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Jason A

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  1. Hey Scott: I've used all 3 and ended up heavily investing in Zax ERXs. My simple answer is that ERXs have the best sound quality and the worst range Imo. For me the better sound quality along with the dual purpose TC option made it worth the investment. The range is a bummer though. I picked up a Sun Haus 2.4 gig 3 watt amp to boost the signal and the combo definitely extends the range to cover any large set I've worked on. Even out in the rain forest here in Washington. The amp is cheap, and very small but it's still another thing you need to add and power etc.
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  3. If you haven't pulled the trigger yet I highly recommend the Cinela Pianissimo over Rycote. I'll admit I haven't a/b'd with some of the newer Rycot blimps (only some of the older ones), but I know others that have and it really crushes them all on everything but price. It is truly transparent sound wise and the wind protection is stellar. I was doing some impromptu car sfx recording the other day and even with the Pianissimo outside going 0-60 there was no trace of wind or vibration noise . This was even without fur. I use it like you are planning to use yours. I just leave one of my DPA 4017s permanently mounted. More expensive, but worth it.
  4. Yep. Reputation is everything in this business. I have quite a few clients that shoot all over the country and always ask me for recommendations on away mixers if they can't fly me out. A few times I've gone to people I've either sold or bought from on JW because the relationship is there. Just not worth giving a bad vibe over a simple repair expense.
  5. How bout we pose a specific situation here. Lets say the buyer purchases a few items from seller. 10 days after it arrives the buyer contacts the seller stating that one item is not working properly. The buyer states this is the first chance they have had to test the unit. Both parties are familiar with the item and they try to trouble shoot to no avail. Manufacturer is contacted and recommends it be sent in for repair. What would you expect if you were either party? There isn't any legal obligation by the seller at this point. Just a moral one. So the question is what is reasonable?
  6. I (coincidently) have just been working through this issue as I'm finally switching the majority of my COS 11s to DPA. Since I had no reference, I asked some heavy DPA users which model they had gone with and it sounded like 4061 was the general consensus, although the 4063 seemed to work just as well. However, when received the 4061s I was pretty surprised at the necessary gain/ tx noise floor with the trx la2. I then tried the 4060s that are labeled as high sensitivity and these seemed more appropriate for the large majority of dialogue recording. I used the 4060s on a shoot were it was requested and necessary to have the mics visible and pretty close to the mouth and even with loud projection (laughs, coughs, etc) they did not peak at the mic/tx stage. So, I'm curious if others are using the 4060s as well, or maybe the difference is too minor for many to care, or notice. Thoughts?
  7. Connections are correct. Maybe one of the cables is bad. I'll keep trying.
  8. I've run into this off and on with my 4017b and 742. It really seems to be a cable/ground issue. When plugged into the base of any of my K-Tek poles its just fine. However, I bought 2 of their right angle plug on holders and both had the rfi issue. I also had the 4017b connected to the 742 via a short Mogami xlr once and instant rfi. Cable was fine otherwise.
  9. Has anyone else had luck using this amp with Zax 2.4 tx? I picked one up after reading some have had success, but I got no love when I connected it to a Nomad and a CL Link (2.4 tx). The amp powers up just fine but does not seem to receive the 2.4 signal.
  10. After doing some more research it sounds like the affect of the laser pointer very's depending on species (not surprising), but research seems to show it will at least have some affect on most. It sounds like crows are some of the least affected unfortunately. They will leave the area temporarily, but usually return within 10 minutes or so. At least enough time to get a shot off. Ordering a green laser today!
  11. In my experience when Unveil is used properly it's superior to RX. Not by a huge amount in most cases, but better. Being able to isolate the reverb frequency is huge. Neither is a silver bullet though. Especially not in the situation you're describing. If there is good mic proximity, but a very live room, you can get some pretty amazing results. But if the source is distant, you won't be able to make it sound close without noticeable phase affects. Might sound better, but not transparent.
  12. All good options. Thanks for the replies. I'm going to research the laser pointer. Curious why that has such an affect and if it is specie specific. Time to contact some bird nerds! I have worked in Austin before and those Grackles are indeed incessant.
  13. Has anyone here had success clearing noisy birds from set? Using nonlethal methods of course:) I have a long film shoot coming up that will be shot primarily in the Hoh rainforest here in Washington state. The main problem is this is a sci fi film, so the forest is suppose to be another planet. So a native crow call will not fly. Fortunately everyone is using practical headworn mics inside the helmets, so I feel like relatively distant birds will be manageable, but again close sounds will be a problem. Also, they don't have that big of a budget, so having a falconer on set is likely a no go. My first idea would be on set playback of native bird of prey calls. Anyone here have success doing this, or have other solutions that worked?
  14. There actually is, but its quite a bit more expensive. But to your point, Izotope is closing the gap by leaps and bounds. Partly by buying the tech from the ones ahead of them. Cedar
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