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  1. daniel

    Noisy Environments

    Disclaimer: The workflows I'm involved in don't need DNS2, so I don't have 1. (But, it occurs to me) 1 of the advantages of using DNS in the context you are working would be to give those that care, a better idea of what is possible in post (in terms of clean up) with the material you are recording. Eg. Perhaps you can convince production to hire/buy 1 so that you and they may preview a 'treated' version of your mix (on location) as a reference for a better clean-up later (like a Lut for monitoring log picture on set before it gets a bespoke grading). Of course there's a chance they think they can use your DNS track instead of doing the right thing in post but you'll have put forward a credible way to judge what will work etc, done what you can in the context and the cost is relatively cheap compared to rescheduling and relocating / treating locations / ADR / reshooting etc.
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    News from Audio, Ltd

    "Sound Devices apparently have found something of a loop-hole. Oh, they have(?). Good to know.
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    News from Audio, Ltd

    “Version 2.0 brings recording to U.S. market A10-TX transmitters for boom microphones and other balanced microphone and line-level sources. In these applications, the A10 is not worn by the actor or presenter.” "The A10-TX transmitter offers a universal audio input accepting two-wire lavalier microphones, balanced microphones (selectable 12V or 48V phantom power), and balanced line-level signals. It includes an integrated digital recorder with a precision timecode generator (recording not available with lavalier microphones in U.S. market transmitters). An internal microSD card in the transmitter stores audio data in proprietary .mic format. The free Mic-to-WAV utility for Mac OS and Windows converts .mic files into industry-standard broadcast WAV files with timecode." Are the above details indicative of some development Re recording TX?
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    Simultaneous Translation

    Maybe loose 1 box by having the 3 feeds from comtek replaced by 3 RX, tuned into the same TX the translator is on (and you are receiving at 633). I imagine the specifics of the other variables would make this more or less possible/worthwhile.
  5. I really like the look of the build quality of the Cinebags - would be great if they had 1 with a side access like some of the LowePro bags. Could set bag up so a M.P3/6 could be operated through the the side access and then zipped up and quickly swung onto the back for a fast move. https://store.lowepro.com/slingshot-edge-250-aw?_ga=2.82009558.1779729650.1529094340-1538507024.1529004073 https://store.lowepro.com/freeline-bp-350-aw?_ga=2.19017208.1779729650.1529094340-1538507024.1529004073
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    Zoom F8n.

    Nice to have Zoom as a back-up to a 6 series. Not sure having a Zoom as back-up to a Zoom would go far though - even if 2 zooms are better than a single 6 series (in terms of redundancy).
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    On My Radio

    Yes, I anticipated moments in a decaying process in both pieces, yet i am surprised and intrigued as we move through them.
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    On My Radio

    Marie Osmond brought her Dada bag to hang out on the same youtube page:
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    Zoom F8n.

    "Interesting to see automix on the new f8 and better hp amp sounds like a good addition!" Yes, 'automix' hopefully makes up for the 8 small faders and the HP needed upgrading, hopefully this includes the 'monitor selector'.
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    Advice for a novice

    +1 And having a reference 'mic' is useful to do this. For me being familiar with 1 type of mic helped me judge the next. Whether you make the 416 your reference (like lots have) is another matter - many interior scenes have been boomed with a 416 but there are more choices these days - on paper (i've not heard it) the new Sanken CS1m could be the 416 of this era, not least as we all use more radio mics and a long shotgun with lots of 'suck' doesn't seem as important. I use my 50 more than the CS3e or 416, as it has great off axis rejection and is more forgiving in use for a OMB (it also sounds superb and very quiet).
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    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    I really liked my Halliburton - most of all, as it was so light for kit case but you probably would want to protect the investment in this case with a pelican or similar :-). The handles and latches break easily because they are not recessed and the the 2 aluminium shells the case is made of, are thin enough to puncture quite easily imho (although I've not tried). Not waterproof like a peli either. These days they seem to be marketed more as luxury luggage than seriously protective.
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    Looking for a non audio looking bag for my MixPre 3

    i came across this and thought of this thread, probably a bit big, but looks like it has structure and nice place to carry a rycote and boom pole (if that was a requirement): https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5V58P2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B01N5V58P2&pd_rd_wg=U64u2&pd_rd_r=GH5FB1XQAK0YBH90WH27&pd_rd_w=sOnUn
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    On My Radio

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    SD 633 X3/X4 question

    'Input to ISO Routing' - Are your ISOs are set to 'Postfade'? I just checked on my 633, whatever option is selected in 'Input to ISO Routing' has no bearing on the X3/4 routing page. My X3/4 routing page allows: Postfade (only) from L/R and X1/2. Prefade (only) from ISO tracks. Which kind of makes sense.
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    Audix SCX1 HC and Sennheiser MKH 416 Audio Sample.

    Cos if it's sound/usage is comparable to (or better than) a 416, weight/size/price/reputation will make it very attractive? I like my 416 and CS3e but the big rycotes less so. It looks like the bottom end might be better balanced for boom use than the 8xxx series and its $500 cheaper (and smaller) than an 8060. It's $850 cheaper than the 8060 with the filter module. At 104mm, with a LP XLR, it might even fit an extended BBG.
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    Rain protection sound bag

    Great comparison and write up, thanks Tom.
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    AETA Audio Systems stops the production of 4MINX

    "4 nice preamps (Probably the best of the market in a portable device)" X3?
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    AETA Audio Systems stops the production of 4MINX

    Had a look at this machine at a couple of trade shows - It had some good things going for it but support didn't look to be 1 of them - the folks representing were vague and didn't seem to be very familiar with the features. TBF, they weren't as bad as those from Roland whose disinterest in the R-88 could not be more tangible. Obviously different machines, at different prices, for different markets but a curiously similar lack of commitment by the people 'trying' to get the products out there.
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    Seeking GOLD RE-20 (a la Rush . . .)

    Cheap and cheerful for a quick shot: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/High-Quality-Stretchable-Ultra-Gloss-Mirror-Gold-Chrome-Vehicle-Vinyl-Wrap-Foil/222485455376?epid=800967002&hash=item33cd2aa210:g:BP0AAOSwtZJY~J4- Maybe this for a close-up and/or longer lasting finish: http://goldgenieworld.goldgenie.com/
  20. I don't have any of these machines but the the sections of the manual you've included in your post suggest to me the following (and your understanding is correct): ~ 'Remix' to remix original ISO's to recorder outputs (Tascam dr-680 can do this and is quite useful for previewing 'something different' with the ISO tracks). ~ 'Re-record' to record the remix as a separate file (with an 'R_' prefix). 'Remix' needs to be enabled to allow Re-recording.
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    Best small format recorders for planting

    Saramonic SR-VRM1, I tried 1 out: horrible. I tried it for precisely the reason IF included it - phantom powering. Sound was ok, but the menu was poor and the XLR doesn't lock well or at all so a jumper lead is required for use with some mics. It's available if anyone's interested - used once, still boxed etc etc :-) The ultimate SF recorder is: ~ Easy to configure with menu and/or app. ~ Phantom powering and 'plug-in' power. ~ Dual level mono recording. ~ Balance mono / unbalanced mono/stereo I/P and O/P. ~ Mic/line I/P and O/P. ~ Wifi/BT transport control, metering and QC audio. ~ 12 hour built in battery (AAs are too big now). ~ Headphone O/P. ~ Built in mic (for stand alone use in pocket etc) but not some BS XY stereo array designed by the marketing department, a single, DPA quality cap would do :-). ~ I don't mind if has a (recessed) multipin connector like a 6 pin lemo / TA5 to get all signals in and out of 1 plug (I'd rather pay the cable guys than the lawyers :-). ~ 1/8" female thread. ~ Form factor of small belt pack TX eg. SSM. ~ TC would be gravy.
  22. Curious to know how the re-mix function works while mix-pre is in 'interface mode'. Software dependent I suppose - is it possible to view wav forms (on computer screen) of isos while re-mixing them?
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    "I think the author of the article may have got his wires crossed. " He should have gone wireless.