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    Stepping out of the studio world comfort zone and enjoying discovering the tough uncompromising challenges of location sound.

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  1. Cup holder mic stand

    They're really useful! Good luck and post pics! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Cup holder mic stand

    Hi Jez, It's the K&M 23150 Tabletop 14.46 oz (0.41kg)
  3. Cup holder mic stand

    Thank you John Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thank you David Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thank you Rado Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thank you Dave Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Cup holder mic stand

    Let me know how it works for you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Cup holder mic stand

    It's also quite stable, as it has a low center of gravity.
  6. Cup holder mic stand

    It sounded really good! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Cup holder mic stand

    I posted this on the FB page, but wanted to share here with more photos. It dawned on me the other day that a cup holder is designed to work with...cups, or rather travel mugs with lids! I removed the lid from my favorite mug—Oxo metal one—and found that a K&M table stand, minus rubber feet, fits snugly inside. Tada! Add an ankle wrap or similar to tuck the rig into the cup holder and you now can attach a shock mount or dual mic bar and hypercardiods in a variety of ways. The tabletop stand extends nicely so that you can sneak the mic as high as you like and still be out of frame on a back seat shot angled at one front seat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Maxx+Nomad users: question re notch filer

    Hi I did a quick test, recording white noise from Pro Tools to 2 analog inputs (3&4) on the Nomad. Input 3 was unfiltered while Input 4 had the low pass at 80hz, and a couple of random notches at 400hz and 1Khz. I then put the two tracks together and loaded them into RX5 to look at the Spectrum Analyser. White is the unfiltered track, yellow the filtered/notched track. Interesting that the higher 1Khz notch has more reduction. Anyway, not a thoroughly rigorous scientific test, but useful as a general guide. I hope this helps! Alistair Nomad Filter Test.tiff
  9. I love these anecdotes. Thank you, Dutch. I wonder if anyone looked the lion in the eye and said the same! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. And a wise reminder to respect your actors Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Mod Squad

    Wow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Yes, being able to change the gain remotely is incredible. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. Thank you both for the feedback; I came to a similar conclusion about the transmitter settings. I've done a few shoots recently in which the actors go from whisper to shout quite unpredictably and I'm trying to find the sweet spot. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  14. John, Thank you for the reply. Yes, I have checked out the description; I have, (I think!) a reasonable understanding of Neverclip, particularly how it relates to the Nomad. The iso track attenuation is a godsend for prefader tracks. My bafflement is with the transmitters (TRXLA2, for example) where there is a gain setting in the dynamics subsection as well as a gain setting in the main menu, and how these would translate both across the 24db transmission range to the Nomad, and also to the recording level on the internal card of the transmitter. I'm testing them every which way I can think of. I note Jeff Wexler's comment on this site–that he doesn't use any of the dynamics settings–to be a very helpful clue! I'm currently testing what happens when the only changes I make are to the main menu gain control. If this is all I need to focus on, then I'm good to go.
  15. This link is no longer current. I've tried searching the patent office; no luck so far. Any update would be appreciated. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the different language used for the Nomad–I get how neverclip works there–and the TRX transmitters–I don't get how it works there. For example, I don't understand how to make the equivalent attenuation function that exists in the Nomad. Expander? Gain reduction? And the Dynamics function is always on? The manual is cryptic.