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About Mobilemike

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    Mobile ADR recording, location sound, foley, sound editing and mixing.

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  1. Mobilemike

    Metric Halo's 3D

    Wow nice, thanks for posting! I wasn’t sure that this would ever happen either. Price seems quite reasonable too - $499 early access for LIO8/ULN8 or $599 after early access. -Mike
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    Unusual lav hiding gear

    Interesting! How thick is it? It looks a bit thick in the picture - does it make a noticeable bulge in the shirt? -Mike
  3. I have a separate SD card (a very old 2GB one) that I only use for firmware updates on my MixPres. That way I can leave all of the updates on there and carry the card with me, making it very easy to roll back to an earlier version if something starts to go crazy on set. I would not leave the update file on the same card you use to record on - if you just have the one card I would format it after installing the update. -Mike
  4. *knocks on wood* My gaff tape solution for the Remote Audio cup hasn’t failed yet! -Mike
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    What you you recommend to power the MixPre 3

    Personally, I prefer using the USB-C port as the main power source on the MixPre-3 and -6 over any of the aftermarket Hirose options. The reason for that is that when powering from the USB-C port I can still keep AA batteries in their tray attached to the MixPre as a backup power source in case anything fails. With the Hirose adapters you are limited to just that one source of power. I just loop the USB-C cable through the side peg of the MixPre and it’s pretty secure. -Mike
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    Best windscreen for close voice recordings

    Yes, IMO that’s a pretty standard VO micing technique, useful with all types of condenser microphones. I position my mics above and angled down toward the mouth all the time in the studio, using U87’s mostly. -Mike
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    Best windscreen for close voice recordings

    The Rycote Invision pop filter is the most transparent one I’ve ever heard. I use it all the time for VO with large diaphragm mics like the U87 or TLM170. They sell it it in a kit with the INV-7 shockmount so you can use this pop filter with your 4018 as well. http://mymic.rycote.com/products/shock-mounts-suspension/invision-studio/invision-inv-7-pop-filter-kit/ -Mike
  8. @Matt Bryant will you please offer @IronFilm a red delicious so we can all go back to talking about microphones? 😃
  9. Mobilemike

    Sound Devices Mix Pre 6 With Zax wireless

    New firmware (v.2.20) released today that has among other features: Output gain range increased by 20dB. Hopefully that will help with the level issue. I’m picking up my new IFB200 today or tomorrow from Gotham so this firmware comes at a great time! -Mike
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    Audix SCX1 HC and Sennheiser MKH 416 Audio Sample.

    Interesting. I guess I’ll have to check it out! -Mike
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    Audix SCX1 HC and Sennheiser MKH 416 Audio Sample.

    How would you compare it to the CS1e? -Mike
  12. Mobilemike

    Today's challenge - find a working GOLD RE-20 --

    Dreamhire isn't renting equipment anymore, but if there is one out there I bet Chris would still know where to find it. He's still answering calls/emails: https://www.dreamhire.com -Mike
  13. Mobilemike

    Best Shotgun Mic for Singing Guitarist on Location

    The 416 has kind of a high frequency fizz sometimes on certain voices. I don’t think it’s distortion, just the sound of the microphone itself. My top choice for something like this would be my Neumann RMS 190; I like the stereo image to give a little extra life to the performance. For a mono mic I would choose a Neumann KMR 81.
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    Favorite Plug-Ins for Post

    I quite like the Avid Pro Limiter. That’s included with a Pro Tools HD upgrade package. DMG Audio makes some excellent stuff. Their EQ’s (Equality and Equick) are my go-to EQ’s. Massey Plugins are awesome too. Soundtoys gives some some free ones away from time to time. Cool little effects. -Mike