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  1. The Immoral Mr Teas

    When Production doesn’t rent your kit

    Ha ha - and - ha ha. J
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    Zoom F8n.

    Not really - I'm sure John wants to clear the bags as well as the F8 before the 'n' and its new bag comes in ... and if anyone expressed an intention to buy the recorder at its full price he'd tell them the bundle was on offer. For me - I can't really complain since Zoom have improved on an already good / inexpensive product without a price increase - although without digi IO and/or a cascade feature I'm not one of those rushing to pre-order ... not to say I might not pick one up eventually though. An editor friend has one and rates it (the 8). J
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    On My Radio

    Forgot to mention the other evening how much Helen and I enjoyed that Marie Osmond clip, Dan! I wonder if it inspired Vic Reeves to re-enact that Cabaret Voltaire performance? "There are three hundred and ninety one members of the Dada movement. Anyone who wishes to become a member of the Dada movement can be one." Jez
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    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    My assumption was that the TC went to the centre track so feeding any signal (or 'silence') to the centre track would bypass the TC. Seemed a little extreme to have to open up a machine and modify a board to cancel it - you might be doing this every other day! Unscrewing a tuchel (and remembering not to lose it) seemed a simpler solution. Apologies for leading you down a blind path. If I were you I'd probably disable it at the board anyway, since it's hardly much use to you and a potential annoyance for bleed down the road (after all, you could always reengage it if desired). Best, Jez
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    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    I may be wrong (I've never used the TC Nagra) but (for other Nagra IV users out there...) was not the TC just recorded onto the cue track (as per the Harvey etc mods before the IVTC came out) ? If so, surely it was expected to sometimes use the CUE track not for the new TC option but for an old fashioned pulse track (if post/transfer couldn't handle TC) or even it's other 'main use' as a 3rd track (for verbal notes etc) ? I would be very surprised if you couldn't just bypass the TC feed by inserting a 'audio' input signal into the CUE (and just make this 'audio signal' inaudible = silence). The CUE tuchel on the IV-S comes with a jumper plug fitted? Might it be the same or similar on the IVS-TC (ignoring completely a separate TC connection - presumably LEMO) ? Please someone chirp in who knows the machine better - I don't have access to my Nagras or manuals at the moment. (Oh - and btw, my other suggestion was a lame joke ... damn English humour ...) Jez
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    Question for the Nagra aficionados...

    My first comment was also going to be what Dela said. My IV is not TC but since the TC is just recorded on the centre CUE track you will be able to just bypass/block the TC by "feeding" another track of silence onto this track ... not at home to look for the actual connector but it's one of the tuchels on the side. It might be as simple as screwing or unscrewing the jumper tuchel plug that's on the machine (look in the manual for 'CUE track' and it should explain it all). Regarding those nice cases ... why not get the Halliburton and then a larger Pelican to fit the Halliburton with the Nagra inside for air travel? If you get a large enough Pelican it can take not only the case with the Nagra but additional accessories like power supply, cables, extra batteries and even just lead shot or similar extra ballast. (Note to self - if you have nothing constructive to say ...) Best, Jez
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    Another Legend Lost: John Gozzard, founder of Rycote

    Or, Phil, the "Dougal" as it was known in England, named after a certain celebrity dog it resembled. For all at Rycote, and friends and family of John, condolences. A product and a company that has been there, and supported us, through long hair and short hair. RIP
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    Zoom F8n.

    What I would hope for (or possibly 'would have hoped for'?) on an update of the F8 would principally be a digital I/O (AESEBU preferably or SPDIF or both) and a cascade link to sync and operate two or more of them together. (A digi IO would of course enable it to be synched easily to another suitably equipped machine, and for many of 'us' pro sound users that might be our 'A' recorder, like a SD 7 series or whatever). The only other obvious updates would be open mic/line selection between the XLR and TRS inputs, a choice of pro and consumer line for the inputs and ditto for the outputs. Oddly, in this era of the Zoom 4/8 and the MixPre 3/6/10, grabbing a cheap second hand Tascam DR680 as a synchable B recorder begins to look tempting for cheap (occasional) high track counts ... bring in the digital sync please Zoom! Jez
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    On My Radio

    For Daniel especially, or anyone who appreciates a classic from the "Jazz Age" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PVjR80q3G4 and if anybody can make yootoob just play please go ahead for me looks like one must just cut and paste
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    Zoom F8n.

    Ha nice one Samuel ! What I wouldn't mind seeing would be some syncable addition - either AES/EBU digi in-out or word clock or some other cascade/sync function. Aside from that it is just the implementation of a choice of line out as well as the current consumer line out and (I think) mic out. Always been an impressive machine for the money. Jez
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    Anyone for Leeds?

    I might make it to Plasa Leeds (UK) tomorrow or Wednesday. Missed Glasgow with the snow. Anyone here planning on going? Jez Adamson (UK Film TV sound editor)
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    Best Shotgun Mic for Singing Guitarist on Location

    That's interesting - I haven't used the 21 cap but I would have no real reason to think that a 41 cap would be less 'harsh'. One thing to bear in mind is that (and I think there are maybe a couple or so different 21 caps for free/diffuse field correction) an 'omni' mic (or in this case a wide Omni) is still directional on axis. One possibility is that you have a capsule which is accentuating the HF which is intended to be pointed off axis? The 8020 also has its on-axis HF response but is a free field mic. Jez
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    Best Shotgun Mic for Singing Guitarist on Location

    Fair comment Chris! Note to self - pay better attention! (I'd read the first but skimmed subsequent posts...) Jez
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    Best Shotgun Mic for Singing Guitarist on Location

    I'm not Constantin but I will butt in! It's funny to ask what mono dialogue film production mic might be used to record music. Wha is your end delivery format? Mono? Stereo? Personally for a stereo delivery I would tend toward an omni pair for outdoor music ..? Jez
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    Nagra Stories Sound-men won’t ever tell

    Joseph I found and copied the first and fourth of those photos myself last week! The first two relate to the 1000m bathyscope descent which Stefan himself took part in - as a documentarist. The last is actually Jean Thevenot (centre) I think offering Stefan Kudelski (right) the prize of Chasseurs de Sons - Hunter of Sound. I will get back soon with more info - I had a week with friends in France who presented me with some wonderful Nagra info.
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    MKH 8000 series Finish

    As a Sennheiser owner-user, Schoeps owner-user, DPA/B&K owner-user ... I have to say this ought hopefully be brought here to the attention of Sennheiser. As I've said I own first generation 8040s with no problem. And other MKH mics. I do hope we see a good resolution.
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    MKH 8000 series Finish

    wow - had mine since released with no issue whatsoever - true they get light use but still ... jez
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    NAB 2018 Products update

    Interesting ... but what I'd really like to see would be 2 inputs and 6 outputs (or none and six, or four and six, or six and six ... just want those extra outputs). Jez
  19. Been using them for years ... as ambience gatherers on this metro line and many others! As the clip demonstrates they sound great and at 20mV/Pa (akin to the Sennheiser MKH ranges, although not so super quiet) the 4060 has plenty of reach for most applications - including as ambient plants if needed (for which I've used them too). I really can't imagine anybody coming away disappointed from a DPA 4060 purchase. True, they're not cheap, but for what they are they are the best - and an investment for life (or at least until you eventually get careless enough to stick them somewhere REALLY stupid). Jez
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    Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    Patrick, that is so lovely - nice to see the BD1 atop the camera. No S obviously but I hope OP doesn't care about that! Jez
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    SONA Dutch translation please?

    And thanks Vincent!
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    SONA Dutch translation please?

    SONA This might be the most ridiculous translation request ever on a "professional" user group BUT it isn't coming up on bollocks.translate or 'tother obvious tries. I expect it means - or is short for something meaning - SOUND, but I would love to know for sure what a Dutch recordist (several decades ago) labelling (excellent) tracks actually meant by SONA. BTW (sic) there are a few abbreviations in labelling and those there are are obvious. I just want to be sure I'm not mistranslating a bunch of FX / wild tracks. I've done this a lot with French (and know my way around GP for instance) but I'm hoping a Dutch friend here might set my mind at rest why SONA fails to translate easily with online CRAP Cheers! Jez
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    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    Hey yes it was a joke - but I'm not noted for my humour (save on MS discussions) so fair enough. Actually Inari has the last laugh because I can only see the link in GIGANTIC FONT! So therefore cannot see it. But I'm still trying (because I'm damn sure it's a fine retort)! Haven't voted, but I veer towards the 'neither' - MP6 and F8 being the most obvious contenders for usefulness to me ... but that's why companies now are very happy to develope and present alternate version families of machines. Welcome to JWS and truly thanks for the write ups, Inari - I'm a big Ozu fan ... and Tanazaki ... arigato! Jez
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    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    In my experience specifying cable and connector characteristics is little use without knowing what grade solder was used. J
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    SONA Dutch translation please?

    Tim, thanks, you probably answered the question for me. I guess it's a location (in Papua New Guinea) - I reckoned all the other 'non-translatable' repeated words in the listings were locations but I never thought it for SONA - partly because of it being so close to 'sound' as a word and because I'm very familiar in abbreviations ( I share a lot of FX with fellow French, Swedish and Danish editors for instance). It was never an 'issue' to know the answer for sure but assuming it's a location is good for me until I eventually need to check details with the director (who's an anthropologist). Many thanks and cheers! Jez Adamson
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