been in a similar dilema, I have a 302 (3 x mic i/p > 2 line o/ps) and a SQN 2s (2 x p48 + 2 x mic/line > 2 mix + 4iso line o/ps*). For me, it is which to keep. 302 or SQN. The SQN needs to go back to IOM to have the direct outs (c.£250). The 302 seems to have a higher market value but wont convert to direct outs. If you can get the signal to line level the minifaders are ok and there's automix if not or a CL12 for the bigger jobs. I like the idea SD are working on an accessory like this for the 633 but it would be a pleasant surprise for me and an unpleasant 1 for a couple manufacturers of after market products.
  2. +1
  3. yep.
  4. No recommendations for a li-on powered iron? Ideally with temperature control. I've had AA powered and was not impressed. I've had a gas powered and really like the lack of cable. I see USB powered is an option and gives us something in the field but these are not cordless. d r
  5. +1. a little bit like viewing log output with a monitor's LUT.
  6. But there are many contributors to this forum who do use their real names and have IMBD credits/profiles. I imagine the most successful PSMs probably don't get time to extensively publish writings about their work till they retire (if ever), so sourcing citations published on this forum is valid imho. And if these citations include conversations with other contributors not using their full names is this really a problem in modern academia (where some students are just buying their papers). d r
  7. tone frequency adjust on nomad?
  8. Yes, mentioning VHB was a bit of a non sequitur as it's not a putty but it can be squeezed into useful shapes and is very sticky. Too sticky if you need to remove it without tearing the flock wall paper etc.
  9. In UK window (decorators) putty is a very different substance to blu-tack and is made with linseed oil and with a distinctive smell (quite nice). The surface goes fairly hard, and eventually the rest of it too. My point being, don't confuse the 2, I can imagine using blu-tack to temporarily hold in a pain of glass but I definitely wouldn't use window putty to secure a mic as I think it would leave a horrible mess. Although it's quite different, VHB can be formed into a shape and is very sticky. Not so re-useable and not cheap.
  10. At least he's stated the freqs. I've seen listings for radio kit with nothing about the freqs.
  11. nice find, looks like it's part of a bigger system too.
  12. I imagine it's a design thing but some minidisc recorder go for crazy prices. You'd be hard pushed to find a TC DAT recorder for 1200gbp!
  13. If they're using a second camera for reverses (and not paying for another boom op) it might make it easier on your boom op to have the option of an MKH40, otherwise can't see why you'd not be on the 50. Obviously having both (or 2 of 1) gives you option of having a matching mic for spots or 2nd boom - but I usually hire my second.
  14. Better for plosives and snuffles?
  15. 1 of the first sets of XLR cables I bought (from a reputable dealer), came with Blu-tack packed round the soldering in the connectors. Not seen similar before or since but I suppose they had their reasons. A lot of homes, schools and offices in UK use Blu-tack or similar for hanging pics and posters but it does leave a bit of a residue, eventually.