swaneon

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About swaneon

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    Video + tech.
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    Am a video person but getting into sound.

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  1. Hi guys, I retested and after readjusting the mic inside the blimp, everything is significantly cleaner.
  2. I was selling my Sanken CS3 (not e) since I've heard the e improved upon the noise floor and thus the cs3 was noiser. Then I tested my friend's Sennheiser MK66 and it was also noisy within the same setup. Thus I think it's my setup instead. Could someone help pinpoint what could be the issue? Sanken CS3 to Mix Pre D via XLR AES from Mix Pre D to Digital In of Marantz 661 i've tried different xlr cables also.
  3. hence my questions I don't mean to sound neglectful but i'm asking all the questions I can with the knowledge base that I have--I specialize in video and I've seen a lot of video oriented people who don't care about audio and I'm not going to be one of them
  4. I'll be off camera most of the time---i'll try out the other mics if i can--thanks!
  5. i'll try and do that i'm not sure if there's a local shop that does that but i'll look around
  6. thank you! i might do that--opposite maybe since I might be able to get a good deal on the CS3.
  7. I'd like something with a good reach + great quality I do video production and it seems that essentially my choices are Sanken CS3e + Sennheiser G3 Lavs (oscartech) or Sennheiser MKH50 + Sennheiser G3 lavs (oscartech)
  8. ohh I see all CS3's can be modded to "e" version? I'd like one that works fairly well outside too but since i have lavs I'm not anticipating I'll necessarily need it since outside is rare
  9. I've heard that the CS3 is like the CS3e but with a worse noise floor. Since the CS3e is able to work quite well (not as well as the MKH50) indoors, would that mean the CS3 is able to also? I'm not primarily a sound technician but I'm considering replacing my Rode NTG3 with the Sanken CS3 (used) or the MKH50 for indoors and (rarely) outdoor use. For outdoors I'll have my lavs for any scenes (not as good as mics yes). The main reason why I'm looking at the CS3 is because it seems to have 2x the sensitivity/reach of the MKH50-- is that true in a real world sense (for dialogue)? thanks
  10. definitely it seems that the sensitivity of the mkh50 is almost 2x the avantone but then there are great deals on the CS3 (which I've heard is usable indoors also, not as well as the mkh50 but very good for a shotgun) and that sensitivity is 2x the mkh50.
  11. i'll probably go with the g3 a band. New unless i can get used for cheap haha
  12. I get the use of sony uvwp1's (up to 3) for free for 11 out of 12 months of the year for free But there are certain times where I'd like to have gear with me (I have a wedding in september during the interval where I cannot rent it. I was thinking of going for a wireless vs wired lav set For Wireless Sennheiser G3 + Bodypack transmitter (XLR one) + OscarTech lav + 1 Roland R-05 or an olympus recorder around $150 = around $750 Wired 2x Lavs = $200 2x Recorders (Roland or Tascamd DR07) for ~$300 ~$500 I think that the versatility with the wireless would be a better option, but I'd like to hear your guy's opinions. Thank you!
  13. something about 2-3 feet should work then i'd use a lab
  14. im not sure---i've just heard about it from others. I'd like a hyper schoeps myself. would either one of these provide a better range than the avantone? thank you!
  15. I currently have an avantone ck-1 and am thinking of upgrading to the Sennheiser MKH-50 (wanted schoeps but I live in Seattle---humidity can be a problem). I have a mix pre d + marantz 661 that I'd connect the mic to. The main reason is that the avantone does not have a good reach--i find that it needs to be fairly close to the subject and considering i film, I'd prefer it to be further away in interior shots. I have a rode ntg3 for outdoor use.