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  1. Hi, I was watching the apple events today, and was wondering, how they are doing audio for their release events. Some of the clothes they have, such as labor suite, can not be so silence and rustle free, especially when all the mics are not to be seen. And the voice is so clean, sounds like recorded in a dub-studio. Just interested, if they are recording the audio from location, or dubbing everything in studio afterwards. Thanks.
  2. If you really consider a Super-Cardioid Microphone, I would recommend MKH8050, the more directional a microphone is, the more colorized will be the "off-information", and as you may know, all shotgun microphones work with acoustic tubes to increase the directionality, but the same time, the "Room" will be colorized very strongly. and generally, for the human voice, large-diagram membrane microphone response much better in middle-low range, where the voice is, as a small-diagram microphone. I have read somewhere, that all small-diagram microphone has a low-shelf (due to the size, they can not go that low), and the manufacturers make a low-boost with "acoustic" or "electric EQ".
  3. Looking for Sound Recordist with own Equipment in Munich/Germany for a small job on 06.Aug and 07.Aug.2018. For more detail please send me an email at contact@tongaudio.at. Thanks.
  4. Very interesting to read all this calculations, but in reality, I can never charge 3% for my equipment, for the gear I have, Zaxcom Nomad + 4 x Zaxcom digital Wireless, Schoeps Mini CMIT, DPA, Sanken and Countrymann Lavs, 3% means almost near €1000/day.!! I don’t know how’s in the US, but all the projects I have done here in Europe, non of them have this much of Budget for audio equipment. And honestly, I try to not make my Equipment costs more then my service for whatever project. In the end, I’m Selling my service as a sound guy, not my equipment.
  5. also the price, $99 =? €110,88? (if you change the currency to euro on their website) ?? surly this sale is only for US customers...
  6. This is just a normal condensor microphone with a laser pointer, not a Laser-Membran Microphone.
  7. Laser Microphone is not some "new technologies", it already beeing used a lot, especially on some "secret services",. There's still problems that make Laser microphone not useable for consumers and audio professionals, like noise caused by day light or other light sources(which you have a lot on a film set) and unexpected reflections , strong wind etc.. there are some new "Laser Mic Capsules", one of my colleagues at the technical university vienna is doing their research on optical microphone, they already did some prototype years ago, but it's still not really convertalbe to a commercial product due to high production costs and some instability issue https://www.tuwien.ac.at/aktuelles/news_detail/article/9096/ Sennheiser made a innovational microphone with "Laser", it's not really a microphone which catch sound by laser, but it use laser on a very creative way to solve some problem. :-)
  8. I would go for MKH50, very happy with my MKH8050 for indoor situation, even MKH8060 is great. only used 8040 for music recording and ambience. My opinion, in order to get the same kind of "clear" sound, you need to place cardioid near to the actor then a hyper-cardioid (if I remembered correctly, it's about 1.5 times of distance), so, with hyper-cardioid, you can have your boom a little bit far away but don't worry about to lose the clarity of voice. But this is only my opinion.
  9. Hi, thanks for the advice, the comparison was not done by ear, but by waveform in pro tools,. I do reverse the phase on nomad normally when I use Sanken COS-11, but when I am on set, and under pressure, and need to switch from other mics to Sanken, I will not be able to think about reverse phase in the setting, but concentrate on getting a clear and clean sound. And this Phasing issue caused more work in the post, as we have to find out if it is out of phase for every clip, and reverse the phase.
  10. Hello, I guess many colleagues here using SANKEN COS-11, I did a test with Impulse and Sine-wave last weekend, and it turned out, that all my SANKEN COS-11s are out of phase (compare to Sennheiser MKH8060 and DPA Lavs, both on Zaxcom and Wisycom Transmitter, recorded on NOMAD ), and just from interest, I took an SANKEN COS-11 from a colleague with Lectro Transmitter, it also seems to be out of phase (same comparison). Is anyone else has this problem? or this only happens to my SANKENs? I guess it's not a problem caused by wrong soldering, but more like a problem caused by the capsule.
  11. I think, you can only get the profit from long shotgun when you have a good boom operator, otherwise it will be even worth then short shotgun. Only from my experience (I have only used Neumann 82i and Sennheiser MKH70 once), for bag works, SANKEN CS3e is a better option.. But sure, if you have a super boom man, 8070 would be a beautiful mic and can save life in some situation..
  12. Hello, I got today lots of problem with a very hairy talent, he was wearing a pullover, and a shirt under the pullover, so, I tried several things with the SANKEN COS-11 and RM, like on the top of Pullover near throat, a little bit lower on the chest stick on the pullover, but all didn't work, every time he moves, I got whether clothing noise, or noise against his chest hair.. As many colleagues here has for sure more experience then me, I would like to ask, what would you do in this situation? where would it works the best? Which Mic would you prefer to use? (I also have other mics like VT506, DPA4063, DPA SLIM). Thanks.
  13. If I only have only 3000 to invest, then I will definitely not buy a whole kit. At first a good Boom pole (the first gear I have ever bought was a vdb Boom pole), a good headphone which you feel comfortable with, and maybe a wireless set, or maybe only a pair good lavalier Mic - DPA, SANKEN or Countryman, and accessories.. And, the most important, get some good sound mixer friends, who can give you a good day rate for their gears. after one year or so, you can buy a Zaxcom recorder or Sound-devices 6xx for sure..
  14. My dealer told me that MultiCompander is a extra Board, you have to ship back to factory for upgrade. I think it's the same for 5KHz upgrade for MTP, I have the 25KHz standard version, and I have to ship back to factory if I want to get 5KHz step. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. I experienced once, QRX100 got radio signal but no audio, after reboot everything was fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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