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    Sound recordist & post mixer for TV & documentaries.

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    Soundbag as Hand Luggage

    I flew to Dubai last month and, seeing my bag with whip antennas and batteries, the cabin attendant on board kindly asked to put my gear in a sealed box...just in case of a defect battery. I actually use Audio Root 89 Wh complying the régulations. But it seems it’s a new way of treating the batteries issue on Emirates flights. Their advice, to avoid this situation, was to put my gear in a small case so they couldn’t see this uncommon bag.
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    Compact stereo mic options

    Generally working on documentaries, I use the CCM MS combo with the 41. It allow me to switch quickly from a mono interview to a stereo ambiance. I try to not record dialog in MS except when the action takes place in the middle of a very rich ambiance with sync sounds. I definitely prefer the spaced mikes for pure ambiance sound, but when versatility and efficiency are required, MS is the best system. It's also the most convenient.
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    MS Sennheiser MKH 30/40 windscreen?

    Dear Philippe, Thanks for your answer to this thread and the quality of your products. If a 25+19 mm is released, consider that I will be the first customer to buy it ! Kindest regards Henri
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    MS Sennheiser MKH 30/40 windscreen?

    Hi David, a few months ago I asked Cinela if they could adapt the Leo MS for a couple of MKH30 + 8050. They answered that it was possible but they had too much work at this time. As these microphones are still very popular, I am certain that a lot of colleagues would buy such a product. Another alternative could be à Rycote Baseball or a BBG adapted to this stereo set. Hope the manufacturers are reading this thread ...
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    Your first sound setup or kit ever

    In 1990 I bought my first kit: a MKH 50, MS system with MKH 30 + MKH 40, Rycote windshields, a wireless Sennheiser SK2012 /EK 2012 with MKE2, a SQN IV-S for ENG and a second-hand Nagra IV-S of 1978 for filmwork . After a few years, I replaced the SK 2012 by two VHF Audio Ltd 2000 systems. I still own the Nagra that is working perfectly.... but it's now a piece of my personal museum.
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    Sennheiser mkh70

    The first series of the 8060 had humidity problems but have been modified and replaced by Sennheiser. The new ones with the black ring are rock solid (I work with 4 different ones) and never had the slightest problem. It's a great mike for eng work, inside and outside. Its small length is a great advantage as it fits in a small Rycote. The output level is huge and the sound is just excellent in my opinion as it helps to extract the voice from the background. But in matter of sound, tastes are very personal.
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    Rycote Baseball

    I've tried it on my 8050 even outdoors with light wind with the fur of my W20. The baseball is very transparent, far better than the Schoeps. I hope Rycote will also make a 22mm version for the Neumann KM Series.
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    Why wear two lav mics?

    Oops, I should read more carefully the dates ;-) By the way, I love this forum. Thanks for sharing your experience.
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    Why wear two lav mics?

    To answer Nick about French TV, the large capsules they use are Sennheiser's MKE40. These are cardioids Lavallier. Sounds great. Really useful in debates with a lot of people around the table and a PA for the audience. As they are cardios, they are very sensitive to head movements. If the talent turns his head hard left for example, you really need a capsule in this direction, reason why they always wear two mikes. And as à backup for sure.