Dave

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Thanks for the tips guys - will be sure to check out HideAmic :-) Keep well, Dave
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Thanks guys - all great advice. Yes, good point - new products at NAB might be worth waiting for :-) Ciao, Dave
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Hi All, Was checking out this Bill Frisell concert on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loMqVClAWz4 Had my head in the sweet spot (equilateral triangle between left and right speakers). I noticed that the guitar seemed to appear right in front of me - and very forward, as if coming right to me. If i move my head slowly between the speakers, I can hear a very narrow but distinct centre. Not sure if I'm hearing a stereo mix or dual mono - nonetheless an interesting feeling that the instruments/music is coming right to me, as opposed to feeling distant coming from the stage. Curious to see what y'all might hear. Thanks. Cheers, Dave
  13. Hi All, After reading the recent post showing the photoshop mockup of a Sound Devices 302 mixer with a built-in 3 track recorder, it got me thinking : The Fostex DC-R302 that I have is a 3 input to stereo recorder. From a technical standpoint, how hard do you think it would it be for Fostex to increase the track count from stereo to 3 or 4 tracks? This would be a cool upgrade if at all possible :-) Would this be a software tweak or be limited by the hardware? The meters only show left and right but maybe a software workaround? Thought I'd run it by you guys before checking in with Fostex. Thanks very much. Cheers, Dave
  14. Hi All, I can't even imagine what this sound was like at the location - scary low end, in more ways than one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU Makes you think. Cheers, Dave