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

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  1. You're correct if you simply put two cardioids back to back. As the original post stated though, flipping the phase on one of the cards (the "rear" mic) is what gives the figure-8 pattern as opposed to an Omni-like pattern. The coincidence of the diaphragms also determines how accurate the pattern is. That's why single diaphragm figure-8 mics like the MKH30 are so highly regarded. Ribbon mics also use a single element for both sides of the pattern, hence the deep null. Simply putting two cardioid mics back to back will never get the diaphragms close enough to give an accurate figure-8 pattern. -Mike
  2. The above re:bags was from page 4 of this thread too. -Mike
  3. Contact Chris Johnson of Busman Audio. He does mods on the DR-680 and also fixed mine when I did the same thing as you - fried the power circuit with an improper voltage setting. He's great and knows the unit well. I believe the fix was about $100 for mine. -Mike
  4. I've used my MKH50/30 rig indoors with just the foam covers that come with the mics. The foam gets a little squished between the mics but it works fine. Won't stand up to super quick boom swings but you will want to avoid those anyway when using a stereo rig (as I'm sure you know) so you don't get wild sudden changes in the stereo image. -Mike
  5. 416 sounds better than the Diety to me on decent headphones. The 416 seems like it is picking up a bit more background noise just because its a hotter mic - if the mics were level matched i bet the noise would be similar, if not worse on the Diety. The Diety just sounds small and compressed to me whereas the 416 sounds more full and natural. -Mike
  6. Somebody should tell K-tek they missed April Fools' Day by a couple of weeks
  7. My favorite is the Beyerdynamic DT–102. Its comfortable, sounds good, and makes a good seal on most people's heads. I use it all the time as talent headphones for ADR sessions and it's great. -Mike
  8. Yeah a 4-hour run time seems like a deal breaker for most productions. How long is the recharge time after the battery is depleted?
  9. I would add my +1 to this request as well. I can definitely see myself using this mostly attached to a computer, where the gain trims are more important to quickly adjust than the mix track. And Nic, thanks for clearing up the USB issue. I was worried when I saw the initial copy saying a USB-Y cable was included that it wouldn't run well off of one normal USB port. Glad to hear that is not the case. In most situations when I'm doing portable recording I do not have 2 free USB ports on my laptop to dedicate to this - as I also need a Pro Tools dongle, etc. I use a USBPre2 now and I'm thinking the MixPre-6 will be an awesome replacement for that -Mike
  10. Thanks for being here Nic! Here's another question that wasn't clear to me from the manual: Can you connect the MixPre 6 (or 3) to a computer with either the USB C or USB A port? Or is the USB A port just for keyboard support? I'm asking mainly because I would love to be able to use the AC power adapter (which if I'm not mistaken has a USB-C connection) at the same time as the MixPre is connected to a computer as an audio interface. Thanks! -Mike
  11. My impression from reading the manual was that, yes the pots default to volume to the mix bus and not gain, and there is no gain control in "Basic" mode. In "Advanced" mode however, there seems to be gain adjustment as normal, along with limiter control. I would also be curious if there was a quick way to set the pots to "gain" mode, or a way to change that to be the default if I want to ride the gain going to my ISO's. -Mike
  12. The manual is now online on the SD website. -Mike
  13. Yeah that is the way it seems Thanks guys! Love the size of this! -Mike
  14. True! Specs look good! Do any of our esteemed dealers know the actual size of the two units? It doesn't look like the -6 is that much physically larger than the -3 (which would be great). -Mike
  15. Ok this rocks my world. Not a replacement for my 633 or 788t or 702... but a huge help in lots of other situations. Hopefully the mic preamps will be on par with other SD products - I always get a little nervous when marketing departments start giving mic preamps cute names... -Mike