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About Dave

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  • Birthday 01/01/1

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Indie audio, video and music production
  1. Hi All, I've been following the J.W. discussions regarding the changing legal wireless frequencies in the US. Prior to acquiring new gear, I thought it would be prudent to see what the latest and projected frequency situation is in Canada (Ontario). Is Canada tending to follow the US with respect to the reassignment of frequencies? What frequencies are "safest" at this time? I've Googled but have come up with little info. Thanks kindly for any knowledge you care to share. Have a great evening. Cheers, Dave
  2. Thanks kindly Paul. Sounds very nice. Also like the solo piano clip - the harmonics are rich sounding. Will look forward to hearing more examples as they come available. Wishing you a great day! Cheers, Dave
  3. Hi All, Wondering if anyone has done a music tracking session into a DAW using a Sound Devices MixPre 6/3? Thinking of retiring an Apogee Duet Firewire and wonder how the MixPres sound for music tracking. It's ability to do double duty is very attractive if the studio sound is in the Duet league or better. I've seen a video or two demo-ing recording music live-off-the-floor direct into the MixPre - more curious as to how it sounds as DAW interface as compared to others in it's price-point. Would love to hear a full layered session (clean instruments - not distorted guitar) with a wide variety of acoustic and virtual instruments and especially male and female lead and background vocal overdubs. Curious if the MixPres have "musical mojo" as tracks are layered :-)) Thanks very kindly. All the best, Dave
  4. Hi to All in T.O. In the process of comparison shopping for gear in Toronto - am I missing any other (or new) suppliers other than the 2 main "usual suspects"? Have had great assistance from both these very helpful suppliers of course, just seeing if I've missed any other sources to check out. Thanks very much. Have a great Monday :-) Cheers, Dave
  5. "In Mouth" Wireless Mic

    Here's another interesting and maybe strange wireless mic rig - an "in mouth" mic/wireless system. http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/06/13/in_q_tel_s_funding_for_spy_and_surveillance_technologies_.html No more futzing with hiding lavs - just don't swallow it :-) Cheers, Dave
  6. Hi All, Found this mic with laser pointing feature kind of interesting: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/StarLight Got me wondering about actual long distance sound transfer via laser and saw this : Perhaps feasible technology to someday just aim "laser mic" at sound source from any distance and pull in sound via an invisible beam that might also track an audio subject's movements, keeping on-axis ? Currently not good for the an actors' eyeballs or camera sensor though. Boom operators might then be called sound snipers :-) Maybe heat seeking mics? And this : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_microphone Cheers, Dave
  7. Thanks for the tips guys - will be sure to check out HideAmic :-) Keep well, Dave
  8. Hi All, This is so strange to me - boggles my mind. What's your take on this? They've recreated a bit of England, Paris and left Manhattan unfinished. As the gentleman narrating the video suggests, this has got to have some kind of world wide trickle down effect. People living in squalor in other places in the world and then you have this... humans can be pretty messed up in their thinking. Cheers everyone.... keep well :-)) Dave
  9. Hi All, Just a quick question about your favoured mounting and wind protection accessories for DPA Lavs (4060 - 4061). I just picked up a 4061 and see so many mounting clip options in the DPA catalogue and elsewhere. Are there any versatile mounts that you especially recommend for common uses, hidden and exposed? Thanks very much for sharing your knowledge and experience :-) Cheers, Dave
  10. Hi Guys, Maybe something funky at my end? Can't sign into JW with my email address/password, yet it works with my username/password.... am I missing something or maybe Firefox incompatibility? Thanks. Cheers, Dave
  11. Thanks guys - all great advice. Yes, good point - new products at NAB might be worth waiting for :-) Ciao, Dave
  12. Good Afternoon All, On the verge of upgrading kit. What are your thoughts about keeping my 302 as a backup and to use as a channel expander with a SD633 when required? Or, would it be wiser to just move up to a 664, though budget would probably dictate selling 302. With the 302 as a 633 expander, is it possible to get 3 separate channels from 302 into 3 line-ins on 633 and record 6 simultaneous discreet tracks when needed? I can see feeding sd302 LR XLR outs for 2 channel expansion - how do I best get the 3rd channel out of the 302? Having a backup/second bag 302 rig seems prudent though. I very much appreciate your thoughts and experience. Thanks kindly. Cheers, Dave
  13. Hi All, I found an old 1980 Bruel and Kjaer 4125 measurement mic that was given to me, while going through my old bits and pieces. I've never had this mic hooked up at all but it still has me intrigued. I would like to hear it at least once before it goes back into the box. I have the accompanying "type 2810 power supply" that appears to have a "battery" function. I cracked open the box but there is no battery slot that I can see. The mic itself is quite DPA-like, very miniature with a mini lemo connector. I don't see a battery compartment in the mic body either. Perhaps I could have the connector adapted for a more common power supply? The printed info label on the mic capsule storage vial says the following: Type 4125 Condenser Microphone Cartridge, Open circuit sensitivity at 1013 mbar, 23 degrees Celcius and 50% R.H. 140.8 dB re. 1 V per Pa. Capacitance : 14.5 pF (typically), Polarization voltage : 28 V, Frequency : 250 Hz, Date : 3-11-80 If anyone has any ideas about how to power this mic or has used one before, I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks kindly and have a great evening. Cheers, Dave
  14. Hi All, Just added my first Microdot connector Lav to my set-up - a DPA 4061. Now researching microdot adapters and am comparing the DPA adapters to the AKG versions. I am needing to use the 4061 with Sennheiser G3 wireless, at least for the next while. Are these Microdot adapters universal or interchangeable? Here's the AKG version : https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1192234-REG/akg_6500h00310_mda3_sen2_microlite_microphone.html versus the DPA version: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/390976-REG/DPA_Microphones_DAD6034_DAD6034_MicroDot_to_Locking.html Would there be any technical and/or quality difference between the 2 brands? I also see an "off shore" brand available elsewhere but a little hesitant about that, unless anyone has a favourable reliability rating for these. Lastly, any issues with DPA 4061 with XLR microdot adapter into Sound Devices 302? How is mic safely drawing power from 302? Thanks for sharing your expertise and experiences - very kind. Best Regards, Dave Mc.