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Everything posted by Constantin

  1. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    Not meaning to stir up another one of those Zaxcom vs the rest of the world discussions, but I‘d say the jitterer should fix it not the jitteree
  2. And the phasing you can hear is a result of mic placement, not of the mic design
  3. NAB 2018 Products update

    It‘s a computer interface, so... USB?
  4. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    That’s very strange. I thought TC was TC. Is the signal coming out of the Zaxcom recorders perhaps a bit on the low side? Or too loud?
  5. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    Sure why not. I was just disappointed, because at first glance I thought the transmitters could now do transmit and record at the same time and the accompanying text to your link above implies this, too.
  6. Tentacle sync e + nomad at 29.97

    My Sync E jammed just fine from a 788T. Just tested both 29.97 and 29.97DF. Both rates jammed without complaint. Can‘t imagine how this could be Maxx related, but it’s not a general issue with the Tentacles it seems. Can you try jamming another tc box?
  7. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    That’s not really news...
  8. Viviana or Ursa?

    I don’t know which size pockets I have, but I can get all tx, SMDB, SMa, SSM, and A10 in there. The A10 is a but squeezy but it fits. If you feel the tx is a bit loose in there just get the safety straps and use one of them. I don’t use the cable pocket. It’s too fiddly for me, especially when the costume is a bit tricky. I just roll up the excess cable and stuff it behind the strap. Works well...
  9. So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    When they came out with the 788T originally there was a Cantar and a Deva. More or less the same situation as today. The lower end is where the competition is, but they have that covered nicely. I‘d say there is pretty healthy market for a follow-up to the 788, but of course that may well be wishful thinking on my part
  10. So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    Perhaps the misunderstanding could be that the disappointment of the lack of a new high end recorder from SD is the same as a demand for them to build one. At least for me I can safely say that’s not the case. I would certainly be excited about a new release, just as I was excited about their other recent releases, and just as I was excited about the recent releases by Zaxcom, Aaton and Sonosax. And while I do not experience religious feelings towards that company, I do feel loyal to them as their gear has been very loyal to me. Still, I would not hesitate to migrate to another brand should at some point their gear be more useful to me.
  11. So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    Totally agree with your assessment of their market strategy. But nonetheless, if you look at what Zaxcom and Aaton are offering now the SD portfolio is beginning to look... mediocre
  12. So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    Nobody wants SD to release something mediocre. But to be blunt, I think they have done the mediocre thing a lot recently and now it’s time again for some pro
  13. So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    They have actually released a firmware update to their MixPre series. On its own that’s not terribly exciting, but it does add a few cool features, like re-mix. Pair this with overdub from the 10M and add a few inputs and a mixer panel and they‘d have a really exciting package. The remix thing is also screaming for a mixer panel for the MixPre series. I bet they‘ll do that first Paul Isaacs said in a video that they can‘t add these features to the 6-series. I think they also can‘t have their lower line of gear have better features than their higher end line. So my personal conclusion: they will release a bew higher line recorder soon-ish.
  14. Sennheiser Stereo TX powered by bag

    I have an SR300iem on my cart, but it’s not getting regulated power. My battery doesn’t seem to higher than 14V, so I don’t know about 16V, but otherwise it works well. I just used the mains cable and cut off the plug, but you can also just use any generic plug that fits.
  15. 3-pin Lemo for DPA 4061

    4071? maybe this? https://m.thomann.de/de/lemo_3_poliger_stecker_nfstpro455.htm
  16. Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Personally, I quite like the Rycote INV-19 lite. Certainly works well with the DPA4017c. I think they are working on integrating it into the Cyclone or maybe that exists already. I think it can also simply be moved to the modular shields, so it’s there. They only have a 21 and 19mm version, so for different sizes a new version is needed. Maybe they can alter a bit so that a mic with Softie can be fitted easily - that’s the only downside I have dound with this
  17. Viviana or Ursa?

    Well, a belt is a belt. I‘m pretty sure that NeoPax weren’t the first ones either. But Ursa didn’t just improve the design. Their belts are better quality and much thinner and more comfortable to wear than Neopax. And they added the cable pouch and silicone strip to their (thigh) straps much earlier.
  18. Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    And it wasn’t an auction, it was a „buy now“ thing. And a box is easy to get
  19. Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    Me personally I am not so much criticizing SD as I am wishing for a new bigger recorder. The X3 is awesome, but it’s really very expensive and for me it’s much easier to stay within the SD family. I am happy with my 788, but there are things I don’t like about it (such as the display or no. of inputs), so would like a more modern nicer machine, with more inputs and tracks, AND trims on the board, as mentioned above X3 is tempting (if money weren’t an issue), but it’s not dying to be put in a bag
  20. Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    No, not too bad, no more so than Nick points out. But it would certainly further delay the release of a high end recorder
  21. Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    Oh no! Just right up until this moment I had high hopes for a high end productio recorder. But now I‘m pretty sure they are doing the surface. That just makes so much sense
  22. Np-50 storage options

    I‘m using this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00V2YFXBO/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1522186591&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=ansmann+battery+box&dpPl=1&dpID=41B7Ye41LIL&ref=plSrch there are four compartments, each with some plastic pin, which I pulled out. Now each compartment holds 2 NP-50. I padded the lid with some foam and now the batteries sit in there really firmly. The entire box holds 8 batteries and it’s very light yet quite rigid. When the contacts look at me I know the battery needs to be recharged, other side up they‘re full. Very cheap, too, so I just bought a few in case one breaks.
  23. Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    Well, the seller does have 85 ratings. Positive or not I don’t know. Just didn’t have any in the past 12 months, which is why you can’t read them. They might have more than 85 completed sales though, the 85 only counts the number of feedbacks. But the customers may even have been happy. The seller could be a brilliant Ebayer, but a really bad gear buyer. The seller is also listed as based in the US, but the gear ships from Italy. Definitely fishy. Anyway, they‘ve pulled the auction already. So if anyone was out for a bargain...
  24. Oh yes, certainly. From the context I thought you were talking about Sound Devices