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  1. Good to know! Thanks for the response!
  2. Very off topic and in the when you have time category. What do you think of the build and sound quality of that brand of wireless and are you using their stock lav? I have a simple audio only traveling show that I need to outfit and this gear is incredibly inexpensive. I could buy instead of rent at those prices.
  3. Philip there is also the UR1 tx and UR5 receiver. $800 for the tx and $1200 for the rx. I demoed one of these sets a while back. They have very good range and sound pretty good. Although not as nice as Lectro to my ear.
  4. Hi Mario, I keep each of my LTs in a corrugated plastic tube that I made by rolling a piece long enough to include the tx and the antenna. I just put a heavy duty elastic around it to close the tube. I put the tubes in an upright carry all that has a slot for each tx. You could do a similar thing and make the tubes long enough to take up the space in the Lectro pouch. The tube doesn't add much size to the width of the tx and you should still be able to fit three to a side. You could leave the antennas on without worrying about damaging them. That would save you some set up time.
  5. I have four LT/LRs. I really like them! I usually run them at 50mw and don't have any range issues. I'm running through a PSC sm multi with two homemade coaxial dipoles that I clip to my harness. I love the infrared syncing and the menus are super easy to navigate. I went from four 211s to for LRs in my bag and saved a lot of weight!
  6. I went from RX4 to RX5 to get the free upgrade to six. I've been playing with it a bit on some of my field recordings and it works pretty well. As with any of these types of tools, less is more. You can over do it and get a duller sound, or worse yet have artifacts that are noticeable. I always monitor with headphones (Sennheiser HD280s) to make sure I'm not doing too much. I tried dialogue isolate on a track that had some ticking air handling noise along with the usual fan noise. First I tried dialogue isolate and it brought down the fan noise really well, but the ticking was still audible but reduced somewhat. So then I used the new dialogue denoiser first and got most of the fan noise but the ticking remained. I followed with dialogue isolate and got the majority of the ticking noise out. Without the fan noise it became apparent that the female subject could use some de essing, so I put that in the chain. I started with a preset but found it too aggressive. With a little tweaking I was able to get it sounding natural. The last thing I put in line was the deverb which I've never been able to get to work well. My goal was to reduce the slight roominess I was hearing on the boom track. For once I was able to find a setting that worked pretty well.
  7. Antenna contact with sweaty skin will give you range problemsl
  8. Totally agree with all the points JB made! And indeed the best reason is the last one. I really enjoyed meeting everyone in person the two times I was able to attend. Wish I could go this year but its not to be.
  9. Happy happy Birthday Jeff!
  10. Jim what's the deadline? I'm still trying to work some things out.
  11. I agree with John on the logistics of using a parabolic mic at a basketball game, but I do have to say with a full size, well tuned parab you could get you something if you're able to get into a spot that allows you to aim properly and if the coach and or players are shouting. Other factors would be if they're playing loud music and the crowd is really loud. When I do pro football with the units John mentioned I can actually hear stuff a very long distance away if the conditions are right. I don't know how much level there is at the mixer but there is something there. A basketball court is a much smaller area but that makes the background noise more concentrated. I don't have any experience with the smaller dishes like the Telinga but it would be far less obtrusive but would likely sound even thinner than a full sized dish.
  12. I have four of the LR/LT units and they are working well. My understanding is they are in between the 401 and 411 in terms of front end tracking. I don't have an issue with the controls being on the front. Not the most convenient but you adapt. I really appreciate the smaller size and lighter weight. I'm using battery replacers to power the receivers and all four are running into a PSC RF Multi SMA so I don't have the forest of antennas sticking out of the bag. My antennas are home brew coaxial dipoles.
  13. So you'd roll the cord onto the reel, then connect the next one to that and reel that one on and so on? Might be a slick way to do it if the connectors don't mess up the way the cable rolls onto the reel. You could have one reel for 25s and one for 50s so you can keep them sorted. The plastic ones wouldn't get too heavy I'm thinking.
  14. Very nice work! I have a D-4 as well and mounting it is often a serious hassle. The rx doesn't get powered directly from the battery from what I can see. Is that correct? How much do you charge for the D-4 mount?
  15. Give this one a try: They have a free trial too. I've gotten better results with this one compared to RX4.