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  1. I will start exercising my "turn on and plug-in" finger next week. This week I am sheltering in place... Pffft
  2. Once the world decided dumbing it down to MP3's seamlessly I was shocked! Now I can't help thinking how many jobs will be lost to "Home Interviews" with a cell phone links... FOREVER! The people who run TV and Radio stations dont care about audio quality. it is a number game to them. And right now the numbers are high! If they can eliminate and Audio Engineer from the process welll... People have accepted a HUGE dumbing down to mp3's and did not care, what is in store for us? Yikes! JP
  3. Yeah, I was braising the outside of the turkeys with my Neumann KMR 82i... OSHA says you have to wear eye protection while doing so... 😂
  4. You have to test phantom under load. (mic pluged in)
  5. My PT improved so much after this, zero crashes https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/prorecordingworkshop/optimizing-mac-systems-for-minimum-daw-latency-t17826374.html#p6668
  6. Thanks Patrick, That is the ticket.
  7. I did a project this last week and they started first day with no timecode sync. To compound the problem the camera was set to 24 FPS and sound was set to 23.97... Looking to address the frame rate issue only in this thread. Any quick/cheap fixes? Batch processing? Public domain audio file converters? Thanks
  8. What I think of as a "boiling" sound is usually bad contacts or a (failing) bad capacitor.
  9. Funny, every time I think of Muzak I picture 4 or 5 folks in a elevator ever so slightly swaying back and forth to the Muzak version of "Girl From Ipanema"...
  10. Idea: Pink Floyd on a barge at sea and a array of Neumann mic's if front of the sound mirrors! What would you call that album?
  11. Ditto, advice here has saved me time and money. There are a few here that are just asses, but by an large killer experience.
  12. Eric can you provide a link to purchase? I gave up after 20 min search... I am in love with the fact that the internet can find me parts for repairing gear. ( I repair gear...) 20 years ago it was hit or miss to find obscure parts... now days... THANK YOU INTER-WEB! Ha! , JP
  13. This link is a stand alone cable extra beefy. looks like they use 2 wires for each pin. I wonder if this is the same cable they use for internal, just take off the male end and solder that to the interior pole connector? https://ktekpro.com/product/kmbc1-mighty-boomcable/
  14. I believe he is using an f8. Next time it happens I'll tell him to go direct to the mic with a quality cable to id the source of his "unwanted sonic visitors". Chime in Gavin, I think he is a member here...
  15. Good to know Eric, I'll search the inter web...
  16. He travels, pbs crew. He has not had a issue local Tucson... BTW Gavin chime in...
  17. The connectors are decent Neutrik. I really think the weak link is the interior cable... The bridging cable to the recorder is all quality cable/connectors. Built in filters are good for perhaps static locations that your trying to filter out ONE radio station... ( small band width) this is a run and gun rig.
  18. I just repaired a K-tek segmented pole for a freind that had a disconnected ground wire at the female XLR. Easy fix, cut off an inch and re-flowed new wire. I was struck at how cheap the internal coil wire was (like 4 or 5 strands of tiny ground wires relying on contact with cheap foil for ground shielding. I realize they are using coiled wire like those old cheapo guitar cables! He had complained that since he owed it, the pole, at sensitive locations the "B-morning Zoo" inane chatter would pop in for a unwanted sonic visit. My questions are 1. Is there a superior internal coiled wire to be had anywhere to purchase and replace? 2. Has anyone grounded the whole aluminum pole to pin 1 in order to possibly improve RF rejection? Thanks for any tech comments
  19. For those of you that are old enough to remember staring at this for hours on end. My favorite screen saver... 1970's Marantz meter.
  20. This posts an interesting question, for wind problems besides foam/blimp/cat hair. What is your preference for roll off? In the mic analog roll off - preamp digital roll off or preamp analog roll off. I know my preference. Preamp analog roll off (usually most control and less phase problems). Perhaps this should be a separate topic? Feel free to move it moderator.
  21. Perfect idea Larry, I only worry that with one battery There might be a "low power-off" mode that the unit might slip into. Creating a batt rig and putting the meter in-line would be a next step.
  22. The wires have a coating on them similar to headphone wiring. Search the interweb for videos "how to tin headphone wires" multiple great tips.
  23. I could see my equipment rack (all 12v BTW) on the back of this with a large agm battery powering the equipment in the day and the Agm batt would have enough juice to carry me home at night. A Sonic Symbiotic Relationship of sorts... charge it with a few solar roof cells and bang! Your off the grid with a cool low carbon footprint! look Ma, no ground loops...
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