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    I make mics!

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  1. So no one makes a locking TRRS jack/plug. Thats not a thing. Instead we did a right angle plug so direct tugging on the cable is 90 degrees to the port so it doesn't slide out of the jack. And when using it on a boom pole, the Rycote shock mount we include has a cable holder to keep your cable locked into place. We did make a XLR terminated adapter that also can work with some of our other products. Its called the D-XLR and its included with the D3 Pro Location Kit for when your working with either XLR cameras or want to use the mic with a XLR TX. As for Deity Connect, the stock TRRS cable is 100% compatible with our new upcoming wireless system and the RF shielding in the D3 Pro is able to handle the 100mw signal from the TX in close proximity.
  2. Yes. The D3 Pro can be powered on during charging. So you could run a USB cable off a cameras power distro into this microphone so you never even worry about power.
  3. Really depends I suppose. Because of its compact size the D3 works great in car setups. We used it in a tutorial video 2 weeks ago for a car rig and it sounded better than the lavs. Anything can be relevant to our work, it just depends on the setup. Well this is the first time its ever been posted, and this is the equipment section for these types of announcements.
  4. Spec List: Transducer Principles Pre-Polarized Condenser Dynamic Range 114dB (per IEC651) Pick Up Pattern Super Cardioid SPL 134dB SPL (@1KHZ, 1%THD into 1kΩ) Frequency Range 20HZ ~ 20KHZ (selected HPF @75Hz/150Hz) THD <0.1% Output Impedance 200Ω Low Cut Frequency 75HZ, 150HZ Sensitivity -50dB ~ -28dB re 1V/Pa @1KHZ Battery Capacity 320mAh Signal to Noise Ratio 86dB SPL (@1KHZ,rel 1Pa per IEC651)( Sensitivity = -23dB) Dimensions φ21 x 188mm Battery Time Lithium Battery 1.During Standby:>74h 2:While In Use:>51h Weight 143g Output Port Smart 3.5mm TRRS Housing Material Aluminum Metal
  5. I think I have 5-6 of those Remote Audio adapters in my kit. They work great.
  6. Without being able to sync it with an external source I can't see this being popular. Everything they've done here can be done by the Tentacle Sync E with their API kit and a firmware update. Tentacle Sync E also is being added into many apps and hopefully soon 3rd Party hardware. But at least with the Sync E you also get real TC I/O that can be synced up with other systems.
  7. https://wavreport.com/2018/05/31/3d-printing-for-location-sound-database/ The guys over at WavReport put out a mega article that list out all the audio gear you and 3D print.
  8. So Vincent is spot on here. And as for the Deity Connect system sending out messages to hold WiFi back from pulsing, thats actually a system built into the WiFi Protocol, not built into ours. When I say- "Wifi Networks and routers are beta signals. They take pulsing cues form outside RF factors/signals and accommodate them. I.E. our signal tells them when they can pulse." The cues WiFi networks take is the presence of another signal. They too are constantly scanning to make sure their own signal is safe. Thats why things like the analog systems that operate in 2.4Ghz are bad and are restricted to much lower legal power outputs is because they essentially knock down WiFi signals all together because the WiFi signal doesn't see any holes in the analog signal that it can send out its pulses at all. Thats not us. Our protocol can closely be thought of as how WiFi and Bluetooth co-habit. We are just doing it with more RF power (bluetooth devices must be under 10mw but most are well well below that https://fccid.io/SF4-H904 ) and wider bandwidth, bluetooth protocol maxes out a 1Mhz, our signal is 4Mhz. To put all this into perspective. In the matter of 1 second, our Deity Connect system will perform 665 frequency hops. Every 32 hops is 1 cycle (using all 9 channels at least once.) Each channel is only lived on for 1.5ms till we hop to another channel. For 6ms other signals can send out data on a channel before we use it again for 1.5ms (if its a core channel, if its a trail channel they can use that channel for 51.2ms till we need it again. Wifi packets can be as short as 4ms. So there are holes in the WiFi system for us to slide between. Also WiFi isn't transmitting a 22Mhz wide 4ms pulse, its only using part of its 22Mhz at any one time also creating more holes in their system for other systems. WiFi is 22Mhz wide so when it does hit multi-Mhz size RF hits it can overcome it through its own retransmission on another part of its own channel. WiFi though isn't able to jump its 22Mhz channel up and dial the whole spectrum like we are.
  9. Workflow = Turn the units on. Done. Seriously, thats it. The system handles the rest. Bootup time= Maybe 5 seconds? As for Worrying about "a very powerful Wifi network and/or being close to the router desensitize the deity system", Thats not a problem. Wifi Networks and routers are beta signals. They take pulsing cues form outside RF factors/signals and accommodate them. I.E. our signal tells them when they can pulse. So we aren't worried about WiFi protocol, no matter how powerful it is. When is it going to be available? Q1 2019.
  10. A display icon or meter or something that gives a a peak under the hood when it comes to hoping... wouldn't help you. The refresh rate on the OLED is far to slow to keep up with the hops or any kind of hardcore data you'd think you'd want. By the time we could show it on the OLED it would be roughly 20-25 hops out of date and you could potentially hopped onto the same frequencies and logged them to the history log 4-5 times depending on if its a core channel. And as soon as we'd update the OLED, it too would just flicker as fast as the refresh rate could go because we'd be bouncing more info into that section of the screen. Any info we'd display would need to be so dumbed down that it'd be useless to the user and just clutter the home display. As for features we could add to help you improve quality... the system is designed to almost be like an AI program managing it all for you. There a balance between RF Background Noise and redundant transmission of packet, the best option to improve performance has already been given to the user, removable antenna and RF-Power Output. Its already a uniquely coded signal allowing it to sit on other frequencies being used by other coded signals, the goal for the user to get "max range/performance" is to catch the minimum amount of signal that still can be decoded. We do have the ability to allow the users to update the firmware. So if we get a bunch of suggests asking for a certain feature, we can add it. We designed the system with plenty of DSP left unused for future development. Something that may get added in the future (post release) might be a 2.4Ghz freq scanner menu that will allow you to perform a test transmission on all 18 possible channels and measure the signal loss but instead of kicking back a frequency scan chart it instead gives you the max number of transmitters you can operate safely in the area. Start getting excited 😎 Yes. The firmware we had at IBC was maybe only 70-80% finished. We rushed it to get something working for IBC. But we will have a multicast feature that you enable at the TX that allows for more than 1x RX to be paired with the transmitter.
  11. Check out a website I wrote that breaks it down. https://www.deitymic.com/wirelesstech/
  12. I'll try to keep people up to date on the progress. Currently the units are back on the workbench being shrunk down in size and some of the built quality being increased. We also are adding some stuff that will make a lot of people incredibly happy. Stuff that I've seen people here in JWSoundGroup ask for for years.
  13. Well I don't know about these other Chinese brands you talk about but we only have 1 website.... www..DeityMic.com and its a global site that I created based in Los Angeles. So if its on our one and only site, you can trust it. 😀 Also as for range and such I totally get everyone's fear. We did some testing in Amsterdam at the hotel (a concrete block Motel 6 type 5floor hotel.) We placed a TX (100mw) on the ground in the front parking lot, we than walked the RX around the building and to the back fire escape ( through 12 motel rooms, the lobby, and dumpster) and we still got signal without a single RF hit. Total distance was roughly 150ft linear. We did than a "LOS" test (though 5 charter buses did break LOS) and we walked the car park. We than had to exit the car park and start to walk down the road. Total range was roughly 425ft before we experienced a RF hit. This was all based on our stock 3dBi whips. Remember 2.4Ghz also has a wide range of possible whips. If you were to use a 2.4Ghz whip that was roughly the same length as you'd use for UHF, you'd be looking at a 14dBi ... whip. We just can't test using those whips nor can we bundle them with the wireless because we are limited to a radiator power of 125mw MAX (RF power + antenna gain). The key to over coming the obstacle of 2.4Ghz being a small wavelength is being able to collect as much signal as possible. Correct, and if you look at the RODELink XLR transmitter its only 7mw. The Azden XD Pro is 4mw and the Line 6 TX is around 25mw. Also all these systems are single antenna systems that feature 0-3dBi gain. (Only the single channel 19" 1U Line 6 receiver unit is dual antenna.)
  14. Just wanted to share that our first microphone is now out and for sale. Here is the Deity S-Mic 2 commercial Curtis Judd even reviewed our microphone and compared it to the NTG4+ and the DPA shotgun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4tPO0G8b2Y&t=394s JoeNTell compared our microphone to the Sennheiser MKH416 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERwCge2pd4M&t=2s You can learn more about us at www.DeityMic.com We are really proud of it. It may not be the main microphone for everyone but we think it an be another tool in the kit.
  15. What your looking for is this kit right here. It will convert your SNA600 into a Comtek 216 antenna. Here is a link to the kit: https://www.trewaudio.com/product/remote-audio-miracle-whip-mw216-kit/
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