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  1. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Yes, notes field for MixPre shows up for me the same as for my 633. However the @Fernando is right that the "Reports" section of the Wingman app is greyed-out and unavailable when connected to my MixPre-3. Is there a reason that sound reports are not available on the MixPres? -Mike
  2. Neumann RSM 191 Matrix box needed?

    Good call! From the RSM 190 manual: "The side signal is constituted by a transverse figure-8. Two opposed single capsules are arranged closely behind the interference tube capsule." -Mike
  3. Neumann RSM 191 Matrix box needed?

    There was some talk a few years ago, either on a Neumann forum or possibly on Gearslutz, about trying to build a smaller power supply only for the mic -without the M/S matrix in it. Not sure what came of that, I believe the idea was eventually scrapped as being too difficult and expensive, and not really worth it as the matrix box works well. But some judicious googling should turn up that discussion if you're interested. I have and use an RSM 190, and the matrix box isn't that big of a hassle. Totally worth it for the sound of the microphone IMO. -Mike
  4. Neumann RSM 191 Matrix box needed?

    The box actually provides power to the microphone, which uses a different powering scheme than phantom power can provide natively. So yes, the box is needed. You can still output discreet M/S from the box and do your matrixing in the 633, which is what I do. -Mike
  5. MixPre-6 or a second hand 552?

    +1 on this. To the OP: you have to figure out what your primary need is. If you primarily need a mixer, and sometimes need recording functions, then the 552 is awesome. If you primarily need a recorder, that happens to have some mixing functions, go MixPre-6. -Mike
  6. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    +1000 to this! And Paul, thanks for clarifying on the copy scheme. That was what I was hoping to hear. -Mine
  7. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    From Sound Devices' instagram page, this is a good look at the size of the new unit:
  8. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    The Wingman app doesn't offer any sort of fader control. It's great for entering notes and metadata, generating sound reports, and seeing levels but that's bout it at the moment. I'll bow to @Jim Feeley though and give SD a week or so to bask in this before bugging them for faders -Mike
  9. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Ok this is cool but now what I want is a fader control surface for the MixPre line... Are you listening Sound Devices? -Mike
  10. Speedy Recovery

    Glad you're on the mend, Jeff! Hope you have a quick recovery! -Mike
  11. DPA 4017B Vs CMIT 5U

    +1 to that @Constantin I have a CMIT5U up today at client request, with the hi boost and low cut on, and it does sound very smooth and really nice. I'm liking it quite a bit today. -Mike
  12. Boom Poles on Sale Today

    I was also interested to read that Auray offers carbon fiber extension tubes that apparently can be popped on any of these poles to make them longer without having to buy a whole new pole. I thought that was a pretty cool feature. -Mike
  13. Boom Poles on Sale Today

    Pretty good deal! No personal experience here to share although I have picked these up and played with them a little bit in the B&H store. They seemed pretty decent, but playing with it in the store is a long way away from actually using it in anger. FYI, the B&H website will let you order the pole at that price even if it says out of stock on the website. It just may take longer for them to get it to you. -Mike
  14. All Round Shotgun Mic MKH8060??

    DPA 4017 B/C or Sanken CS3e would be my picks. -Mike
  15. DPA 4017B Vs CMIT 5U

    That is a good point. I try hard to baby my mics so I don't have any personal experience, but the DPA is a modular design whereas the CMIT5u is all one piece, so I can see the Schoeps being a bit more rugged. I do check my DPA every time I put it up to make sure the connection between the capsule and preamp is tight. -Mike
  16. DPA 4017B Vs CMIT 5U

    I've had more experience with the DPA than with the Schoeps, but that's mostly because I like the DPA better. The DPA overall sounds a bit brighter than the Schoeps, but to me that translates as having a bit more clarity to the sound. It still sounds nice and full with a nice bottom end, and I don't feel that anything is missing. The CMIT5u has the Schoeps sound - very warm and natural – quite similar to the CMC 641. When I use it though, which is usually by client request, it always leaves me with the feeling that it's going to sound really great when it's had a little bit of EQ. The DPA on the other hand sounds great as is. The Schoeps seems to pick up a little more of the room than the DPA does. I have both the B and C preamps for the 4017. I use the mic a lot for ADR sessions where I'm not worried about size or weight, and in that situation I love the extra filters on the B preamp. When I'm booming I love the tiny size and weight of the C preamp. I have the Rycote basket made for the 4017 C, and the thing is so small it's amazing. -Mike
  17. sound devices media prices in UK

    I think it's funny that topics like this come up every couple of months. We in the US regularly pay more than our European cousins for brands like Neumann, Schoeps, DPA... but the moment an American brand costs more it's a huge deal. -Mike
  18. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    These look great, thanks for this! -Mike
  19. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Here's a question/request for Sound Devices: Is there any way to set or adjust the default frame rate the MixPre sets when it's in "Time Of Day" timecode mode? It seems like it sets itself to 30 fps and I don't see a way to change that. I realize this mode isn't for frame accurate timecode, but on little shoots like I did today where they're syncing with a clapper slate and plural eyes it works fine. I know it doesn't actually matter or influence how the file is recorded at all since we aren't using timecode on the shoot; I'm just more worried about someone down the line seeing the "wrong" frame rate in the metadata and thinking that I screwed it up. I don't want to have picture editors freak out when/if they see in the metadata that the audio is at 30fps. Today, I ended up using Wave Agent to change the files to 23.976 afterwards which is an option, but the process takes awhile if there are a lot of files. Thanks! -Mike
  20. Data Recovery

    Thats good to know! Glad it worked out! -Mike
  21. Data Recovery

    You could try downloading Audacity - its pretty good about opening otherwise unplayable files. You can even import the files as raw data in Audacity and then save them as WAV files. "File menu > Import > Raw Data" -Mike
  22. Delivering files from multiple recorders

    I would be interested to hear suggestions too. So far the only time I've had to do this is when I had more channels than my 788 could handle so I had to C-Link a 744t to it to handle the overflow. In that case file naming wasn't a problem, but I still dumped everything into Wave Agent afterward to generate one combined sound report and give all of the files to the editor together. -Mike
  23. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    +1 -Mike
  24. MixPre-6 – worth it for this beginner?

    What do you need the recorder to do that your DR-70D isn't doing right now? If you can answer that and the MixPre-6 fulfills those needs, then you'll have your answer. If if you're getting it just to impress clients, don't. As already stated, most clients don't know or care. If if you're getting it as a sound quality upgrade to the Tascam, fine, but keep in mind that your sound quality will still be limited by the worst sounding piece of gear in the signal chain. I doubt anyone could hear much of a difference between the RodeLink wireless you mentioned earlier into a DR-70D and the RodeLink into a MixPre. -Mike
  25. FYI if you're using this as a USB interface: I noticed the other day and have confirmed with Sound Devices that the individual track outputs over the USB bus are only post-fader, regardless of whether or not the internal ISO tracks are set to pre or post fader. Sound Devices says they will pass this along to the development and firmware team but a couple other people chiming in and asking for a fix wouldn't be a bad thing either. -Mike