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  2. Marc Wielage

    bluetooth sound box

    That DemerBox is a very clever idea.
  3. It seems, that portable recorders and mixers as produced by Zaxcom and Sounddevices are prone to import duties in the EU of 50%! as a counter measure to Trump's duties on steel and aluminum. https://www.gearslutz.com/board/showpost.php?p=13380144&postcount=1 tradoc_156909.pdf
  4. johngooch

    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Yes the easier way.... just the knob. Good to know about bournes and Arrow.... where would you start for resistance...? I am needing to control the Aux input- not the BT.... And thank you for your response-- suggestions!
  5. Am about to do feature that may use the new DXL2 camera, it has the Red 8k sensor but they have a much upgraded cooling system so hopefully less problematic. Any user reviews re noise and workflow, audio/tc inputs etc, will be feeding audio and TC from zax ERX. Thanks, Chris.
  6. Yesterday
  7. alenK

    Countryman B6 caps?

    Hi Mike, Thank you for the warning.
  8. Jim Rillie

    Adding waterproof pot to system

    I would think yes to your last question, Jay.
  9. mikewest

    Countryman B6 caps?

    Beware - do not use superglue as it destroys electret capsules! mike
  10. Johnny Karlsson

    Wireless mic use in Iceland ?

    The population of the entire country of Iceland is roughly equal to that of the city of Anaheim, CA. Based on that, I wouldn’t be too worried about finding clear channels. 😉
  11. patrickveigel

    Wireless mic use in Iceland ?

    Just been there using 3 wireless in between 615 and 650. No issues whatsoever.
  12. Jim Feeley

    NAB 2018 Products update

    A $120US (or so) Sennheiser ME2 that's notoriously mediocre vs a $350US (or so) Sennheiser MKE2 that's pretty nice. I didn't watch than that. Plus what Karl says. Sigh.
  13. Jim Feeley

    Behringer tried to sue Dave Smith Instruments, forum posters

    I think "reverse engineering" is supposed to mean more than "let's reverse the red and blue switches." That price difference sure is something. But you look at what companies like Teenage Engineering, Korg, Novation, and a bunch of others are doing--making what seems to me innovative, or at least not totally derivative stuff and still making a buck or two--well it seems like Behringer could innovate more and still find a market. I'll drop this now so we don't become a target...
  14. karlw

    NAB 2018 Products update

    I agree that using the same mic is the only way to evaluate any differences in sound quality between systems. Similarly, wireless range tests are only valid if the two systems are on the same frequency. This means that they have to walk each separately, which is somewhat inconvenient. As far as I know, there have never been any RF or audio differences between 100, 300 and 500 series of each generation - only features, with the higher series numbers having more options, etc.
  15. Jay Rose

    Adding waterproof pot to system

    You want the whole pot on the outside of the speaker? Or just the knob? I'm going to assume the latter; it's easier. In any event, Bournes makes the 3590 sealable pots that you can get at Arrow for ~$13. Various resistances between 200 ohm and a couple of hundred k. Since the pot is sealed, you can then put caulk around it to the case of the speaker, to seal the mounting hole. Or do a web search for 'waterproof potentiometer'. -- Or can you control the volume from the BT transmitting device?
  16. karlw

    Wireless Frequencies France

    This document from APWPT (Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies) provides a nice listing for wireless frequencies and allowed RF power levels in several countries, including France: https://www.apwpt.org/downloads/handoutfrequencies2018.pdf
  17. rcoronado

    Sound is no longer respected on set?

    my theory on this (not only on set, but in post and other situations as well) is because sound is abstract enough that folks outside of the discipline just have their eyes glaze over when they attempt to think about it. you can't show anyone sound on set, and so everyone just kind of puts it out of their minds. Further, most non audio folks don't really know how to trust their ears, or even really what to be listening for. This type of mental distance can quickly lead to a dismissive attitude. I honestly think that (at least in the context of production sound) if we'd communicate more in the context of speech rather than sound, we'd have an easier time getting people onto the same page. IOW, no one really cares if you've got a problem with the sound, but they may care greatly if they've busted the recording of the dialogue. Its really all a matter of framing the work into a context that they higher ups actually care about. An example: "hey there, we caught a noise about 30 seconds into that take" vs "hey there, a cell phone ringing busted our actor's second line in that take" imagine if people took 'noise on the take' as seriously as 'boom in the shot' - I could probably happen if it was more like 'noise over the actor's line' in their heads.
  18. Rawturnip

    Wireless Frequencies France

    Hi Guys, what are the legal wireless frequencies in France please?
  19. alenK

    Countryman B6 caps?

    Thank you for the suggestion. I have thought about doing something like this, but have never taken the step to try it out. Thank you.
  20. Eric Toline

    Countryman B6 caps?

    If the cap you use on the B6 is never changed then a dab of clear nail polish around the perimeter of the cap when it's in place will keep it there forever.
  21. further reading: http://cdm.link/2018/06/behringer-responds-to-reports-defends-reverse-engineering/
  22. alenK

    Countryman B6 caps?

    Thank you. I imagine it is a pain to get the wire mesh stuck in the tiny caps but it sure seems like this part is made from $0.05 worth of materials and then a whole lot of *overhead* turns it into a $10 item. It seems like the kind of part that should sell in ten packs for $10 and get drop shipped direct from manufacturer in a small envelope. I can not imagine claiming "lost and damaged" for a part that seems destined to get lost, and when lost is rarely, if ever, caused as a result of carelessness or malice. The darn things just slide off when people are retrieving the mics from their hiding spots. Once they fall into clothing or onto the ground it takes a search team to find the missing part. Never the less, every time it happens it feels like I pulled $10 out of my wallet and threw it in the trash can. I was hoping someone knew of a alternate source etc. Thank you!
  23. Rick Reineke

    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    As Dave stated, (and according to the manual) the 1/4" TRS jack is line level and does not carry power. The only 3.5mm input is a return (RTN) which is stated to be -10dBV (unbalanced consumer line level) in the specs.. So a typical lav with a mini-plug would need an XLR adaptor / power supply which transforms Phantom Power to Plug-in Power.. which are totally different configurations and voltage. Feeding Phantom Power through a simple hardwired 3.5mm to XLR adapter can fry the mic.
  24. I have a simple bluetooth speaker with a 3.5 mm input but no volume control. I would like to add a pot on the outside of speaker. Needs to be water proof. Anybody have any suggestions for a simple volume control/potentiometer that is also water proof? I do not have good head for this kind of tech... j
  25. IronFilm

    NAB 2018 Products update

    Would have been a more interesting comparison if they'd stuck with the same mic, as it is no surprise the better mic sounds better.
  26. IronFilm

    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    I wouldn't be too worried about it, the MixPre M variants are cheaper *but* also less useful for us location sound recordists (most notably they're lacking timecode). Yes, the 1/4" input is line level. XLR in mic level. It is the new F8n which allows you to switch between mic/line level no matter which input you're using. Simple solution: get a new adapter :-)
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