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  1. I can recommend the MBHO (Haun) modular system. But there's a problem of missing info on the web unfortunately. But the Audix SCX1 series is nothing than a MBHO made modular microphone made for Audix. I have cadioid and hyper card capsules plus a figure8 capsule for the same small amp body. I like them all and use them for some month now. They all live on standard Rycote Inv-6 or similar shockmounts and baskets. Recommended definitely!
  2. FYI: I actualy ordered a custom MZL (Sennheiser mic module) to Binder (conbox) cable for my MKH8060 to be even shorter for a very small basket solution (Rycote WS 1). It will take some time to be made though. PM me, if you want some details.
  3. It also helps to solder the right connector directly on the DPAs instead of going with the MicroDot connection in between. I do so, but gave it to someone who does this on a regular basis (i.e. FTT Kortwich in Berlin - ask for Karl!). I have used Sennheiser, Deity and DPA and some others and found the DPA 4060 to have pretty robust cables. Same for the Senni MKE2, but the cable is really stiff and prone to noise. The most robust is easily the DPA heavy duty stuff - but that comes at a price, too. Being bigger and having stiffer cable are just some.
  4. We use the Kortwich figure8 quite often and I can say it's not noisier than a CCM8. The sounsstage looks problematic but we made many comparisons with other figure8 and we never had any issues. It can be with very close sounds, but how often are you using M/S for that? Just my experience.
  5. I have the figure8 from MBHO/Haun. It's much bigger, though. Comparable to a CMC8 MK8 combo. Small and good sounding is the figure8 from Kortwich, but it's a special construction: http://www.filmtontechnik.de/en/products-from-kortwich/microphone/ We use it often when the CCM8 is too sensitive for heavy booming or on camera. It sounds very good for me.
  6. +1 as well. I did some doco projects with a Sennheiser MKH418s or AudioTechnica BP4029 as a boom mic only. While it was far from a great Stereo recording, the outside athmos were sometimes really spectacular! I'd never use that integrated M/S mic again inside, but outside it's just fine and easy to use in a standard basket. And inside it does not sound worse than any other shotgun in this class. I'd say use a 2/3 combo setup, that you can change quickly. Your MKH 50 for indoor booming. Just a shockmount and a super-softie for example or a
  7. Maybe that's just me, but things like NoiseAssist or AutoMix have never been part of the official specs. They were added after and it was clear form the beginning that this is a paid upgrade (not update!) for the recorders. The good thing is that you don't need to pay for it if you don't need it. I always ask clients what they want and that something like NoiseAssist is availabe if they want. But it's an extra service. Very simple for my clients, very simple for me. All in all, SD is adding a lot of extras and features for their recorders with additional
  8. I just returned from a job in Tanzania, where I also used the MBC604 with the KA500 for indoor booming and some exteriour athmos. Humidity was quite high and I didn't experience any problems. That was all wired though. As I only have a Deity Connect and Sennheiser EW100 G3, that is what I can test it with only. I'm in home quarantine, so that there's plenty of time for some tests.
  9. Some pics and data right here: https://www.marcotec-shop.com/en/deity-connect-bp-trx-transmitter-and-recorder.html
  10. The ones on the Connect Systems at least have. So I guess it eill. Can't be sure before it's even out.
  11. Same here. We entered easily with a small sound bag, boom, mics and wireless. No carnet - just tourist visa. Bring spare cables and be prepared for longer periods without recharging possibility. It depends highly where you are, though. I always carry big power banks, which will give me 3 days of constant power. I always enjoyed working there! I'm also in Tanzania right now. Man it's hot here!
  12. It's just a cheap one I already had for other uses. It works fine even for hours of continous use. But the freezes seem to come from the powerbanks energy management. Definitely an issue, but one I can work with while having this gig in africa right now
  13. FYI: I'm using my MixPre6 II and 2x Tentacle Sync E's for a 2 week shooting in east africa right now. Everything seems to work as expected. I use the MixPre as the TC Master and sync the 1st Tentacle with a 3,5mm mini jack cable from the Stereo out as described here: https://tentaclesync.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115004293485-Sound-Devices-Mix-Pre-3-Mix-Pre-6-and-Tentacle-Sync-Workflow- The other Tentacle is then synced via the app. Can't really see any problem. But only if the editor tells me all is fine I know it works correct.
  14. THX for testing that out yourself. Highly appreciated! To be honest, I have a wired Sony FP battery sled, that sits in the bag. Lots of old batteries of that type collected dust. Now, they have a new life. Even more efficient are USB powerbanks and angled USB cables. That way you can still have the AA battery sled as a safety option. Powerbanks are very low profile and soo cheap.
  15. FYI: I ordered a few antennas from Kent at https://www.wa5vjb.com/products2.html Very nice and friendly service. Recommended! Unfortunately, I won't receive my Deity's anytime soon. Probably mid january. I'll do some tests against my G3s, though.
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