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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? 😃
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Searching for a splitter

    My understanding is that there is a difference between a splitter and a distribution amplifier. The splitter is usually passive and will have some transformers to isolate the signals, but little else in the way of electronics that could modify the incoming signal. A distribution amplifier will usually have active electronics inside that amplify the signal, and thus have more of an impact on the sound of the source that is going in to the unit. Not to say that a distribution amplifier won't fit the OP's needs, but there is a difference that should be acknowledged. -Mike
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    Searching for a splitter

    No personal experience with this, but I saw this on Gotham's website: https://www.gothamsound.com/product/eight-channel-rackmount-splitter Has XLR ins and outs. -Mike
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    True, but none of those products have the capability to act as a USB audio interface. That’s where the MixPre series is unique and having a fader panel would make it into a killer rig for a lot of the remote sessions I do, which are often Pro Tools based. -Mike
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    I want a MixPre fader panel so badly!
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    Smart slate question

    +1 on saving the cash. As long as both camera and slate work at the same frame rate (as you say they do), there is going to be functionally no difference between using the TS-1 and any other current slate. -Mike
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    Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    It s a surprisingly low price. The seller seems to have a decent amount of feedback though, going all the way back to 2001. Not saying thats proof of innocence, but I would expect somebody fencing stolen gear to have much less of an eBay history. -Mike
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    Ready to work, Atlanta

    Welcome to the forum, Tim! I took a glance at your website, and it seems nicely laid out and has a nice, clean presentation. If I could offer some constructive criticism I would say to go through it again and be extra careful spellchecking and proofreading all of your content. I know this probably doesn’t bug everybody like it does me, but for me, seeing spelling errors, capitalization errors, punctuation errors, etc., on someone’s website does turn me off from wanting to work with them. Good luck! -Mike
  22. The specs for the two mics only list a 2dB difference in self noise between the mics. Depending on how accurately you matched preamp gain and your monitoring environment, I’d say that’s small enough to go unnoticed. -Mike
  23. That would be a bummer. There are plenty of 8 in/8 out (or more) usb interfaces that have no trouble getting that data over a USB-A cable, so if this is the case wouldn’t it mean that the MP10T is terribly inefficient or purposely crippled? Thanks! -Mike