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    I don't work in the industry but I love learning about sound.
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  1. Thank you so much, I've learned a lot and this really helped me finally order some cable! I appreciate it.
  2. D, thanks so much for the help. One more question if I may. Could you use the Mogami two-pair for both purposes (a 5-pin to 5-pin, or a 5-pin to dual 3-pin)? Is the advantage to the Belden just that it's skinny?
  3. No, I'm not sure what that is. I know what connectors I need and where to buy them, but I don't know about the cable I just want to make this, but with better, longer-lasting parts
  4. Hi, I want to make my own 5-pin to 3-pin XLR cable for my M/S rig. The ones I buy keep having issues. What bulk cable should I get for this? I don't see a lot of options that break out in the way that these do, maybe I am looking in the wrong place.
  5. couple questions I've had working with the MixPre for a little bit: 1: Can you store numerous take names like you can on the 744t? I haven't figured out how. I've created presets where a certain take name is default, but it seems like I have to type in a new name if I want to change it while still in one preset. 2: Can you scroll through your headphone presets using the right dial like on the 744t? I know I can access them through the menu, but that headphone rotation on the 744t is sure handy.
  6. I'm anxiously waiting for my MS rig to arrive and when it does I will be doing lots of tests that I will share. When I was researching mics I found it helpful to go on soundcloud and search for 'mkh 30' or '8040', as a lot of MS recordings in various configurations popped up.
  7. Sorry I should have mentioned, the side mic will be MKH30. Jez, I'm still kinda finding my way in field recording. I don't work in film. Sometimes I record interesting sounds around me for the purpose of transforming them in the computer for music, for which the mid being important and the sides being "candy" sounds right. I would like to get great nature ambiances, and perhaps having a MS recording to compare/mix with an ORTF 8040 pair recording would be good. I like weird animal sounds. I'm leaning toward the 50 because the better directionality might work for when I need it as a mid mic, for random sounds/sfx. I don't think renting is an option in my city, but I might try to see if I can order the 40 and 50, do a test (for everyone's benefit), and then return one.
  8. Hello, Does anybody have, or know of, any MS recordings that compare the MKH40 to the MKH50 with that as the only variable in the comparison? I'm trying to get a feel for how the different polar patterns will affect an MS recording, but I haven't found anything that directly shows this. I'm trying to decide between the 40/50/8040 for a mid mic, and since I might get a stereo pair of 8040s and could use one of those for MS occasionally, it seems like it's coming down to this question of the 40 vs. 50. I know the 40 is classic but some say it's boring, some say the 50 is "beefy" but perhaps I will lose a lot of the image going super-cardioid? Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!
  9. Hi friends, I could use your advice. I have an SD744t and a MixPre-D. For mics I have a Rode NT4, an Usi stereo pair, 2 JrF contacts, 1 JrF hydro, and 1 Aquarian hydro. I'm going to north Australia (Cape Tribulation) in July and want to record mainly ambiances of the rainforest and beach the sound of a cassowary yelling at me I'm wondering what gear you would bring on a trip like this, so that I may consider upgrading or investing, Since I'd prefer to stay away from the Cassowary's deadly claw, I'm thinking maybe Tellinga parabolic system. Alternately I could maybe find an animal specialist that could work with me to find one and get the sound. Has anyone here ever done something like that for a project?
  10. Thanks for watching. I slice up the samples and then play around with them in Ableton Live, mostly using its sampler but sometimes just looping parts. For making the melodies etc. I do play them on that Push controller. Lots of effects added of course. The stereo mic is not necessary but sometimes it actually comes in handy getting an interesting sound. Sometimes the more usable material is from an angle that would usually be "bad" Thank you for the feedback, I'm glad overall you enjoyed them
  11. Hey, I'm mostly a lurker here because I don't work in film sound although I think I'd like to do something along those lines. But I wanted to share this anyway in case fellow sound enthusiasts enjoy it. I've been making a video series where I take ordinary objects and make music using only the sounds from the object. It's a bi-weekly sound design challenge. Here are the episodes I have out right now. Whaddya think? Recorded on 744t (bought on here!) and an NT4. --Matthew
  12. Hi, I found a Sony TC-D5 Pro II cassette recorder and I wanted to do some field recording with it. Anyone still use one of these for fun? I have a pair of the Usi Pro microphones but they require phantom power and it doesn't look like the Sony supplies that. So I can get a portable phantom power supply, or new mics. Does anyone have any suggestions for good stereo mics that don't require phantom power? I'm mostly looking to record ambiences of whatever is around me. I tried an Electro-Voice 635 just to test the machine and it worked but it didn't seem to pick up much, so something pretty sensitive might be good. Thanks for any feedback.
  13. Hello board members, First time posting. I'm going to Los Angeles for a little bit next week. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on: 1. Stores where vintage, obscure or unusual instruments/gear are sold (or private collector/dealers) 2. Locations that are particularly nice for recording interesting sounds, perhaps something that is unique to LA. 3. Just general cool things to check out. Anything worth doing. Thanks for your time!
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