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  1. 633 firmware improvements

    Inputs 4 to 6 Trim up to 22dB. That's possible on 688 and 664.
  2. Induction Kitchen Nightmare

    That induction inducts the mic itself and the cable between lav and transmitter, I guess, so changing frequencys won't help unfortunately. I even had that once with a wired(!) MK41 (!). Recently talked to a Sennheiser developer about this issue. It was new to him that this is a big problem for us. For oncoming products they will think about testing induction noise (within the other tests a new product runs through before thrown onto the market).
  3. Hearing Follow Focus

    Can be annoying. I experience RF problems too sometimes with Steadycam remotes.
  4. Multi Tasking !!!

    Well as long as they hire you as a sound recordist you can say to yourself: I'm the best payed drone battery holder in town! That's what I think then too while being a kind of taxi driver, GoPro installer, tripod carrier, watchman...
  5. Thank you very much for this background information! Great piece of work! I listened to it several times, even on monitor boxes and with monitor headphones. I didn't expect every instrument being played really live cause I thought that this would have been too complicated. From my experience also the crosstalk from vocals and acoustic guitars must have been quite challenging.
  6. sennheiser cable

    This is a cable for connecting a Sennheiser EK 2012 to a mixer or camera.
  7. Sound Devices acquires Audio, wow!

    They're becoming a little too mighty...
  8. AES Inputs on Mixer/Recorder

    +1 digital inputs: do not always work (for whatever reason: clock, format, cable, impedance, rate ... ) analogue inputs: always work Very important when you are out in the field. Analogue is the emergency exit.
  9. I don't use AVX myself, but I've been supervising some units for video journalists (self shooting journalists) and I highly recommend it for them. Sound quality is way better than with Evolution, linear up to 20kHz. There is no struggle with gain settings or frequencies, and AVX is very rugged. Limiter is excellent. Ideal system for people who have no clue doing pro sound and travelling around, having no time for rules and laws. There is also an AVX system in use serving as a camera hop between 633 and FS7/2. Line cable used: Sennheiser CL2. About 66dB of dynamics is achieved, which is a sufficent compromise. That camera crew switches from country to country a lot. It doesn't always work, but then they use the audio files from the 633. I personally wouldn't use AVX due to the delay (19ms) and the range which is shorter than a pro system adjusted correctly. You also have to care about the lav. A normal lav (e.g. an MKE2 from evolution) won't do. It will receive DECT noise. You have to use the lav that's shipped with the AVX.
  10. Favorite PA Demo Songs?

    Check the bass with India Arie - Back To The Middle
  11. wireless lapel systems for budget

    Been using all generations of Sennheiser wireless equipment - and yes: nothing can beat an SK 9000 transmitting to an EK 6042 (both the latest models). Sennheiser got better with every generation of wireless: The SK 5212 sounds a little better than SK 5012 / SK 50, the EK 3241 sounds a little better than EK 3041 and EK 6042 sounds a little better than EK 3241. This is noticeable especially in clearity of high frequencies and low end freqs and audible companders. I would say that an SK 5212-II together with an EK 6042 doesn't produce any compander sounds unless you choose a very very very wrong gain setting on the transmitter. Even if the equipment you describe is old, I would still prefer it over new low budget stuff like Evolution because: - the HiDynPlus transmitters have an excellent limiter built in - transmission stability is great though range may not - ruggedness and reliability - service friendly (only transmitter) Yes, modern pro equipment from Sennheiser, Lectro, Sony DWX, Wisycom and all the others are way better, but if money matters it's the best choice. Those units were built for eternity.
  12. Helpful also when you and 20 newsshooters are plugged to a press distribution box and you have to leave first :-)
  13. Headphone

    HD25 and MDR7506. Both are excellent on location to make technical issues audible (rumble, rustle, white noise, dropouts, distortion, compander artifacts, digital mess). But I really wouldn't use them to judge equalizing because they sound brighter than the result on loudspeakers.
  14. Absolute UTC-based Timecode?

    OB vans and tv studios usually use a TC that's set by GPS, local time. When doing ENG sports shoots I (have to) ask the engineer to give me an output to synchronize our mixer and camera. I guess the reason why there is no common use of UTC as TC in our world is that there are too many concepts gathering absolute time. There is GPS (not working in buildings), DCF77 (only central Europe), mobile phones (no reliable time Information) and other ways I don't know. A manufacturer only will develop a TC device that works everywhere in the world to get money out of it. Not possible nowadays
  15. NEW SHARP 8K-Camcorder 8C-B60A with MADI input?

    What's also interesting: An ENG style camera with super 35 sensor instead of 2/3. Did the popularity of FS7 and Amira influence the developers?