Bash

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  1. Go on then - you big tease - tell us some more about your new 24 track Dante rig, please!!!! sb
  2. so it would probably cost twice as much !!!!
  3. We may well need a far better mind than mine, but...... I have only ever experienced antenna combining for antennas of similar frequency bands. I have no experience of combining something from 216 with something much higher, like UHF, 606 etc.....Could you explain what you are trying to achieve please? Also - you dont often mount the antennas directly on the combiner. Usually there is a cable between the antenna and the combiner. More details please ;-) sb
  4. Might it be an idea for us to start a brief list of which companies brought what new products to be shown at NAB this year?Feel free to edit/amend/improve etc..... Simon B Audio Ltd - 1010DDX twin digital Receiver/1u 4 slot rack unit with DANTE OP AudioRoot - Quad Charger Ambient - Nanolockit/MasterLockit Plus DPA - D-Vice Digital Audio Interface for phones/tablets K-Tek - Boombox and Sidekick Lectrosonics - Duet IEM Mozegear - QBit tiny TC generator/Mongo HP Amp Rycote - New Stickies and Overcover/Baseball Sound Devices - Mix Pre 3/Mix Pre 6/MD4 Analogue to DANTE 1U interface Timecode Systems - Ultrasync One Zaxcom - Deva 24, Mini Recorder, Mini Tx with 48v Phantom, Mini Tx with XLR IP, Rack Mounted RX12,
  5. Ron is definitely one of the good guys ;-) sb
  6. Well spotted David. These will be significant ;-)
  7. So.... Where are the photos????
  8. I couldnt find those words. I got " Axient Digital combines two discrete RF signals per receiver channel using a quality-based maximal-ratio-combining algorithm. " which suggests to me the 'ratio combining' that Kish mentions in his 1010 video. It must be the new in thing ;-) No portable receiver though!!! Kindest, and envious of anyone who is at NAB ;-), Simon B
  9. I couldn't agree more. I can't decide whether to stick with my existing 1010 6 way rack, which would give the potential for 12 channels of RM, or to go with the new 4 slot rack which would in fact make it easier to swap out from trolley to bag ;-)
  10. 4.5hrs for lunch? I doubt I'd be capable of working after that long ;-) Is it me, or did I notice that Vitec are including Timecode Systems products in their publicity for various of 'their' brands? This, to me, would suggest that they may have bought TCS?
  11. I believe that Fairlight have been building some quite big systems that have been used for big sports OB events, though I have not actually experienced the same in the UK yet ;-). I believe one of the big post audio places in Soho, London, has a lot of (networked) Fairlight kit.
  12. Other than the JWS/RAMPS party on Tuesday evening, I am wondering why any of us would consider actually attending NAB, or is it that I just woke up feeling grumpy this morning? I am, however, thinking that most of not all of the major audio products have been announced/previewed/discussed here and elsewhere online, and can there really be much more to be 'revealed' at NAB? Having just written the above I realise that Aaton ought to be showing a bigger fader panel (I am guessing here), Audio Ltd ought to have a working 1010 twin receiver, and I am sure that Zaxcom will have either new surprises, or working models of previously shown stuff. OK - I admit it - I think I just got out of bed on the wrong side. Now - who can think of other stuff that we might, or ought to be seeing, at NAB this year? And I'd be interested to hear views as to whether the early announcements (spoilers?) colour peoples' decisions as to whether to attend or not. As an aside.... I am currently working on a box for the Phonak transmitter that was the consequence of winning the Phonal Roger earpiece at the JWS/RAMPS party last year. I have used the Roger system a good few times since, and it is brilliant. Photos to follow, but I am heading towards a small Peli case with aerial and audio sockets on the outside, and a battery and the Tx inside. When needed we will simply run an audio cable to it and plonk it near the set/actors ;-) To all attending NAB this year I wish you happy times, and I hope your feet do not become too sore. Have fun y'all..... sb
  13. Apologies Daniel, I happened to be passing Audio Ltd on Friday, and thought this might be of interest to a few folks so Kish and I just 'knocked it off. It plays OK on my phone. I should have flipped it in an edit program but it has been a busy weekend. Sorry for the neckstrain ;-) Hi Vas - I do not believe that Audio Ltd and SD have sorted out the comms to enable full control of 1010 Rx's with an SL6.... yet ;-) I believe that the intention is there to do so.
  14. Not quite sure about the orientation of this when viewed on a laptop. It worked on my phone just fine.... Anyways. Here is a short video that I made on Friday when I happened to be passing Audio Ltd. It tells us a little more about the DDX 1010 receiver, which Kish should be showing at NAB. I am fascinated that the march onward in technology allows them to fit, literally, twice as much 'stuff' into the same sized box as the single channel 1010 Rx. That's technology for you ;-) sb Link here if it helps....
  15. There are, of course, alternatives - some are cheaper ;-) see http://cymaticaudio.com/products/networking-products/unode-m42
  16. Huge congratulations to both Ambient and Timecode systems for both bringing new, innovative, and very clever systems to the market. Both companies are doing incredible work to make our timecode solutions smaller and simpler. I appluade both teams, and thank you also. Please keep the innovations coming.... sb
  17. Wow... that conversation went well ;-) Personally I wouldn't be rushing out to buy ultra small and cheap TC generators at this time, it being just before NAB, where companies so regularly show their latest, newfangled, products. I would wait a few weeks....... ;-)
  18. Is there a crowd involved? If yes then you are doomed. I would suggest that you need to have a calm conversation with the director about what their actual expectations are, and what it is possible, by any means, to deliver. It sound to me like the two things are very far apart!!! Radio mics are unlikely, as Basketball players wear little body protection, and fall over many times in a game. They wont want to run the risk of rolling onto their radio mic pack. An 816 is unlikely to pick up anything less than medium level voices clearly from greater than about 12-15ft, so the only way to get anything like full coverage would be to have 'some' of them, operated by people running the sidelines, which may well be inpractical/unaffordable. Parabolic reflectors deliver a quite limited frequency range - they are OK for birdsong and similar, but not so good for speech. Good luck with this one, or consider passing on it if the director has unrealistic expectations, as you may well be on a hiding to nothing. Good luck, sb
  19. On the other hand, the doughnut falls from a greater height ;-)
  20. -2.2 ;-)
  21. I have just seen the announcement from Lectrosonics about their new PDR, a Personal Digital Recorder. Looks like a radio mic receiver (albeit a very small one) and has a TC IP to jam the clock, and a loop through for the audio to go to a camera or to a radio mic transmitter. It can be seen on Trew or Gotham websites, here is a link...... http://tinyurl.com/gmyjltf . Now - I wouldn't want to fan any flames, but didn't Zaxcom have words with Tascam about their product which was somewhat similar to this, lacking only in the TC. I cant help but to think that this could get interesting........
  22. Could the work surface flop down over the front of the drawers, to keep them closed when it is stowed? sb
  23. If you are buying Wisy's for the emulations, then have a really good listen first. Trust your ears ;-)
  24. Go Button, for iPad and iPhone. There is a fully functioning free version, but you can only have one playlist in it. You can take the full convo in one file, and load it into many cues in Go Button. You can edit in and out points for each cue. It makes a big red button on the screen (might be green, I am working from memory) and each time you hit the button it plays the next cue. We were doing 7 and 8 minute long phone calls recently, and it worked brilliantly, 50+ cues......
  25. That went well then ;-) (where is the irony emoticon when you need it. ;-) sb