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About thenannymoh

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  1. I don't think you can go wrong picking up some used G3s or Sonys...they give flex and utility in your kit (hops, director monitor etc). As you are just starting, I'm curious as to what shotgun mics you have and what you are recording with. I am in the buy-once camp also...it is sometimes hard to square that circle when you don't have the steady income yet though as a starter. I like things that hold utility even if they aren't what I'll be relying on a year later. With that in mind, used Lectros have amazing value...UM400s, UCR211, UCR411...alot of these used on the market at great prices as the pros buy more of the SMs and SRs. You won't be compromising on sound quality at all, just a bit on the conveniences.
  2. So, I guess this has been circulating. Apparently, you can get paid sooner if you forfeit about 2% of the invoice (that's the 'financing tool'). Wow. Just wow.
  3. Hi - recently put together a couple of SNA600 antennas feeding an Audio Wireless DADM226. I'm currently connecting them using Lectro 50 ohm cables (25'). For bag organization, I'd like to attach the cables to DADM229 with right angle bnc adaptors. Anything I should be aware of or careful of when introducing extra connectors and adaptors into the chain? I don't want degredation in quality. Thanks!
  4. Interesting re Great Canadian Baking Show...in the tent, I can understand what the range of challenges may be, but the interview singles are really odd. At first I thought it was a post issue, but upon listening to it again I wonder what boom mic was used for those pieces. Year after year, I am gobsmacked by the audio quality on the The Great British Bake-off, some of the best audio work of all the reality shows that I watch...I always figured that if I were to spend $ on a purely educational trip, I'd want to watch whoever does the GBBO.
  5. Unless you are stationed far away, I can't imagine you'll have dropout problems with lectro transmitters here...I use the FreqFinder app to avoid intermod problems, and spread over two blocks you won't have problems. Regardless, you can't go wrong with wired if they aren't up and down. Your dual 633 plan will work, and Dugan will definitely help. But to simplify, I would plan for all 6 on one 633 using wireless, but have the other 633 as backup in case you do have wireless problems.
  6. If the antenna is actually touching the skin, you can lose much of your range. I put 1/2 of an ursa foamie around the end of the antenna to keep it away from the skin.
  7. Audio Services Corporation (Canada) is taking orders for the custom MZF, yay!
  8. That article was an amazing read, thanks very much
  9. Hello! Question for everyone doing a balanced mix of scripted and commercial/corporate gigs, who owns either an MKH-70 or 8070: How often do you use this mic? Every blue moon, I wish I had something with alot of reach and very directional, more than my 8060. Whenever that happens I think about the MKH-70, but from a practical perspective I wonder about the indoor limitations of the mic...it seems like a very specialized weapon to me, and isn't hugely portable (requiring a much larger blimp or mount). Every sample and review tells me this is clearly a great sounding mic in the right environment, but I wanted to get opinions on usage and practicality (in relation to the cost). Here in central Canada, I'm not doing alot of beach scenes πŸ˜‰ Anyone here using this mic with any sort of frequency? Thanks!
  10. Your own articles opening statement: "So what is the best lavalier mic on the market? This article outlines what we believe are the best lav mics out there and covers the best wireless lavalier mics for all kinds of filmmaking and video production projects." Sorry, but either that is entirely deliberately misleading and definitely not worded to inform the beginners for a starting list...or it is the intro to a lazily researched article from a 'professional' that will result in your readership making poor choices. The ME-2 on that list is the dead giveaway that this is poorly researched: it is a terrible mic for the cost...An Oscar TL40 is a much better and cheaper mic. (the only respected mic on that list might be the Sony ECM). If you had asked any working sound pro to provide recommendations to help strengthen your article, they would likely advise your readership that cheaply made radio and lav gear costs so much more...it just doesn't scale well. Unreliable lav/radio gear will have enough dropouts, hits, cable noise, delay, and simply poor quality sound to actually cost you money in frustrated clients or the inevitable gear upgrade (to kit you didn't include). The money spend on a $300 radio/lav channel will go much further on other gear that scales better (improved shotgun mic, shockmounts, wind protection, boom poles etc). In the world of lavs and radio, there is no real 'entry' vs 'pro' gear: there is "unreliable POS" vs "varying degrees of much better'. A way to greatly improve the article is to plainly and clearly state the scope and audience at the beginning ("I'm recommending low-end gear that might work for a beginner ie nobody charging clients any $"), and then if you insist on saying "best" anywhere at least being accurate in listing the true industry standard kits, even if it is a side mention. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt here and assuming this isn't simply a list created to generate income with your links. Of course, people making money doing exclusively sound work don't actually care about this much...when one-person videographers use crappy sound gear, the rest of us end up making money in the end. But presumably it's your videographer audience, who have to concentrate on the camera work and hope that the unmonitored audio is working well, are the ones who may be most influenced and mislead by articles like this.
  11. What frequencies do you have them tuned to? As an aside the Freqfinder app is great for making sure all the channels play nice with each other. (btw I have 9 units running in the same block, it's very manageable and convenient too)
  12. When I first bought the chest strap, I thought it would be a convenient way to reduce rustle noise on a hairy chest. It does that a bit, but there are usually better ways to deal with it. What I use it for primarily now is hiding the mic cable, which it does a very good job at.
  13. So, a student googled something like "best lav mics" and came across this article, and then asked my opinion on it. My opinion was that there are "best of" gear articles that are only about Amazon links and $ kickbacks. Check it out for the lulz, if only for what's missing... πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜ž https://filmlifestyle.com/best-lavalier-mic/
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