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  1. Oh wow!!!
  2. Cool! How would this compare to a super softie on those mics? Less wind protection, more transparent? -Mike
  3. Well Aaton's a French company so I bet it would use a bidet... -Mike
  4. I thought this thread was going to be about fart jokes...
  5. You could try the "breath test" (gently). From Gearslutz: "What you should try is the "humidity test" or "breath test" to see if their is enough dirt on the capsule to get it to collapse. You don't want to spit on the capsule but you want to speak into without a pop filter and breath on it a bit to get a very tiny amount of moisture on the capsule. If the capsule is in bad shape the moisture from your breath will trigger conductivity across the dirt and this will show up as horrible loud thundering or crackling and the signal will cut out. Now, the breath test may also cause a good capsule to shut off for a second or two as well, but you won't hear the horrible noises a bad capsule will make when its shutting off and coming back on again."(jmikeperkins - 22nd December 2009, 08:49 PM) -Mike
  6. Hah! Love that you look totally unfazed. -Mike
  7. Correct. Most often, isos are recorded of each microphone pre-fader, so that the adjustments you to do create the mix track do not affect these recordings. Post gets all of the isolated tracks as well as the mix track you create on set, so they can choose what to use. -Mike
  8. I was able to download Mavericks from the Apple App store. If you had purchased it anytime when it was newly available before, it will be in your purchase history and available for re-download. And the update to 10.9.5 here: -Mike
  9. The Tascam DR-100 Mkii has a remote that comes with it. -Mike
  10. Are you hiding the lav on the talent? I'm sort of assuming not by your post. If not, I like to put lavs in a Garfield Hush Lav and then use this clip to attach it to the talent's shirt/coat/tie: The clip is large and easy to open and grip. The wire that holds the lav is meant for a much larger mic though, which is why the Hush Lav is necessary. I use this for ADR sessions all the time and it works great. I mostly use it with COS-11s, but I think a 4060 would work fine too. -Mike
  11. I'd love a small, 8-fader (with banks), digital mixer with digital I/O. And MIDI while we're dreaming. -Mike
  12. I am a little confused by this too. Also in the specs posted above, one section seems to say that there are 4 mic inputs plus 2 line inputs, then later it just says 4 mic/line inputs. Can anyone clarify? -Mike
  13. Whoaaaaaaaaaaa.
  14. Hey all - I went into my local dealer today intending to order a Hawkwoods NP1 cup to use with my Sonosax mixer and Sound Devices 788t. When I mentioned that I was going to use it with the Sound Devices, the sales rep said that he had heard of some issues with the Hawkwoods cups and the SD 788t - that somehow the Hawkwoods wasn't compatible with Sound Devices. Does anyone here have any thoughts on this or experience either way? Thanks! -Mike
  15. Ah, thanks everyone that makes sense. So it's just that it's possible for the 788t to trip the internal fuses because it can consume too much current. Steve, how would you mod the fuses? It is something that you can just switch to a fuse of a higher value? Or remove it entirely? Thanks all! -Mike
  16. Just imagine how much more stuff they could blame the soundies for if we recorded the picture too!
  17. Great sound starts at the source. Yes that means the actor/subject first but for us that also means that the microphones we use are the first way for us to get good sound. If the mics are subpar, nothing further down the line will improve the sound. So if I were you I would first and formost be looking to upgrade microphones. The 416 is a great outdoor mic - that and a good wind protection system are great choices. I would also invest in a great indoor mic too - something like the MKH50 or Schoeps CMC641. Then you'll have excellent quality mics for just about any situation. The SD633 is a great choice too, and yes, out can definitely run your 302 into it if you need more mic channels. I'd just start with the mics first and work from there. -Mike
  18. Super cool, thanks! -Mike
  19. I got the OWC kit and installed dual SSD's in my Mini. I did a clean install of OSX 10.9.5 and went from there. To do that, I downloaded the OSX installer on the old drive, and made a bootable install "disk" out of a USB flash drive. Then when I had the SSD's installed it was a simple matter to boot the computer from the flash drive and install OSX onto the SSD. Works great! -Mike
  20. Hey Simon - Just curious if there is an ETA on this - I would love one of these mounts for my 4017C - it would solve several issues.. -Mike
  21. I think it was just a crazy deal B&H offered to catch customers. Not indicative of anything happening at Sennheiser IMO. -Mike
  22. Hey guys - If anyone was thinking of picking up a 416, B&H has a deal on them for $599 right now! Just spreading the news! -Mike
  23. Yeah I believe the sale ended at midnight EST. Hope someone took advantage! -Mike
  24. I'd suspect the difference you're experiencing is more due to the advancements in the software between RX version 3 and RX version 5 than it is due to the difference between standalone and plugin formats. -Mike
  25. I agree that you'll probably have a hard time collecting, whatever it is. I also think that going after someone for an interest fee on a late payment is a quick way to lose a client. Sometimes it's worth it - if it's a client you don't care to work for anymore anyway then go for everything you can get. But if it's a client whom you have a good relationship with and whom you see yourself working with again in the future, going after someone for this will lead to some hurt feelings at the least. -Mike