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Mark LeBlanc

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  1. Working 788t Slate Mic Mod! YES!

    If you'd like, contact Lucas at SoundHard here in New Orleans.. Bet he can turn it around quickly.. Mod still going strong and will Mod my 2nd 788 as soon my show wraps..
  2. Working 788t Slate Mic Mod! YES!

    Greetings All, A few months ago I put a bug in the ear of my friends Justin and Lukas at ProSound in New Orleans.. The idea was to repurpose one of the 2 headphone outputs on the 788t to be used as a Mic input that would replace the function of the onboard slate mic.. This addresses one of the long standing issues of having to give up input 8 to use an external slate mic... Today I'm am beyond happy to report "THEY HAVE DONE IT"!! The modified 788t the Mini headphone jack as an Input.. We first tested it with a Sennheiser G2/G3 style connector and it worked! Sounded Great. I then connected a Phantom Powered mic up thru a Denecke Phantom Power supply.. Again Success. Then "Coup De Grace", as shown below in the picture, we modified a Right Angle 1/8 inch connector to house a dynamic Microphone element and that worked to beyond expectations. On the cart or in the bag this little right angle Mic is PERFECT... I know they are working on a cable that will allow the Remote Audio Heaphones with attached mic to work with this.. They are working on a cable to adapt this funky old cool Shure gooseneck mic for me to use.. This mod allows you to use the 788t to its fullest abilities. In my case my current show I can have Channels 1 and 2 for booms and 6 wonderful Venue channels going with out a half baked workaround switch or just putting up with the bad internal sound of the slate mic.... This mod works with the CL8 and CL9. You set the internal Menu to "Internal Slate Mic" and return Input 8 to it's rightful place as a talent Input!! Again, I can't thank Justin and Lukas enough for taking my idea and running with it.. I am over the moon happy with it.. Please email or call them down in the NOLA office of ProSound for details and pricing. If you own the 788t, this mod is a must!! Justind@pro-sound.com lukas.la@pro-sound.com Tel: 504.309.7112 Toll Free: 855.309.7112
  3. Contact info for Andy Munitz at Sony???

    Thank you JW!! Contact made..
  4. Hey all, Trying to find any contact info for Andy Munitz at Sony Pro Audio.. Trying to contact anyone thru normal channels has proven fruitless. Thx
  5. Need Small Phantom Power Thing (Thing?)

    Jeff you are correct.. The Papi is a small preamp with limiter that's externally powered.. This is a Phantom Power only unit powered by 4-AAA batteries. The Papi is much smaller
  6. Need Small Phantom Power Thing (Thing?)

    Sorry for the blurry pic. Little something on the way from Mozegear.. Arrived at lunch Friday and thanks to a last minute change with the B-Cam got to try this phantom unit out as a plant...Worked great with zero coloration of the sound.. Not sure when it will arrive to market..Will easily velcro with SMQV..
  7. CL9 Trims

    here's my settings Menu 99- 2 Speed (Up to max) Menu 100 Max speed Multiplier - 3 Just my preference and my cl was an early model
  8. Hey guys, Seeing all the announcements of new sync boxes... Having the pleasure to give this little and I mean "TINY" sync box a go from Mozegear.. Basically the size of a 9v... This version has a 4hr internal rechargeable battery with 4 pin hirose for power.. Same accurate clock as the TIG and Q28.. Running with Sony F55's and ZERO issues on sync... Steadycam guys love it! I know they are cooking up a few other things and hope they will have more to say at NAB.. Wish I could go... Pretty sure it also can do Lemo instead of BNC....
  9. Mozegear Qbit-- Really small sync box....

    The Hirose connector is for external power. The battery can be thought of like the 788 internal TC battery. We are testing with F55 and had no issues. I know other variants are in the works....
  10. New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

    Thanks Glenn... Like the lower Latency too!
  11. New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

    Is run time affected by the internal recorder and does the display dim after "x" time??
  12. New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

    Didn't watch the entire video, is there an estimation of battery run time after full charge?
  13. Film Timecode workflow

    Last show I worked that was shot on 35mm Film was for a TV show. I ran 48048 at 24fps no problems....
  14. 688/788T setup - For extra tracks - Thoughts?

    Robert, One thing to keep in mind is Latency between units, this will cause a lot of phasing issues. I used my 664 for extra ISO tracks and feed mix into 788t.. Few mill delay going out the 664 digital so switched to Analog out and that helped. At the time Output limiters on 664 were rough.. Currently my extra tracks rig is a Firewire interface with Boom Recorder timecode locked with 788t. I use a Midi Control surface to interface with MOTU Cuemix on Interface. Latency there also but about on par with 664. This will work for me until I can afford the X3 or see what Sound Devices might do. I haven't had to use the extended tracks rig in a while and have also considered picking up a 2nd 788t and connect them together.. Guys dumping them cheap these days..
  15. 688 keyboard fail

    Robert, FWIW.. Not having gain control on CL12 is deal breaker for me.. 668 is a solid unit, love my 664 but not having fine gain control AND not having those extra DB before clipping has me waiting to see if SD does something above 788t or Wait for new Cantar X3 controller they are working on..
  16. Recording walla?

    If it's a large crowd scene I will normally just roll between takes and ask boom op to get the pole high and point away from direct conversations.. Works great.. Usually can get a solid 30-40 second segments without AD's blaring away.. All told usually will roll for 4-5 minutes.. Make a note, tell the scripty and Post can usually do some damage with that..
  17. Yamaha tf1

    20 inches wide so no SKB case for it.. There may be a setting to turn off the motorized faders not sure.. You will have to try the Gain thing yourself, but it was a long move if you wanted to keep your hand on a fader and adjust.. Its not like the Nomad, touching a fader didn't select a channel. You have to Press the "Sel" button for channel then reach across to the data input knob.. I love a gain knob per channel, it's just the way I like to work which also rules out a CL12 for my 664...
  18. Yamaha tf1

    Just saw one at local music store.. 3 things... 1. Very wide.. 2. The motorized faders did not have a smooth movement.. Almost jerky. 3. BIG ONE.. No gain knob per channel. You have to hit a select button then turn a data knob and the display is not very big..
  19. Playback from tablet

    Had a car scene with music playback. I now use this Dell Venue 8 tablet running Windows 10 with Reaper.. Works great and have full fledged DAW in a compact format.. This was connected to a Senn G2 system sending signal to Jeep we were towing.. No timecode from Playback as sync wasn't critical but if timecode was need a stereo split cable would make it easy..
  20. New 8060 but wondering about grounding 'issues'

    Anyone with the Newer "Fixed" version with the new metal ring care to post a picture of what this looks like?
  21. Get well Marc Wielage

    Get well!
  22. Good Mixers

    Presonus 16.0.2 on sale at sweetwater for less than a grand It's one of the AI models so it might take the new Dante card http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SL1602?adpos=1o1&creative=55674776881&device=m&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CIaC5LLJhskCFZWHaQodC70OgA LINK to Sweetwater
  23. Morgan, In my kit the MKH 50 handles those rooms with a high reflection and shots that need a wider pickup. I use the CK 69 on a lot of interiors and on exteriors when the bugs are bad. The ability to add the extra interference tube turns it into something like the MKH70 and gives great side rejection. I also goto the MKH-416 on those harsh Louisiana summers. For reference. If you happen to catch my current show Scream Queens, the 50 is used on the main Great Room, dining room, kitchen set and once you goto bedrooms and most everywhere else it's the CK69. We have to fight a lot of mirrors. The 69 is not as bright as the CMIT or 8060 and strangely cuts better with the MKH 50 than the MKH60 or 8060 IMO
  24. Little Micron

    What I like about the Micron's is they are all Analog.. With that, I don't have any delay from the transmitter to receiver like the Lectro/Zax etc This allows me to play around with the Input Delay on my 788 and really fine tune how I deal with Phasing between boom and lav's.. Been able to really dial that in and now have fewer issues than when I was all lectro plus the noise floor and limiter on the Micron are much smoother than others I've used.. Because of the connector I won't be using them as my front line Lav systems but for Boom, it will be a hard time pulling them from me!!
  25. Little Micron

    We could probably go longer but to be safe we change out the AAA at lunch. This is to protect against those days we hit the FOX 14...