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About ivanovich

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    I have mostly done music studio work. I also do a lot of concert, orchestral, and chamber music recording. Recently I started doing more work for location sound and sound for picture. I've been thoroughly enjoying it because it takes me out of the control room!
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  1. Vark Audio has a very nice mic amp box that is made for the 633. I’m sure you could use it on the bigger recorder too.
  2. JB1’s all the way. For all the reasons Jon and John mentioned. Also the build quality is great and they actually have replaceable batteries. So after many years of use, all you have to do is replace battery and you can keep on jammin’!
  3. in the studio, to record drums, i almost always use a mechanical high pass filter. something like putting the mic in a small peli case or put something on the mic itself like fabric and taping it down, to attenuate both SPL levels and high frequencies. you can mess with opening and closing the box/case/fabric/whatever to get the sound just right. i’ve used this on cars and it sounds pretty good when mixed with the typical mic setups.
  4. I really like the Canadian Protogear bag. Got a chance to see Chris Giles’s bag and it was pretty sweet. Still haven’t ordered mine yet but it seems like one of the best I’ve seen. That being said, the original Cantar bag also works great but might require some tinkering to get that octopack on there....
  5. yes the 6 series is sub par in this department. i feel like its more for dialogue. the x3 works like a charm for ms, surround and all that. one recorder which has not been mentioned is the sonosax sx-r4+. it will do what you want. give you unprocessed isos and give you the decoded MS signal in the mix track where you can change the width. its also great for ambisonics
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    Sounds like you’d love an X3 or cantar mini 😉
  7. not on SD recorders here but not on Zaxcom recorders either... System works great as long as you have a way to transmit Zaxnet to take advantage of remote gain and frequency select, etc. No regrets. system is solid!
  8. benb, yep did the mod myself. like stated above super easy solder job. i accidentally unsoldered the zaxnet antenna (green cable) but then i soldered it back up. different batts to suit your need. i use the ikan 5800ma/43wh and can go all day(8-9hrs) they’re on the bigger side. i kinda want to get the smaller ones just because they’re lighter, though i dont mind doing a batt swap at lunch....
  9. you cant go wrong with any of the above mentioned mics. its really more about the player than anything in music. i cant speak to the geffel m300/m310 but i would assume they’re fantastic. i have a um70s which is fantastic but a LDC. haven’t had any issues with it and i’ve had it for about 15 years. in front of a good player all of the above mentioned mics will sound great. i do like the sound of a mk41/mk4. same with the senny 40/50. the neumann km184’s. i’d say contact your local studio and book a day there and test out whatever mics (sdc)they have. i wont go into ribbons/tube/LDC’s as you were asking about SDCs. a lot of great vintage and new microphones out there. it seems like everyone is listening to earbuds for the most part.....
  10. what firmware are you running on the mixpre? on the ifb200 etc? dont follow the firmware history too closely since i don't use those units but might be worth checking out
  11. my understanding has always been that any bits get added to the bottom of the scale. unless something changed i would think that those extra 8bits get placed at the bottom of the scale not in the 0 dbfs or above the 0 dbfs. its really not like tape where you can bias the machine differently along with different formulations. i compare it to overxposing film/sensor. at some point, if its overexposed you lose all details and sich. the magic halpens when you add more shadow details. its the same thing here i feel like. perhaps i’m wrong and 32 bit float goves you bits above 0dbfs. i never record at 32bit fixed or float. 24bits has great dynamic range as it is.
  12. Gimborano, I would seriously consider the ktek stingray small bag. I just picked up a used one from a friend and its amazing. I’m coming from the orca bag world (own the 28-30-34) and the difference is night and day. I used to use the or-34 (the big one) and it was way too wide for the recorder and fader pack. There was a lot of wasted space. Its overall just awkward for that combo. With the ktek bag you could put your rec/fader combo and the RX’s in the main compartment and still have room to put the antenna distro box and a comtek bst75 inside the front outer pocket. you’d still have plenty of room for the battery at the bottom of the bag. At the bottom of the bag is also a strap to hold the battery in place. Ontop of all this, you still have room on the side pockets to keep TX’s or lav swag, markers, and tweakers. I highly recommend it. Maybe there’s a dealer that can send you a demo? Check out the FB group too!
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    jensen transformers might also be a good option
  14. point taken. both great recorders! cheers!
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