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Myk Farmer

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    Production Sound Mixer mainly recording Features and Television Drama

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  1. PSC RF Multi SR Six Pack

    I have a new one and the Tim White hinge for my X3 , the holes don’t line up . I had to drill new holes and take apart the PSC to mount it, a pain to do but it works fine now.
  2. new plugOn TRX from Zaxcom

    Specs say 'up to 5 hrs' , is that at low power ,phantom off ? It would be interesting to know how long at full power etc. Is the battery built in ? .
  3. Lectro Nano

    I guess keeping it analogue keeps it away from Zaxcom's territory
  4. Am having 1 frame issues on a series I'm on at the moment using Amiras and Alexa minis. I worked on the same show last season with the same cameras , no problems . I'm finding out what software has changed in the cameras since then as this is the only change we can think of.
  5. Remote Audio MEON Hi-Q batteries

    Just for info , these Remote Audio MEon HiQ batteries charge in Aaton smbus battery chargers.
  6. Panavision DXL 8K Camera Unveiled at ASC Clubhouse

    No audio in ?
  7. Blackbird Studios Tour

    AFAIK the "bizarre " wall is a primitive root diffuser. The cross section of the wood columns and their length would make it work over a greater frequency than others I've seen. A lot of wood and a lot of work to make it as well and a lot of calculation if it was not done by guess work. It's purpose is to make that wall appear transparent to sound and help a small room appear much larger acoustically
  8. Mkh 8060

    You need to use the MZF filter module between capsule and power supply for boom work on the 8050
  9. Mkh 8060

    I have fond memories of Chennai from many years ago and even saw a film being shot in a studio there. I think the 8060 is a good choice and maybe an 8050 for indoors or a second microphone. From your post you say that there isn't much equipment support there so I would be worried about the choice of the Zoom f8 , not because I know of reliability issues but it is a fairly new recorder. I would be more inclined to go with a Sound Devices recorder , great build quality and a good reputation. Do you need a Stereo Mic ? , I think the G3 radios would be a more useful addition to your kit , I suspect you would get more use out of them.
  10. One man crew - video/AUDIO system advice needed

    Is a possible reshoot because you can't do it all cheaper than a sound mixer with gear ?
  11. Sonosax RX-4 - restart file numbering

    There probably isn't a way . This is so that you can't have 2 or more files with the same name, that would be troublesome for post if it happened on the same project.
  12. Seinnheiser MKH 8060

    I have an 8050 and an 8060 both with their own power and filter modules. The 8050 never gave me any problems but the first 8060 did. Sennheiser swapped it and the second one still had issues. However Sennheiser swapped that to a third one and also swapped my 8050 as they thought it would develope problems eventually. This was 2 years ago and since then I have had no problems. The mics have been used outside and in punishing enviroments , heat , snow and seaside . I'm very pleased with them and will be getting a 2nd 8060 soon.
  13. SRc leaked on Dutch site

    I'm into my second production using a SSM . I haven't noticed any issues with range , I use a Venue Field receiver and SM transmitters. The battery is easily available and not at all expensive , I think it might be commonly used in Fuji cameras. Whilst the size difference between a SSM and a SM might not seem much it makes significant improvements when hiding it in tight costumes and on small people.
  14. Aaton Cantar X3 user feedback?

    but to be honest $20k to me, if I get 10+ years out of the recorder, is really only one week of equipment rental per year for the 10 years. It's the initial cost that makes it seem so steep. I completely agree . I bought my X1 10 years ago , even with upgrading it to the X2 and using Aaton batteries it has only cost me 2 weeks gear hire per year and it is still my current recorder. I'm upgrading to an X3 for the extra tracks etc but the X2 will remain as backup and quick over shoulder recorder. Myk
  15. Aaton Cantar X3 user feedback?

    Could X3 users also report on bags they are using . I'm holding back on a bag until I see some feedback on what works or doesn't with the Aaton one. Currently I use a Ktek bag with my X2. Myk