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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. i’s go with the cinela. have you gone to the site? cosi is nice and compact but the pianissimo might be a good option too. figure 8 mics are very susceptible to wind and handling noise, cinela is great on all of these fronts.
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    Inovativ cart

    i like this thing. albeit $3.3k and 120lbs?!?! i boomed for a mixer who has a very similar idea and built it for $1kish through 8020 distributor but it was not 120lbs....thats insane
  3. Chiming in about the service side of the situation... After 15+ years of using my CCM41 without any issues, it started acting up with hiss coming in and out. I contacted Redding Audio in CT and they took care of everything. I recommend going through them. Schoeps Germany was very responsive and I had the mic back in about 3 weeks. I’d say contact them and see whats up. Any mic is going to be susceptible to rough environments where dust, humidity, and other factors will increase the need for service.
  4. When I get to location I try to always get the mics up on the booms asap and continue setting up the rest of the gear, cameras and such. By the time all is said and done, I plug in the the battery for the boom TX’s and everything is acclimated. It normally doesnt take too long unless theres a huge temperature change in which case lenses need to acclimate too....
  5. all mics need cleaning sometimes. i sent a ccm41 in for service and it took about a month portal to portal. i did have to pick up an replacement to fill in those gaps however the cmit that i have i got at the same time and i haven't had any issues with it. i live in a humid climate and always rock solid. i store mine in a vark audio dry tube. works like a charm.
  6. 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.
  7. 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’!
  8. 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.
  9. 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....
  10. 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 😉
  12. 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!
  13. 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....
  14. 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.....
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