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  1. Mobilemike

    3d printed XLR caps, RX mount, and mic cases

    Kudos, Allen! That's cool of you thanks a bunch! -Mike
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    3d printed XLR caps, RX mount, and mic cases

    Very nice! Any chance you would share the 3D printer file? -Mike
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    MKH40 outdoor - rycote baseball vs babyball

    I think it’s more that if the wind is really blowing hard, it could possibly find its way into the mic body and to the capsule through the switch.
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    Need mic recommendations for recording car exhaust

    I used standard xlr cables when I rigged up a car last year. Ran them into the door. The rubber gasket around the door had enough give not to harm the cables. Just tape them down really (really) well on the outside of the car. -Mike
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    Abisonic Microphones

    Cool, just wanted to clarify. And I was genuinely curious too because I don’t know anyone who has actually tried the Røde Soundfield yet. Rode does also make some nice microphones for studio recording: their NT5/NT6’s and NTR ribbons in particular are pretty well regarded in the location music world. I’m hopeful that the NT-SF1 is going to be something really cool. -Mike
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    Abisonic Microphones

    Have you heard and used the Røde? Or are we just making random assumptions? -Mike
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    MKH40 outdoor - rycote baseball vs babyball

    +1 Cinela Leo-25 works great for the MKH40. -Mike
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    Micing an old car for effects: a Ford Model T.

    You may have already found this out from reading other threads, but any microphone that’s outside of the vehicle needs to be wrapped in quite a bit of foam. The Rycote overcover by itself will not cut it. When I did a car recently I got some fairly thick foam from a craft store, and zip tied it all around my lavs. The foam will also help protect the microphone from the heat of the engine or exhaust.
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    Simultaneous Translation

    I think your system sounds fine, and I would’ve done pretty much exactly the same as you. -Mike
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    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    Sound Devices has been very reluctant to make promises about upcoming/planned features in my experience. This doesn’t necessarily mean that phase reverse will not be added in a future firmware update. -Mike
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    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    I have done tests with the MixPre where I pulled out the power supply in the middle of recording a file. The file survived just fine. -Mike
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    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
  14. 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
  15. *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
  19. @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.