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  1. 2.18T does work. The steps between the gain changes are still audible but the weird pumping thing is gone. thanks craig!
  2. I can confirm having that problem too. That makes me just avoid using zaxgain during a scene or I carefully choose a moment in between words because lowering the gain, during a shouting scene for example, is not a good idea. I was using the digital gain of my nomads aes inputs instead and found a medium-compromise trx gain as the way how to deal with this issue. I'd be interested to try out that fw version to see if that makes a big difference... I guess the "2.18T" fw is not on the zaxcom website? I also had issues with shooting in a club. I was using an MKH40 on the boom. High gain settings above 30 sounded a bit hot but kind of okay. lower settings made the sound go on and of as if it was a really weird gating effect. I did change my dynamics settings afterwards and haven't shot a similar scene like that again. So I can't really tell if the dynamics settings might have solved it as well?
  3. I tried rolling back to 1.32 but nothing changed. still unreliable. here's a video (temporary link) where you can see the problem, live: https://we.tl/t-byg7cVQhdJ
  4. Thanks for the input. howy from zaxcom advised to use the latest firmware. I only did one update of the 414 module to 1.98M (that was 1.97 before) I have the 1.32 (no p) from the Oldversions folder from the zaxcom site. Will try it out this weekend… here is a link to the video where the problem is visible, by the way: https://we.tl/t-SfvE7LOiPI
  5. seems like nobody tried it out yet? the wiring of the cable to get the four channels out (preferably AES) is another topic… Right now I just want to get two channels out of my RX12 from the 414 module. As I said. Just 3 x 212 modules works just fine without any problems…
  6. Hi there, i've been having problems with integrating a new 414 module into the RX12. Basically, as soon as the 414 is in the RX12, I get weird drop outs on the other 3 x 212 Receivers. That's probably due to power interruptions of the modules or other software related issues. I got in touch with Howie from Zaxcom through Ambient here in germany and I have tried it out to get into the debug mode, following Howy's advise, which unfortunately didn't solve the problem, yet. Also updating everything to the latest firmware (2.10 on the RX12) and 1.98M on the 414 and 4.13P on the 212's didn't change anything. I tried swapping the slots around. Did a whole reset of the RX12 to the factory defaults. Don't know what else to try... Maybe anyone of you has tried to mix the receiver-module generations and has experienced anything similar? I have made the observation, that there is one phantom receiver, popping up on the flip-side - "blue page" - menu of the RX12, which is accessed by the star-button. Because the 414 can output 4 mono-channels it should probably have one other receiver popping up on the bluepage. But 2 slots/4ch is too much since it already has 1 slot/2ch on the normal/non-blue page... eventually there's even a third one popping up for a second. Thanks for reading and maybe somebody out there has had similar problems and found a solution already? Oscar
  7. Actually, so far my investigations lead to the conclusion that all my 16 gig cards from Transcend (x133) and Sandisk are affected. Some of them would say they can't work just after a while. Or the whole mirroring process starts from new after rebooting the nomad. Quite annoying because I have a ot of 16 gig cards! I am talking of problems with a Nomad 12, FW 8.05 and CF memory cards both by Transcend and Sandisk...
  8. It seems to be an old topic, but I've had issues recently with FW 8.05 on the nomad, not accepting some of my Transcend 16 and 32 gig cards. It seems that in previous Firmware Versions this wasn't the issue. probably since you can alter your metadata after the file has been mirrored the nomad has become more picky. Has anybody some information on that?
  9. Has anyone tested the tac!t cable with the 8060 in combination with zaxcom wirelss plug-on transmitter on the boom? I am asking because the rycote support wrote, that rf-noise depends also very much on the combination of mic+cable etc.. here's a partly quote from the mail I got: Tac!T should be relatively immune to RFI.It uses a true balanced amplifier and capacitive/inductive filters to minimise any RF entering and exiting the unit; however, it is an active device, and in extreme RF fields (e.g. an area with several active mobile phones) it may be impossible to prevent some interference.Sensitivity to RFI is strongly connected with both the microphone and the pre-amplifier it connects to, and you might find that using a different preamp or mic resolves any issues entirely.
  10. seems like an old thread, but an evergreen topic! soft lyres, placed quite close to each other seems to be pretty efficient for the 8050. And the rycote baseball for no swing sound. That's a new thing that wasn't there when the thread was started. I am curious about the Tac!t cabble though... enjoy christmas! Oscar
  11. I see, it's also mentioned here. well, that shouldn't hold me back as long the usb switch is a proper switch and not some kind of usb hub...
  12. But they do have usb a connectors, don't they? Do they have a special pin assignment? Edit: this is what you're talking about, right?
  13. Hi everybody, I have this thought: How about how simultaneously use the rx12 and mix8 connected to the nomad. I've found an old thread but it didn't go deep. I know that there's the nomad touch and some special kind of usb-hub solution that is made to do achieve what I want but I don't want to invest into nomad touch right now. Here comes my low-budget work around idea: A manual usb switch to be able to use the automatic frequency function auto pick first at the beginning of the day and then switch to to the mix8 afterwards. I haven't tried it yet and don't know if it requires a restart of the nomad. here's some cheap usb switch: https://www.amazon.com/UGREEN-Sharing-Peripheral-Switcher-Adapter/dp/B01CU4QCRS/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1520895246&sr=1-3-spons&keywords=usb+switch&psc=1 Has anyone tried that yet?
  14. I can hear a very clear difference of noise level sitting in my bed with a towel covering my ears on my 30 year old gdr speakers. the 8060 wins clearly to my ears! I know an sound enginer who was complaining that the 8000 series has a higher self noise than the MKH 40/50/60's and so on... But noise levels are funny. my sanken cs1e has as much self noise as my probably 40 year old sennheiser mkh416T. Still the sanken is a great mik and my first choice when it comes to documentary allrounder needs! Self noise in general is not that big of issue, imho... cheers, oscar
  15. Oscar

    Viviana Straps

    https://www.soundfish.it/viviana-straps/ They are producing wireless belts that do look pretty similar to the ursa straps which I personally like very much. Produced in Italy. I'll write about it, once I have some of them in my hands! Oscar
  16. I measured the cs-1e it is actually a bit smaller than 19mm. 18 and a half mm it seems... I gues that's the reason why it doesn't fit well. I don't know If I want to start using tape on my new mic. But the Inv-lite super lever mechanism only does a little tightening in your case, right? I mean it's hardly visible or did I get a faulty example? thanks for sharing your thoughts! Oscar
  17. I just tried the Inv-lite 19 with Sanken CS-1e and found it not really fitting together. The Sankens diameter is a bit too small. That makes some noise when quickly turning the mik. could be fixed with some tape probably but I guess that's not the idea? tha "cam-lever clamp" mechanism seems a bit mysterious to me as it doesn't really tighten enough. Or did I get a faulty one? I gues I'll just send back mine...
  18. Did you see the new "416" windshield? http://mymic.rycote.com/products/windshield-kit-416/ I was wondering if there's more difference then have the nice, even "rf shielded" right-angle xlr connector and some colour difference compared to a WS3-Kit... Anyone knows about it?
  19. taken from:http://www.wildlife-sound.org/index.html ;-)
  20. well, I see there's a point in your questions. It's some while ago when I was working with the oldest crappiest mixers from university that I actualy missed sensitivity and suffered from pre-amp noise. but there are siuations sometime when it could be more output. I could imagine making use in the situation also where you want to use dynamic mics instead of condenser or to use the sounddevices gain-level knobs on "low" settings and therby gain a little bit of signal-noise ratio. even if it's just 3db. well I guess I should make more tests and open a new topic. my interest for the fethead was based on the following article : http://fieldrecording.de/2014/09/19/review-triton-audio-fethead-fethead-phantom-in-line-preamp/ (german only, sorry)
  21. First of all, thanks for your replies. I've never used Panamic. i guess it's more common in USA... But I'll try the WS3 Combo with the original suspension Version... by the way, have you guys ever thought of or felt need for a 18db boost? check this: http://www.tritonaudio.com/index.php?option=com_simpleshop&Itemid=30&cmd=product&product=10&catName=Pro%20Audio I am just checking one. having been skeptic of course... So far my research has seen that it really does boost around 18dB. But of course there's also noise added. But it seems the ratio is okay. so you gain a little... and on weak preamps you gain more of course then with really good ones. Seems that on sounddevices for example it makes sense... Neumann miks having more output than Sennheiser MKH's sound exciting doesn't it? If theres interest I can post more on this...
  22. First read, then write! ...;-) I found an answer myself in another thread. not very precise but it seems to be working: A picture to illustrate how it looks would be nice. What does panamic suspension mean? a modified rycote suspension or kind of a floater?
  23. Hello everybody! Does anyone have experience if it fits? I live in Germany/ Berlin. Here Kortwich offers these nice short XLR ends... I haven't tried it myself so I thought maybe someone already has experience? THX Oscar
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