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  1. Bash

    Advice for a novice

    She is WAY to modest - not only has she been nominated for awards and won some.... she has one of the most alternative ways of looking at the sound recording process ever. Really she is a poet, who ended up being a sound recordist to make a living 😉 Oh - and she is a dear, dear, person, and I had one of my most memorable lunches ever with Jan. She is genius 😉 sb and on a more practical note...... I pinched a small module from a talk that my chum Richard Merrick here in the UK gave. He does a great couple of slides about other mics vs the 416. He does eg the best mic for recording a commentary might be a U87, but a bloody good 2nd best is the 416..... the best mic for recording a sit down interview might be the Schoeps CCM42, but a bloody good 2nd best is the 416, and so on. I don't have a 416, but they are bloody good, bloody reliable pretty much anything mics. Buy a 2nd hand one and it will serve you for years. Happy listening.... sb
  2. Both Aaton and Zaxcom Deva have had this for quite a while - the ability to alter what goes to which OP depending on the mode of the machine, including NO OP in certain modes. I cant remember if there is a similar feature for Zaxcom Nomad. If you use this feature, and it is automatic - what happens to the clients/agency headphones during a rehearsal? Have fun y'all, Simon B
  3. A great shame - this was a good machine, with great potential.... Ho Hum...... sb
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    Phase alignment drifting

    Looks like the boom is becoming later, so.... could the person speaking be moving slightly further away from the mic, ie mic is set for person sitting forward, and when they lean back they just doubled the distance between mouth and mic? Lav would stay constant as it is still similar distance from their mouth? sb
  5. Izotope will help, BUT... you will need a well experienced operator. It will take time, and will cost $$$. Lesson learned methinks - hire a pro....... Good luck, sb
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    Samplitude's "O-Ton-Modus"

    Have you tried Go Button on an IoS device - the free version is full function, but can only remember one playlist. I love it. sb
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    Social skills of the Sound Mixer

    Hi Jan..... trying and succeeding in being a poet, a wit, a mentor, an inspiration, and an all round cool dame. Actually.... it has a good ring to it.... Dame Jan McLaughlin - I shall have a word with the powers that be over here now ;-) Simon B
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    Naked Audio

    ISO trax?
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    I am so confused........ sb
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Oh go on then - spread the rumours??? sb ;-)
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    Zaxcom Fusion Preamps and Known Issues.

    As it happens. I am currently running a Sonosax SX R4+ as my bag recorder. I am loving every minute with it. Great mic amps and it is so, SO, tiny and neat.
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    Viviana or Ursa?

    First Sense in the UK were doing integrated belts about 20 years or so ago (I just checked their old website on waybackmachine). I am not sure how long Neopax have been at it but I am pretty sure they were not the first (their earliest website on wbm is 2011) . That said, they may well have been the first in the USA. ;-) Simon B
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    Sonosax SX-R4+

    A classic maintenance update. I shall give it a try out tomorrow ;-) sb
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I am with Chris - have a listen. If it sounds nice then use it ;-) sb
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    Zaxcom Fusion Preamps and Known Issues.

    Maxx preamps will have NeverClip if I remember correctly. Fusion does not have NeverClip. It has to be said that Fusion is pretty much a legacy machine - they have not been made for some time now. The only real issues I ever had with my Deva 5/5.8/Fusion were with the touch screen, and the power supplies. If dirt gets between the screen and the bezel then it can play havoc with the touch screen. This is fixed with cleaning. Some people have had issues with the internal power supplies, but it is an easily fixed issue. Fusion is/was a great machine - I used mine happily for 10+ years. Simon B
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    The problem with very tiny (and thus very light) mics is that it can be very tricky to achieve a successfully isolated suspension, mostly on account of the lack of mass in the mic. I see that Sanken are offering a suspension mount, but to my eye it doesnt look too hopeful, nor does it look like it will integrate with a basket for outdoor use. I'll be interested to see what the windshield people come up with for this. Simon B
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    Nomad 12 Fader Gain

    Remember that on Nomad/Deva there are essentially three different mix matrices..... input to trax, input (and trax) to output, input (and trax) to headphones. What you set in one matrix may well be different from what you set on another. Input to trax will set what you record and where. Input to output will affect what you get at the physical outputs whilst recording, and maybe different depending on record mode and playback mode. Input to headphones will set what you hear in your headphones. Be aware that almost all crosspoints can be set pre or post fader, and can be in or out of phase. What you see on your meters may well not be what you are hearing in your headphones. The Nomad is an exteremely powerful (and thus complaex) tool. Find an ideal setup (or two) and memorise them so you can always get the machine back to a known state. Good luck, Simon B
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    Viviana or Ursa?

    Whatever it is - it is absolutely not a confirmation of any sort of innovation or uniqueness. :-(
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    Dolby card repairer

    Norman Brown may well be your man. I believe he is a bit of a Dolby god. norbro@talk.com
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    Fostex DV824

    I 'think' that you can get utilities that will allow you to read udf discs within windows etc.... I seem to remember that usually the problem is that the CD/DVD drive on your computer does not read udf formatted discs. iirc, udf is the format on most/many cf cards Have you tried to read it on a mac? v 2.22 is on the Fostex website. no mention of 2.25 there https://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/tech_support/software_updates.shtml
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    Viviana or Ursa?

    Ironic indeed. I had a fairly heated exchange with Daniele some time ago when he announced them and I dared to suggest that they were an exact ripoff of Ursa. He went to great lengths to explain that they must be completely different because he 'has a patent'. I questioned this, and after quite a lot of bad tempered to and fro we finally got to the facts..... being that he has registered an EU trademark.... which is not exactly the same thing in any way - in fact it is basically a form filling excercise. I absolutely applaud invention and innovation in our business, and the people who work hard and risk their own money, in order to make products that make our working day easier and more efficient. I see neither of these attributes in Viviana Straps, which makes me very sad.
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    HD-25 removable cable

    Wow.... I love my HMD26s ;-) and no need to mod them. That said - my previous were HD250Mk2, which I had to massively modify to make them workable ;-) sb
  23. But if you have a regular Mix Pre 10T, and add the $99 plugin, you should have the best of both worlds surely?? sb
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    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    96kHz ?? and charge extra for it...... sb
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    Np-50 Bulk Charger

    Prices seem very reasonable. may I ask what defines the 8mm measurement? Is it the grey plastic bit between the clear lighty uppy bits? Is the 8mm measurement 8mm because that is the way it comes. Could it be possible to have 0.5mm milled off this material? I would suggest that there is no need to make a skirt to make it mount in a case or on a panel. All I would suggest is maybe a screw thread (or two) in the base of the PSU, so that I can screw it to a flat panel. It simply needs an easy way to mount securely onto a surface. I genuinely think you should look into a way of making quite a lot of these - at least a way of being able to pull down batches of the PSUs, and to have a load of battery modules ready to go. Obviously ordering in greater quantities will bring economies of scale, lower prices. Have you thought about when you might try to make a first batch? I'd commit to one straight away. Many thanks, Simon B