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    I make mics!

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  1. Andrew Jones

    Deity Connect.

    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.
  2. Andrew Jones

    Deity Connect.

    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.
  3. Andrew Jones

    Deity Connect.

    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.
  4. Andrew Jones

    Deity Connect.

    Check out a website I wrote that breaks it down. https://www.deitymic.com/wirelesstech/
  5. Andrew Jones

    Deity Connect.

    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.
  6. Andrew Jones

    Deity Connect.

    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.)
  7. Andrew Jones

    Deity S-Mic 2

    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.
  8. Andrew Jones

    Adapting a Lectrosonics SNA to transmit Comtek 216 signal

    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/
  9. Andrew Jones

    DIY Mods to the Olympia Folding Cart

    I love it. Its like a sled you guys created for the folding cart to drop into. Even though it’s now a 2 piece cart its still rather small to fit into even a 4 door car. What else have you guys done to it?
  10. Andrew Jones

    DIY smart battery solution DC for audio bag

    For $30 you can own these 75wh 12.6V batteries and skip the idea of a docking cup. You can also charge these batteries as you draw power from them. This way you can plug in your bag while your using it and run your bag off wall power and without chaining anything just unplug and your running off battery without losing power at all. https://wavreport.com/2017/11/29/batteries-part-2-diy-modding-the-talentcell-12v-lithium-battery/
  11. I wrote an ultra long blog post that includes multiple tutorials on different mods and upgrades you can do to the folding Olympia Tools Service Cart. I’ve done a few of these on my cart and I’ve included some mods that others have also done. https://wavreport.com/2018/03/06/tutorial-uber-diy-olympia-cart-pimping/
  12. Andrew Jones

    Sony UWP-D

    I make them. I use remote audio style connectors so it locks and wire them up myself. I make them around 6" long so you can fold them back and bongo tie them to the TX. But you could also make it a right angle TRS connector for the UWP side of the cable so it lays closer to the TX if you wanted.
  13. Andrew Jones

    Sony UWP-D

    I have one the older units and having to keep around a Standard 3.5mm Lav to Sony UWP lav adapter has been annoying to say the least. Sony UWP lavs have the R on the TRS connector as the hot, and the stock lav that sony ships with the units is massive. This makes buying a 3rd party lav required but limits being able to buy standard 3.5mm lavs that normally would be marketed toward the RodeLink & Senn G3 market. The other problem I've had with my UWP is you really notice the range issues. The new model has the same transmission power as the G3, 30mw. But the 5mw (10mw in my case) mode is only good for close spaces like host direct to camera work. At 10mw on the older model the talent can only be 20ft away at most. Lastly, and again this speaks to the older UWP model, the resale market on Sony wireless systems is garbage. The new UWP-D system retails for the same price as the G3s but sell used for pennies. The G3s hold their value better so if your friend ever wants to upgrade he won't be out his full investment.
  14. Andrew Jones

    Solar in the Orca Harness

    I bought a $5- 5v USB to 12v DC cable off eBay and I use it to run my PSC Promix-3. I run it off a very simular type setup. 8,000mah 5v 2A USB battery = 12v 750mA
  15. Andrew Jones

    Flight "personal item"

    Another tip is to never fly without your media/production company badge. If your a freelancer, make one up with the network your working for and coat it in a plastic sleeve. Alot of airline policies toward media travelers only apply to those you can present proof of employeement with a broadcast company. I flight twice a week 28weeks a year for my show and these are the things I've discovered. Airline Policies Toward Media: Southwest Airlines has a little known policy that allows members of the media to pre-board a flight. You go to the desk at your gate and ask for a pre-board pass for a member of the media. They will give you a bright red or yellow piece of paper. This means when they ask for members of the military to board, you can walk on with them. United Airlines will let Media bags weigh up to 99lbs. http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/baggage/mediabags.aspx American Airlines has the same policy but limites you to 25 pelicans on American Eagle and 40 pelicans on a full sized American Airlines jet.