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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. Advice on music video style upcoming shoot

    Apparently Taylor Swift's backup dancers have to do her music videos while only dancing to a click track - no music. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.buzzfeed.com/amphtml/stephenlaconte/heres-how-taylor-swift-prevents-her-backup-dancers-from Try showing that to a director who insists on a loud music track! -Mike
  2. iPhone 7 mic

    I have a Shure MV88 that I carry with me all the time just so I'm prepared if I hear anything worth recording. I like it pretty well - doesn't compare to my main SFX mics (Sennheiser MKH 30/40), but it's fine for down and dirty recording. Its a little bass shy and a little bit noisy for quiet ambiences, but overall pretty good. I use the Shure MOTIV app to record into as that let's you control all the features of the mic. -Mike
  3. 96khz to 48khz converter

    If you have access to a Pro Tools system it's very easy to do on there
  4. Rycote Mic Protector case

    Nice, I was wondering about price. thanks Jim! I've made a few PVC cases like that too and while they work fine and are very protective, like Jim said they are heavy and bulky and carrying multiple mics takes up a lot of space quickly. They also look like pipe bombs which is sometimes a little startling for people... Anyway i think having the Rycote option for lighter duty where you don't need quite as much shock protection (95% of what I do) will be awesome. -Mike
  5. Rycote Mic Protector case

    Just saw this announcement: http://rycote.com/microphone-windshield-shock-mount/mic-protector-case/?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Mic Protector Case Looks pretty awesome. Includes 3 tubes that go inside to separate the mics too. -Mike
  6. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Nice! Do you remember the size of the grommet that fits? -Mike
  7. Help Me Round Out My Kit!

    Sadly no, I haven't ever charged extra for this. It's more about providing the best product than any specific client request. If it's a choice between the U87 and a nice wireless set then yes, you will probably get more use out of the wireless. Just wanted to point out that the 87 isn't totally useless on set!
  8. Linking 2x Mix Pre 10Ts

    I don't see why this wouldn't work, normal caveats about re-jamming apply of course. -Mike
  9. Linking 2x Mix Pre 10Ts

    You will want to hook up both word clock and timecode. Probably best to send to both units from an external sync box since it looks like you will only have one BNC port to work with (which should be used for word clock), and will have to input timecode through the Aux In port. -Mike
  10. Help Me Round Out My Kit!

    I get requests fairly frequently for temp voiceover to be recorded on set. Sure, you could get away with doing this with your production mics, but if you already have a U87 why not put up the sexy VO mic for this? Might make you a hero. I've got one of these little "isolation chambers" that fits over the top of the mic and reduces some of the room noise too: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1346491-REG/auray_iso_armor_2_iso_shield_for_recording.html Just another thought. -Mike
  11. Soundfield on the cheap?

    One of the spec sheets I found said that it would have a multi-pin output to access all of the capsules individually. -Mike
  12. Advice on music video style upcoming shoot

    Besides having the volume really low on playback, try rolling off as much of the high end as you can get away with on the playback tracks. If most of the bleed is low frequency, then it seems like that would be a little easier to deal with in post. -Mike
  13. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Very pretty! How are you powering the MixPre? AA's? -Mike
  14. Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    I tried it and returned it. I love the INV-Lite shockmount, but hated the softie. May have been a problem with the one I got, but the fur on the softie I had was not firmly attached to the foam, so when I attempted to put the mic in it the foam just got all bunched up inside the fur instead of sliding smoothly down the mic. I tried for about 10 min to get it to work and failed, so took it back. I still own the INV-Lite shockmount though and use it all the time; it's great. -Mike
  15. Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    I don't know that I would use the foam in the Rycote basket. Besides being in the way of the lyres, I think I remember reading that it actually degrades performance of the basket as it reduces the amount of dead air in the basket. Just takes an extra second to slip the foam on after you remove the mic from the basket. I have the 4017C and Rycote basket and have had no issues with it the way the green lyres came set up. -Mike
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