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Adam White

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    Toronto, Canada
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    Toronto based composer and recordist, owner of StudioCat and Bloor Street Sound.
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  1. Winter in Toronto is cold. If my audio bag can warm my jacket and gloves, I say, bonus!
  2. @jason porter curious about how your skydive audio turned out! Cheers Adam
  3. Now that's a hack! Thanks @LarryF!!
  4. I'm sure many of you accumulate partly discharged AA lithiums. What is the most accurate way to measure their remaining life? Right now I've got this: - a voltmeter? I gather that it's not a great measure unless their under a load - a Pulse-load battery tester. There's no spot on there for lithiums and this guy says it's inaccurate because of the flat discharge graph. - Stick them in a Lectrosonics SMQV transmitter, and look at the battery readout on the receiver, either the voltage or the lithium setting. I don't own a single battery (smv) transmitter so it's not isolating a single battery either way. Any other hacks that are more helpful? Thanks in advance!
  5. Hey! Thanks everyone for your responses. It's currently in the Sennheiser shop and I think it's getting a new pcb, at a cost of around $350. I will be calling them next week to get the full story.
  6. So - do you guys see good value in the Cinela Cosi ($529) for this mic, at 4x the price of the rycote softie kit ($129)? How severe do the conditions need to be for you wish you had the Cosi? Has anyone had both out in the field for comparison? Cheers Adam
  7. Another update: The mic that was misbehaving last summer, squealing and what not, has been malfunctioning now in humid environments. And I'm not talking jungles, but a rainy days in Toronto. The noise floor comes up and things get crackly etc. Seems to clear once the air dries it out again. Do we have any KM185 users here that can speak to its "tropical" performance? Is another repair/cleaning in order or is failure expected in humidity for this microphone? AW
  8. Anyone using this adapter for use with Lectro HMa that can give a quick review? Just weighing options re: mounting a transmitter top vs. bottom. Would rather not have to buy a new pole entirely to make this work. Was hoping the K-TEK squid would work at the base but it's not big enough to wrap around the pole bottom and HMa AW
  9. @DSatz thanks for the detailed reply. Update: I wasn’t crazy. I had someone at the local shop replicate the problem with me, and sent it back in for repair for a second time. It was highly unlikely that the 48v supplied was the problem as we used multiple preamps to test. This time the sennheiser technician heard the problem and repaired it. He wasn’t on his lunch break. I’m afraid I didn’t ask for their detailed repair procedure in the end... I just needed to get back to work! cheers adam
  10. Does the automix feature on the F8 work when you're in standby, or do you have to be in record mode? I don't think I can hear it working at all, but I wasn't sure if that was be cause it's so subtle (some adjustment parameters sure would be nice), or because it doesn't run if you're not recording. I'm mixing live to broadcast in this case. Did I mention that the tiny sharp faders on this thing are terrible? AW
  11. I have a small order of Boomhangers here in Toronto. Shoot me a message or email if you'd like one, while supplies last. $30 CAD.
  12. I bought a KTEK squid today thinking that I could use it to hold a transmitter at the base of my boom. Wrong! It's not big enough! Looks like it's designed only to wrap around the diameter of the top of the pole (or a bike handlebar).
  13. Sennheiser returned it to me but I won’t have a chance to test again for a couple of weeks. Thanks everyone for the notes.
  14. Never had a problem with another mic. It’s plugged in to a 633... So weird!
  15. Hey friends. Sent my KM185 in for repair because it was squealing like this. See attached. They sent it it back saying they couldn’t replicate the problem. I was having no problem that day on set though! Humidity or weird RF? This unit was supposedly manufactured after the latest revision but it’s the only things I can think that would be intermittent. Cheers Adam neumann_km185_hissing.wav
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